The Craft and Folk Art Museum on Wilshire Blvd. has an unlikely exhibit appearing on the 2nd floor – a history of ink on skin – the tatttoo as art form. Beginning with the origin of the art on sailors and outlaws and following through to today when tattoos have become a part of modern culture, the three room exhibit gives historical context and an artistic overview to the once-lowly tattoo.
Included in the show are photographs, original ‘flash’ designs on board or paper, tattoo equipment and even a chair where visitors can sit and have colorful tats projected on their own arms. The exhibit is a breeze to walk through and free on the first Wednesday of every month. Whether you’re a fan of permanent ink needled on to skin or not, L.A. Skin & Ink will open your eyes to the breadth of ink out there be it American Traditional, Japanese, Tribal or Black and Grey.The Craft and Folk Art Museum 5814 Wilshire Boulevard (at Curson)
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 937-4230 cafam.org Skin & Ink – now through Jan 6, 2013 Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm
About Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.