Attention ink addicts and history buffs (bonus if you consider yourself both).
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is sharing a special exhibit on Tattooing, open now through April 15th.
The exhibit spans over 5,000 years, exploring different cultures and how the art has varied and evolved. Details are mapped out on Tattooing history, technique, and motivation for visitors to view. This exhibit is a fantastic visual journey, asking the question of what tattooing ultimately represents.
The museum’s Vice President of Exhibitions, Gretchen Baker, speaks to the LA Times on the value of this special exhibit: “this exhibition is trying to take what you see on the streets and kind of unpack it, go deeper, understand that this is part of this bigger human impulse to mark our bodies.”
Get your hands on discounted tickets when you purchase online through the NHM website here:
Whether it’s your first tattoo or your twentieth, preparation is key. Take the time to research shops, artists, and examples of work. Brainstorm ideas and reach out to/meet different artists to plan ahead for what you want (exactly how you want it) and when.
The LA and OC areas are prime areas to get tattoo work, so definitely take advantage of all great artists that reside here! We’ve put together just a few of our key recommendations; but remember that the more you personalize your tattoo and tattoo artist, the happier you’ll be.
Having an idea of what type of tattoo you want is essential - but it’s fun to explore all styles.
Shop: Six Feet Under
Artist: Corey Miller
Style: Grey Scale Traditional
Shop: Gold Rush (Costa Mesa)
Artist: Lindsey Carmichael
Style: Colored Traditional
Shop: American Electric Tattoo Co.
Shop: Shamrock Social Club
Shop: Winter Stone (Los Angeles)
Artist: Daniel Winter
Shop: My Tattoo (Alhambra)
Artist: Jess Yen
Style: Oriental Tattoo
With the sun out and Easter already around the corner, Spring is officially in full Swing. And with Spring season comes plenty of opportunities to fill up your calendar.
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