While many may think of tattoos as a recent trend, inked women have a long history in California. From the working-class Tattooed Ladies who performed in circus sideshows to the upper-class inked women who helped popularize the tattoo craze, visitors will discover the largely unknown history of women and tattoos through photographs, personal histories, and artifacts.
“We are so excited to share the remarkable stories of these women and connect them with tattooing today,” said Heather Behrens, Curator, and Collections Manager at Channel Islands Maritime Museum.
More information on the exhibit and museum: Tattooed & Tenacious: Inked Women in California History.
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