For centuries the tattoo has taken on countless forms and survived many cycles of cultural evolution. This tradition continues in American culture, where the tattoo has endured a unique evolution. In examination of this metamorphosis, the exhibition follows the cultural development of the American tattoo; from it's symbolic and aesthetic origins, to mainstream cultural disdain, to the tentative acceptance of tattooing in today's society. This exhibition poses questions: What influenced these changes? How has he tattoo progressed and where will this evolution lead next?
Video by the Northern Star on INKED and TATTOO: An American Evolution & Tattoo Imagery in Contemporary Art