Tattoo: An American Evolution
DeKalb, IL 60115
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