Welcome to the Torbay Tattoo Tales blog.
During the exhibition the project team and visiting academics will be blogging their thoughts, insights and general experience of being part of the project.
Torbay Tattoo Tales - My contribution
I have really enjoyed the Tattoo Exhibition experience, in spite of some uncertainties before it began.Read more about Torbay Tattoo Tales - My contribution
Is there such thing as a ‘Torbay Tattoo’?
Are there any observations we can make about Torbay Tattoos? Are there any trends we can identify among the tattoos that have been submitted from this area? What sets them apart, if anything?Read more about Is there such thing as a ‘Torbay Tattoo’?
The tattoo as legitimate art form: thinking about styles
Both the exhibition’s curator, art historian Dr Matt Lodder and Nick Schonberger, author of Forever, the New Tattoo, want us to see tattooing as an important, legitimate art form, and to view tattoos as works of art. And, Lodder urges us to think of them as perhaps ‘the best refection we have of the soul of modern life.’Read more about The tattoo as legitimate art form: thinking about styles
Skin and Story: Tattoos and Identity
Aims to challenge some of the longstanding preconceptions about the history and culture of tattooing and it asks along the way: What is distinctive about British tattooing? And, is there something distinctive about tattoos in the South West?Read more about Skin and Story: Tattoos and Identity
Fishing for Tattoo Tales in Brixham
The first time I ever came here one thing struck me: there is a lot of art in Torbay - it’s everywhere and it’s gloriously diverse and it’s worn by people.Read more about Fishing for Tattoo Tales in Brixham