The Gold Nugget Museum continues its Evening at the Museum series on Wednesday, May 23rd at 5:30 p.m. with the opening of its latest exhibit, Tattoos: The Art of Body Ink. Circus, military, jailhouse, and current popular tattoos are featured. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers.
Tattoos - The History of Body Ink
The Gold Nugget Museum continues its Evening at the Museum series on Wednesday, May 23 at 5:30 p.m. with the opening of its latest exhibit, Tattoos: The History of Body Ink. Tattooing—the introduction of pigment through ruptures in the skin—dates back to prehistoric times. The word itself derives from the Tahitian “tatau,” first recorded during James Cook’s 1769 expedition.
The exhibit features a replica tattoo parlor, along with a history of the art of tattooing. Some of the most striking examples of tattoos are highlighted, including the Tebori style from Japan and the Ta Moko, or Maori tattoo from New Zealand. Circus, military, jailhouse, and current popular tattoos are also featured, along with information on the tattoo process, health and safety aspects, and removal. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and in the case of tattoos, it is an extremely personal and permanent art form.
Admission is $5 for Gold Nugget Museum members and $10 for non-members and includes a complimentary beverage. There will be a no-host bar and refreshments. Anyone signing up for a new museum membership will be admitted for $5.
The Gold Nugget Museum is located at 502 Pearson Road in Paradise.