Many museum folks have a love for tattoos—their cultural significance, their artistic quality, their documentation of the natural world, and some, just for their own personal meaning. For years, we have talked about tattoos, the ones we want, the design, the stories behind them, and the artists who create them. So, lets post our tats and our stories!
Thursday, June 12, 2014
This tattoo has many meanings for me. I've always had a fascination with skulls, I have a collection of them at home. So naturally I've always wanted a skull tattoo. I choose a sugar skull because I'm obsessed with Dia De Los Muertos and I'm Hispanic so I grew up around it. The pickaxe represents my degree in archaeology, the makeup brush represents my artistic side as a professional makeup artist and the flash in the left eye represents my passion for photography. Samantha Moreno San Diego Natural History Museum
Want to share your own story and tattoo? Email Beth: beth (at) redmond-jones (dot) com
or Paul: info (at) orselli (dot) net.