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!
didn't do so well in undergrad art history, I did discover a love for Alexander
Calder. In 2013, as part of a hair/blog project (changingthelocks.com), I
decided to get another tattoo. Scouring Calder books, I found this image:
Apparently, it was a gift. The caption reads, "When she was in
the hospital, Calder visited and left on her bedside a bouquet of wire flowers
(fig. 63), explaining that they would last longer than the real things." The
flowers on me represent my family—me and my babes:
museum exhibits for years on a variety of topics, a new job has me faced with
art for the first time. I'll draw inspiration from my ink.
Beth Kaminsky Exhibit Coordinator Denver International Airport
Want to share your own story and tattoo? Email Beth: bredmondjones (at) sdnhm (dot) org
or Paul: info (at) orselli (dot) net.