16 March—16 June 2019

British Tattoo Art Revealed: Bristol's Tattoo Stories

Are you from Bristol and do you have tattoos? Do they tell an interesting story, represent a significant moment in your life or do they just look incredible?

The Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed exhibition was a ground-breaking and comprehensive history of British tattooing.

Thank you to everyone for sending in your experiences and stories of your tattoos. Your involvement helped to make our exhibition truly representative of Bristol’s rich tattoo culture. Here are some of your stories…


Jeanie’s story:

Lucy’s story:

Rob’s story:

Ellie’s story:

Kat’s story:

Sophie’s story

Ian & Barbie:

NR Studios Bristol:

Ché Crook:

Hannah Calavera:

Ashley King: