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?

Next year at M Shed we’re opening an exhibition called Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed. It’s a ground-breaking and comprehensive history of British tattooing.

We’d like to talk to you about your experiences and hear the stories of your tattoos. We may use the content you provide on our social media channels and some of the most interesting tales will be selected for inclusion in the exhibition itself.

Your involvement will help make our exhibition truly representative of Bristol’s rich tattoo culture.

To participate, please fill in and submit the form below along with some good quality images of your tattoo. 

Tell us your tattoo tale

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Jeanie’s story:

Lucy’s story:

Rob’s story:

Ellie’s story:

Kat’s story:

Sophie’s story

Ian & Barbie:

NR Studio:

Ché Crook:

Hannah Calavera:

Ashley King: