Tattoo: An American Evolution


Tattoo: An American Evolution

For centuries the tattoo has taken on countless forms and survived many cycles of cultural evolution. This tradition continues in American culture, where the tattoo has endured a unique evolution. In examination of this metamorphosis, the exhibition follows the cultural development of the American tattoo; from its symbolic and aesthetic origins, to mainstream cultural disdain, to the tentative acceptance of tattooing in today’s society. This exhibition poses the questions: What influenced these changes? How has the tattoo progressed and where will this evolution lead next?

Cost: $350 for six week rental

Contact: Peter Van Ael, NIU Museum Studies Certificate Program, [email protected], 815-753-4521