The New York Historical Society has gotten some ink done. Through April 30, the society will be hosting an exhibit exploring more than 300 years of tattoo culture in New York.
The exhibit, entitled Tattooed New York, features more than 250 works, ranging from the 1700s to present day, and includes subject-matter such as Native American body art; sideshow culture; and the citywide 1961 ban, which drove tattooing underground for 30 years.
“We are proud to present Tattooed New York and offer our visitors an immersive look into the little-known history of modern tattooing,” said Dr. Louise Mirrer, president and CEO of the New York Historical Society in a press release. “At the convergence of history and pop culture, the exhibition will track the evolution of this fascinating form of self-expression and the city’s influence on the phenomenon.”
Take a look at some images from the exhibit below.