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New Museum Exhibit - Tattooed and Tenacious: Inked Women in California’s History
January 12, 2018

Come see the latest exhibit at the Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County, Tattooed and Tenacious: Inked Women in California’s History. The exhibit opens January 13th, 2018, and is on display through March 11th. We’re holding an opening reception Friday, January 12th at 6pm. We’ll have wine, beer and nibbles, and it’s open to the public.

Some further information on the exhibit:

While many may think of tattoos as a recent trend, inked women have a long history in California. From the working-class Tattooed Ladies who performed in circus sideshows to the upper-class inked women who helped popularize the tattoo craze; visitors will discover the largely unknown history of women and tattoos through photographs, personal histories, and artifacts.

Inked women who come to see the exhibit will have the opportunity to add their own tattoos to the exhibit on our ‘Locally Inked’ wall, using an instant camera provided by the Museum. Just let our staff know that you want to add your ink to the exhibit!

The exhibit will also feature artworks from contemporary tattoo artists from Yuba City and Marysville, juxtaposing tattooing of the past with the inked women of today. Artists included work at To the Grave Tattoo, Heart n Soul, Righteous Ink, and Artistic Social Club.

Tattooed and Tenacious: Inked Women in California’s History is a traveling exhibition from Exhibit Envoy in partnership with the Hayward Area Historical Society and History San Jose.