Weekend Journal: Get Inked At The Field Museum During Their Tattoo Exhibit!

Whether it’s a deeply meaningful religious symbol, a colorful and cute cartoon, or anything in between, tattoos have been an artful way of permanently marking part of our identity on our bodies for over 5,000 years. And now, Chicagoans can explore everything tattoo at the latest exhibit at the Field Museum: Tattoo. Listen below as curator of the exhibit Alaka Wali tells us what to expect:

Not only will guests learn about the various cultures, practices, and techniques of tattoo, but they can also watch live demonstrations in a real working tattoo shop! Six guest artists will be providing tattoos, and you can learn about them here.

Another highlight of the exhibit are 15 life size forms that are fully covered in tattoos, one of which was designed by Illinois artist Guy Aichison.

The exhibit runs through April 30th, and visitors are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance for the tattoo exhibit through fieldmuseum.org.

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