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Take a look at our bodies and what they have on them
Source: Photograph courtesy of Lekhena Porter Photo: Artist: Paul Stillen

'Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks' is a suite of exhibitions and experiences which detail the art of tattoo. Held until 6 October, it at the Immigration Museum, 400-424 Flinders Street, Melbourne.

aul Stillen, Annie, 2019 Source: Photograph courtesy of Lekhena Porter Photo: Artist: Paul Stillen

Documenting the Body: Curated by Stanislava Pinchuk

This installation presents local and contemporary perspectives on tattooing. It features contents on immigration, journeys, the body, heritage and identity.

Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World

This photographic exhibition by Kip Fulbeck and Takahiro Kitamura explores the enriched history of traditional Japanese tattoo and its influence on modern tattoo practice through life-sized photographs of full-body tattoos, essential elements, and more.

It features the work of seven tattoo artists—Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken.

Still from Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World. Source: Organised by Japanese American National Museum, toured internationally by Flying Fish. Photo: Photographer: Kip Fulbeck

Tatau: Marks of Polynesia

Through photographs taken in the studio and on location in Samoa, 'Tatau' showcases the work of traditional tatau (tattoo) masters alongside that of younger practitioners and artists.

The exhibition honours the work of the famous Sulu'ape family and other practitioners funding tatau as cultural connection.
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Why? For a tattoo artist show
When: until 6 October
Where: Immigration Museum 400-424 Flinders Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: Included in Museum ticket
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