- Skin & Bones - Tattoos in the Life of the American Sailor
Apr 12, 2011 - Sep 29, 2011
Mystic Seaport -
American sailors have decorated their bodies with tattoos for more than 200 years. Discover why in this new traveling exhibit from Independence Seaport Museum. From seasoned whalemen to World War II recruits, sailors got tattoos to show their allegiance to shipmates and longing for home. Learn the stories behind pigs and roosters, anchors and twin propellers. See how the art has changed, from a shipboard craft to a shoreside trade.
75 Greenmanville Avenue
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