Tattooists, Tattooed

The Quai Branly devotes an exhibition to the history of tattooing and traces it from its origins in so-called primitive societies in the Orient, Africa and Oceania.

It also examines the social, religious, artistic and mystical roles played by the tattoo which, in some societies, marks a rite of passage while in others is viewed historically as a mark of infamy.

Lastly the exhibition highlights the current mainstream appeal of tattoos which have become acceptable across much of the world in recent times thanks to their popularity with celebrities.

Tues, Wed, Sun 11.00-19.00. Thurs-Sat 11.00-21.00. Mon closed.

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Address Musée du quai Branly, 37 quai Branly, tel. +33(0)156617000.

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Tattooists, Tattooed

Musée du quai Branly, 37 quai Branly, tel. +33(0)156617000.

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