Tattooed and Tenacious: Inked Women in California’s History

Next Upcoming Date: Sunday, July 3 2022
  • 11793 N Micke Grove Road
  • Lodi, California

Almost a quarter of American women now have tattoos, while over a third of Americans between the ages of 18 and 40 wear permanent skin art. From the upper-class women who started the tattoo craze to the working-class Tattooed Ladies who performed in circus sideshows, this exhibit puts the foremothers of modern tattooing in the spotlight. Through photographs and personal histories, this exhibit uncovers the fascinating and largely unknown story of women and tattoos before WWII. A show-stopping mannequin, hand-drawn by current Bay Area female tattoo artists and specially commissioned for this show, highlights how far women and tattooing have come. The exhibition includes the following themes: Native Ink Wealthy Women and the Tattoo Craze Tattooed Ladies (Circus Sideshow Performers) Female Tattoo Artists The Mechanics of Tattooing Tattooing After World War II San Joaquin County Community Exhibit - Hear from local women who have gracioulsy shared the stories behind their most meaningful tattoos alongside beautiful photographs by noted Stockton photographer, Rich Turner. 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.

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Upcoming Dates For This Event:
  • Sunday, July 3
  • Thursday, July 7
  • Friday, July 8
  • Saturday, July 9
  • Sunday, July 10
  • Thursday, July 14
  • Friday, July 15
  • Saturday, July 16
  • Sunday, July 17
  • Thursday, July 21
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