A brief history of the British tattoo: huck magazine

From high class beginnings to the myths of inked up criminals, as our exhibition opens in tattoo historian Dr Matt Lodder plots out a history of British body art for an article in huck magazine

A tattooist once said to art historian Matt Lodder, guest curator of Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed that while it’s all well and good to be an art historian, researching paintings and the history of sculptures, to understand the history of a nation you need to understand the history of its tattoos. What we mark on us is what resonates; the images, words and symbols that a generation forever stamps onto its skin.

Full article in huck magazine