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Fang-od Oggay (b.1920) | © Jake Verzosa, 2011, Courtesy of the ROM
Fang-od Oggay (b.1920) | © Jake Verzosa, 2011, Courtesy of the ROM

Experience The History Of Body Art & Tattoos At #ROMink

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Updated: 31 March 2016
Tattoos: whether you love them or hate them, you have to admit the history of body art is an intriguing one. Torontonians can explore the fascinating history and evolution of tattooing at the Royal Ontario Museum this spring and summer. Arriving from Paris’s musée du quai Branly, Tattoos: Ritual. Identity. Obsession. Art. has already received rave reviews in Europe. The exhibition explores the 5000-year-old world of tattooing, putting on a visual history of body art and markings and ancient tools. Expect to see commissioned tattooed silicone body reproductions, inked by some of the hottest contemporary tattoo artists around the world. As the ROM suggests, ‘come discover the ink beneath the skin.’


📅 April 2nd – September 5th, 2016

📍 Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON, Canada + 1 416 586 8000 


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By Melanie Glasbergen

Melanie is Melanie.Ps, a culture and lifestyle blogger based in Toronto who enjoys being a tourist in her own city. You can follow her adventures on The Purple Scarf or Twitter.