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Tattooed & Tenacious: Inked Women in California’s History (Exhibit)

March 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - December 31, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Free
tattooed and tenacious exhibit

Saturday & Sunday
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
March 20 – December 31, 2016

Today, more women than men have tattoos. But what about the first California women to get tattooed? Who were they, and why did they get inked? Discover the fascinating and largely unknown history of the the foremothers of modern tattooing prior to WWII.

Curator Amy Cohen originally created this exhibit at the Hayward Area Historical Society, exploring not only Native American women’s tattoos as an important rite of passage, but upper-class women who started the tattooing trend, working-class Tattooed Ladies who graced the stages of circus sideshows, and some of the first female tattoo artists in California. History San Jose is pleased to present Cohen’s original vision, with additional material featuring artwork and stories from local Santa Clara Valley contemporary tattoo artists and clients.

For more information, visit the exhibit page.

Details

Start:
March 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
End:
December 31, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

History San José
Phone:
408.287.2290
Website:
www.historysanjose.org

Venue

McKay Gallery at the Pasetta House
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Phone:
408.287.2290