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My knee is now tattooed

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While the main project over the coming months is to complete my left arm sleeve, Ben has progressed a little further down my left leg.  Originally I had planned to take the diamonds right down my leg, but Ben has persuaded me otherwise.  So after adding another band similar to that higher up my legs in green and yellow, then I will go for something different.  I don't know what that will be yet.

National Maritime Museum in Falmouth

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When on holiday in Cornwall recently I visited the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, who have created a tattoo exhibition.  https://nmmc.co.uk/whats-on/event/tattoo-british-tattoo-art-revealed/
It's called "British Tattoo Art Revealed" and is wonderfully well curated.  It continues until February of next year. There are so many interesting facets to the exhibition, which mostly looks at the history of tattoos.  But fascinatingly they have persuaded 100 tattooists  from around the UK to paint 100 model arms and they are all displayed together.  It's really worth seeing.  The one I feature here is by Jo Harrison who is currently working on my arm.

https://www.facebook.com/JoHarrisonTattooist/


Then in another area of the building altogether they have a collection of fine art painted by tattoo artists.  Two caught my attention.  This here by Aimee Cornwell the young tattooist who says her main influences are Art Nouveau and Alphonse Mucha and also the pre-Raphaelite…