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Maritime Museum Presents 'Tattoos & Scrimshaw: The Art Of The Sailor'

Promotional photo of the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Above: Promotional photo of the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Maritime Museum of San Diego presents "Tattoos & Scrimshaw: The Art of the Sailor"

The modern western tattoo evolved from ancient mariners sailing to Pacific islands and being introduced to body art. Scrimshaw transferred the art from skin to whale tooth. The exhibit features 55 photos of sailors ink & 40 scrimshaw pieces.

March 21, 2014 through February 2, 2015

Location: Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101 Google Maps

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