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Maritime Museum Presents 'Tattoos & Scrimshaw: The Art Of The Sailor'
Above: Promotional photo of the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
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