Re-Opening Update: Camron-Stanford House is now open Sundays, 11am-3pm.
From upper-class women who started the tattoo craze to the working-class Tattooed Ladies who performed in circus sideshows, this exhibit puts the foremothers of modern tattooing in the spotlight. Through photographs and personal histories, this exhibit uncovers the fascinating and largely unknown stories of women and tattoos before WWII. A show-stopping mannequin, hand drawn by Bay Area female tattoo artists and specifically commissioned for this show, highlights how far women and tattooing have come.
Tattooed and Tenacious: Inked Women in California’s History is on display now through October 2021.
“Tattooed and Tenacious: Inked Women in California’s History” was originated by curator Amy Cohen at the Hayward Area Historical Society in Hayward, CA, and is traveled by Exhibit Envoy.
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