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Mystic Seaport wants to see your tattoo

By Mystic Seaport

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Do you have a tattoo? Do you have a story to go with it? If so, Mystic Seaport wants to see you, and your tattoo, at the Tattoos & Tallships Weekend, July 16-17. From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day, visitors are invited to step into the “Tattoo Tales” booth, where they can show their tattoos and share their stories. Mystic Seaport staff will record each story on video and select the best to share on YouTube, Flickr, and Facebook (participation will be subject to review for taste and appropriateness).

“Tattoo Tales” is just one part of a weekend full of special activities. The event is a celebration of the Museum’s newest exhibit Skin & Bones – Tattoos in the Life of the American Sailor. The critically-acclaimed exhibit traces the purpose and meaning of tattooing for the American sailor from the Revolutionary War up to the present time.

Children can enjoy tattoo story times; they can try their hand at designing their own tattoo; and they can even get their own temporary tattoo. Face painters and henna tattoo artists will be on hand to decorate the faces and limbs of those who wish to do so.

Special interpreted tours of the Skin & Bones exhibit will be offered to provide interested visitors an in-depth presentation of the history of tattoos in the maritime community and beyond. In addition, panels of local tattoo artists will discuss their work and display their designs both days at 1:30 p.m. in the Greenmanville Church.

Tattoos & Tallships is free with Museum admission.

Skin & Bones was funded in part by a grant from the Connecticut Humanities Council. The exhibit runs through Sept. 5.

About Mystic Seaport:

Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaleship in the world. For more information, visit

About the Connecticut Humanities Council:

One of the largest humanities councils in the nation, the Connecticut Humanities Council (CHC) nurtures thoughtful exploration of history and literature along with the cultural benefits of both. CHC’s reading programs benefit Connecticut citizens of all ages by opening up the world of books to children, encouraging reading as a family activity and engaging adults in thought provoking book discussions. CHC’s new $1.7 million Heritage Revitalization Initiative seeks to stabilize Connecticut’s heritage organizations and position them for success while bringing the state’s past directly to the public through an online encyclopedia of Connecticut history, the infusion of Connecticut history topics in the social studies curriculum and the creation of new media materials on our past. This year, CHC will produce or fund more than $3 million in cultural programming and enrich the lives of residents and visitors statewide.

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