Wacky Wednesday: The Baltimore Tattoo Museum

October 20th, 2010 by WLOY Staff

Art is known for its expansive array of subjects, materials, and mediums. One art form that pushes the limits of all those aspects is certainly tattoos. At the Baltimore Tattoo Museum, not only can you brush up on your history of electric tattooing but there’s a fully functioning tattoo studio as well.

Tattoos are gotten for all sorts of motives – aesthetic, spiritual, remembrance, etc – and it’s likely someone you know has at least one. Tattoos have been a large part of culture for a long time, but electric tattooing has sprung up just since the late 19th century. In the museum, you’ll get to explore the rapid history along with modern technology and masterpieces. From American to Japanese techniques, black and gray portraits, photo-realism and more, you’re sure to walk out knowing something you didn’t before.

There’s a lot of myths and truths about tattoos. So why don’t you take a walk on the wild side… or the spiritual side… or the artistic side… and see what the expansive world of tattoos has to offer. Maybe you’ll end up walking out with one yourself.

The Baltimore Tattoo Museum is located at:
1534 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231

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