Honolulu Museum of Art – Tattoo Honolulu

Exhibition Overview
Tattooing is art. After decades of being viewed as a mark of the marginal, tattoos have gone mainstream and are winning over the art establishment—including the Honolulu Museum of Art. The lines between ink on skin and paint on canvas or pencil on paper have been blurred with tattoo artists reaching the skill level of other artists. Now the Honolulu Museum of Art breaks new ground with an exhibition focusing on Hawai‘i’s high quality of tattoo art—and how it sprouted from the islands’ mix of cultures rich with tattoo traditions.

Designed at the Honolulu Museum of Art
Museum Director – Stephan Jost
Exhibition Photographs – Shuzo Uemoto
Director of Communications – Lesa Griffith
Graphic design, tattoo illustration – Jared Stone
Exhibition installation – Larry Maruya
Vinyl installation – Kahi and Diana Ching (K&D Signs)


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Unused Logo exploration

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