Saturday 14 October
Body & Beauty, Merton Libraries Partnership

History of the Tattoo

Matt Lodder
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Book Cover of Painted People by Matt Lodder

Dr Matt Lodder will take us through the history of tattooing, gleaning unique insights into forgotten areas of human history and visual culture.

Matt will reveal how tastes and technologies have affected the type of images being tattooed; how innovations in both style and method came about and how tattooing has always been a permanent  fixture of the visual culture of Britain’s entire social spectrum – popular amongst sailors, socialites, mummies and kings.

‘Tattoos are an expression of individualism, but they also illuminate the cultural environment in which they are created.’ Shahidha Bari, Literary Review

Matt will be talking to journalist and author Jennifer Cox, a patron of Wimbledon BookFest.

This event is part of a partnership with Merton libraries, funded by Arts Council England.

A limited number of free tickets are available to residents living in postcodes CR4, CR7, SM3 and SM4. If you live in one of these postcodes you can access tickets by clicking on the Book tickets button below (Note: a £2.50 transaction fee will be charged per booking)

Saturday 14 October 2023
3:00 pm
£ 7.50
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