Rather than doing a “Canada Day” thing, We headed out to the Royal Ontario Museum to see, among other things, Tattoos: Ritual. Identity. Obsession. Art. Coming from the musée du quai Branly in Paris, it explores the 5000-year-old multifaceted world of tattooing, showcasing a visual history of body art and markings, ancient tools, and commissioned tattooed silicone body reproductions, inked by some of the most respected tattoo artists in the contemporary world.
I am familiar with the history of tattoos and women, being tattooed myself and being prone to conduct research. I even went as far as conducting a study (survey plus in-person interviews) with tattooed women, just to satiate my curiosity. There was little at the show that was surprising to me, but from what I gather from the other attendees, there was a lot of new information for a lot of people.
Kelly and I also went to Chihuily’s exhibit, From Sand. From Fire. Comes Beauty. The work of Chihuily’s team is stunning.
Afterwards we headed toward home and walked around the neighbourhood as it prepared for the night’s Trans Pride festivities.
Here are some photographs of our trip.
Tattoos: Ritual. Identity. Obsession. Art.
From Sand. From Fire. Comes Beauty.
The Gay Village