What do tattoos communicate?

Monday, 30 September 2019 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

With the Immigration Museum in Melbourne hosting a suite of three exhibitions covering traditional Japanese and Polynesian as well as modern tattoos, this week we turn our attention to the meanings and functions of this artform. With guests Fareed Kaviani, a doctoral candidate and freelance writer who has published extensively on tattoos and tattooing, and whose website the4thwall features, among other things, photos of tattoos and Stanislava Pinchuk, who curated the Documenting the Body exhibition at the Immigration Museum, we discuss why people get tattooed as well as what, if anything, people are saying with their tattoos.