Exhibition Special Events



April 12 | 5 – 10 pm


Join us for the closing celebration of Tattoo! Party highlights include:

  • Evening Lecture 7 – 8pm | Women’s Ink: A Discussion By and About Women Tattooists with Margot Mifflin, Kari Barba, and ROXX moderated by Cara Santa Maria. Click here to learn more
  • Admission to the exhibition
  • Live tattoo demo in the NHMLA Parlor with Meg McNiel from Outer Limits Tattoo
  • Art Workshop led by Self Help Graphics and Art- make your own tattoo inspired bandanas!
  • Free henna tattoos 
  • Cash bars and food trucks
  • And more!

Exhibition + Lecture: Members $10, Nonmembers: $12
*Exhibition Only (does not include the discussion), Members: FREE


Members can also enjoy a free Pop-Up Members Lounge throughout the evening. 








Exhibit Highlights


Discover the vast legacy of tattoos from around the world to right here in Southern California.


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Share Your Tattoo Story


Explore what body art means to our community. Tattoo isn't our story to tell, it's yours.

Share yours #tattooNHMLA


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Tattoo Parlor


Watch tattoo artists from around L.A. working in the exhibition on the select days.


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This exhibition was developed and produced by the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac in Paris.