RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - If you like tattoos, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will have an exhibit that you don't want to miss!
"Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition," a photography exhibition organized by the Japanese American National Museum, opens Friday and runs through September 27.
Click here to see a slideshow of some of the photos (contains full-body tattoos): http://www.nbc12.com/slideshow?widgetid=152788?clienttype=generic
"The art of tattoo is something we haven't deeply explored until now," said Director Alex Nyerges. "As a comprehensive art museum, we are interested in bringing attention to artists who have garnered international acclaim in their field."
The exhibit focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed artists: Horitaka, Horitomo, Chris Horishiki Brand, Miyazo, Shige, Junii and Yokohama Horiken. Works by selected others will also be on display.
The photographs will examine current practices in Japanese tattooing, heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking.
About the exhibition