London's history in ink

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London's history in ink

In many of the museums you'd expect to find art hung on the walls, but the Museum of London is trying something a little different... showcasing body art.

For the first time, an exhibition celebrating the history of tattoos in london is being held.

It pulls together the work of the city's most influencial artists to get under the skin of body art.

Lal Hardy at New Wave, Alex Binnie at Into You, Claudia de Sabe at Seven Doors and Mo Coppoletta at The Family Business have all opened the doors to their London-based studios.

Each has created an original artwork inspired by their experience of London for the exhibition.

The Exhibit also displays work dating back to at least the early 17th century, however, it wasn't until the late 1880s that the first professional tattooist, Sutherland Macdonald, was making a living in the capital.

The exhibition opens on Friday January 9th until May 8th 2016.

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