May 31 2022
History of Maritime Tattoos

History of Maritime Tattoos

Presented by Historical Society of Old Yarmouth at Historical Society of Old Yarmouth

Maritime Tattoo History

The history of maritime tattoos harks back to Captain’s Cook’s explorations. C.W. Eldridge, curator and researcher of the Tattoo Archive in Winston-Salem, N.C., will share his knowledge of the history of maritime tattoos in a free, illustrated virtual program for the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth May 31 at 7 p.m. Eldridge will delve into the storytelling symbolism, common motifs, tattoo tools and masters that comprise the art of nautical tattoos. The Tattoo Archive is a working shop and online seller of tattoo collectibles from around the world. The archive also houses tattoo books and a nonprofit research center for preserving tattoo history.

This program is offered free through a donation from the Mass Humanities and Mass Cultural Council but registration is required through the historical society website,

Admission Info

Free Admission, Registration required

Phone: 5083623021


Dates & Times

2022/05/31 - 2022/05/31

Location Info

Historical Society of Old Yarmouth

11 Strawberry Lane, Yarmouth Port, MA