Milwaukee Art Museum Tattoo Exhibit

Arts & Culture
1:00 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Milwaukee's Tattoo History on Display at Art Museum

Dietzel, early and late

The Milwaukee Art Museum planned an exhibit – with Harley-Davidson in mind. When thousands of riders celebrate its 110th anniversary this month, they can see the museum’s first-ever display of tattoo art.

Two Milwaukee men made it possible - both tattoo artists.  One arrived a long time ago – in 1913, Amund Dietzel. It’s his story, the museum chronicles. There are photographs of him, tattooed from neck to ankle.

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