Tattoo as a Call to Ancestors – An Informal Discussion

The art and history of tattoo is the Morrison County Historical Society’s theme for 2019. In creating their exhibit, The Story Behind the Tat: Tattoo Art in Central Minnesota, the organization has sought out some of the personal reasons people get tattoos. The exhibit reveals some of these reasons, including…

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New Video: Interview at Purple Pain

As part of our online-exclusives for our Story Behind The Tat exhibit, we have begun uploading excerpts from video interviews with tattoo shops. On February 25, 2019, Executive Director Mary Warner interviewed Erik Cagle and Judy Hunstiger of Purple Pain Tattoo in St. Cloud, MN. Judy and her husband, Jeff,…

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Exhibit Opening: The Story Behind the Tat: Tattoo Art in Central Minnesota

Permanently having a design inked onto the body via the art of tattoo takes commitment. There’s a commitment to choosing the right piece of art, to undergoing the pain of a tattoo machine, to living decades with a specific image embedded in the skin. It’s not a commitment people take…

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