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Chiefs, Criminals, & Carnival Workers: A Brief History of Tattoo with Adam Romano

Chiefs, Criminals, & Carnival Workers: A Brief History of Tattoo with Adam Romano


This short lecture shares the story of tattoo from the nobility of the 1700s South Pacific Islanders, to French prisoner tattoo culture of the 1800s, up to the emergence of tattoo in the late 1800s and early 1900s in the American sideshow.

The presenter, Adam Romano, will show accompanying slides to illustrate the growth, change, and styles of artwork revolving around tattoo during these periods. Along with showing images of historical tattoos, Adam touches on the importance of heritage, group membership, and self-expression of tattoo as well as the historical economic exploitation of the culture via the sideshow and “freak” persona developed during the American culture of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Adam also shares anecdotes based around the people involved and attracted to tattoo culture during these periods.

Adam Romano is a tattooist, fine artist, museum board member, and curator. He owns Romano’s Custom Tattoo in Lake Havasu City, AZ and has been involved in the tattoo business for over 15 years. Additionally, Adam is a student of Museum Studies, Fine Art, and Art History. To learn more about Adam’s story check out www.AdamRomano.Art or follow him at @RomanosCustomTattoo and @Adam_Romano_Art_and_Travel

DOORS OPEN @ 6
🍕 6-6:30 Welcome, pizza, beer, mingle

🎤 6:30-7:30ish Presentation, Q&A

🤝 Followed by more time to ask questions, meet new people, eat more pizza

Creative Comrades is a monthly meet up for entrepreneurs and creative professionals in Lake Havasu. Join us on second Wednesdays at Mudshark Public House from 6-8P. Thank you to our partners Mudshark Brewery, Foothills Bank, and Partnership for Economic Development

Event Details

Info Details
Start Date November 09, 2022
End Date November 09, 2022
Time 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phone 9284537333
Email creativecomradesrules@gmail.com
Organizer Creative Comrades
Website creativecomrades.co
Event Category
Venue Mudshark Public House Lake Havasu City, AZ.

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