Urban Village: Tattoo culture on display at Skin Deep

Urban Village: Tattoo culture on display at Skin Deep

Article by Queenie Colquhoun

Geoff Ostling says of his tattoos, “it’s like having children.”

But even though it was love at first sight, when he saw his first tattoo, Ostling held off from getting his first ink for many years, due to disapproval from his family and also societal stigmas.

“I decided, when I eventually retired, I could get some work done,” he told Urban Village.

Ostling is one of the models at the upcoming Skin Deep exhibition at the National Art School. Running from 18 February to 7 March 2021, the exhibition showcases the intimate stories LGBTQI people often have on their tattooed bodies.

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Photo: Waded

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