Liberty, the Tattooed Lady: Call for Exhibition Submissions

The City Reliquary seeks tattoo flash, drawings, acetates, and photos of tattoos that depict the Statue of Liberty for an upcoming exhibit and book project: Liberty the Tattooed Lady. The show, curated by Michelle Myles of Daredevil Tattoo & Museum, will run from February through June 2024.

Original art and artifacts will be hung in the show. If your object can’t be loaned, we also invite submissions of digital images of examples of Lady Liberty ink for inclusion in the book project.

To be considered for the exhibit and accompanying book, please submit your information and images of your object submissions to [email protected] by December 1.

Stay tuned for more details on this upcoming exhibition!

Daredevil Tattoo opened in 1997, when tattooing was legalized in New York City. The shop houses the Museum of Tattoo History, which features a world-class collection of artifacts focusing on the history of tattooing in New York City.

The collection features artifacts from the early roots of modern tattooing with original artwork by Samuel O’Reilly, Bert Grimm, August “Cap” Coleman, George Burchett, Sailor Jerry and many more. Antique tattoo machines, original photos, news articles and sideshow banners are also included in the collection. The shop is located on the border of the historic Lower East Side and Chinatown, just a few blocks east of the Bowery and Chatham Square where O’Reilly, Charlie Wagner, Millie Hull, and other legendary tattoo artists plied their trade. Website:

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