The first museum retrospective of renowned tattoo artist and California native Ed Hardy tracks his goal of elevating the tattoo from its subculture status to an important visual art form. The exhibition surveys Hardy's life in art that has as its inspiration both traditional American tattooing and Japan's ukiyo-e era culture.
This museum retrospective is the first of California native son and tattoo darling Ed Hardy—and it is also the first time I’ve seen museum discounts offered for personal tattoos. Got full body ink? You get in free. Got a full sleeve? You get 50 percent off. All other folks with tattoos get 5 bucks off admission. Share your tat’ with #ArtOfTheTattoo and you might be featured in the show.