A mobile tattoo parlour “scratched the surface” of Knowle West this summer, to uncover the lives, loves and human stories behind people’s body art.
Over 200 tales were discovered, including a tribute to a lost love, an encounter with a tattooing legend, and a chance meeting during the Second World War. Each experience has been commemorated on the skin of the storyteller – and we’ve included eight in-depth stories in our new exhibition.
“I Will Always Have You” features photographs, audio and interviews collected during the mobile tattoo parlour’s tour of Knowle West. You can also see the collected tattoos close up by using your body to control a large-scale 3D avatar.
For more information explore the project page. I Will Always Have You is a collaboration with digital agency Play Nicely and artists Stand + Stare.
Exhibition is open Monday to Friday but opening hours may vary; please call 0117 903 0444 to confirm before coming.