Explore the evolution of tattoos at this unique museum

A museum in Moscow, Russia, is celebrating the history of body ink with a new exhibit.

Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is showcasing the evolution of tattoos with 200 pieces representing trends from ancient times to the current era.

The unique exhibit uses 3D silicone models and casts from the bodies of real people, to show off work on arms, chests and legs.

The show includes works from indigenous cultures of Africa, Asia and the Americas.

The various works demonstrate how tattooing “gradually moved beyond closed systems and became a part of the contemporary culture,” the museum’s website states.

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