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Tattoo art exhibition opens

L-R Lesley Pickering, Ann Verran and Marg Luchetti.
Image: Lynne Mowbray.
The Port of Yamba Historical Society Yamba Museum held the official opening of its latest exhibition of Tattoo Art (animal tattoos), on Friday night in the museums Old Kirk building. One of the exhibitors, tattooist Ben Ross spoke of people’s affinity with animals and their popularity, when choosing a tattoo. “I’ve tattooed scorpions, snakes, tigers, dragons and other mythical pets and even deceased pets,” Mr Ross said. “Animals play a big part of tattooing.” Chris Moran, an Emeritus Professor of Animal Genetics at the University of Sydney, opened the exhibition and gave a very informative talk about the importance of ‘animals and us’. He spoke in depth about the use of animals in medical science, which captivated the crowd that attended. The animal tattoo exhibition will run until 30 July, in the Old Kirk building, at the Yamba Museum.