Ink in the Lines : Tattoos in the Australian military

Sharon Kelley 11 January 2021
Where:
Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell
When:
04 January 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
15 January 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
16 January 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
17 January 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
18 January 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
19 January 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
20 January 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
21 January 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
22 January 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
23 January 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
24 January 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
25 January 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
26 January 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
27 January 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
28 January 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
29 January 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
30 January 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
31 January 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
01 February 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
02 February 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
03 February 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
05 February 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021
06 February 2021, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until 16 May 2021

Learn more about the history of tattoos within the Australian Defence Forces. Photo: Todd Dickson, Instagram

Tattoos are a conversation starter.

Many members and veterans of the Australian Defence Forces have tattoos, and while their reasons for getting tattooed are as varied as the people themselves, self-expression and belonging play a part.

They also share a common purpose in getting inked: to remember.

Inscribed on skin are their identities as veterans, the commemoration of loss, experiences of trauma and overcoming adversity, the bonds of family and friends, and acknowledging the experiences that make us who we are.

Learn more about the history of tattoos within the Australian Defence Forces. Podcasts, videos and articles available through our online exhibition.

The Ink in the Lines exhibition is on display from 25 September 2020 to 16 May 2021. A free Galleries and Commemorative Area ticket includes access to our special exhibitions.

The Details:

What: Ink in the Lines
When: Open until 16 May 2021, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily
Where: Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell
Cost: Free, booking by timed ticketing online


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