Art and words come together in the newest exhibit at the Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives in Napanee. Entitled “My Story, My Tattoo”, this travelling display from the Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) features 32 photographs of people and their amazing tattoos. It includes four audio stations, six videos and 30 text panels.

My Story, My Tattoo reveals that tattoos are living images that reveal important stories about residents, communities and the tattoo phenomenon.  Participants in the travelling exhibit represent every walk of life – everyone from a cancer survivor to teachers and their students, a firefighter and a farmer.  All of the individuals were open and honest, and their stories and personalities are represented through this series of thought-provoking and colourful images. Chris Piccinetti, a Guelph photographer and graphic designer for the County of Wellington, photographed these inspiring images.

The exhibit officially opens with a special edition of Tuesday Night at the Museum on June 19th at 7pm. Guest speaker Deborah Davidson from York University will be on hand to introduce the exhibit. Music will be performed by John Torres, and light refreshments will be available from Ellena’s Café.

The public is encouraged to bring along photos of their own tattoos and the story behind the artwork to include in an interactive display at the museum. Photos can also be submitted online by using the hashtag #mystorymytattoo or by submitting them here.

The exhibit will be on display until September 22nd.

Tickets are $3 each and are available at the door. This event and exhibit is proudly presented by the Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives, located at 97 Thomas Street East in Napanee. 'Tuesday Night at the Museum' is a monthly programming feature at museum, a series covering a wide array of themed programming presented by experts on their respective subjects. For more information, please visit www.CountyMuseum.ca or call 613-354-3027.