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Fort Bragg, California: Triangle Tattoo Museum

An impressive and surprisingly varied collection of tattoo art that fills several rooms in a Victorian house -- which is also a working tattoo parlor. Open since 1986.

356 N. Main St., Fort Bragg, CA
Downtown, on Hwy 1/Main St.
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A lot of old school tattoo history. Tattoos are also done from the museum collection. Make an appointment while you're there!

[Jessica Ward, 07/16/2015]
Tattoo Museum

I visited the museum during August 2004. Excellent attraction, although the museum is so poorly marked that my friend and I passed it several times before we recognized it. A beautiful if somewhat disorganized exhibit of tattoo art. Needs a currator and a more scientific organization as at the moment it is really just someone's collection that grew out of control. If you chat up the artists (it is also a working tattoo parlor) you can get a free tour of the art work that is SO worth it. The aim of the museum is not only to display the collection but also to promote awareness of tattooing as a legitimate art form. Be sure to catch the disturbing and moving tribute to the victims of the holocaust who were murdered and skinned for their tattoos.

[Cara, 10/03/2005]

The studio and collection belong to Madame Chinchilla and Mr. G., its resident artists, who've been collecting since 1985. Five rooms, plus a long staircase, are packed with displays.

Tattoo Museum

Founded in 1986, it is one of only a few museums in the world dedicated to the display of tattoo artifacts. Located in downtown Ft. Bragg across from the Guest House Museum, the collection is fittingly housed in one of the towns original Victorian store fronts. Triangle Tattoo & Museum is open to all ages, 7 days a week, noon till 7 P.M. Admission is free and tours are given upon request.

[Angela Smith Berkan, 05/18/1999]

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