The Tattoo Art Museum of San Francisco, California is found at 841 Columbus Avenue. Public transportation to the museum is on Muni #30 Stockton. As with many museums, this particular local has a specific mission and focus. The Tattoo Art Museum explores tattoo memorabilia from as far back as 1898. Tattoos have been a part of culture for hundreds of years, even dating back to the first remnants of the beginning of civilization. It has been an art form and a way to personalize individuals.
Tattoos are a unique art form because they are made on the skin, thus each one is unique based on the person and their ideas. In order to show the culture of tattoo history the Tattoo Art Museum has collected a variety of photos from 1898 to the present. They offer collectibles, stories, images, and other exhibit information.
The tattoo culture has changed since the early days when it was considered a mark of honor to being something less than appropriate and something typical of gang cultures. Visitors to the museum can learn the history and explore why tattooing has always been popular. Museum hours can vary based on the season.