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LOS ANGELES–Stories on Skin: Chicano Tattoo Traditions
December 4, 2021 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pmFree
Los Angeles County Library–Learn about Los Angeles County’s vibrant immigrant population through the most personal of art forms: the tattoo. Different cultures throughout the world have long used tattooing to symbolize their beliefs; however, the motifs, traditions, and techniques vary greatly from people to people. What is the cultural significance of these tattoos, and what stories do they have to tell? Join us for an exciting series of virtual programs exploring the cultural significance of tattoos to LA County’s Chicano, Black and African, and AAPI communities. We kick off our cultural tattoo series by examining one of the world’s most distinctive, in- demand tattoo styles: “black and gray realism”. Black and gray tattooing has its roots in East Los Angeles’ vibrant Chicano culture. Join us as LA native Dr. Xuan Santos discusses the history, aesthetics, and cultural significance of this singular art form. Saturday, December 4, 2021, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Virtual event Webex To attend this virtual event, please register online. For more information, go to https://lacountylibrary.org/stories-on-skin/ or contact Katrina Lacerna, Asian Pacific Resource Center Librarian, (626) 573-5220, KLacerna@library.lacounty.gov This project is supported by California Humanities through the Library Innovation Lab.