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TATT-EW! – JUNE 12-14

What a weekend! Meet Jimmy Fallon, celebrate culture, or get yourself a little ink.

Henna Tattoo Workshop, Aug 7th

Enjoy a summer afternoon at this sidewalk canopy for a free and fabulous workshop exploring Henna. For thousands of years, people have applied henna designs on their skin to gain love, prosperity, health, and protection. Learn how to design beautiful temporary tattoos that will bring you good fortune and look great!
Natural henna

4. Tattoo Artist Dr. Lakra’s ICA Exhibit Begins April 14-30

Screen shot 2010-03-24 at 4.53.50 PMDiscover the playful and provocative works of the artist Jerónimo López Ramírez, also known as Dr. Lakra, who is a renowned tattoo artist that lives and works in Oaxaca, Mexico. Under his pseudonym, loosely translating as “Dr. Delinquent,” he draws over vintage printed materials and found objects rather than skin, manipulating images of pin-up girls, 1940s Mexican businessmen, luchadores, and Japanese sumo wrestlers.

Referencing diverse body art traditions from Chicano, Maori, Thai, and Philippine cultures, Dr. Lakra layers spiders, skulls, crosses, serpents, and devils over these existing images. Playful, naughty, and often intentionally vulgar, his work challenges social norms by blurring cultural identities. This exhibit at the ICA is Dr. Lakra’s first solo exhibition in the U.S., and he will present works from a variety of series as well as a newly commissioned mural.