‘My Story, My Tattoo’ Exhibit Returns to Wellington County Museum and Archives

ABOYNE – Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) is pleased to announce the return of their My Story, My Tattoo exhibit for an encore presentation.  

My Story, My Tattoo is an exploration of the lives, stories, and tattoos of 30 Wellington County residents. 

Taking a journey across Ontario over the last seven years, this exhibit originally opened at WCMA in 2016 and has since travelled to museums as far west as Fort Frances, north as Thunder Bay, east as Brockville and south as Woodstock, making an impression on thousands of museum visitors daily. 

The exhibit reveals tattoos as living images that reveal important stories about residents, communities, and the tattoo phenomenon. 

Participants are from many different walks of life – from cancer survivor to fire fighter, from teacher to farmer.  

“We are very grateful to the individuals who took part for their open, honest, generous contributions which make up the My Story, My Tattoo exhibit,” said WCMA assistant curator Amy Dunlop. 

“Participant stories and personalities shine through in this series of thought-provoking and colourful images.” 

Exhibit photographs were taken by Chris Piccinetti, a Guelph photographer, and Wellington County graphic designer. 

My Story, My Tattoo will be open to the public from May 27 until December 2023. 

The WCMA is open weekdays from 9:30am to 4:30pm, and weekends from 11am to 4pm. Admission is by donation. 

The Wellington County Museum and Archives is located on Wellington Road 18 between Fergus and Elora. 

For more information, visit www.wellington.ca/mystorymytattoo.