18th Jun 2021
Location: York Army Museum, 3 Tower Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9SB, United Kingdom
People get tattoos for lots of different reasons, sometimes to fit in and sometimes to stand out: 'With the military, you have to abide by certain rules on how you look and how you dress. So when you go on PT, you have to wear the same green top, the same black shorts. Tattoos let you keep your individuality within uniformity.' Join Jennifer Allison to discover the history of tattooing policy and culture in the British Army in this free online Zoom talk.Jennifer Allison - Jennifer is the Deputy Director of the Army Museums Ogilby Trust, an independent charity providing support to Army museums across the UK. Formerly the Curator at the REME Museum, Jennifer was the lead for their tattoo exhibition in 2018. Entitled Military Ink, the temporary exhibition showcased the body art of former and serving REME soldiers and officers and presented their experiences in regard to their tattoos.