"Both my Grandad's were in the Navy and fought during the 2nd World War and my Dad was also in the Navy, but since he had three daughters who did not have any ambition to join the forces, I got my anchor tattoo! And I love it!"
What does your tattoo mean to you?
Or have you ever wondered about the story behind your neighbour’s tattoo, or the really intriguing woman with the tattoo you saw at the bus stop?
On this website you can explore a digital showcase of the tattoo culture of Knowle West and add your own tattoo to the collection.
From first love to in memoriam, from DIY tattoos to the finest artwork, from pride to regret, I Will Always Have You, would love to include your story.
The Knowle West Mobile Tattoo Parlour is on show at Knowle West Media Centre (Leinster Road, Bristol BS4 1NL). Here you can explore the collection, add your own artwork and story, or you can upload your tattoos here via the website.
September 2015: a new collection of fashion and homeware inspired by the Knowle West Tattoo Archive has been developed by local people working with artists and makers. You can view the collection and find out more at www.knowlewestmedia.org.uk