The Ink in the Lines Exhibition at AWM
Tattoos are a conversation starter.
Many members and veterans of the Australian Defence Forces have tattoos, and while their reasons for getting tattooed are as varied as the people themselves, self-expression and belonging play a part.
They also share a common purpose in getting inked: to remember.
Inscribed on skin are their identities as veterans, the commemoration of loss, experiences of trauma and overcoming adversity, the bonds of family and friends, and acknowledging the experiences that make us who we are.
Ink in the Lines features more than 70 portraits and details the experiences of 21 Australian servicemen and servicewomen.
It is thought to be the first exhibition in Australia to examine the use of tattoos in the military.
The Ink in the Lines exhibition is on display at the Australian War Memorial 25 September 2020 to 27 January 2021
We are proud to be part of the print, fabrication and installation of this great exhibition.