Torbay Tattoo Tales has been seen by 10,000 visitors to Torre Abbey Museum.

The TATTOO: British tattoo Art Revealed, on loan from the National Maritime Museum Falmouth, has drawn over 10,000 people.

Running since early March 2018, the event has seen over 10,000 people pass through the museums doors.

As part of the exhibition the museum launched Torbay Tattoo Tales.

Torbay Tattoo Tales gives those with a tattoo an opportunity to share the story of their tattoo.

The team at Torre Abbey then take a picture of the tattoo which is added to the website and displayed on the walls gallery.

Torbay Tattoo Tales Display

500 tattoo tales

The project has given a unique insight into the amount of ink in the Bay.

Over 500 tattoo tales have been captured to date, you can view all of them on the official Tattoo Tales Website.

Torbay Tattoo tales in film success

In addition to the tales artwork, a wonderful film has been made by local film maker Danny Cooke.

The film, also entitled Torbay Tattoo Tales, achieved its own success after it was shown at the Austin Spotlight Film Festival in Texas, USA.

Making the entire event a more global success than ever before.

Funding for the Torbay Tattoo Tales project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The fund aids projects such as Torbay Tattoo Tales from monies raised through the sale of national lottery tickets.

get into torre abbey for free?

To thank players of the National Lottery you will be able to gain free entry to the museum on Friday 1st June 2018.

To do this you’re going to need a valid lottery ticket, a winning one is even better.

One lottery ticket will give an adult free entry, kids and teens always go free at Torre Abbey Museum.

Of course if you win the lottery, you could always donate to the museum yourself.

The exhibition closes this Sunday, 3rd June 2018.

Following the closure of the exhibition, Torre Abbey Museum will be closed on Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th June, whilst the exhibition is taken down.

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