Live tattooing will form part of the 2017 Tribal Art Fair on 9th September 2017 in London.
Alongside other artefacts, event organisers will run educational lectures to encourage the further understanding of tribal tattoos.
Speakers include Dr Karen Jacobs, a specialist in arts of the Pacific who will discuss tribal tattooing within Fijian culture.
Curator Jessica Phillips will discuss her latest expedition to document the last of the tattooed faced women.
Lastly, tattooist Martin Poole will explore the connections between tribalism and modern-day tattooing. Martin will also carry-out hand-poke tattooing live, as part of the fair.
Tribal communities all over the world have long used tattooing as a method of identification.
Tattoos represented which tribe an individual belonged to, their status within the tribe as well as personal traits such as strength or bravery. As tattoos increase in popularity today, it is important that the meaning and history of tribal tattoos is recalled and appreciated.
As well as an educational programme, tribal tattoo artefacts from around the world will be on display at the event.
Tribal Art Fair is an annual convention that brings together art displays from Africa, Oceania and the Americas. It runs from 6th – 9th September 2017 (with the Saturday hosting tattoo-specific events) at Mall Galleries, London.