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Holy Ink: Malta’s Relationship With Tattoos And Catholicism Celebrated In New Ħamrun Exhibition

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Walk into any village square in Malta, and you’re more than likely to spot two prevalent characteristics. And while they may seem completely different at first, their connection is deeper than you may think. In a first for the country, a new event is celebrating the islands’ unique relationship with Catholicism and body art.

While mostly associated with counter-culture by conservative Maltese, religious people in the country have always found a way to express their strong Catholic roots through tattoos.

Featuring five photographers who shot 15 models tattooed by 13 different artists, ‘Holy Ink’ is curated by Kummissjoni Żgħażagħ Ġużeppini Ħamrun A.D.1985

Held at their premises right in front of Saint Cajetan’s church in Ħamrun, the event will run till 9 June and will be open every day between 10am and 1pm; and 5pm to 8pm.

The exhibition is supported by Logografix Signs and Barbara Woodworks.

Massimo Borg
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For more information on Holy Ink, check out the official Facebook event page.

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