National Maritime Museum tattoo show opens
An exhibition marking the history of Britain's tattoo history - including a wall of 100 silicon hands decorated by leading artists - has gone on display.
Organisers say the display at Cornwall's National Maritime Museum is the largest collection of British tattoo-related objects ever assembled.
There are also sections of tattooed human skin that have been preserved, and recreated tattoo studios from different decades of the 20th Century.
The show is on until January 2018.
Co-curator Dr Matt Lodder said tattooing had been a "constant presence in British social history" since the early 17th Century.
"It's not a modern trend," he added.
"If it's a craze it's been going on for 150 years."
Doc Price, who thought to be the world's oldest living tattoo artist at the age of 85, said the new exhibition was "very important".
He said: "There isn't a great understanding of the tradition of British tattooing because most of our tattooing was based on what we thought was brought from the Orient or from the Polynesian countries.
"We always thought that was proper tattooing but now we have developed it to a very high level."