The Story Behind the Tat: Tattoo Art in Central Minnesota, an exhibit exploring the multitude of stories, symbols, and designs of tattoo art is open at the Sherburne History Center in Becker.

The exhibit, on loan from the Morrison County Historical Society, explores the creative artwork of tattoo artists from Central Minnesota. The exhibit features artists from Elk River to Little Falls, and beyond — each with a unique perspective on their craft.

The exhibit also looks at the history of tattoo in the United States and regulatory expectations.

Sherburne History Center curator, Mo Galvin, arranged the exhibit loan from Morrison County. She also expanded it to include several Sherburne County highlights.

The local features include The Tattooed Lady in Zimmerman and Subjective Art Tattoo in Elk River.

“We are very excited to host this unique exhibit,” Executive Director Mike Brubaker said. “With this exhibit we are able to explore an unusual art form and also examine the emotional connections made through tattoo art.”

The exhibit runs through Nov. 24 during regular museum hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. For more information call 763-261-4433 or online at

Sherburne History Center is located at 10775 27th Ave. SE in Becker.

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