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Visit Tribute Ink at the National Memorial Arboretum from 13 September until 1 December 2019. Free entry, donations appreciated.

The National Memorial Arboretum is part of The Royal British Legion and the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance. An inspirational site comprising 150 acres of maturing woodland, it’s a place of living Remembrance, and is a welcoming environment for people of all ages and backgrounds. It couldn’t be more fitting that Tribute Ink, a project about the inspirational ways our servicemen and women remember through tattoos, launches here. The Arboretum, with its dedicated and experienced heritage team, has co-created this project, in partnership with The Royal British Legion.

Each year the Arboretum hosts a variety of fascinating exhibitions covering a wide range of subject matters. Two temporary galleries have, to date, showcased the work of both renowned and upcoming artists, and brought to life stories of Remembrance and interpretations of the natural landscape.

We are delighted to welcome you to Tribute Ink and hope that you will be transported, moved and inspired by the incredible photographs and emotional stories of Remembrance that have existed in our armed forces for centuries. For those with inked tributes from their own service, we encourage you to come, explore and share your own tattoo stories. 

For information on how to get to the Arboretum,and their daily programme of events and activities, please visit their website.

From January 2020 Tribute Ink will tour the nation. Tour dates and locations will be added soon, so please check back for more information.

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