Northwest Tattoo Museum & Tattooing, Coeur d'Alene

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Northwest Tattoo Museum (NTM) is an excellent free information educational outreach resource base for anyone curious about the craft of tattooing, those needing guidance in tattoo endeavors, tattoo history, or getting a tattoo. The NTM tattoo historian and curator (Jay Brown) is a Master of Tattoo certificate holder with 30 years in the Craft. He can provide a personal tour of the museum or schedule private sessions. The NTM collection is largely representative of the last century of mainstream tattoo subculture in North America. The collection showcases historical photographs, documents, flash, tattoo implements, tattoo related artifacts, an expanding library, an archive of historic documents, etc. The museum has been diversifying and incorporating indigenous tattoo history from North America and worldwide.
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  • Excellent shop and museum for tohe long, interesting history of tattoo. Jay explained the history of tattoo with such detail and excitement it really made our Trip special. Recommend stopping in and.....  more »
  • Jay Is very knowledgeable about tattoos and tattoo history.. has large tattoo collection.. if you are seriously interested in history of tattooing he can fill you in. And tattoo you while he tells...  more »
  • Absolutely fantastic place. Took my son to get his first tattoo. Richard did a great job and is a super nice guy. 10 out of 10 for sure. I will be going back for some more ink of my own.
  • The guy who did my Tattoo was very nice and funny and it came out amazing in the end! I was very happy and satisfied

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