Ink in the Lines exhibition extended

The highly successful exhibition Ink in the Lines on display at the Australian War Memorial has been extended until 16 May 2021.

1 April 2021

Many serving members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and veterans have tattoos, and while their reasons for getting them are as varied as the people themselves, self-expression and belonging play a part.

They also share a common purpose in getting inked: to remember. Inscribed on skin are their identities as veterans, the commemoration of loss, experiences of trauma and overcoming adversity, the bonds of family and friends, and acknowledging the experiences that make us who we are.

It’s been a very popular exhibition since opening in September last year and is accompanied by our interactive online exhibition, diving into the history of tattoos within the ADF. The online interactive experience allows veterans to contribute alongside accompanying podcasts, videos and articles.

Veterans can take a photo of commemorative and military tattoos and share them on social media using #InkintheLines to be included on the Ink in the Lines website.

Photo of man’s arm tattooed with the words ‘We will remember them.’