GRAM presents Black Waves: The Tattoo Art of Leo Zulueta
- Dates: February 5, 2017 - April 30, 2017
- Next Occurrence Apr 29, 2017
- Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Times: See website for times.
Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
- Phone: 616.831.1000
- Category: Exhibitions
- Price Per Person: See website for details.
Leo Zulueta is a pioneer of what is generally called tribal tattooing, a dominant trend of the contemporary tattoo scene that took root in the United States in the late 1970s. With the encouragement of tattoo master Don Ed Hardy, Zulueta immersed himself in the visual designs and cultural significance of Pacific Rim nations, such as Samoa, Micronesia, Borneo, Fiji, and the Marquesas Islands. He began to develop his own designs inspired by these traditional Pacific Rim motifs, and has been tattooing his own clients since 1981. Black Waves is a visual biography of the man largely responsible for the popularization of tribal tattooing. Black Waves is a visual biography of the man largely responsible for the popularization of tribal tattooing.