A unique art display featuring photographs of spiritual tattoos, entitled “FaithMarks,” debuted Friday, March 22, at Lindsay Street Hall in Chattanooga, Tenn. The exhibit is an initiative of St. Marks United Methodist Church in North Chattanooga.
“FaithMarks is a unique blend of spirituality represented in the tattooed artwork of local residents and individual stories that accompany them,” states Anna Golladay, co-chair of the project.
“With the assistance of local tattoo studios and social media, we discovered some amazing tattoo artwork. It is this kind of inter-denominational and inter-faith ministry that serve as a perfect reflection of our Northshore community.”
Twenty-two oversized photographs make up the collection, all shown in a gallery-style setting. The backdrop for the photos was the 100-year old St. Marks UMC campus. Sweet T Studios provided the photography.
The exhibit is free to the public, with music provided by Dave Webb of Tone Harm. Refreshments will be provided as well, in addition to a photo booth by Just Shoot Me Photography.
Additional information can found at www.ourfaithmarks.com. The website offers the opportunity for others to upload their own tattoo images, and many residents from the U.S. and around the world have already shared their artwork and stories.
The exhibit will continue to be on display March 27- March 31 at St. Marks UMC, located on Mississippi Avenue in North Chattanooga. In addition, portions of the art exhibit will be available for other locations at the show’s conclusion.