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This inspiring photographic exhibition reveals the powerful stories of remembrance told through the tattoos of people in the Armed Forces.

Tattoos play a key role within the Armed Forces and have a long military history, inscribed on the skin of warriors for thousands of years. They are a personal act of remembrance, a statement of belonging or a record of significant events, acting as a permanent reminder of the individual's experiences, triumphs and losses.

The Royal British Legion, together with the National Memorial Arboretum and photographer Charlie Clift, has worked with the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force to uncover how tattooing remains an emotional and meaningful act of remembrance in the Armed Forces today.

Discover how tattoo art has become central to remembrance and commemoration and explore the powerful stories hidden behind them.


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