Tribute Ink Late

Chelsea Pensioner visiting the Tribute Ink exhibition

Connect with the art, the history and the meaning behind tattoos through the lens of the Armed Forces.
Panel discussion

Tattoos play an important part within the Armed Forces community. Listen to our panel exploring the role of tattoos as symbols of personal remembrance. Full panel to be announced.

10-minute talks

Hear from Chelsea Pensioners and serving soldiers as they explain what their tattoos mean to them. Dr Matt Lodder, Senior Art Historian at the University of Essex, will also be revealing the historical significance of tattoos.


The British Army Rock Band will be playing the greatest hits from the world of rock and pop throughout the evening.

Get creative

Try your hand at life-drawing with the renowned Art Macabre. And head to our temporary tattoo stand to design your own unique tattoo.

Themed refreshments

Don't miss our tattoo-themed drinks available at the Cookhouse Cafe.

Full programme to be announced.

In partnership with The Royal British Legion and the National Memorial Arboretum.

The Royal British Legion and the National Memorial Arboretum logo

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"First time @NAM_London today. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thought the presentation & interpretation made the subject accessible..."