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Crystal Keller, 26, of Southold, started getting tattoos (Credit: Courtesy of East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation)

Crystal Keller, 26, of Southold, started getting tattoos when she was 18. She has covered up some of the tattoos that she has outgrown.

Tattoo exhibit tells LIers' stories

The exhibit "Tattoo: Art of the Sailor" is being featured at the East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation in Greenport.

Jason Stulksy, a third-generation bayman in Greenport, had
(Credit: Courtesy of East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation)

Jason Stulksy, a third-generation bayman in Greenport, had a wheel and anchor tattooed on his arm in memory of his father, J.J. He said a broken spoke on a wheel symbolizes the death of a fisherman.

This tattoo on the arm of Jason Stulsky,
(Credit: Courtesy of East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation)

This tattoo on the arm of Jason Stulsky, a third generation bayman in Greenport, was done in memory of his father, J.J. Stulsky.

This U.S. Navy tattoo on the right arm
(Credit: Handout)

This U.S. Navy tattoo on the right arm of Greenport resident Edgar "Duke" Martell was done in Amsterdam in 1956.

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This U.S. Navy tattoo on the right arm
(Credit: Courtesy of East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation)

This U.S. Navy tattoo on the right arm of Greenport resident Edgar "Duke" Martell was done in Amsterdam in 1956.

David Nyce, mayor of the Village of Greenport,
(Credit: Courtesy of East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation)

David Nyce, mayor of the Village of Greenport, got his fist tattoo at age 27 in New York City when tattooing was illegal there.

David Nyce, mayor of the Village of Greenport,
(Credit: Courtesy of East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation)

David Nyce, mayor of the Village of Greenport, got this tattoo in 1991 in New York City. He said it represents the quote: "If you are going to serve yourself up to people, do it on your own terms."

Crystal Keller, 26, of Southold, started getting tattoos
(Credit: Courtesy of East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation)

Crystal Keller, 26, of Southold, started getting tattoos when she was 18. She has covered up some of the tattoos that she has outgrown.

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