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Tattoo exhibit tells LIers' stories

Crystal Keller, 26, of Southold, started getting tattoos

Crystal Keller, 26, of Southold, started getting tattoos when she was 18. She has covered up some of the tattoos that she has outgrown. Photo Credit: Courtesy of East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation

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

This U.S. Navy tattoo on the right arm
Photo 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,
Photo 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,
Photo 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
Photo 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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