The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is opening a new exhibit, Nautical Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them: Portraits by Phil Mello.
An opening reception will take place on Thursday at 6 p.m. during AHA! Night. The exhibit will run until October 1.
During the 2015 Working Waterfront Festival’s Nautical Tattoo Contest, contestants and attendees had the opportunity to have their portraits taken by Mello and the story of their tattoo recorded. This exhibit showcases these images and stories.