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Triangle Tattoo and Museum

356 N Main St # B, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-3406
+1 707-964-8814
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Fascinating for the afficianado

This is less a museum than a series of rooms featuring tons of tattoo designs, photos of artists... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
KerrySK
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Amazing art work

They draw/tattoo exactly what you explain to them. You don't need to pick anything off the wall... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tntpastor
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Brentwood, California
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Triangle Tattoo & Museum was founded in 1986 by tattooists Mr.G. and Madame Chinchilla It is one of only a few public museums in the world dedicated to the display of tattoo artifacts. Located in downtown Ft. Bragg,Ca. across from the Guest House Museum, the collection is fittingly housed in one of the town's original Victorian store fronts. Triangle Tattoo & Museum is open 7 days a week from noon till six p.m. All ages are welcome. Admission is free. School and personal tours are given upon request. Please call in advance. Besides 27 years of tattooing, Mr. G and Madame Chinchilla, are experienced in radio-television interviews and PowerPoint lectures. Both are authors, having written several feature articles for newspapers, magazines, and four books on the subject of TATTOOS. They have appeared in movies, documentaries and television dramas as tattooed characters (themselves) or tattoo scene consultants.Currently, they both tattoo on a regular schedule. Their newest book is a biography on the life and times of the legendary Capt. Don Leslie who was one of the last of the old-time "Circus Tattooed Men" and a revered "Swordswallower". The book titled "CAPTAIN DON LESLIE-MR. SIDESHOW", will is now available. Mr.G's articles and columns appear in "Skin & Ink" Magazine.
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356 N Main St # B, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-3406
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is less a museum than a series of rooms featuring tons of tattoo designs, photos of artists and tattooed people, and some examples of equipment. It is also a functioning tattoo parlor. If you love tattoos and have a half hour to spare, it’s...More

Thank KerrySK
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They draw/tattoo exactly what you explain to them. You don't need to pick anything off the wall, just tell them what you want and they will draw it out for you. Have had all my tattoos done here by Madame Chinchilla except my most recent...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 2 tattoo artists were welcoming. They gave us some quotes and discussed which body areas are more painful than others. The history is abundant from floor to ceiling. It will only take 10-30 minutes to explore. We stopped by while waiting for our movie...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

A very cool FREE museum. Plan on spending some time because there is a lot to see. Different techniques, styles, old time stuff. You won’t be disappointed. Very cool. Thank you!!

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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

N. Main is a great place to visit when you are in Fort Bragg. We tried to go to the Tattoo Museum one day but the sign said, "sorry sailor we are closed". We came back another day after having lunch at Mayan Fusion. It...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

The museum is worth a visit. It's small but has lots of personality from the displays to the staff and owners! You learn about and see the world of tattoos. Free but worthy of a donation.

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

I spent the weekend up in Fort Bragg with the family. We decided to check out the local sights and it was fun. The Triangle Tattoo Museum is filled with skin art enthusiast stuff. I was not let down. Its a good spot to check...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Quirky, free place with everything you ever didn't realize you wanted to know about tattooing. Madame Chinchilla was there for our visit and is an experience in itself. You are invited to watch a tattooing during your visit. Trip to the 60's and beyond. Give...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

If you are a member of the tattoo tribe, or just interested in tattoo culture and history, this is well worth a quick visit. Comprising a few small rooms adjoining a tattoo parlor, the displays include everything from articles to historic artifacts, and from artwork...More

Thank KerrySK
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

We were walking down the main street and I remembered seeing this place mentioned on Trip Advisor, so we decided to stop in. It ended up being my 7 yr old's second favorite visit after Glass Beach which is saying quite a lot. We ended...More

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