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Last evening, Vicki, Craig, and I joined other local archivists at theTattoo Archive on Fourth Street downtown. The event was sponsored by theSociety of North Carolina Archivists and coordinated by Dianne Johnson from Carpenter Library.

I have seen this storefront many times, but have never taken the time to go inside. I must say, I was very impressed with the space, the collection, the owner/archivist C.W. Eldridge, and his wife, the Book Mistress collection of books.

Volume One.

Volume One.

The space is beautiful and the materials are arranged on the walls like an art gallery. I highly recommend stepping inside and taking a look at the collection of pictures, flash (that is what the hand drawn tattoos mounted on the wall are called), artifacts, books, and other materials. You can also get a tattoo from Mr. Eldridge. He knows his stuff!