Pre-Hispanic Tattoos – Gold Museum, Bogota

 

The Gold Museum in Bogota (El Museo del Oro)  has some amazing pieces of ancient gold work.   This multi-story building is full of shiny, Pre-Hispanic gold work (and stone and gem).   It is famous, it is the largest collection of this type in the world, and the whole time  I was there I kept thinking,   

“This would make a great tattoo!”

Actually, after 3 minutes and 3 more floors of sheer boredom still to go, I started photographing the pieces, not because they were pretty, but to show my tattoo artist and friend, Brandi Popps, as something that may inspire her art or inspire one of yours.

So yes, I enjoyed the gold museum for the awesome ancient South American tattoo designs it holds, and not the culture or history of the pieces.    So what.   I am so not a fan of museums (unless they are children and science and involve hands-on exhibits.  Those are awesome).  I like the history and culture too, by the way, its just museums really bore me.

So, to make this museum more interesting, I photographed all the pieces of art I thought would make great tattoo.   Why?  In case one of you happen to be thinking about a new tattoo, of course!

So, here are some photos of beautiful, pre-Hispanic crafted potential tattoos you too can have. (click on the photo to be brought to the flicker album, and see bigger photos)

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If you like museums, the Museo del Oro in Bogota is a great place to go.   There is a lot of pieces and they are all spectacular.   And if you want to use any of these photos to inspire some new body art, feel free to show these to your tattoo artist, and feel free to send me a photo of you finished tattoo!

And if you live in the Boston or Rhode Island area, go check out my friend Brandi’s work.  She is amazing and the only person I will let tattoo me.  She also travels to many conventions around the USA.  Here is her contact info:

Facebook:  Brandi Popps

Email: lilpoppztattoo@yahoo.com

 

Yes, this post really does not give you any info about the actual Gold Museum.  I’m sorry. 

So, if you want more REAL information, here it is:

ADDRESS: Santander Park, on the corner of Carrera 5 and 16th Street, Bogotá, Colombia.

WEBSITE:  http://www.banrep.gov.co/museo/eng/home.htm

HOURS OF OPERATION: Tuesday to Saturday – 9:00am to 6:00pm. Sundays and Public Holidays -10:00am to 4:00pm.   Closed Mondays and some Holidays.

PHONE:  (571) 3432222

 

CHEERS!

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