Guests of the special project

Dmitry Babakhin – a tattoo master from St. Petersburg, specializing in Polynesian tattoo. However, Dmitry usually corrects: “It is not the Polynesian, but the tattoo of the Marquesas Islands”, since Polynesia is an extremely big region with rich tattoo history.

Dmitry also collects craft and cult items from both French Polynesia and other regions. Part of his collection can be seen at the exhibition.

Vyacheslav Starkov is another guest from the northern capital, a master of Japanese tattoos. Repeatedly visited Japan and gained experience from Japanese colleagues.

Vyacheslav is one of the few masters in Russia who owns the tebori technique – a bamboo tattooing.

In addition to demonstrating the process of tattooing, Vyacheslav will talk about the history and motifs of this art.

Elena Lavrentyeva is a tattoo artist from Moscow, known in the tattoo community under the pseudonym Bee. She has worked in various styles since 2008 and spent a lot of her time studying the tattoos of the natives of North America.

She presents the art of tattoo of the Tlingit. The technique Elena uses is called a handpoke.

In addition to tattoo artists, Russian reenactors are invited to the exhibition. They will help the masters recreate the atmosphere of the dwellings of the tribes I.F. Krusenstern encountered during the first Russian round-the-world voyage.

Exhibition address

Red Square, 1, State Historical Museum.
New Hall, entrance is near the Zero kilometer

Schedule of lectures and master classes

  • June 8

    10: 00-16: 00 Demonstration of the tattooing process
    16: 00-19: 00 Daria Eremeeva, lecture
    19: 00-21: 00 Vyacheslav Starkov, lecture

  • June 9

    10: 00-16: 00 Demonstration of the tattooing process
    16: 00-19: 00 Mikhail Vinogradov, lecture
    19: 00-21: 00 Dmitry Babakhin, lecture

Attention! You need to pre-register to attend the lectures

We have to limit the guests of the exhibition due to the capacity of the hall. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Entrance to the exhibition is free

Schedule of the special project
June 8-9, 10:00 – 21:00