The edifice is a part of a building from the 1800s located in the Parioli district, specifically in the area of Acqua Acetosa. A historically important structure, it is protected by the Cultural Heritage Management.
The property was taken over by an important contemporary master, the painter Bruno Bruni (Bruno D’Acervia). From its high windows, one can catch sight of the Acqua Acetosa fountain, attributed to Gian Lorenzo Bernini, only a few meters away.
We preserved some of the structures of his studio to allow visitors to take in its energy. The roofs and ceilings, with their original wooden beams, frame the prestigious collection, and the space has been deliberately left as antique as possible, to harmonize with the historical artifacts and ancient equipment.
The exposition is permanent and one of the most important private collections in the world.
A passionate tattoo artist who devoted his entire life to this craft brought it together over the course of 30 years. Relationships with other great collectors and tattoo museums around the world, spanning back over three decades, allow a continuous renewal of the exposition, making the museum dynamic and always able to present something new.
The collection is considered one of the most complete existing ones, particularly because all its objects relate the most significant historical periods of the tattoo tradition.