"They say when you die, your body's going to testify against you," Shanghai Kate Hellenbrand has said. One of the first female tattoo artists to carve out a reputation for herself, Shanghai Kate appears in Rona Yefman's video Dame of the World with her iconic three-mast ship tattooed on her arm. In another video by Yefman, young Caitlin G. tattoos herself on film you see the ink going in and excess color wash away. Both videos show at Annie Wharton gallery in the Pacific Design Center as part of "Shellfish," a two-person show with Yefman and Davida Nemeroff about rights of passage and taking control. 8687 Melrose Ave., #B-275; through June 29. (323) 903-9566, anniewhartonlosangeles.com.
Mondays-Fridays. Starts: May 17. Continues through June 29, 2012