You can now buy the actual artifact from one of my most popular posts! Visit the new Tattoo History Treasury Etsy store (www.etsy.com/shop/tattoohistory). I went and bought the box lot from the junk store…
Dreary, rainy day making me miss places like the Marquesas…from Willowdean Handy, 1938.
Cossposting with @tattooexhibit today! A travel trunk from the collection of Dana Brunson. Read all about it at http://bit.ly/IqsLBE
Exciting news for those if you who missed the Dietzel flash show in Milwaukee. Most of the show is reinstalled at Chicago’s @greatlakestattoo in their fabulous new exhibition space. Up til January 5th.
Excited to announce that I’ll be the primary author and editor for a new book coming out fall 2015 called World Atlas of Tattoo (details on the FB page). This von den Steinen image is along the lines of what will be in the history and culture sections I’m writing.
Walter and Stanley Moscowitz. Read my review of the *excellent* audio book about them (and more) at http://bit.ly/18zzKBW
Just a reminder that sometimes the daily post is just on the FB version of THD…go there to see the rest of this incredible fan find!
Thanking all veterans today (including my late dad)! Read a tiny bit about military tattoo history in my current @tattooculturemagazine article. Image is a detail from an 1896 article on an old US Army identification system that used tattoos.
I’m such a sucker for kitsch with my name in tattoos…a great wood carving on display at Mike Skiver’s booth at the St. Louis convention today.