True or False

This is from the book  “Pierced hearts and True Love.  A Century of Drawing for Tattoos” The Drawing Center, 1995. They label it as “Unidentified tattooer, c. 1950” A most excellent book. There are lots of 3d tattooed arms supposed to be old and supposed to have been employed in tattoo shops. Here’s a pair Read more about True or False[…]

Fake, We Cry!

A reader sent us this e-Bay listing, http://ebay.to/1tf0Kwt, asking our opinion. Just like on the popular tv shows! It looks like an itinerant tattoo artist case. These are rare and quite beautiful. Let’s look at this one. The box is indeed quite old. The dry white paint is great, the wood, clasp and hinges are Read more about Fake, We Cry![…]