Charle “of Malta” Parnis

Compare these three head shots: 1. From Lift Trucks contributor. 2. Long sheet found in Dusty Rhodes’ studio. 3. Charlie “of Malta” Parnis, early 1900s. Collection of Hanky Panky, Amsterdam Tattoo Museum. From Pierced Hearts and True Love: A Century of Drawings for Tattoos, The Drawing Center.        Lab staff sent packing along with our Read more about Charle “of Malta” Parnis[…]

Snakes and High Heels

From exhaustive electroscopic comparison analysis at our very own International Institute for Tattoo Art Research, a division of Lift Trucks Project, our studies have led us to the following determination.  The large tattoo flash board from Dusty Rhodes studio is most certainly the handwork of Joseph Hartley. One element of our research over the course Read more about Snakes and High Heels[…]