Ink and Skinner

Record setting price was set at auction for tattooed figure. Hammer price for this two and 1/2 foot tall composition figure was $23,000. Add the 25% buy in commission, tax and other official sounding crap and you’re up around $30,000!  One famous Folk art dealer went as high as $2,500. “Well I guess I did Read more about Ink and Skinner[…]

Best Circus Lady Ever

Prof Frank Howard  ran away at an early age and came back from being at sea literally covered in tattoos. Here is an old cabinet card from Barnum’s circus where he traveled for many years. The following is from  Encyclopedia: “Annie Howard was a tattooed lady who exhibited with her husband, Frank Howard, in Read more about Best Circus Lady Ever[…]