Explore the dark subculture of 1950s tattoos!In the early 1950s, when tattoos were the indelible mark of a lowlife, an erudite professor of English--a friend of Gertrude Stein, Thomas Mann, Andre Gide, and Thornton Wilder--abandoned his job to become a tattoo artist (and incidentally a researcher for Alfred Kinsey). Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos tells the story of his years working in a squalid arcade on Chicago's tough State Street. During that time he left his mark on a hundred thousand people, from youthful sailors who flaunted their tattoos as a rite of manhood to executives who had to hide their passion for well-ornamented flesh. Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos is anything but politically correct. The gritty, film-noir details of Skid Row life are rendered with unflinching honesty and furtive tenderness. His lascivious relish for the young sailors swaggering or staggering in for a new tattoo does not blind him to the sordidness of the world they inhabited. From studly nineteen-year-olds who traded blow jobs for tattoos to hard-bitten dykes who scared the sailors out of the shop, the clientele was seedy at best: sailors, con men, drunks, hustlers, and Hells Angels. These days, when tattoo art is sported by millionaires and the middle class as well as by gang members and punk rockers, the sheer squalor of Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos is a revelation. However much tattoo culture has changed, the advice and information is still sound:
Four impressive tattoo images of castle turrets, a flaming dragon, a mythical winged creature with outstretched claws, and a peasant atop decorative scrollwork. Instructions.
A Great Tattoo starts with a great Tattoo Design, Learn Step by Step easy steps and you can become the next tattoo artist. Cross Tattoo book for you. Start with basic simple and artistic Tattoo designs and you will be drawing wonderful and cool tattoo designs in no time! The Step by Step Tattoo drawings give you room to practice your drawing talent. Many different Tattoo designs for you to try. This Book Includes: Learn To Draw Cross Tattoo 6 Characters: Learn To Draw Celtic Cross Tattoo Learn To Draw Cross Tattoo Learn To Draw Crucifix Cross Tattoo Learn To Draw Iron Cross Tattoo Learn To Draw Rose Cross Tattoo Learn To Draw Winged Cross Tattoo
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