known to curiosity seekers who are willing to pay a
dime to see her. Her body, from the neck down, is
covered with varied colored patterns.
Professor T. Conway
patriotic motif shown has the picture of George
Washington tattooed on his back.
chest is similarly adorned with patriotic emblems in
a multitude of colors.
tattooing has been revived by a book that covers the subject
thoroughly and frankly. “Tattoo” by Albert Parry, makes many
For instance, it is surprising
to learn how many women, even in
society circles, adorn their
physical charms with
multi-colored figures of
butterflies, hearts, cupids and
initials of loved ones.
The tattoo mark even is found in
royal palaces and King George V
of England can oast, if he so
desires, of two dragons, one on
either arm. These he acquired
when he toured the Orient with
his brother away back in 1879.
When news of the future king’s
adornment became public, many
men and women high in public
life rushed to the tattoo
parlors to join in the “skin
However, the greatest
masterpiece in the tattoo art
are found among sailors and
among the professionals, those
who place themselves on
exhibition at circuses and
museums. Selected illustrations
from Parry’s book are.
known tattoo artist of the present day, is pictured
here decorating the back of a young woman who plans
a circus career.
ultra-modern electric tattoo needle equipment,
allowing faster, more accurate drawings.
world's most famous tattooed specimen. He was
brought to the U. S. by the late P. T. Barnum,
circus man extraordinary.
part of Constantine's body was tattooed. Barnum
paid this highly decorated Turk $1,000 a week and
dubbed him "The Living Picture Gallery."
were 388 separate designs tattooed on his body.
Popular Mechanics April 1934
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