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Tattoos

Mayonnaise tattoos

Here's an odd cross-promotion: Duke's mayonnaise has offered to pay for people to get free Duke's-mayonnaise-themed tattoos at the Yellow Bird Tattoo shop in Richmond, VA. The free tattoos will be available for one day only, on May 13th. However, the sign-up list is already filled up. So too late, if you've just heard about it. Apparently a lot of people want mayonnaise-themed tattoos.

More info: Duke's Mayo Tattoos



Posted By: Alex - Wed May 11, 2022 - Comments ()
Category: Mayonnaise, Tattoos

Existential Tattoos

I think that in the 1950s anything slightly non-conformist was labelled 'existentialist'.

This tattoo, on the back of a young Italian woman in Milan, Nov. 5, 1952, is in a new fashion taken up by young feminine followers of the post-war existentialist philosophy of Jean Paul Sartre, the French writer. The tattoo reads: "I have loved. I am grateful to God." This girl likes to be called Ginetta Sartre in honor of the leader of the movement. The tattoos are usually sentimental phrases or symbolic drawings. (AP Photo)


Wichita Eagle - Oct 27, 1952



Anyone with an existential tattoo should make sure to also wear an existentialist hat.

Posted By: Alex - Tue Mar 08, 2022 - Comments ()
Category: Fashion, Philosophy, 1950s, Tattoos

Lorett Fulkerson, the Last Performing Tattooed Lady

Was this gal, still performing in the 1990s, the last of her kind, an old-fashioned circus/sideshow performer? Maybe some current hipster performance piece features a tattooed female of this caliber. But it seems unlikely, so common is tattooing these days, even to the similar extent of Lorett's body, 90% inked.

Some info at her Find A Grave site.





Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 18, 2022 - Comments (4)
Category: Human Marvels, Tattoos, Twentieth Century, Circuses, Carnivals, and Other Traveling Shows

D.N.R. Tattoo

From the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Oct 2012, 27(10): 1383-1383:

A 59-year-old man with diabetes mellitus, peripheral vascular disease, hypertension and dyslipidemia was admitted to the hospital for a below-the-knee amputation due to chronic non-healing wounds of his lower extremity. Physical examination revealed a “D.N.R.” tattoo on his chest (Fig. 1). Upon reviewing his code status, he indicated that he would want resuscitative efforts initiated in the event of a cardiac or respiratory arrest. However, he did not want prolonged attempts at resuscitation. When asked why his tattoo conflicted with his wishes to be resuscitated, he explained that he had lost a bet playing poker with fellow ancillary hospital staffers while inebriated in his younger years; the loser had to tattoo “D.N.R.” across his chest.


Posted By: Alex - Sun Dec 10, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Medicine, Tattoos

Collie Nose

Generally, one should not scribble on one's dog with a black felt tip pen, nor tattoo the animal. However...





Posted By: Paul - Mon Apr 03, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Medicine, Dogs, Tattoos

The Tattooed Lady



Not the Groucho song.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 02, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, 1950s, Tattoos

Forgot to Chew Off The Tat Too

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Kirk Kelly was picked up in a traffic stop in Tallmadge, Ohio. To avoid having his true identity revealed he lied about his name and then sat in the back of a cruiser and chewed off his fingerprints. The police subsequently identified him by a tattoo. I have to specify, although Kirk was picked up in Ohio, he was originally from Florida- the WTF state.

Posted By: patty - Sun Mar 06, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Stupid Criminals, Tattoos, Goofs and Screw-ups

Old Ink

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Tattoos go back a long way. This is evidenced by an archaeological find from 1991 in the Italian Alps. Scientist have been cataloging the mummified corpse's tattoos since it was found. The current count is 61 on the 5,300 year old ice man. That's some really old ink.

Posted By: patty - Wed Jan 28, 2015 - Comments (11)
Category: Death, Tattoos

Your Name Here

The latest Kickstarter weirdness. In return for a $10 donation, tattoo artist Illma Gore will tattoo your name on her body. Her goal is to completely cover her body with around 2500 names. She hasn't got all those names yet, but she's already got enough donations to get her project funded.

Posted By: Alex - Thu Jan 15, 2015 - Comments (11)
Category: Art, Tattoos

Tattoo Baby Dolls

An art project by Sherri Wood. Check out the full gallery of her dolls at her site, daintytime.com.





Posted By: Alex - Tue Jul 29, 2014 - Comments (7)
Category: Art, Toys, Tattoos

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