Vintage Tattoos: The Book of Old-School Skin Art by Carol ClerkTattoos have gone from badges of rebellion to fashion statements fully absorbed into mainstream culture. They are enjoying a renaissance, with graphic designers and artists creating specialty tattoos for a growing audience, unleashing a revival of interest in the bawdy vintage tattoo. Old school tattoos are being rediscovered (sometimes ironically, sometimes not) by a new generation. Originally embraced by rebels, sailors, and gangsters, these tattoos—broken hearts, naked girls, floral motifs, and maritime emblems—are now showing up on the fashion runway and in music videos. This book chronicles vintage motifs in thematic chapters interspersed with profiles of influential tattoo artists and their distinctive designs: Sailor Jerry Collins, Don Ed Hardy (the Godfather of Tattoos), Mike Rollo Banks Malone, Bert Grimm, Japan’s Horiyoshi III, and Shanghai’s Pinky Yun.
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Ben Corday - was an American tattoo artist and actor. He is known for being a prolific tattoo flash artist and a progenitor of modern tattooing. Ben Corday was born in While his obituary listed Singapore as his place of birth, a report of his U. A wrestler and actor, he appeared in two silent short films directed by Hal Roach. A man of many trades, Ben Corday was mainly known for his career in tattooing, which he practiced after immigrating to the United States.
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Flash is either drawn by individual tattoo artists for display in their own shops, or traded for or bought from other artists and distributors. Vintage, hand-drawn flash is incredibly difficult to come by, and collectors and enthusiasts alike devour any new discoveries of long-lost original flash. Electric tattooing as we know it today was invented in New York City at the turn of the 19th century. Common imagery that soon became canon included sailing ships, women, hearts, roses, daggers, eagles, dragons, wolves, panthers, skulls, crosses, and popular cartoon characters of the era. The first tattooists also figured out that using bold outlines, complimented by solid color and smooth shading, was the proper technique for creating art on a body that would look good forever.
In the meantime, we wanted to share a sneak preview of how our research is falling in place with merged evidence from tattoo artifacts, historical records, oral history, and historical circumstances. For short spurts in his life, Corday, like so many, was a traveling tattooer, who left his mark in cities across the globe. Following these journeys through all possible research avenues has helped us tie his history together in unexpected ways. Some of the more straightforward, though still exciting, documentation correlates to his tattoo designs illustrated in the Hardy Marks Tattoo Travel Book: Ben Corday. According to passenger manifests, in , Corday left his base in Los Angeles, California for a several-month visit to Liverpool, England, arriving there on February 7th aboard the S. On his return leg aboard the S.