Yearly Archives: 2009

Jeff Baker

Well as we all get older, its bound to happen, and on the 28th of October 2009 it did. When the tattooing world lost another one of its elder statesmen, Great Britain’s ‘Painless Jeff Baker’ who passed away after a

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Tattooing machine run on air compresser.

Over the years many tattoo artists have sought to find and make a newer, cleaner and easier to handle tattooing machine. And although tattooing machines run by air have been tried many times before, none have really been that successful.

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North Western Tattoo Club

Ron Ackers attended five of Les Skuse’s ‘Bristol Tattoo Club’ get togethers and was so impressed with what he had seen, told Les that he would also like to do something along the same lines. And with Les being the

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Tattooed Lady Marion Hollier

The classic record album ‘Indelibly Stamped’ by the group ‘Supertramp’ had on its cover the tattooed lady Marion Hollier and not Rusty Skuse as is often thought. The record album ‘Indelibly Stamped’ (released June 1971) had on its cover tattooed

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Danny George Leslie Skuse (1938 – 2009)

Daniel George Leslie Skuse (1938-2009)…What a week that was, when the world learned the sad news that the beautiful movie star Farrah Fawcett, and music icon Michael Jackson had passed away within hours of each other on the 25th of

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20 quick tattooing history facts

New Zealand’s Roger Ingerton moved to Sydney, Australia in 1957, and tattooed with hand tools around the local pubs and for a time in his living accommodation. He also started to get tattooed by Australian tattooing legend Alex Chater as well as getting worked

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Tattoo's of Borneo

In the years 1893-94, 1896-97 and 1898-1900 the Dutch government sponsored Dr Anton Nieuwenhuis in three expeditions to Borneo – to study the Dayaks of Kalimantan (Borneo being at the time a part of the Dutch East Indies). And one hundred

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America's first tattooed showman

James O’Connell – the tattooed Irishman was America’s first tattooed showman working firstly at the Lion Circus O’Connell first became known after the story of his life was published in 1836. Telling of the six years he had spent on

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Tattooing in South Africa

John Thompson who was born in Bedale, North Yorkshire, England in 1871 – relocated to Galveston in the USA. Where he changed his name to J.T. Clark and married Bertha Ritchie the tattooed lady – who went by the show name

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Stoney St Clair

A great DVD hit American stores in 2005 entitled ‘Stoney Knows How’ Which although only 29 minutes and 12 seconds long is a great piece of tattooing history – And in it we see Stoney St Clair tattooing tattoo legend

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