Monthly Archives: June 2009

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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