An impressive collection of 1,856 tattoo business cards from 49 states and the District of Columbia (lacking examples from only South Dakota). The bulk of the cards are from California, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington; while a few states have only a couple cards, including Alaska, Idaho, Mississippi, DC, and Wyoming. The cards were originally arranged by state, with no further organization (they are not sorted by city or alphabetically). Following the states, there are sections... View More...
New York, Thomas Dunne Books (St. Martin’s Press): 2013
Seller ID: 2954
Condition: Near Fine
Hardcover with dust jacket, black cloth with red spine titles, 16 by 24.1 cm, illus. endpapers, 293 pp. plus 16-pages of color and black and white photos. Near fine with only faint signs of shelf wear – appears unread. Signed by Hardy on the half-title page, and dated in the year of publication. While he may be best known today for his eponymous line of T-shirts, cigarette lighters, shot glasses, and anything else that could be emblazoned with his designs—a merchandising ploy that he had little control over—Hardy is one of the great American tattoo artists and proponent of traditional... View More...
Woodstock and Voorheesville, NY, R. Mutt Press with Spaulding and Rogers Mfg. Inc.: 1982
Seller ID: 2937
Condition: Very Good +
Hardcover with dust jacket, black buckram with silver spine and cover titles, 18 by 26 cm, 140 pp., illus. The book is very good with only light shelf wear on the bottom edge; the jacket is very good with light edge wear and a few small tears. A collection of photographs—taken mostly in the 1950s and 60s—of tattooed women. Some with small, simple tattoos, and some with elaborate, full-body designs. Includes over a hundred full-page, black and white photographs, sprinkled throughout with epigrams by Oscar Wilde. Spider Webb is an old-school American tattoo artist, tattoo machine builde... View More...