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Classic Tattoo Stencils: Designs in Acetate

By Cliff White

Large, thick, hardcover book from Flash from the Bowery author Cliff White. This is a staggering volume of thousands of vintage acetate-stencil tattoo designs. Before Thermofax™ and numbing cream, tattooists had to hone their tracing skills and clients had to hope for the best. Over time, artists would ask sailors and dock workers to let them trace their remarkable tattoos that they got at other ports, effectively inventing design replication. A worthy companion to Flash from the Bowery: Classic American Tattoos, 1900-1950, this volume continues to ignite the curiosity of American tattoo history.

Hardcover. 440 pages. Measures 9" X 12"

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