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Archive of 20th Century Tattoo Flash.

Collection of approximately 270 total pieces of mostly hand-drawn ink and/or pencil tattoo flash designs on tracing paper, some hand-colored as well, with some carbon transfers, compiled and most likely drawn by an artist named Patrick Ford from the Ozarks region of Missouri. Some wrinkling or folding to many pieces due to storage, some ink bleeding but all images still visible. Overall good to very good. Sizes range from only 2-3 inches in length to 8-1/2 by 11 inches, most 3 to 6 inches in length. Loose, currently housed in sheet protectors in a modern binder. N.p. (Camdenton, Missouri) n.d. (circa 2000s).

The subject matter of the tattoo designs is often edgy or even pornographic, many with reference to a criminal or counterculture lifestyle. Some of the images also have prices for individual tattoos noted in pencil or ink. Images include: a bleeding heart pierced by two swords which reads "LINDA 4 EVER"; insects; flowers; animals; Harley Davidson imagery; nudes and female figures; skulls; hearts; eagles; dragons; banners; demonic images; cartoon characters; and other assorted images and symbols. The collection was originally acquired from a Missouri storage unit with the location and identity of the artist vouched for by a payday loan application from Ford. An uncommon and sizable collection of original tattoo flash design from middle America.

Book ID: 50338

Price: $2,750.00