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Many old-school tattooists recalled seeing their first tattooed person in the sideshow, as the circus sideshow spread tattooing from coast to coast in America. They admitted that this had a major impact on them choosing the art of tattooing for a livelihood.
Ethel Martin Vangi, aka Lady Viola, born in March 1898, was one of those circus troopers causing a stir in the tattoo world and the outdoor amusement business. The Bowery-Coney Island-Brooklyn tattooist Frank Graf tattooed her in the 1920s.
Lady Viola did have a very special suit of tattoos, often being billed as “The Most Beautiful Tattooed Woman in the World.” Along with popular tattoo figures of the time, she had the United States Capitol on her back and the Statue of Liberty and Rock of Ages on her legs. She spent decades in the show business world and was still working with the Thomas Joyland Show at the age of 73!
Although Lady Viola made her name as a tattoo attraction, like many other female attractions (including Betty Broadbent) she also did some tattooing.
She died in april, 1977 and the last pic is one of her last photos.
via Tattoo Archive
Classic Video Game Tattoos by Phillip Marsden
new ink for Brenda and me today from Mimi @ The Sea Wolf Tattoo Company! We absolutely love going there :) Best folks in the city! I got the 17yr cicada and Brenda got the rest!
Traditional kerosene lamp with pansies. By Mimi Wunsch at Sea Wolf Tattoo Company. Minneapolis, MN.
Mimi Wunsch - Minneapolis, MN
hell yeah, Mimi! :)
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The very special @spencer_fbc paint palette. Next to a sick one by @deaddweight_fbc . Follow my boys and watch us take crappy convention photos of sick tats! Follow @jaboc too, he loves animals! (at Sheraton Boston Hotel)
New York Adorned
Katya Krasnova as featured on Swallows&Daggers.
Paint night #greatlakestattoo