Tall ship sailor-turned-cartoonist Lucy Bellwood's gorgeous "The Art of the Sailor" is an informative guide to the meaning of sailor tattoos. It first appeared in Vancouver Maritime Museum's traveling exhibit, "Tattoos and Scrimshaw: the Art of the Sailor."
It's available as a signed and numbered letterpress print for $40:
Giclée art prints are available directly from the artist for $15 to $20.
This site has vintage photos of some of these tats (and others).
Previously: Buy a random permanent tattoo from this vending machine
Stunning script by Santa Rosa Tattoo. See more on their Instagram: @santarosatattoo. (via r/PenmanshipPorn)
Someone should get a large tattoo that says “Don’t get tattoos of living celebrities unless you have the money for a cover-up.” Behold, a gallery of suddenly recontextualized ink:
Here’s a meta moment for you: Jeff Goldblum critiquing other people’s Jeff Goldblum tattoos in the way only Jeff Goldblum could. “Ten Goldblums out of a possible 10 Goldblums.” Previously: Just a drawing of actor Jeff Goldblum as your personal motivational centaur
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