Today I broke the twenty thousandth view marker. I am so stoked that so many people have taken the time to look at my blog. Please keep checking things out and I will try not to disappoint!
Archive for August, 2011
Little is known of C.H. Fellowes other than he tattooed by hand at the turn of the century. All that remains of him is a hand tattooing kit and a sketch book that were found in Providence Rhode Island in 1966. Fellowes sketch book was published in 1971 by the Pyne Press under the title “The Tattoo Book”. It is out of print and very hard to find but here are a few pictures from the original.
Hans Langseth, King Whiskers
as he was called, who holds the record for
the world’s longest beard, 18 feet 6 inches long.He was born in Norway on July 14th, 1846.It is often assumed his beard was only 17 feet 6 inches longbut when it was cut off after his death they left 12 inches on his face.He spent some of his life traveling with sideshows but became tired of skeptics tugging on his whiskers.At one point in his life he determined to cut it off but halfway through he could not bring himself to finish.This of course explains the more narrow sections of his beard.As time wore on it was common for him to roll his beard into a balland tuck it into his vest or jacket.This is the most notable photos of Hans at age 66.Click HERE to see the only known video of Hans
And click HERE to read more about him and his life.
“A woman is a branchy tree and man a singing wind; and from her branches carelessly he takes what he can find.” James StephensPosted in tattoos with tags tattoo, tree on August 21, 2011 by barrelrider
“The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one’s own.” Willa CatherPosted in tattoos with tags chest piece, mandala, ornate, tattoo on August 20, 2011 by barrelrider
Early yesterday me and my wife came in after dropping our son off at school and dove into this. She was super nervous but sat like a champ and we were able to finish in a reasonable amount of time. I tried to design it in a way that will be easy to add onto later. I am real happy with the over all look.