Yes Yes, And Furthermore…

Here’s something we know. This sheet was done by Dusty Rhodes aka Professor Manley.  The dude’s full name was Manley Raymond “Dusty” Rhodes (1890-1962).  Our professional research team at LTP confirms: The hand that wrought this had nothing at all to do with the big framed panel that hung in his studio.  But as a…

Snakes and High Heels

From exhaustive electroscopic comparison analysis at our very own International Institute for Tattoo Art Research, a division of Lift Trucks Project, our studies have led us to the following determination.  The large tattoo flash board from Dusty Rhodes studio is most certainly the handwork of Joseph Hartley. One element of our research over the course…

Hearts & Roses

From exhaustive comparison analysis at our very own institute for tattoo research, a division of LTP, we have determined the following… The large tattoo flash board from Dusty Rhodes studio is most certainly the artwork of Joseph Hartely. He was well known to have supplied the Rhodes brothers with supplies and flash samples for their…

Dusty Rhodes

Dusty Rhodes

Manley “Dusty Rhodes” (1860-1962) was listed as a tattooist in Chatham, England 1911 although he spent most of his career in Grimsby. The designs above found in Dusty’s shop, are most certainly by Joseph Hartley who sold flash samples and materials from his famous Bristol tattoo shop. This anonymous sheet below was found on the…

Hi Oh Silver

Back when the West was the West. A topless Indian pole dancer. Excellent choice for a full back piece tattoo. I’ll get it if you get it. You go first, heh. This one’s a variation signed Trader Bob of the famous Bert Grimm design. Grimm sold velox production copies to tattoo parlors in the late…

How Lucky Can One Guy Be?

What floats our boat about this flash sheet by the master tattooer, Earl Brown? Maybe it’s about the good life. A girl in the bunny suit. Catch a wink and a nod from a lass in a pirate outfit. What’s not to like?  Five seductive pin ups all waiting to add their name with yours…

Bizness is Good

Out of place like a land-bound ghost in the fog, yellow street lights, the low growl of the trolley underground electric hum. Another low hummed transformer buzz from the Jesus Saves sign at the mission, snap up your collar, quicken your pace. I can see it all coming back dream-like now, one more for the…

Tattoo Auction

Many of our followers are diehard tattoo aficionados and collectors, and it’s easy to understand why. They know it’s rare to find the good tattoo stuff out in the wild, but we’ve got good news. We’ve gotten reports of an online tattoo auction to be held on the 13th & 14th – 1PM & 6PM…