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Memoirs of a Tattooist: From the Notes, Diaries and Letters of the Late 'King of Tattooists'
London: Pan Books Ltd., 1960. Softcover. Near fine. Originally published by Oldbourne, 1958. 187 p. B&w plates. Bibliography. Small price sticker to front cover. Paper browned. The life story of tattoo artist George Burchett, a favourite among the England's upper classes and European royalty. Among his customers were King Alfonso XIII of Spain, King Frederick IX of Denmark, and King George V of Great Britain. In the 1930s, he developed cosmetic tattooing with such techniques as permanently darkening eyebrows and reddening lips. His story, which includes his experiences in school, the British Navy, and Africa, is told with with subtle English humour. A classic of tattoo literature.
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