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A Treasure Trove of Antique Tattoo Flash is Found in Corpus Christi

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By Craig Hlavaty Source: www.blog.chron.com Long before tattoos were the subject of reality show after reality show and people like Justin Bieber sported ink, tattoos were the milieu of sailors, soldiers, Marines, and maybe circus folk. This weekend, Peveto Art Gallery will display 20 sheets of historic tattoo flash art that were recently found in an abandoned house in Corpus Christi. According to gallery owner Scott Peveto, the flash looks to be over 100 years old. The items were rescued from a Dumpster by a man who cleans out houses that are tagged to be torn down. “I’ve spent enough time with them to know they are real,” said Peveto. The sheets are water and nicotine-stained and more than likely were originally displayed on the walls of a tattoo shop for customers to choose pieces from. The art is on heavy illustration board and shows  signs of wear from push pins. Artist names are included on most. “The majority of them are by the same artist,” said Peveto. You can really pinpoint the ones that don’t quite go with the others. Peveto is looking to sell half the lot at a public unveiling of the exhibit  Saturday night at his Montrose gallery. He said he is going to ask around $2,000 per sheet. The exhibit opens at 6 p.m. Peveto said the work predates the art of  Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, who made his name tattooing sailors, rebels, and rogues. Sailor Jerry’s name is now on rum bottles, art galleries, dorm posters, baby ... Read More »

Paul Dobleman: Psychedelic Stories from the Road

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By Paul Dobleman: Due to the fact I’ve been on the road, I haven’t had the chance to do a proper psychedelic story, so you are going to just have to hear one of mine… Read More »

Paul Dobleman: Psychedelic Stories March’s WINNER!

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By Paul Dobleman:  Here is the Psychedelic Stories winner for March, thanks to everyone who participated…  Read More »

Paul Dobleman: Psychedelic Stories February’s WINNER!

By Paul Dobleman:  So it begins! We got a little bit of a late start… So here is February’s Winner! A big thanks to everyone who wrote in… Read More »

Paul Dobleman: Psychedelic Stories Contest 2013

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By Paul Dobleman:  So I’ve been tattooing assholes for the last year, I’m over it and moving on. As much as I’d like to blog about my opinions I think that’s all fucking bullshit and no one cares. I’m all about having a good time and this is more my speed. As tattooers a lot of us have been through some weird stuff, drugs especially… Read More »

Paul Dobleman: December’s Asshole of the Month WINNER!

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By Paul Dobleman:  I’d like to thank everyone who participated and sent in an asshole story, it’s been a fun year tattooing you assholes. Cheers to everyone who reads these, hope you like next year’s project… Psychedelic Stories! The last asshole… December’s asshole of the month is Stuart…  Read More »

Paul Dobleman: November’s Asshole of the Month WINNER!

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By Paul Dobleman: Assholes keep comin’ here is the November Asshole of the month… Read More »

Paul Dobleman: October’s Asshole of the Month WINNER!

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By Paul Dobleman: Once again! Yes you know… Assholes happen! Here is the winner for October!!! Read More »

Paul Dobleman: September’s Asshole of the Month WINNER!

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By Paul Dobleman: Once again, Assholes!!! Here is the September Asshole of the Month…  Read More »

Paul Dobleman: August’s Asshole of the Month WINNER!

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By Paul Dobleman:  Once again, assholes are everywhere! Here is the asshole of the month for August… Read More »

Paul Dobleman: July’s Asshole of the Month WINNER!

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By Paul Dobleman:  Assholes happen as always, here is the asshole of the month for July! Once again, thanks to everyone who participated!  Read More »

Paul Dobleman: June’s Asshole of the Month WINNER!

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By Paul Dobleman:  Once again, assholes happen! Thanks to everyone who participated. Here is the winner for June’s Asshole of the Month… Read More »

Paul Dobleman: May’s Asshole of the Month WINNER!

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By Paul Dobleman:  Asshole of the month for May! Once again everyone, thank you for participating in the contest! May’s winner is Colin Banks… Read More »

Paul Dobleman: April’s Asshole of the Month WINNER!

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By Paul Dobleman:  Once again, more ass! April’s winner is Hollywood Nelson! I chose this story because it was written so well. Congratulations! Hollywood Nelson, you’re an asshole! She chose the griffin donkey for her collection… Read More »

Paul Dobleman: March’s Asshole of the Month WINNER!

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By Paul Dobleman: There have been some assholes, but this is just fucking awesome! Travez you killed it!!! Travez chose the donkey Pegasus for his collection… Here is the March asshole of the month… Read More »

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