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Carnival Tattoo

Beautiful Carnival Mask Tattoo

photos by female photographer Imogen Cunningham, 1976. Irene "Bobbie" Libarry. tattooed woman. sideshow. nonagenarian. carnival. freak show.

I would remove the flowy part around the neck, but the inspiration from classic American and carnival/ gypsy styling makes it very cool.

Shinedown's Brent Smith inspired Tattoo. Rock n Roll is a way of life! I remember his speech about rock n roll at the carnival of madness so inspiring!!

# CIRCUS Girl with tattoos standing with Zebra by TheConjuredMermaid, This is a 5 X7 picture of a woman standing next to a Zebra. The picture is in black and white. The woman is tattooed and appears to belong to the Circus or Carnival. This is a reproduction of an old vintage postcard.

This dark and daring tattoo features a full Venetian mask with traditional motifs of the Venice carnival such as sheet music. Flowers and leaves in shades of deep purple, ochre, and green add mystery and depth.

This is cool but would be better if it was the Chicago skyline

# CIRCUS Girl with tattoos standing with Zebra by TheConjuredMermaid, This is a 5 X7 picture of a woman standing next to a Zebra. The picture is in black and white. The woman is tattooed and appears to belong to the Circus or Carnival. This is a reproduction of an old vintage postcard.

Carnival mask tattoo sketch by - Ranz

photos by female photographer Imogen Cunningham, 1976. Irene "Bobbie" Libarry. tattooed woman. sideshow. nonagenarian. carnival. freak show.

Artoria Gibboms was a tattoo attraction that worked for 35 years in circus and carnival sideshows. Artoria was the stage name for Mrs. C. W. (Red) Gibbons. Artoria’s tattoos were amazing: magnificent reproductions of paintings by Raphael and Michelangelo and a few patriotic designs but for those few exceptions the main inspiration is Italian. "My husband done everyone of them, she said proudly. They’re all masterpieces. He was crazy ‘bout eyetalian painters."

"Doll" & her Ink...

Not top but bottom plus another = lower back coverup

I would remove the flowy part around the neck, but the inspiration from classic American and carnival/ gypsy styling makes it very cool.

Pearl Hamilton, AKA “Smitty the Tattooed Doll” was one half of the husband & wife carnival circuit team in the 1920-30's. Her tattoo of a peacock with a woman in the middle was done by her husband Ted. Smitty worked the sideshow stage while ted worked in a small tent; his flash hung from the support rod & his case set-up on a small wooden platform. When the Hamilton's were not on the road they could be found at #503 Sixth Street in Peoria, Illinois.

# CIRCUS Girl with tattoos standing with Zebra by TheConjuredMermaid, This is a 5 X7 picture of a woman standing next to a Zebra. The picture is in black and white. The woman is tattooed and appears to belong to the Circus or Carnival. This is a reproduction of an old vintage postcard.

ZOMG! What a rad carnival tattoo!

Not the actual butterfly tattoo but I want THIS rainbow sucker for my candy sleeve!!

photos by female photographer Imogen Cunningham, 1976. Irene "Bobbie" Libarry. tattooed woman. sideshow. nonagenarian. carnival. freak show.

tattooed people are so amazing... i love the stories behind side show people and that whole industry. It was super messed up but the pictures are always amazing. I love that the idea of a person covered in tattoos was so intriguing and weird. now its not something you would pay to see! these old pictures are totally a sweet inspiration for style