Loud, Naked, & in Three Colors: The Liberty Boys & The History of Tattooing in Boston

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Derin Bray and Margaret Hodges
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From the 1910s until 1962, when Massachusetts banned tattooing statewide, Edward "Dad" Liberty and his three sons Frank, Harold and Ted held a near-monopoly on the Boston tattoo scene from their shops in Scollay Square, the city's gritty entertainment district. This richly illustrated family biography about the pioneering Boston tattoo artists "Dad" Liberty and his boys includes more than 700 newly-discovered designs painted by the Liberty's, Ben Corday, Frank Howard, and Ed Smith.  Also included are more than 70 illustrations of never-before seen photographs, business cards, tattoo machines, and shop signs.

Published in 2020 by Rake House
9½ x 11½, Hardcover
160 pages, color