Tattoo Travel Book - Ben Corday

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Ben Corday
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This book has been out of print for many years!  We are excited that it has been reprinted and is once again available.

The Tattoo Travel Book is a beautiful reproduction of a design book of tattoo flash painted by the legendary Ben Corday (1875-1938) made for traveling while he was on the road. Born in England but mainly tattooing in America, Corday was a leading practitioner of the sophisticated and elegant design style that ushered in tattooing's first "golden age" in the late 19th-early 20th century. These fine-line ink and watercolor designs, created in the early 1900's were painted individually and glued into a leather-bound souvenir photo album. The 26 pages of flash (141 designs in all) are shown actual size.

The book includes photos and pitch cards of Corday and his work as well as a short introduction by Ed Hardy. Lyle Tuttle supplied a rare copy of Corday's obituary from the 1938 Los Angeles Times and also contributed invaluable historic information.

Published by Hardy Marks Publications in 2010 and reprinted in 2024
8 x 10, Hardcover
Color, 36 pages