Tattoo: Flash Art of Amund Dietzel

“Tattoo: Flash Art of Amund Dietzel” is showing at the Milwaukee Art Museum until October 13, 2013.

The young Scandinavian took up tattooing during his time on a merchant ship in the early 1900s, at the tender age of 14. By the end of his time on the high seas Diezel had acquired tattoos of his own from neck to foot, earning the nickname of the “tattooed man.” But after his ship suffered damage near Quebec, the artist took to land, showing off his painted body at carnivals and sideshows, until deciding to set up a small shop in Wisconsin’s largest city. Dietzel was a tattoo pioneer when he opened up his first parlor in 1913, and was quickly dubbed the “Master of Milwaukee.”

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Tattoo: Flash Art of Amund DietzelAmund Dietzel, Wells Street Shop, 1962

Tattoo: Flash Art of Amund DietzelGirl and Snake, 1916

Tattoo: Flash Art of Amund DietzelBattle Royale, 1916

Tattoo: Flash Art of Amund DietzelUnited States Navy

Tattoo: Flash Art of Amund DietzelDragon, ca 1950s

Tattoo: Flash Art of Amund Dietzel
Amund Dietzel, ca. 1915

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