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Curious if anyone else in here collects old acetate stencils? I would really like to have a peek at other peoples collections. For some reason I almost enjoy collecting stencils more than flash. I just like holding an old acetate in my hand and imagining how many people got tattoos from it. Here are some of my collection. I have a bunch more I need to take pictures of.

Bob Shaw

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Owen Jensen

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nice collection! i have some from dietzel, sailor jerry, owen jensen, paul rogers, mike malone, leroy minugh and some unidentified ones from the 1920's and 1970's...but you can see them at the shop! no online pics...sorry.

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i understand. i will stop by the shop when i am out there in a few weeks.

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i think i'll be in london then, but feel free to come by the shop.

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I love looking at acetate stencils when I get the chance to see them and thinking how some of them have traveled ridiculous miles being sent from one tattooer to another, tattoo shop to shop. I really like that Owen Jensen eagle and snake...any chance of a close up pictures of it? Thanks for sharing these and look fwd to more from those willing to share....

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the eagle snake isn't jensen. its actually a sketch from a tattoo richard stell put on me.

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the eagle snake isn't jensen. its actually a sketch from a tattoo richard stell put on me.

awesome, thanks.

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Just wanted to bring this thread back from it's grave because it is a pretty nice collection....and because I do collect acetates as well! :)

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Just wanted to bring this thread back from it's grave because it is a pretty nice collection....and because I do collect acetates as well! :)

For some reason I think I missed this thread -- thanks Bunny!

@ShawnPorter hope you don't mind me linking this from OV, but here's a great post from the Philly convention. Perez picked up an old Lee Roy stencil and I was lucky enough to stumble over to his booth and get it put on, with graphite and all. Lineage « Occult Vibrations

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Im with gouge, totally dont remember this thing. Awesome thread! Id love to dig through that box Grime showed in the Vice videos.

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Neat stuff. 3 of my earliest pieces were done from stencils, and pieces of the 4th. Talk about a pain! One kool part is that one of them, a parrot, is still at Chicago Tattooing, and my sons are planning on getting it on themselves.

I'd watch Dale outlining on a stencil-design, and wonder howinhell he could possibly see what he was doing. Somehow, it always seemed to come out right.

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I tend to go back and look through the older threads from time to time and i saw this one and was surprised I hadn't posted in it originally!

I too have gotten a few tattoos from acetates over the years!

Good score by Perez!

I picked up a couple that Tony Polito was letting go!

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My older work was all acetate stencils. The stencils were usually made from the wall art by an apprentice. Perforate all those little holes along every line... I used to watch them do it. I can recall the artist cursing when they had to cut a fresh stencil. They were usually kept in a drawer in some sort of order and had the reference # from the flash on the wall.

CG

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Here are two Dave Gibson gave to me....

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Bunny those are killer! @dcostello isn't your Lucero girl pretty similar to this one?

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Bunny those are killer! @dcostello isn't your Lucero girl pretty similar to this one?

I have a tracing he did of the girl....and a photo of the tattoo from a while back (has his embossed stamp on the photo)

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these collections are very cool!

i loved to get a tattoo from some of these old stencils

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Holy shit! Yeah thats her. She was originally (if im not mistaken) from the X-Files episode "Never Again" in season 4.

Im jealous you have that.

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