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  1. Just wanted to give you guys a heads up about a new book we are working on. Lost Love is a collection of vintage tattoo flash presented in a 200 page 9×12 hardcover format. This book represents a handful of private collections and is full of never before published sheets of antique flash along with acetates, sketches, and photos. The images in this unique collection were selected to embody the rich and diverse history of tattooing. Our goal was to show everything from folky to fancy. This book will contain unsigned flash sheets as well as images from Cap Coleman, Paul Rogers, Sailor Jerry, Stoney St Clair, Percy Waters, Milton Zeis, and many more. The first 200 Lost Love pre orders will receive a limited print of vintage flash with their book and it will be shipped in hand silk-screened packaging. Pre orders have already started and the book is expected in early Feb. can be purchased at Yellow Beak Press

    Here is a small video teaser for the book.


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    Floyd Samson tattooed by Milton Zeis

    When researching the Zeis book I came across a fair amount of info about Floyd Samson. He was mostly a circus and carnival tattooer. Met Zeis working with the Cole Bros circus. Stayed in contact for the rest of Zeis's life. He settled down in Rockford in his later years. From my understanding helped Milt keep the supply company going for a while. Zeis's daughter was worried something bad happened to him because he just disappeared one day and they never heard from him after that. I assume he got the traveling bug but who knows. I will have to do some digging and see if I can find any info about where and when he died. His flash is really folk art looking but very cool. I would love to have a sheet of it. Sheet below was on ebay some time last year. 8202976705_f2f2f0ee58.jpg

  3. I just wanted to mention this new project we are working on. It is an exhibit catalog for an art show with the theme “Born Weird” at Portland’s own Upper Playground gallery FIFTY24PDX. Craig Brown of Historic Tattoo and Scott Boyer of Yellow Beak Press have hand picked the contributors for this project. Tattooers were selected based on style and asked to paint four sheets containing gross or weird subject matter. The result seem to be all over the board from gross-out to just bizarre. We promise it won’t disappoint! The book we are producing will include all of the content from the exhibit and some extra material. We hope to have it out in early 2013. Check Yellow Beak Press production updates.The opening was on 10-4-12 at PDX’s Upper Playground gallery. The exhibit will be up until December 2012. The roster is as follows.

    Aaron Coleman

    Adam Craven

    Adam Warmerdam

    Andrew Stickler

    Andy Campoy

    Bart Bingham

    Bradley Delay

    Craig Brown

    Danny Reed

    Erik Gillespie

    Ezra Haidet

    Jeff Rassier

    Jeremy Joachim

    Jesse Bob

    Jesse Gordon

    John Henry Gloyne

    Josh Howard

    Justin Wheeler

    Luis Campos

    Matthew Welch

    Matt Ziolko

    Miguel “Uzi” Montgomery

    Murray Sell

    Nick Filth

    Scott La Rock

    Sean O’Neill

    Shawn Mcdonald

    Tim Lehi

    Zach Shereck




  4. The print ships in a separate poster tube. I would never fold a nice print like that. I hope you enjoy it. All the US pre orders have shipped. Still working on the international orders and the copies for the people who did reprints. They should all be shipped by early next week.

  5. Hi,

    Does anybody know if the new Milton Zeis book, Tattooing as you like it will be made available in the UK? I've looked in to ordering it but the cost of the book and the shipping itself works out at £106 or $168. I know it's worth paying the cost rather than buying a couple of books that aren't that much good but to me it's still a lot of money to part with! So I thought I'd see if anyone had any ideas before I spend a fortune on shipping to find that it's available in the UK in a few months time!

    Gentlemans is planning on carrying it but its going to be a few months. Its a big heavy book so shipping over seas is pretty spendy. Sorry about that.

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