USMC Tattoo Display
Tattoos have always been a
tradition with the armed forces, but no other group has collected them as much
as the United States Marine Corps. The museum is very pleased to have a nice
collection and display of various vintage USMC flash and acetate stencils from
well known legends of tattooing. Semper Fi!
^ 1947 Paul Rogers flash that was
featured in the 1977 book "The Tattooist" by Albert Morse. From the
Albert Morse collection.
^ 1960s LeeRoy Minugh flash.
^ Unknown artist. 1970's era.
^ 1960's era. Unknown artist.
^ 1950s era Walter Cleveland flash.
^ 1986 Tattoo Dave flash.
^ Sailor Jerry Collins flash (copy). 1960s era.
^ 1970s era Sailor Jerry Swallow flash.
^ 1960s era DC Paul acetate stencils. From the
Dana Brunson collection.
^ 1950s era ED Horton acetate stencil.
^ Various Zeke Owen acetate stencils. 1960s-1970s
^ Sailor Jerry Collins acetate stencil. 1960s era. From the collection of Shanghai
^ The display with stencils by ED Horton, Zeke Owen, DC Paul,
Sailor Jerry Collins, Owen Jensen.
1952 tattoo from California.
1967 tattoo from California.
1961 tattoo by Doc Webb, San Diego.