Own an authentic piece of early tattoo history with this original classic
tattoo flash sheet by Tattoo Peter, from the oldest tattoo shop in Holland.
This beautiful original vintage tattoo flash sheet is a fine example of
classic traditional international tattoo art. Another one-of-a-kind mid-1900s
tattoo flash sheet from the extensive collection of world famous tattoo artist,
Jonathan Shaw, it is part of the renowned archives of classic tattoo artwork
being featured in Shaw's acclaimed book series "Vintage Tattoo Flash" published
on Powerhouse Books.
This original hand-colored flash sheet measures aprox. 9" x 11" and comes with
a hand-written letter of authenticity from Shaw, upon request. (Tattoo Peter
business card image shown for reference only - not included with flash sheet)
More about Tattoo Peter:
Tattoo Peter was born in Sneek on July 13 1925. Peter grew up in a fishers
village in IJmuiden, and lost his leg during an accident in World War 2. After
the war Peter was always hanging around ports in the Netherlands, where he
began to build an interest for tattooing. In the 50’s Peter quickly became
famous by tattooing in a lot of dutch bars and ports. He also traveled to
different countries to learn more techniques. After traveling for a few years
he opened his first shop in 1955, located on the Sint Olofsteeg, in Amsterdam.
In the following years he became busier and busier, this was because Amsterdam
was an important port and his was the only shop in Amsterdam. He also worked
with a lot of famous artists like Herbert Hoffmann who had a shop in Hamburg.
And he also worked with Ole Hansen from Kopenhagen, later becoming his good
friend. Tattoo Peter died in1984. The shop still exists and is one of the
oldest in Europe.
NOTE: Original antique tattoo flash designs like the one shown here have been
increasing in value at an extraordinary rate over the last 10 years. And with
the growing interest in tattoo art in the mainstream art world, there is no end
in sight - making this a very solid investment for the forward-thinking
collector- not to mention its solid provenance.
Bottom line: there's only so much of this kind of priceless antique artwork in
existence - and they ain't making no more! Soon enough they will all be
unobtainable and sitting in museums.
Read more about the Jonathan Shaw Collection of Vintage Tattoo Flash online.
All reasonable offers will be considered and responded to. Thank you!