Up for auction is a vintage tattoo acetate stencil. These are all roughly from
the late 1960s to early 1970 era, They all come from a shop from Texas that is
long since closed down, the Black Dragon Tattoo Studio or JT's Tattoing, John
Thomas (JT) Mulroy's shop . In pictured condition on each. You choose ONE item
at a time from the drop down menu. The edges of the item, where the diagonal
color bars meet the vertical and horizontal edges measure inches, roughly.
I do not have a great deal of info about the shop and artists. I do believe
the ones signed GM are first name Glenda, from the signature on a few pieces in
the same handwriting style. From seeing all the pieces together, I believe GM
could be a relative of JT Mulroy, possibly Glenda Mulroy, a talented artist in
her own right from the look of the work. I believe Bill was an early partner or
artist at the shop in it's earlier period and that it is a Bill Hanson from the
later Black Dragon Tattoo Studio in Minneapolis. RH is the signature of an
artist at the shop in the middle or later period, possibly (probably) H
standing for Hanson, a son or relative of Bill Hanson. Same goes for the
signature TH, which is a similar style of signature to the RH signature. Other
signed pieces were likely swapped for with other shops or collected, or artists
who trained at the shop at one time or another.
Feel free to ask me any questions you need to know and I will definitely hit
you back with my best answer. Good luck, and enjoy!