A little birdie told me awesome traditional tattoo artist named Jon Reed is finally opening his own BRAND NEW tattoo shop after 15 years of experience... he's tattooed me in austin.. New Orleans , New Jersey, Oakland, CA... well lots of places :)
I hear also, that they are making it SUPER fine inside and the artists they are choosing are going to make this cool new place THE best street shop in Austin, Tex. WHY? Because jon knows his stuff, super nice guy and his place is not only going to be a fun place to be ( and look at) but they will offer the real professionalism and experience anyone can hope for when they walk in off the street...in other words, AMAZING custom artists who will also do that sailor jerry design you've been wanting.... I hear the flash designs they'll have, almost nobody has, and plus they have all the popular stuff too ( like sailor jerry etc.)
I can't wait! They open in june and are still interviewing artists, but they already have a site..
check it out here
Stop by in june and book ! Their address is on the site---
In the late 1880s, the body of a 16-year-old girl was pulled from the Seine. She was apparently a suicide, as her body showed no marks of violence, but her beauty and her enigmatic smile led a Paris pathologist to order a plaster death mask of her face.
In the romantic atmosphere of fin de siècle Europe, the girl’s face became an ideal of feminine beauty. The protagonist of Rainer Maria Rilke’s 1910 novel The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge writes, “The mouleur, whose shop I pass every day, has hung two plaster masks beside his door. [One is] the face of the young drowned woman, which they took a cast of in the morgue, because it was beautiful, because it smiled, because it smiled so deceptively, as if it knew.”
Ironically, in 1958 the anonymous girl’s features were used to model the first-aid mannequin Rescue Annie, on which thousands of students have practiced CPR. Though the girl’s identity remains a mystery, her face, it’s said, has become “the most kissed face of all time.”