Help me find this old Kewpie tattoo!
January 7, 2008 12:12 PM Subscribe
Please help me find a Kewpie tattoo from the 40s/50s!
posted by fabesfaves to media & arts (4 answers total)
My friend wants to have a tattoo of a Kewpie doll replicated that his grandfather got when he was about 15 years old. The tattoo is flash art that his grandfather "picked off the wall" at a tattoo parlor, and it was a very popular tattoo at the time, so his thought is that the art must exist somewhere. The problem with using pictures of the tattoo on his grandfather is that it has faded almost beyond the point of recognition, and we cannot find anything that is very close online. Pictures of the tattoo can be found here: one
. He wants to replicate the tattoo as close to how it looked when his grandfather first got it as possible. Any suggestions on where we might find the art or a similar, clearer picture of this tattoo on another person would be greatly