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Wed Feb 10, 2021, 11:07 PM

7. Hi lunatica! DEH is widely considered to be the "father of the modern tattoo"...

He was a student of early 20th Century tattoo styles, but also studied and absorbed the traditional tattoo art of Japan, and melded that style with modern, "western" themes, going back to the 1970s if I recall correctly.

One of his tattoo mentors was Sailor Jerry Collins - for which Don made the 4th image I posted - upon Sailor Jerry's death.

Also, Don's tattoo art was widely circulated in tattoo magazines 40+ years ago, and probably still is.

The prints I posted are not really tattoo art, although they contain Don's tattoo imagery.

Don stopped tattooing maybe 20+ years ago to pursue a fine art career, for which he does fairly unique works of art.

Here's a link to a DEH gallery show from all the way back in 2000, called "2000 Dragons":

https://www.archive.track16.com/exhibitions/dragon/2000dragons_hardy.html

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