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"Tattoo Artist" by Norman Rockwell in 3D

"Tattoo Artist" by Norman Rockwell in 3D

To view this image in 3D use red/cyan anaglyph glasses. Anaglyph glasses are not included. The maximum size of this image for sale is 16" X 20".


Saturday Evening Post Cover: March 4, 1944

Size of Original: 33”W X 43”H

Location of Original: Brooklyn Museum

For models, Rockwell used his fellow Post illustrator Mead Schaeffer as the Tattoo artist and an Arlington, Vermont neighbor as the sailor. Ironically Decker did not have any tattoos at all. In the painting the last name on the arm was supposed to be Belle but the real Belle said that she would never speak to Rockwell again if she put her name in the painting.

As per usual, Rockwell used photos for establishing his composition.

For authenticity, Rockwell borrowed a tattoo machine from Al Neville who ran a Tattoo parlor in the Bowery.