ST. CLAIR, Leonard L. and Alan B. GOVENAR. Stoney Knows How: Life as a Tattoo Artist.

(Lexington, KY): The University Press of Kentucky, 1981. First edition. Octavo. 152 pages plus 8-page photographic insert. Foreword by Don Yoder. The story of Stoney St. Clair Stoney although confined to a wheelchair from the age of four joined the circus at 15 as a sword-swallower. A year later, he took up tattooing, and travelled with circuses and carnivals for 50 years tattooing throughout that time. A fascinating story of one of the tattoo world’s great characters. A very good copy in dust jacket of the correct first edition. Some foxing to page edges.


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