Wilbur Raymond King was born in New Albany Indiana in 1894. King began tattooing in 1912 after attending the Indiana school for the Deaf. He tattooed on America’s carnival/circus circuit before settling down in central Kentucky and finding a home with his wife Fannie in the early 40’s. Despite King’s hearing impairment, he made a living for himself as a tradesman, farmer, tattoo artist and sign painter up until his death in 1969.
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80-12x8 offset printed pages on a premium quality matte 100lb paper with flexible lay-flat stitch binding with a embossed fabric cover.
Over 40 sheets containing hundreds of King’s beautifully executed tattoo flash designs.
A full biography, family photos of Wilbur, photos of Wilbur’s machines.
Photos of Wilbur's tattoos.
A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to purchasing Wilbur a proper headstone at his final resting place in Kessinger, Kentucky.