MILWAUKEE (WKOW) – The Milwaukee Art Museum is hosting its
first tattoo art exhibition on Wednesday.
"Tattoo: Flash Art of Amund Dietzel!" will highlight the
work of tattoo artist Amund Dietzel, who was born in Norway in 1891.
Dietzel learned hand tattooing on a merchant ship and after
it wrecked off the coast of Quebec, Dietzel traveled with carnivals and
sideshows. He decided to become tattooed
from neck to ankle and eventually opened a tattoo parlor in Milwaukee in 1913.
He quickly became the region's premier tattoo artist,
working on World War I and World War II sailors and marines. He worked up until 1967m when Milwaukee
Dietzel died in 1974 and is buried in Milwaukee.
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