Local tattoo enthusiasts Kayla Gronseth and Scott Boyer recently published a spectacularly well-researched and well-designed book about an object of their mutual curiosity: Milton H. Zeis, a one-time circus carney who helped popularize tattooing through clever and well-designed advertising and equipment that promised much and delivered, well… it delivered a great deal of iconic tattoo imagery and culture to the masses. So when you pass that local tattoo shop every, oh, 50 feet or so, you can thank Zeis, say Gronseth and Boyer, at least in part.

You can watch a trailer video HERE and order the book, Tattooing As You Like It: The Legacy of Milton H. Zeis HERE from Yellow Beak Press.

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4 Responses to Local Book On The Man Who Helped Popularize Tattooing

  1. christopher fiedler says:

    congratulations to scott and kayla and all the artists they organized to create such a tremendous book! well done, ladies and gentlemen!

  2. christopher fiedler says:

    also, i’m sure it’s no accident that the three repainted flash sheets at the end are all colorado tattooers! sweet!

  3. Scott Boyer says:

    Thanks Noel! It looks great.

  4. mlissy4u says:

    Great job Scott and Kayla! Thanks for putting together this amazing book and for all of your hard work! I appreciate you taking the time to do the research about my great-grandfather and helping to keep his legacy alive. It means a lot to my family and me.

    For anyone looking for more information, please check out http://www.thezeisstudio.com .

    Thanks Again!
    ~Melissa

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