Oldtown Tattoo, Advertising Murals, 3409 23rd St, San Francisco, California

Single Signature
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A single signature was painted on the wood at the base of one of the murals. It read, "@Blackmark_Ink." external link It was unclear if @Blackmark_Ink drew all the murals or just the leftmost one.


Oldtown Tattoo external link   •  Advertising Murals external link   •  3409 23rd Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 08:46:05 Wednesday 27 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 30 April 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4685
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An Eye
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The mural, by @Blackmark_Ink, showed a large human eye with crossed swords stuck through it. That eye was surrounded by both plant-like and geometric designs.


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Eagle Torch
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The next mural to the right showed and eagle perched on a human eye with a large torch smoldering overhead.


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Three Horse Heads
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The next mural to the right showed three horse heads framed by a leafy wreath. This mural was signed, "@OldTownTattooOfFrancisco."


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The Oldtown Tattoo Parlor
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The Oldtown Tattoo Parlor was "Not Open" that morning. Notice how it was decorated to display skills at tattooing.


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A Sign
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A sign in the lower left corner of the front window read, "Oldtown Tattoo." The ink was paint and was colored gold.


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All Seeing Eye
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The illustration on the front window showed a skeletal person, wearing a hood, using lightening to tattoo the arm of a woman. Overhead was the all seeing eye, parting clouds, and illuminating the activities below.


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