I inherited a large number of tapes from the Sailor Sid Diller collection when my mentor passed away; this short clip is from a video Sid and Ken Meyers made in 1974. (The year I was born) It features tattoo icon Cliff Raven working on a few pieces. At the time Cliff was guesting in “underground” shops catering primarily-if not exclusively- to gay men. The tattoos he’s doing go along with that culture.
These videos originally had no sound so I’ve chosen to keep them that way.
Another VHS rip, albeit considerably worse quality, is the first half of “Tattoo Take Two” featuring an older Raven. The audio is crackly and loud, but for the sake of history it’s worth watching: