A rose is a rose is a rose ... This temporary tattoo depicts one of the oldest iconic flash tattoo reminiscent of the style used to characterize love and beauty from the early 1900s - 1950s . Made exclusively for the New-York Historical Society, our old-school flash is sure to bring a smile to tattoo enthusiasts young and old!
A late 19th century sketchbook in the New-York Historical Society archives is the source of the classic tattoo designs featured on our Tattooed New York collection. These symbolic patriotic designs were produced at a time the tattoo business was witnessing dramatic changes including the invention of the electric tattoo machine in 1891 and the production and distribution of designs on flash sheets.