My wife did the Ferdinand tattoo

“My wife did the Ferdinand tattoo on Elliott back in ’91. Here is a scan of the stencil for anyone interested. I still have the book that Elliott gave us to draw the image from, along with this stencil. Elliott also showed up with a bottle of Schlitz malt liquor and had a great struggle to land on what bull to get tattooed on his arm, Ferdinand or the Schlitz bull. I think he chose correctly. What I remember so well about this tattoo was that my wife was just learning how to tattoo and that tattoo of Ferdinand was the first tattoo she ever did. Elliott was so poor that he could not pay for it, instead buying us a pitcher of beer at a local bar. Continue reading