Professor Clark and Princess Beatrice
Professor J. T. Clark was a tattoo artist who worked
and exhibited with his wife, Princess Beatrice in South Africa, Australia,
England, Canada and the United States from the 1890s to 1918. Princess
Judy is their granddaughter.
Many photos, letters and designs (flash) have survived
in the family and an assortment is displayed on the PrincessJudy.net website.
With the exception of some post cards that may have been sold early in the
last century, nothing on the site has been published elsewhere.
Professor Clark and Princess
Beatrice were contemporaries of George Burchett, Alfred South and Charles
Wagner. Professor Clark began tattooing when electronic tattoo
machines were first being patented in the United States and England
(1894-1904) and was fully tattooed himself as well as being an
accomplished artist and tattooing others.
Please take a moment to read
the Professor Clark and Princess Beatrice stories
and view the images from their collection. I welcome your comments.
Merchandise is available with
faithful representations of some of Professor
Clark’s designs in our on-line shop.
Come back from time to time to
see what’s new. As I do more research, I’ll update and add
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