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LONG BEFORE TATTOOS BECAME THE CURRENT RAGE BY THE KIDS OF soccer moms all over America, there were these play tattoos for kids in the 1950s. Play tattoos, usually made in Japan, were real tattoos on training wheels. Yes, you too could look like a skid row bum, gang member or sailor, but only as pretend. I tried these kind of tats as a kid. They were always blurry and sucked, but occasionally I got one to reproduce OK.
With my rolled up white T-shirt exposing my play tattoo and candy cigarette hanging outta my mouth, I was one tough dude.

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