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Unlocking The Mysteries Of The Tattoos Of The Dead By Alice E. Vincent

Gemma Angel is an expert on tattoos. Except, she doesn't know who the ones she studies belongs to, or really why - because they are the…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Jan 14, 2014

My art/pictures and meanings

"Steel" The five finger Black Imperial Dragon. This was the first and was done when I was working privately. A trade of Tanto of quality f…

Started by Rev. Allen M. Drago ~ Traveler

0 Aug 18, 2012

Dragon Tatoos by Triskele Alder

The Eastern dragons of the orient are seen as benevolent creatures who are the protectors of life, fertility, and good fortune. As a tattoo…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Aug 18, 2012

History And Art Of Tattooing

Throughout recorded history we find that humans have the innate desire to adorn themselves and their surroundings. A house isn't just a hou…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Aug 18, 2012

The History of Japanese Tattoo Art

J apanese tattoo art has a lot of names - irezumi and horimono in the Japanese language. Irezumi is the word meant for the basic visible in…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Aug 18, 2012

Maori Ta-moko influences Face Painting

Ta-moko is the art of (primarily) facial tattooing as practised by the Maori tribes of New Zealand. It is belived to have originated in P…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Aug 18, 2012

Tattoo Body Art by Susan Olofsson

Tattoos as body art? Oh yeah! Take a look around where ever you are right now. See any tattoos? My guess is yes. People get tattoos for a v…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Aug 18, 2012

Glitter Tattoos - The History Of Temporary Body Artwork by Mike J Smith

Temporary tattoos are a fun way for people to express themselves through body artwork. From children to adults, many people enjoy applying…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Aug 18, 2012

A brief history of tattoos

the word tattoo is said to has two major derivations- from the polynesian word ‘ta’ which means striking something and the tahitian word ‘t…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

2 Aug 18, 2012
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Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphins have different meanings, depending on which anywhere on the body. They make great designs to culture you ask. To the Celtic people…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Aug 18, 2012


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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.


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Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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