Tattoo Work Inspired by Glass

Lance Westfall

A tribute to his passion of digging, collecting, western whiskies and the FOHBC

I did an earlier post today about the circle J.H. Cutter planned shoot-out (see post) at the FOHBC Reno 2012 Expo and it got me remembering that Lance Westfall posted the following pictures on Western Glob Top Whiskies sometime last month and again on the FOHBC Facebook page. This is pretty cool. Lance says…

“A few years ago I drew a sketch of the J.F. Cutter Extra logo during a plane flight to Reno….after reading my John L. Thomas whiskey book! I also threw in the pick and shovel as the means for unearthing many of the old bottles we search for and collect. Recently, while on my honeymoon in Maui (Lahaina), my wife encouraged me to join in with her and get a tattoo of something I am passionate about. And although there is certainly much more to life than digging and collecting old glass, it is a pretty accurate representation of the things I love to do and what I focus on most during my free time. I decided to pass on a more generic tattoo like an eagle, flames, or barbed wire, and so chose something that was more unique to what I like”.

Tom Schumm

Van Vliet Fruit Jar

Tom Schumm proudly wears this new tattoo of a yellow olive colored Van Vliet jar. You may have noticed that this rare jar recently sold in Greg Spurgeon’s North American Glass auction for $23,500.00. Thanks to Marianne Dow for Tom’s info.

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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2 Responses to Tattoo Work Inspired by Glass

  1. FinBotClub says:

    Here’s another extreme tattoo — Tom Schumm’s famous Van Vliet fruit jar.

    View pic here

  2. FinBotClub says:

    Darn – hoped the html would have worked to show the pic. How do we upload pix in the comments?

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