Stoney Knows How


Disabled by arthritis since the age of four, confined to a wheelchair, his growth stunted, Stoney St. Clair joined the circus at 15 as a sword-swallower. A year later, he took up tattooing, and traveled with circuses and carnivals for 50 years. ‘Stoney Knows How’ documents the trials he overcomes to master the art, where mistakes are permanent (at least they were, when this was made in 81′).

Narrated by Stoney, as he tells the story of his life, through his thick hillbilly accent – this is a rare little documentary thats oozes charm and nostalgia and will enthrall even the most casual fan of the art of tattooing.

Check it out below [Found Via. The Documentarian]