Nasty Canasta (NYC) - neo-ecdysiast, naked reader, producer
“In 1907, Coney Island’s Steeplechase Park was destroyed in a fire; the next morning, owner George Tilyou posted a sign outside that read:
To enquiring friends: I have troubles today that I had not yesterday. I had troubles yesterday which I have not today. On this site will be built a bigger, better, Steeplechase Park. Admission to the burning ruins — Ten cents.
I first heard the story when I was working at the Coney Island Sideshow in 2010, during my own period of ‘burning ruins’ … when there seemed to be a lot of ‘enquiring friends’ around with their own opinions about it, too.
When Scarlet emailed me the design I started crying in a taco shop, it was so exactly perfect. I like that it’s somewhere that I can see it every day.”
Tattoo artist: Scarlet Sinclair (NYC)