Martin Hildebrandt

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'''Martin Hildebrandt''', sometimes recorded as ''Hilderbrandt'', was a German immigrant to the United States and is generally recognized as the first professional tattoo artist in the US.  He set up a tattoo shop in New York City in [[1846]] where he tattooed soldiers on both sides of the civil war and worked on a number of tattooed attractions, most notably his daughter [[Nora Hildebrandt]]. He was committed to an asylum in [[1885]].
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'''Martin Hildebrandt''', sometimes recorded as ''Hilderbrandt'', was a German immigrant to the United States and is generally recognized as the first professional [[tattoo artist]] in the US.  He set up a tattoo shop in New York City in [[1846]] where he tattooed soldiers on both sides of the civil war and worked on a number of tattooed attractions, most notably his daughter, [[Nora Hildebrandt]]. He was committed to an asylum in [[1885]].
  
 
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Martin Hildebrandt, sometimes recorded as Hilderbrandt, was a German immigrant to the United States and is generally recognized as the first professional tattoo artist in the US. He set up a tattoo shop in New York City in 1846 where he tattooed soldiers on both sides of the civil war and worked on a number of tattooed attractions, most notably his daughter, Nora Hildebrandt. He was committed to an asylum in 1885.

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