Please check out the images of the Milton Zeis tattoo machine shown below. Someone recently reached out to ask if anyone knows who may have stamped a “W” into the tattoo machine frames. If you have any idea please comment below.


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NEW T-Shirts are Finally Here!!!

by Melissa on June 27, 2013

It’s been a long wait, but well worth it as the NEW The Zeis Studio shirts have arrived!

Blood Shed: Snake vs. Eagle vs. Dragon

Snake vs. Eagle vs. Dragon

Original graphics. Limited Run. About 5 t-shirts per size. Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, and 2X

These badass RED t-shirts have a screen print of fight between a dragon, snake, and eagle. Who would win?

They are high quality American Apparel t-shirts made with 50% cotton and 50% polyester. Made in USA. The back is blank and there is a TZS logo on the left arm sleeve.

As you know I don’t put out new things very often, but I’m trying. If you have suggestions on what you’d like to see I’m open to hear them.

The Zeis Studio Logo on the left arm

TZS logo

And just in case you needed a visual, here’s the back:

back of t-shirt

You can find them on the Shop page. If you are not familiar with Etsy, you will find them on Ebay in a short time under “Zeis Studio”.


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Tattooing the World Over- 1st Edition

by Melissa on June 10, 2013 · 1 comment

‘Tattooing the World Over’ 1st Edition was written and put together by Milton Zeis in 1947. This publication includes information on the “successful method of removing tattooes”, pictures of tattooed Native Indians and Japanese people, tattooing permanent make-up, tattooing animals, use of stencils, and more. It’s 17 pages long and is 8.5inches by 11 inches. In 1947 the book cost $1.00 – in today’s dollars with inflation it would cost roughly $10.13. It’s obviously worth way more than that, but then again I’m biased. 😉

Recently a fan, Jeff M., asked me the differences between the original publication and any reprints. I unfortunately do not own a reprint/replication. Does anyone know any differences between the two? I was hoping someone in the community could help us out. If you have any information please share it in the comments below.

If you have questions about Zeis memorabilia or would like to share your knowledge/expertise contact me- info AT

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Tim Atwell – Thank You for Your Support!

April 3, 2013

Tim Atwell – Thank You for Your Support! “Hi, this is Delicious Ink Tattoo.” My tattoo research began in the yellow pages of the phone book. I began calling tattoo shops in my area to see if anyone knew of Milton Zeis. It only took my second phone call to find a very enthusiastic and […]

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Looking Back at 2012 and Moving On to 2013

January 16, 2013

Happy New Year! Every year, at the beginning of the year, I like to reflect on the previous year and plan for the following year. In 2012, The Zeis Studio got its own website and blog, which I am very happy about. We also had an exciting time out in Denver, Colorado for the book […]

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Tattoo Design T-Shirt Giveaway

October 11, 2012

  The Zeis Studio is in need of some new shirts! Help me decide what designs to put on the new shirts by commenting below(must comment to enter). Tell me what your favorite tattoo designs are whether it be the Hawaiian girl, a dragon, vintage tattoo machine, deck of cards, dagger, eagle with cannons, or […]

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Milton Zeis Remembered – Tattooing As You Like It: The Legacy of Milton Zeis

September 15, 2012

Milton H Zeis // Tattooing As You Like It // Book promo from Andy Mitchell on Vimeo. In June of this year I was privileged enough to take a trip to Denver, Colorado for the book release party for Tattooing As You Like It: The Legacy of Milton Zeis. It was my second time meeting […]

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The Zeis Studio Lives On

August 24, 2012

 “Tattooing?…Great-Grandpa?…What was that all about?” Believe it or not, Great-Grandpa Milton and The Zeis Studio were not mentioned much while I was growing up. After Milton passed away in 1972 my grand-parents kept the business going for Lorena (Milton’s second wife) for another 10 years or so. They filled the orders as best they could, […]

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