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Curt Fritts

Jimmy Cumberland (Salvation Tattoo Gallery)2009

The Valentine

The Valentine

…the tattoo on the inside of my arm is inspired by the March 1954 cover of Time magazine....the needles at the top represent the polio vaccine and the leg braces represent polio victims…the circles around the braces represent the actual virus itself….my mother was born July 10, 1949 and was diagnosed with polio when she was just two…two years later the vaccine was administered across the country…my mother spent her childhood in hospitals and hot springs treatment centers across Texas….the irony of my mother’s lifelong suffering and Salk’s discovery has always perplexed me…

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  • Title: Curt Fritts
  • Creator: Jimmy Cumberland (Salvation Tattoo Gallery)
  • Date Created: 2009
  • Location: Richmond, Virginia
  • Type: Tattoo

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