Tattooed man #3. He is the tallest, because he stands on his toes.
Some people felt that the black toile print looked like body hair instead of tattoos.
and here is Tattooed man #4-
Here is a close-up of his feet. I’m thinking of this as a cowboy boot style. In the top photos, where he is lying flat, they point down. Below shows him standing.
I had a technical problem with these guys, especially #3. I use a water soluble marker to draw faces on my dolls before I embroider them. I have had no problem with these markers when I’ve used them on wool(except that they seem to dry up very quickly!). I draw, then embroider, then give a spritz of plain water with a spray bottle and all marks are gone. The cottons I’ve been using are reacting differently. I spritz, the blue disappears, and then when the doll is all dry again, the blue has migrated to somewhere else. When I unpacked #3 man at the Market on Sunday, he had a blue mark across his face- I was so frustrated. I must have wet his face 5 times already! So, he did not get displayed. Yesterday, I submerged his whole self in the bathtub and have hopefully flushed all that blue out of his system. But, I’m going to give it a few more days before I am confident it won’t come creeping back.