Black Eye Specialist
Back when day workers were king around shipping docks and construction sites, tattoo parlors and barbershops offered the service of making black eyes look natural. Each morning men looking for day work would gather around the work site. The bosses would stand on cartons to get a good look at all the men and select workers for that day’s assignment. If a worker showed up with a black eye, the bosses often passed them over for fear that they would be troublemakers. The barber and tattooist would try to make that shiner look better.