Before getting into tattooing, Katzen was a contortionist, fire eater and juggler, performing on the streets of Key West, Florida.
At 15, he toured the New England Vaudeville Circuit as a juggler, unicyclist, magician, and comedian.
There were places in the king's hall for the judge, the poet, the harper, the various craftsmen, the juggler and the fool.
Having invented four arguments all immeasurably subtle and profound, the grossness of subsequent philosophers pronounced him to be a mere ingenious juggler, and his arguments to be one and all sophisms. After two thousand years of continual refutation, these sophisms were reinstated, and made the foundation of a mathematical renaissance, by a German professor, who probably never dreamed of any connexion between himself and Zeno.