The Pain Proof Man – Vintage Poster Reprint

The Pain Proof Man – Vintage Poster Reprint

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Those with a fear of needles, look away! “Pain proof” men like Wilbur Plumhoff were seemingly able to not feel pain as they punctured their bodies with needles, safety pins, and even swords! Many of these “human pincushions,” like Mirin Dajo, were highly religious, using meditation or hypnosis to push past the pain.

Believe It or Not!, this vintage design was used to promote sideshow and carnival curiosities featured at Robert Ripley’s earliest museums, or “Odditoriums,” such as those at the New York and Chicago World’s Fairs. Order your replica poster in a size that works for you and your space! Each print is on museum-quality, matte paper.