Pre 1985 tattooers you've been tattooed by

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hhmmmm....Bill Salmon , GTC ,Martin Robson ,PJ English, Fip Buchanan, cant remember his name at Doc Webbs(no gloves) 88'ish.....and yeah I think freddy C started right around that time. I started in 89'....

No gloves...it's funny, I was thinking about that the other day, I remember when the big deal at CTC was the autoclave...NO ONE wore gloves. Sitting getting worked on by Dale, both of us smoking. Cigarettes, yeah, that's the ticket, cigarettes...

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Great thread! *Bump*

Richard Stell, Filip Leu, Bob Roberts, Chuck Eldridge, Don Nolan, Paul Jeffries, Danny Williams, Lou Robbins, Dave Lum, Henry Goldfield, Deb Yarian, Hanky Panky, Dave Gibson, Bill Loika, George “Lumpy” Larsson, Lance McClain, Leo Zulueta, Elio Espana, Ernie Gosnell, Bill Salmon, Cap Szumski, Greg James, Gill Montie, and a few others whose names I’ve forgotten.

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large knee piece(Bill Loika art), tattoo from Dave Gibson,

and many small flash pieces from "California Ralph" & "Charlie"   at "world Famous Emporium of Tattoo" in Van Nuys California in the early 80's.

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