Tattoo shops are spread all around town in the Los Angeles of today. Back in the day however, shops were located mostly on North or South Main Street. A partial list of tattooists working on Main Street includes, L.W. Duff, James Fraser, J.B. King, Lou Lewis, Bert Grimm, Owen Jensen, "Red" Gibbons, Harry Lawson and Charlie Barrs.
Although his fellow tattooists held Barrs in high regard, few photographs of him or artifacts of his flash remain today.Several stories have circulated about his childhood. One story says that he was born in Maine where his father was said to have had a fleet of fishing boats.
Another story states that he was born in Holland and jumped ship in the Uni
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