Bert Grimm

by on May.29, 2009, under News, Tattoos-Body Art

by Susan on May 29, 2009

Bert Grimm TattooingBert Grimm is a tattoo pioneer who first promoted his trade in 1904 at the World’s Fair. He went on to become a famous artist, owning various shops throughout his career, opening his first shop in 1016 in Chicago . Bert proclaimed himself the most famous tattoo artist in the world – which many agreed with. His famous history of tatto work included clients such as Bonnie and Clyde and Pretty Boy Floyd.

Bert found a place to sharpen his skills when he joined William F. Cody’s Wild West show.  Bert’s role with the  show – “The Tattooed Man”. Bert only spent a few months with the Wild West show but he learned the art of promotion and showmanship which served him well in his lifetime career.This past year he was the second artist to be inducted into the Tattoo Art Museum’s Tattoo Hall of Fame. One of the tattoo trail blazers.

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Lynx June 2, 2009 at 7:48 am

Cheers to Bert Grimm! Looks like this guy had a natural understanding of thr tattoo business

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