GRIMM’S WONDERLAND

Recent finds from this American Tattoo Master. His distinctive, simple and bold black lines combine with strong colors to make stunning graphics that read from across the room! From The Birds and the Bees and Rock of Ages both full back pieces, to a bevy of pre-WWII Japanese Geisha girls, a Mermaid, Dragon and Roaring Tigers, Mr. Grimm once again proves he is one of the most creative and imitated tattoo artists of the last century.  After tattooing many, including the famous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde and Pretty Boy Floyd, he migrated west from St. Louis, Missouri. He then spent much of his career at the Nu Pike Amusement Park in Long Beach, Calif and finally settled in Oregon.

 The Birds and The Bees. probably St. Louis era.

The Birds and The Bees. probably St. Louis era.

 Rock of Ages, Nu-Pike Amusement Park, Long Beach, CA

Rock of Ages, Nu-Pike Amusement Park, Long Beach, CA

 Pre WWII Japanese Geisha Girls.  Mr. Grimm had a huge influence on Sailor Jerry.

Pre WWII Japanese Geisha Girls.  Mr. Grimm had a huge influence on Sailor Jerry.

 Dragon and Floating Mermaid with Roaring Panthers. Date and location created are unknown.

Dragon and Floating Mermaid with Roaring Panthers. Date and location created are unknown.