the tattoo archive

About a week ago or so a few of us from the shop drove up to the tattoo archive in Winston-Salem North Carolina. It took us a little over 3 hours and was well worth it. Chuck Eldridge and his wife(the book mistress) were unbelievably nice and talked with us for some time about all sorts of tattoo history stuff. They had such a great selection of books at very reasonable prices that made me wish i had brought more cash with me. The front of the Archive serves as a museum that has a small “feature” exhibit that changes every so often and the back of the shop serves as the book store with two tattoo rooms off to the left side. Because our trip was so last minute we made no plans and were unable to get any tattoos, but there is always next time. Chuck was nice enough to let us take pictures but I think he would appreciate it if i only  posted a few to wet your tattoo history appetite enough to make you go visit the tattoo archive yourself.

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