Fred Harris Tattoo Studio, Sydney, 17 December 1937, photographer Ray Olson

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In 1937 Fred Harris of Sydney did around 2000 tattoos at his little shop in Sussex Street, Sydney. Sailors provided most of the canvases for Fred's skin paintings but he also tattooed horses on jockeys, flowers on legs and women with beauty spots. Among the more popular tattoos in 1938 were Australian flags and Kangaroos for sailors of the visiting American Fleet.


Fred Harris Tattoo Studio, Sydney, 17 December 1937, photographer Ray Olson, State Library of New South Wales, ON 388/Box 030/Item 083 archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110589565

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