Tattooing a mans head with a butterfly, Fred Harris Tattoo Studio, Sydney, 17 December 1937, photographer Ray Olson

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Where: 13 King St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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When: 17 December 1937

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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.

Tattooed man, Australia, 25 December 1937, by ray Olsen, Pix Photographer, State Library of New South Wales ON 388/Box 033/Item 76 archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110589422

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3 weeks ago a contributor from Sydney, Australia suggested this image location is -33.8688, 151.204

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Somewhere on Sussex Street, Sydney