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About Charlie Cartwright:

Pioneer of single needle tattooing (Professional Black & Gray Fine Line) specializing in custom freehand, all styles in East L.A. in the mid 70's. Star of film "Tattoo Nation".

Tattooed from the age of 15 until retiring at the age of 60, from tattooing, not retiring from art, still produces art and just completed "my Indian project, most of 11 years work. Now 76 years old, (I'd do it all over again).

Born in Pasadena, Texas in 1940, started tattooing in Wichita, Kansas in 1955. Totally pioneered tattooing in East L.A. in 1975m totally pioneered tattooing in Wichita, Kansas in 1980, and totally pioneered the Central Valley in Modesto, California in 1987.