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Tattooing by Electricity – Louis Morgan


In 1912 Louis Morgan, a San Francisco, Bay Area tattooist and supplier, wrote a book, The Modern Tattooist. In this book he covered subjects like the history of tattooing, tattooing implements (hand and machine), pigments, cosmetic tattooing, tattoo removal, and more. Morgan worked in at least two different locations in San Francisco at #41 and #42 Market Street and just across the Bay Bridge in Oakland at #472 Seventh St. It is not known how well this book was received, but today an original copy is a prized collectors item.