Prime Movers

Up Thomas A. Edison Samuel O'Reilly Ahmund Dietzel Charlie Wagner Percy Waters Milton Zeis Owen Jensen Paul Rogers Les Skuse "Sailor Jerry" Collins Bill Jones Johnny Walker Bowery Stan Moskowitz

The people listed here are the innovators of modern tattooing. Most of them were machine builders. Many ran successful supply business'. Others helped invent ink formulas, needle configurations, or sterilization techniques. Each one of them in their own way helped pave the road for every tattoo artist that followed.