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Crazy Philadelphia Eddie

Eddie Funk/Eric Foemmel

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Crazy Philadelphia Eddie

Crazy Philadelphia Eddie

Eddie Funk/Eric Foemmel

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Tattooing: The Life and Times of Crazy Philadelphia Eddie, My Vida Loca; Volumes 1-7Crazy Philadelphia Eddie is one of the godfathers of American tattooing, and he is missed by the tattoo community. There are more than fifty tapes of Eddie telling his life story, so it will take some time to upload all of the recordings. Mix yourself a couple drinks, hit play, and enjoy the ride. This story is a roller coaster! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eric-foemmel/support

Latest Episodes

Volume 2; Episode 31: Las Vegas

E. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eric-foemmel/support

8 min2019 SEP 11
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Volume 2; Episode 31: Las Vegas

Volume 2; Episode 30: Downtown on the Nickel

E. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eric-foemmel/support

41 min2019 SEP 5
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Volume 2; Episode 30: Downtown on the Nickel

Volume 2; Episode 29: Side Stories and Side Bets

E. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eric-foemmel/support

18 min2019 AUG 29
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Volume 2; Episode 29: Side Stories and Side Bets

Voume 2; Episode 28: Back to Philly...Again

EThis podcast episode was published on 8/22/2019, which would have been Crazy Philadelphia Eddie's 83rd birthday! I will be raising a two glasses for you, my good friend! We sure do miss you! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eric-foemmel/support

6 min2019 AUG 23
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Voume 2; Episode 28: Back to Philly...Again

Volume 2; Episode 27: San Francisco

ECrazy Philadelphia Eddie had so M e gypsy blood pumping through his pirate heart. If he had some spare supplies, extra flash, and e bit of bank roll, he would stake a claim anywhere. This time, it was San Francisco. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eric-foemmel/support

15 min2019 AUG 15
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Volume 2; Episode 27: San Francisco

Volume 2; Episode 26: Wrightstown, New Jersey

EEddie was willing to explore new areas to open a shop. Some of them made a mint, some of the shops struggled. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eric-foemmel/support

7 min2019 AUG 8
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Volume 2; Episode 26: Wrightstown, New Jersey

Volume 2; Episode 25: Old Friends, New Faces

ECrazy Philadelphia Eddie explains that the ground he built his business shifted on him. It is hard to compete with the oldest profession in the world. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eric-foemmel/support

6 min2019 AUG 1
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Volume 2; Episode 25: Old Friends, New Faces

Volume 2; Episode 24.5: Bob Shaw, Part 2

EThis is the second half of Eddie's story about sitting in at Bob Shaw's tattoo shop in Long Beach, California. Eddie's experience at Bob's shop was a turning point in Eddie's career. Eddie used to say that when he walked with Bob Shaw, tattooers would always stop him and ask Bob questions. Eddie pointed this out to Bob, and Bob replied, "One day, Eddie, they will be stopping you when you walk by, and they will ask you the same questions." If you are listening to these podcasts, I consider you a friend, and I hope that you are lucky enough to find a mentor like Bob Shaw. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eric-foemmel/support

12 min2019 JUL 24
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Volume 2; Episode 24.5: Bob Shaw, Part 2

Volume 2; Episode 24: Bob Shaw, Part 1

ECrazy Philadelphia Eddie had older tattooers in New York City that taught him what they knew about tattooing, and he and friends would experiment with the techniques they learned. Through trial and error, and with pure enthusiasm, they pushed themselves to be better tattooers. However, upon meeting Bob Shaw, Eddie found a mentor who helped him foster a professionalism that elevated his tattooing skills. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eric-foemmel/support

11 min2019 JUL 24
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Volume 2; Episode 24: Bob Shaw, Part 1

Volume 2; Episode 23: There's Always a Set Up

EEven if everything in your life looks perfect, be very wary of the ones close to you that may want to pull the rug out from under you. When they start to pull the rug, grab your hammer and start swinging! Check for rattles! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eric-foemmel/support

20 min2019 JUL 10
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Volume 2; Episode 23: There's Always a Set Up

Latest Episodes

Volume 2; Episode 31: Las Vegas

E. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eric-foemmel/support

8 min2019 SEP 11
Comments
Volume 2; Episode 31: Las Vegas

Volume 2; Episode 30: Downtown on the Nickel

E. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eric-foemmel/support

41 min2019 SEP 5
Comments
Volume 2; Episode 30: Downtown on the Nickel

Volume 2; Episode 29: Side Stories and Side Bets

E. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eric-foemmel/support

18 min2019 AUG 29
Comments
Volume 2; Episode 29: Side Stories and Side Bets

Voume 2; Episode 28: Back to Philly...Again

EThis podcast episode was published on 8/22/2019, which would have been Crazy Philadelphia Eddie's 83rd birthday! I will be raising a two glasses for you, my good friend! We sure do miss you! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eric-foemmel/support

6 min2019 AUG 23
Comments
Voume 2; Episode 28: Back to Philly...Again

Volume 2; Episode 27: San Francisco

ECrazy Philadelphia Eddie had so M e gypsy blood pumping through his pirate heart. If he had some spare supplies, extra flash, and e bit of bank roll, he would stake a claim anywhere. This time, it was San Francisco. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eric-foemmel/support

15 min2019 AUG 15
Comments
Volume 2; Episode 27: San Francisco

Volume 2; Episode 26: Wrightstown, New Jersey

EEddie was willing to explore new areas to open a shop. Some of them made a mint, some of the shops struggled. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eric-foemmel/support

7 min2019 AUG 8
Comments
Volume 2; Episode 26: Wrightstown, New Jersey

Volume 2; Episode 25: Old Friends, New Faces

ECrazy Philadelphia Eddie explains that the ground he built his business shifted on him. It is hard to compete with the oldest profession in the world. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eric-foemmel/support

6 min2019 AUG 1
Comments
Volume 2; Episode 25: Old Friends, New Faces

Volume 2; Episode 24.5: Bob Shaw, Part 2

EThis is the second half of Eddie's story about sitting in at Bob Shaw's tattoo shop in Long Beach, California. Eddie's experience at Bob's shop was a turning point in Eddie's career. Eddie used to say that when he walked with Bob Shaw, tattooers would always stop him and ask Bob questions. Eddie pointed this out to Bob, and Bob replied, "One day, Eddie, they will be stopping you when you walk by, and they will ask you the same questions." If you are listening to these podcasts, I consider you a friend, and I hope that you are lucky enough to find a mentor like Bob Shaw. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eric-foemmel/support

12 min2019 JUL 24
Comments
Volume 2; Episode 24.5: Bob Shaw, Part 2

Volume 2; Episode 24: Bob Shaw, Part 1

ECrazy Philadelphia Eddie had older tattooers in New York City that taught him what they knew about tattooing, and he and friends would experiment with the techniques they learned. Through trial and error, and with pure enthusiasm, they pushed themselves to be better tattooers. However, upon meeting Bob Shaw, Eddie found a mentor who helped him foster a professionalism that elevated his tattooing skills. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eric-foemmel/support

11 min2019 JUL 24
Comments
Volume 2; Episode 24: Bob Shaw, Part 1

Volume 2; Episode 23: There's Always a Set Up

EEven if everything in your life looks perfect, be very wary of the ones close to you that may want to pull the rug out from under you. When they start to pull the rug, grab your hammer and start swinging! Check for rattles! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eric-foemmel/support

20 min2019 JUL 10
Comments
Volume 2; Episode 23: There's Always a Set Up
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