While reading Volume Six of Crazy Philadelphia Eddie’s life history, imagine a sea captain with “HOLD FAST” tattooed on his knuckles trying to save his ship from a maelstrom that is sucking his ship to the bottom of the sea. In this volume Eddie notices significant changes in the tattoo world. The tattoo men with swagger and bravado are retiring, friends reveal themselves as untrustworthy associates, and his vision of a tattoo association geared to helping tattooers is polluted by the greed of others.
Eddie also documents a time when rival competitors no longer respect his territory and open shops on the side streets adjacent to his shops. This is a time in Eddie’s life when the madness of others and the actions of a prodigal son, who emerges as an ungrateful and self-entitled tattoo artist, try to maim his business.
Responding to this threat, Crazy Philadelphia Eddie reinvents his tattoo supply business and opens more shops in his beloved city, Philadelphia. Unwilling to roll over in their campaign to usurp him, Eddie gives no ground to his adversaries.
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