Eustis Estate

California and the Pacific Northwest

On a brief but formative trip to the West Coast in 1924-25, Ed met and worked with many notable early tattoo artists in Los Angeles and Seattle. He returned to Boston, where he occupied the iconic shop of Frank Howard, who had just died. The art and ephemera Ed acquired from these early West Coast sources formed the core of the large body of tattoo-related material he collected over his long career.