Bert Grimm (1900–1985) started hanging around tattoo shops in Portland Oregon when he was about 11 or 12 years old, Throughout the years he operated shops in Chicago, Honolulu, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Seattle, Los Angeles, Long Beach, St Louis, Portland and Seaside Oregon, and China.
Bert is probably best remembered today for the shop that he operated at the Nu Pike in Long Beach, CA from the 1950s to the late 60s. “Bert Grimm’s World Famous Tattoo” was historic, It was the oldest continuously operated tattoo parlor in the United States where generations of sailors got inked up before shipping out !!!