Oakland Tattooers Name Plate




OOakland, California has a long history of tattooing dating back to the Gold Rush days in the 1840s. Oakland, a port city in Northern California, has been the home to military bases and many a tattooer has flocked to this area to make their fortune.

Following is a short list of tattooers that have made their name in this City by the Bay.



Carroll, Prof.
#913 Broadway

Farrell, Red
#460 Twelfth St.

Jacobs, Kenneth (Oakland Jake)
#1100 Franklin St.
#1124 Franklin St.
#405 Eleventh St.
#432 1/2 Eleventh St.
#385 Twelfth St.

Jones, Davy (Doc)
#461 Tenth St.
#460 Twelfth St.
#1124 Franklin St.
#1019 Broadway

Kaufman, Ralph (Duke)
#1958 San Pablo Ave.
#432 1/2 Eleventh St.
#470 Twelfth St.
#1105 Franklin St.

Libarry, Andy & Bobbie (Long Andy)
#432 1/2 Eleventh St.

Lieber, Joe (Brooklyn Joe)
#461 Tenth St.
#1012 Broadway
#1019 Broadway

Mc Keever, L.L.
#381 Twelfth St.

Morgan, Louis
#472 Seventh St.

Pelz, Max
#443 Tenth St.

Rowe, Tex
Location unknown

Sailor Bill
#1117 Franklin St.

Smith, S. E.
#461 Tenth St.

Sparrow, Phil
#1727 San Pablo Ave.

Steele, Marshall
#1105 Franklin St.
#1117 Franklin St.

Steiner, Ray
#1105 Franklin St.

Stevens, L.V.
#439 Twelfth St.

Tattoo Gene
#1012 Broadway

Thornton, Fred
#1958 San Pablo Ave.

Tuttle, Lyle
#1958 San Pablo Ave.
#460 Twelfth St.

Walker, Tim (Sailor Tim)
#1121 Franklin St.
#1124 Franklin St.

Ward, Shorty
#1958 San Pablo Ave.

Woronuk, Doc
#1012 Broadway



Originally published by the Tattoo Archive © 2002
Upated 2017