THE NORTHWEST TATTOO MUSEUM
Professionals Dedicated to Documenting & Preserving Tattoo
History, Culture & Artifacts
The Northwest Tattoo Museum (NTM) currently exhibits a large growing collection
of: tattoo machines, flash, business cards, stencils, posters, and many other
tattoo related objects from 1910 to present; from greats such as: J.F. Barber, E.E.
Brown, Ernie Carafa, Cap Coleman, Sailor Jerry Collins, Amund Dietzel, Bert
Grimm, Henry Goldfeild, Don Ed Hardy, Owen Jensen, Bill Jones, Fred Marquand,
Nick Melroy, Stan & Walter Moscowitz, Bill Moore, Don Nolan, Cliff Raven, Paul
Rogers, R.J. Rosini, Jack Rudy, Bob Shaw, Huck Spaulding, Lyle Tuttle, Percy
Waters, Milton Zeis, and many more.
The Northwest Tattoo Museum is a 'Not for Profit' venture. Tattooing and
merchandise sales help offset the cost of rent and utilities. Donations comprise
the majority of collections objects. Many new items on display were donated by
tattooers interested in seeing the NTM educate the community about the history of
tattooing. A large portion of the museums collection is owned by J.A. Brown. The
NTM is still in the process of inventorying artifacts into an internal collections
database; as new acquisitions are acquired. The NTM also provides: identification
and appraisal of historic tattoo items, repair & restoration services on vintage
tattoo machines, etc.
you have a personal interest in tattoo history or general questions about tattoos
and the craft, Jay will have a professional, knowledgeable answer and many
experiential stories to share.
Idaho. Early 2013, the NTM was moved to it's current location in Coeur d'Alene,
Idaho; formerly Blue Rose Tattoo. Sadly, a good friend and long time tattooist,
Robert McNeill closed Blue Rose after 12 years. Robert agreed the Blue Rose
building was appropriate for the NTM given the shop history and memorable
mural of Norman Rockwell’s “The Tattooist” on the north side of the building. This
is the largest reproduction of this piece that we know of...we are going to contact