My mentor if you will, that made me decide to start doing tattooing. Freddy Negrete. He worked in one of Ed Hardy’s shops Good Time Charlie’s in East LA. His style is black and grey or “Chicano”. His story of how he became a big name in the tattoo industry is a rough but awesome success story. The second photo is of Freddy and his son Isaiah who he taught to tattoo as well. #freddynegrete#la#goodtimecharlies#oldschool#blackandgreytattoo#blackandgrey#og#mentor Photo credit goes to the rightful owners.
I just want to give a huge shoutout and Happy Birthday to a great man, brother and mentor.. The Godfather of Black and Grey ‘Good Time’ Charlie Cartwright!!! This man has had a pivotal role in showing me the light throughout my entire adult life. He is loved by so many around the world and I can honestly say Our Godfather that sets the bar on so many levels of what we as humans and tattooers should strive to be. So Happy Birthday out there in social media land!!! #gtc#goodtimecharlies