Crazy Philadelphia Eddie

February 8, 2018 - January 1, 2019

Eddie was crazy before crazy was cool. From Brooklyn's Coney Island to the counterculture of 1960s South Street in Philadelphia, Eddie Funk fought to make a name for himself, protect the freedoms of tattoo artists, and share his legacy with the world. Discover Eddie's influence in this limited engagement exhibit, featuring rare flash, personal mementos, and other authentic memorabilia seldom put on public display. 

Crazy Philadelphia Eddie is the newest exhibit in the Community Gallery at Independence Seaport Museum. The exhibit runs through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Crazy Philadelphia Eddie is curated by Erich Weiss and Villain Arts

Live Tattooing

Saturday, July 21 - 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Be a part of our Crazy Philadelphia Eddie exhibit in real-time as you get inked with an original Eddie Funk tattoo for all to see. Traditional techniques will be applied that Philadelphia tattoo legend Eddie Funk himself would have used for tattoos. 

One appointment per hour is available. Register here. Some walk-up appointments may be available pending cancellations. Must be 18+ 

Admission to the Museum is free for those getting tattooed, but will be charged for the tattoo. Please contact the tattoo artist, Troy Timpel of Villain Arts, with any further questions at

About The Artist: 
Troy Timpel
Artist.  1972-
Troy Timpel, Artist, painter, tattooer, author, collector and curator.  Owner of, Partner of Philadelphia Eddies 621 tattoo, Owner Hunter gatherer tattoo.  Owner of  Host of The Philadelphia Tattoo arts convention, and 13 more tattoo conventions in the US including, Baltimore, Wildwood, Atlanta, Tampa, Miami, Louisville, Denver, Houston, Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and Kansas City.  Award winning Master Tattoo artist of 25 years, and celebrated Painter.  


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