More than 5,000 tattoo enthusiasts converged upon the Wyndham at Franklin Plaza in Philadelphia in February to attend the 2004 Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention and to roast Edward Funk, the man who made it all happen. Funk launched the convention — known as Crazy Philadelphia Eddie's Tattoo Arts Convention until this year — in 1997. He founded the National Tattoo Association in 1977. To tattoo aficionados, Funk is an icon, says Troy Timpel, who now owns Funk's shop, Philadelphia Eddie's ...

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