You’re invited to take a look into the life and legacy of Rick Luder and at what was once the very secretive and outsider world of tattooing. Having spent the bulk of his working life in and around Fremantle he began his career in the circus sideshow. Making a name for himself in Perth, Rick then hit the road and worked extensively around Australia and became one of the first tattooers of his generation to travel abroad for his art. He now resides in Fremantle as the owner of Five Star Tattoo.
Interviews, photos, collectables, correspondence and other oddities most of which have never been viewed outside of his family and close friends provide a detailed look into his career and the people around him that shaped it. The images, many captured by Rick himself show a precious and long gone era of tattooing, one he helped pioneer in Australia. We may not be able to go back and witness these exciting times for ourselves but at least now we are able to see a small glimpse.