Vol 4: In the first half of Crazy Philadelphia Eddie's books, his life story began with his wild youth, continued into his twenties where he established himself in Chinatown, Philadelphia, and covered the seminal years of the National Tattoo Association during his thirties. Even if Eddie expected his life to become more tranquil as he matured, the insane world around him made that impossible.
Volume Four of Crazy Philadelphia Eddie's series is a flurry of midlife adventures including the rise of the National Tattoo Association and its conventions, the pitfalls of heavy gambling, the opening and managing of several tattoo shops, the fallout of a wedding engagement and a turbulent romance, the tragic murder of a good friend, and the trials and tribulations of raising and employing his eldest daughter and teenage sons. Shortly after finishing his volume, Eddie was in a bar drinking screwdrivers with his ghostwriter, Eric Foemmel, who asked Eddie to sum up the fourth volumes of Tattooing: The Life and Times of Crazy Philadelphia Eddie, My Vida Loca. Eddie did so with two words: "Holy Shit!"