Horst Streckenbach a.k.a ”Tattoo Samy” was a well-know German Tattoo Artist who had been tattooing since 1946 . He is considered important in the development of tattooing in Germany. With Manfred Kohrs from Hanover he developed a rotary tattoo machine between 1974-78 and organised one of the first tattoo conventions in Germany in 1980. He opened his own studio in Frankfurt back in 1947 and this was open for nearly 40 years!