Max started tattooing at Paddington with Alex in 1960. They worked together until Alex retired in 1972.

Max moved to 46 Llankelly Place in 1978, where he shared a studio with Big Pete Blackwell, trading as Pete and Max’s Village Tattoo. When Big Pete retired in 1990, Max continued as Max’s Village Tattoo.

In 2005 Max moved premises to the current location at 15 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross