The History of Tattoos in New York, from Bowery Sensation to Banned Art

The New-York Historical Society explores three centuries of Gotham’s relationship to the tattoo through vintage images, electric pens, and live demonstrations. ALLISON MEIER, APRIL 6, 2017, hyperallergenic.com Tattooing in New York has been a sideshow attraction, a banned underground practice, and an elite society trend. Performers in the early 1900s Bowery dime museums boasted wild tales of Read more about The History of Tattoos in New York, from Bowery Sensation to Banned Art[…]

When you read it you will know. This is for you.

A collection of poems by Kayla Milanes “Subway” All I see is sunflowers and white roses and Lily’s  and railroad tracks and there are white haired women singing “there will be days like this” where the concrete don’t shine and the sidewalk cracks singing “Young folk don’t know nothing bout love” Like “There’s got to Read more about When you read it you will know. This is for you.[…]

Ink We Get – Part the Third

Tattooing Was Illegal in New York City Until 1997 The New-York Historical Society’s newest exhibit delves into the history of the city’s once-turbulent ink scene By Jennifer Nalewicki Smithsonian.com, February 28, 2017 In 1961, it officially became illegal to give someone a tattoo in New York City. But Thom deVita didn’t let this new restriction deter Read more about Ink We Get – Part the Third[…]