New York City Tattoo- The Oral History of an Urban Art
By Michael McCabe
"In 1964 tattooing in New York City was made illegal by a judge who declared the practice "a barbaric survival that has no place in contemporary society" This abrupt end to the open enterprise of a vital and colorful urban art pushed the practice underground. New York City Tattoo documents the lively, humorous and often widely violent history of the art from the early years of the 20th century, in the words of the men who "pushed the pins" in places like Coney Island and the Bowery."
-excerpt from NYC Tattoo
- Soft Cover
- 8.5" x 11"
- 144 pages
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