Tattooing Was Banned In NYC For Nearly 40 Years

Tattoo shop of “Coney Island Freddie” just prior to New York City’s ban on tattooing, 1961<br/>

Thom de Vita and client in his studio at 326 E 4th Street, 1976<br/>

Nora Hildebrandt, ca. 1880<br/>

Tattoo Artist, ca. 1935<br/>

Thomas Edison's Electric pen, 1876, from the collection of Brad Fink, Daredevil Tattoo NYC<br/>

Tattooed family at the first New York City Tattoo Convention, 1998<br/>

Window shade with flash designs from Tony D’Annessa’s tattoo shop on W. 48th Street, ca. 1962<br/>

Eagle and shield, ca. 1875–1905<br/>

Self-portrait showing Rock of Ages back piece, ca. 1920<br/>

Flash sheet # 36, ca. 1930<br/>

Charlie Wagner tattooing Millie Hull, 1939<br/>

Sa Ga Yeath Qua Pieth Tow, King of the Maquas, 1710<br/>

Marquesan Heads, 1977<br/>

Lady Liberty on Evan Hall, 2016<br/>