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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/>