A stellar lineup of five historians and tattoo artists who lived this history tell the story of the tattoo ban in NYC that lasted from 1961-1997.
A sordid love triangle involving a top government official and a Bowery tattoo artist led to a personal vendetta and a trumped-up health scare. Tattooing in New York City is forced into an unfair and unjust underground existence. The story of our 36-year tattoo prohibition led to unlikely alliances across class lines, sacred safe spaces hidden in plain sight, and an unexpected renaissance that would change the art of tattooing forever.
Join us and learn about this strange chapter of our city's history from five outstanding storytellers who take you on a wild ride filled with twist, turns, and closely guarded secrets. We will have two artists doing historical flash tattoos, and you can sign up for a slot to get inked right here at Caveat.