Who isn’t into ink these days? With tattoo culture now basically 100% mainstream, it’s hard to believe that once upon a time, tattooing in New York City was actually illegal!
According to the event description, the discussion portion of the event will explore the “love triangle involving a top government official and a Bowery tattoo artist which led to a personal vendetta and a trumped up health scare.”
Tattooing in New York City was forced into an unfair underground existence and this prohibition led to to unlikely alliances across class lines, established safe spaces for tattooing that were hidden in plain sight, and created an unexpected renaissance that would change the art of tattooing in NYC.
Five outstanding storytellers will take you on a wild ride filled with twist, turns, and closely-guarded secrets. Not to mention, two artists will be on site doing historical flash tattoos, and you can sign up for a slot to get inked!
Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7:00pm.