Tattooing New York City: Style and Continuity in a Changing Art Form

New York City is the birthplace of the electric tattoo machine, which has influenced modern tattooing worldwide, helping to define technical and artistic values intrinsic to the art form. After a 35-year ban, tattooing was re-legalized in the city in 1997; century-old values that were once shrouded in secrecy are now challenged by rapid growth and heavy demand. Loaded with color photos and commentary from artists throughout the city, this book is a fascinating glimpse into New Yorks unique tattoo culture, past and present.