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New York City Tattoo

The Oral History of an Urban Art by Michael McCabe – featuring traditional tattoo flash.

New York City Tattoo documents the lively, humorous and often violent history of the art from the early years of the 20th century, in the words of the men who "pushed the pins" in places like Coney Island and the Bowery. Tattooing at the time evoked the dangerous fringes of society, and for over a decade Michael McCabe assiduously gained the confidence of the few surviving practitioners of this vanished era. These highly-charged interviews provide a privileged look into a clannish world of honor, respect, and jealously guarded trade secrets. They reveal facets of New York social history and a volatile, misunderstood and secretive art form.

Colour + Black & White photos and images including lots of traditional tattoo flash.

136 pages. Soft cover.
Size (approx.) 28cm x 21.5cm x 1.5cm

1997 (first edition), Hardy Marks Publications, Honolulu

Condition: Excellent overall – clean crisp pages. Inscription inside front cover flap.
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  • Seller location: Invercargill, Southland, NZ

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