New York City Tattoo: The Oral History of an Urban Art

New York City Tattoo: The Oral History of an Urban Art

by Michael McCabe, Hubert Selby
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9780945367208
Publisher:
Hardy Marks Publications
Publication date:
04/01/1997
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.48(d)

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