The New-York Historical Society will examine three centuries of tattooing in New York, including the city’s central role in the development of modern tattooing and the successive waves of trend and taboo surrounding the practice. Tattooed New York, on view February 3 – April 30, 2017, will feature more than 250 works dating from the early 1700s to today—exploring Native American body art, tattoo craft practiced by visiting sailors, sideshow culture, the 1961 ban that drove tattooing underground for three decades, and the post-ban artistic renaissance. Live tattoo demonstrations by artists from the five boroughs will take place on select weekends (schedule to be announced).
The event will feature remarks by New-York Historical Society’s President and CEO Dr. Louise Mirrer, and an exhibition tour led by its curator, Cristian Petru Panaite.
For more information, visit www.nyhistory.org.