CLAYTON PATTERSON LEAVES NYC

By Marisa Kakoulas www.needlesandsins.com   The discussion of NYC's gentrification is nothing new, but it still stings every time I learn of another institution of art, music & grit close its door to make way for mega-store or "luxury" anything. One living institution, who has had a profound effect on NYC's tattoo scene,

Vice: Tattoo Age Thom deVita Episode V (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig-Oar78Os0&w=590&h=415] In the final part of Thom deVita's Tattoo Age series we have to cover a lot of ground. So please sit back and prepare to go from the days before tattoo artists wore gloves while working to Thom's current life as an artist. Enjoy. [More info on expanded page] 15335

Vice: Tattoo Age Thom deVita Episode IV (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ2jGgeyEoc&w=590&h=415] In the new episode of the Thom deVita Tattoo Age series we explore the neighborhood in which Thom live and worked, the Lower East Side of Manhattan. We also go into the types of tattoos Thom did, and what it took to talk someone into getting tattoos that were

Vice: Tattoo Age Thom deVita Episode III (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSybXw8eneo&w=590&h=415] In part three of Thom deVIta's epic Tattoo Age series, we take look at his personal history and how he came into tattooing. We also hear from tattoo legend Angelo Scotto on the history of tattooing in New York City... [More info on expanded page] 15134

Vice: Tattoo Age Thom deVita Episode II (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAYX0hj5yig&w=590&h=415] In the second part of the Thom deVita Tattoo Age series we focus on the touching and often hilarious relationship he has with Nick Bubash. Thom and Nick met in the early 1970s and soon after Thom started to tattoo Nick, he also started to teach him how to

Vice: Tattoo Age Thom deVita Episode I (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l1mqYQuNf8&w=590&h=415] Thom deVita began tattooing in the late 60s in New York's Lower East Side, when the practice was illegal. He quickly began to forge his own styles, drawing influence from Puebla Indian designs to Lord and Taylor shopping bags. In this episode, we hear from Ed Hardy, photographer Clayton