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Fineline Tattoo in the East Village, the Longest Continually Running Tattoo Shop in Manhattan

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By Allison B. Siegel Source: www.untappedcities.com Fineline Tattoo opened in 1976 during the New York City ban on tattooing and is considered the longest continually running tattoo shop in Manhattan. It’s located on 1st Street and First Avenue in the East Village. Previously, Mike Bakaty, the founder and owner, operated underground for 36 years in secret back rooms and loft apartments. With the walls adorned with Bakaty’s original flash art, Fineline is definitely near and dear to our skin and to the history of NYC. We interviewed Bakaty and asked him about tattooing and New York City: When did you first fall in love with tattooing? I’m still falling in love with tattooing. I got interested back in ’74 when I went to get some work covered up…I got more interested in ’75…and then by 1976 my interest was such that I started tattooing myself. And you didn’t care that tattooing was illegal at the time in NY? Hell yeah, I cared. Every time the phone rang I jumped thinking it was the cops looking to bust me. After 21 years eventually I got over jumping at the phone. How do you feel at the Bowery now and all the changes going on? Well, you know, it’s not the Bowery I lived on for 34 years, you know? Don’t know how I feel about the changes. When they first built the Whole Foods down here I thought who the hell is gonna come down here and buy food? We tried to save the building we lived in (McGurk’s ... Read More »

“Tattoo: Flash Art Of Amund Dietzel”

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By Marisa Kakoulas Reblogged from Neeles and Sins’s July 3rd post: http://www.needlesandsins.com Today is the opening of the Milwaukee Art Museum’s first-ever tattoo art exhibition: “Tattoo: Flash Art of Amund Dietzel.” The exhibit, which runs to the Fall, celebrates one of tattooing’s most remarkable forefathers, particularly the one hundred years since the Norwegian artist arrived in Milwaukee in 1913 and made it his home. Dietzel’s studios attracted tattoo collectors far beyond Milwaukee. As the Museum notes, he “helped define the look of the traditional or old school tattoo,” and his tattoo flash remains just as powerful today as it was during the two world wars he tattooed through and the many years afterward until his death in 1974. I’d venture a guess that, if Dietzel were alive today, he’d be having a laugh at the city’s museum featuring his work, especially as he put up a good fight against the Milwaukee City Council, along with Gib “Tatts” Thomas, when the city banned tattooing in 1967. There are so many great stories of Amund Dietzel’s life, and they are wonderfully shared in tattooist Jon Reiter‘s book These Old Blue Arms: The Life & Work of Amund Dietzel, which I reviewed here in 2010. This exhibit is drawn exclusively from the book and Jon’s collection of Dietzel flash, photos and “peripheral Dietzel Studio material.” It should be an excellent show for all tattoo lovers and Americana art buffs. Here’s more on Dietzel from the museum: Born in Kristiania, Norway, Dietzel (1891-1974) learned the art of hand-tattooing on a Norway ... Read More »

Dave Waugh: Rollo

By Dave Waugh Yesterday was the birthday of one of my biggest early influences in tattooing. His name was Mike Malone, his friends called him Rollo… I called him, Mr. Malone…  Read More »

Dave Waugh: Up The Irons

By Dave Waugh I was asked to participate in an Iron Maiden themed art show at The Pretty Pretty Collective in San Francisco. The show started Friday, March 16th and runs for two months… Read More »

Dave Waugh: This Week’s Record Reviews

By Dave Waugh So I’ ll begin this weeks record reviews from low to high. It was a good score from Emmittsburg this week with both lows and highs. And lows that should have been highs. Up first, a bland 60′s comp of “danger music” movie and TV theme songs… Read More »

Dave Waugh: Holy Diver… Or How To Fuck Up A Painting And Attempt To Fix It

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By Dave Waugh So I received a lot of positive feedback on my recent Dio flash sheet, so I was inspired to do another Dio-esque piece, and this time it was for a trade… Read More »

Dave Waugh: It Ain’t Rocket Science

By Dave Waugh Here is a commission piece I did for fellow tattooer named Chris Smith. He was interested in purchasing a piece of artwork from me that had a similar format and he let me pick the subject matter… Read More »

New TAM Blog Sponsors!

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Check out some of our cool new sponsors… (click the images for more info) To become a TAM Blog sponsor please e-mail: john@tattooartistmagazine.com Thanks for your support! -TEAM TAM Read More »

VICE Magazine: Tattoo Age, Episodes Two & Three

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Wrath: The Weekly Flash

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By Wrath I was honored when Crash asked me to do this blog. I’ve never blogged before so I tried to get him to tell me what to do but he left it up to me. Thanks a lot Crash… Well, he did tell me what I can’t do. No cursing or shit talking… Read More »

Richard Stell Prints

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Pork Chops Sheet: 31”/42” 300.00 plus shipping but price changes at the end of the month of April or May to cover the paper cost going up… it will be 450.00 when he gets the last run at the price we are getting them for currently…. Read More »