If you can believe it, from 1961 to 1997, there was a prohibition of tattooing in NYC despite the fact that this city was the birthplace of tattooing in America.More
Fineline Tattoo opened in 1976 during the New York City ban on tattooing and is considered the longest continually running tattoo shop in Manhattan.More
From 1961 up until 1997, there were no “legal” tattoo shops in New York City. The Health Department banned tattooing due to an alleged series of blood-borne Hepatitis-B cases linked to Coney Island tattoo parlors in the late 1950s. Alleged.
The first tattoo shops in New York City initially catered to seafarers who grabbed a haircut …More