Walk through NYC's Tattoo History

󶀁 Social impact experience
Hosted by Michelle
The host of this experience
2 hours total
Offered in English
Prices may vary depending on the date you select.
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About your host, Michelle
I started tattooing in 1991 when tattooing was still illegal in NYC. When tattooing was legalized in 1997 I opened Daredevil with my business partner Brad Fink. I am passionate about the history of NYC's tattoo past which is connected to the history of our neighborhood here on the Lower East Side. I am the only tattooer in NYC who is also a licensed NYC tour guide.
What we’ll do
** Special $10 pricing for a limited time! ** We will meet at Daredevil Tattoo for a private tour of the museum collection that includes artwork and machines from some of the earliest and most influential tattooers over the last 100 years. We will then walk through the Lower East Side and Chinatown discussing the rich immigrant history of the area and the notorious slum and gangland it became. We…
The tattoo shop opens for business at noon. Artists are available for walk ins if you wanted to get tattooed after the tour (not included in the tour) Michelle tattoos by appointment only.
Where we’ll be
We'll meet at Daredevil Tattoo which is a working tattoo shop that houses one of the most significant collections of tattoo memorabilia in the world. We will walk through the Lower East Side and Chinatown close to the notorious Five Points with an important Gangs of New York landmark along the way.
$10 per person
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Prices may vary depending on the date you select.