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8.27.16

The Owner of New York's Oldest Tattoo Shop Says the Industry 'Exploded Overnight'

Since it illegally opened in 1976, Fineline Tattoos has lived through multiple sea changes in NYC tattoo culture. On the 40th anniversary of the shop opening on the Bowery, we talked to the longtime owners about ink in the Big Apple.

5.13.15

The History of Tattooed Ladies from Freakshows to Reality TV

We talked to academic Anni Irish about how tattooed women have been objectified and fetishized since the days of the 19th century.