It's the tail end of Memorial Day weekend and even though the weather here in New York is dreary, everyone is gearing up for Summer. While showing off your new tattoo or even an old one is something most people want to do, it's important to remember the havoc the sun can play on your ink.
The history of technological advances when it comes to tattooing could fill volumes. From the original hand poke designs and wooden stencils of the ancients to the modern thermographic printing and advanced machines of today, there is a lot of ground to cover.
It's strange to think that the art of tattooing has only been legal in New York City for twenty years after the initial ban back in 1961. The history of Tattooing is interwoven with the history of New York going back further than when Wall Street was a literal wall.
It may not feel like it yet, but springtime in New York is just around the corner. Once that final March snowfall hits (like it always does) we'll all be ready to shed the jackets in exchange for something lighter. That also means it will be time to show off any new ink you got during the winter.