Past Program | Originally Held on Jul 22 | 4-5pm
Enjoy a webinar about the history of tattooing through the ages, with a glimpse at some early 20th century artifacts from the South Street Seaport Museum’s collection. Daredevil Tattoo co-founder Michelle Myles discussed the history of this art form from prehistoric tattooed mummies and the Roman age, to the 1770s voyages of James Cook and tattooing in America, until today. Moderated by Martina Caruso, Seaport Museum Director of Collections the talk included a showcase of digital artifacts from the Museum’s Alan Govenar and Kaleta Doolin Tattoo Collection organized by our Collections and Curatorial Assistant Michelle Kennedy.
This online program as already taken place, but you can still enjoy the workshop. Click below to watch the video.
About Michelle Myles and Daredevil Tattoo Museum
Daredevil Tattoo opened in 1997, on Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side, when tattooing was legalized in New York City. Daredevil Tattoo features several artists working in all different styles of tattooing, as well as a Museum of Tattoo History with a world class collection of tattoo artifacts focusing on the history of tattooing in New York City.Daredevil Tattoo co-owner Michelle Myles started tattooing in 1991 when tattooing was still illegal in New York City. Michelle is also a tattoo historian who leads walking tours of early New York City tattooing.
For more information visit www.daredeviltattoo.com
About The Alan Govenar and Kaleta Doolin Tattoo Collection at the South Street Seaport Museum
The Seaport Museum’s Alan Govenar and Kaleta Doolin Tattoo Collection examines the life and work of Augustus “Gus” Wagner’s (American, 1872-1941). Wagner traveled the world as a merchant mariner and tattoo artist from 1898-1902, and then pursued a career as a professional tattoo artist and tattooed man, traveling across the United States, including New York City, between 1903-1941. The collection is the most comprehensive of a single American tattoo artist during the turn of the century.
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