New York is a tattoo lover's dream city. We see inspiration everywhere and on everyone walking around the city, from traditional motifs to exciting artist's statements. Tattooing is a folk art with a rich and storied tradition that continues to grow over time. Did you know that the American Folk Art Museum has several pieces of tattoo art in the collection?
From the Shop
If you are not ready to invest in something more permanent, here's a way to try out some fun new designs...
Check out some of the great temporary tattoo sets that are available in our store from Tattly. Pick your design and, whether it is some classic Americana flash, cool cats, or an inspirational quote, Tattly has got you covered.
Based out of Brooklyn, New York, Tattly is a temporary tattoo company that collaborates with renowned artists and designers, who get a cut of every sale. Their designs are safe and non-toxic, and printed using vegetable-based ink. Tattly products are FDA-compliant and fun for all ages.
Stop by the store or give us a call for telephone orders at (212) 595-9533 ext. 127!
From the Collection
This sheet of Americana tattoo flash from the museum's collection was made by Milton Zeis, a tattoo artist from Rockford, Illinois. The works are not dated but judging from their designs, these would have been made in the World War II era.
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