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Tattoo History: Fineline Tattoo and the Legacy of the Moskowitz Clan

Last modified November 20, 2013 at 11:33 am

Marvin Moskowitz and his family are iconic the world of tattooing. In the 1920s, William Moskowitz, a Russian immigrant, opened a barbershop on the Bowery.  By the late ‘30s, he learned to tattoo, thanks to a little help from his friend Charlie Wagner. In pursuing both trades, he quickly realized that tattooing was way more […]

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Tattoo History: Charlie Wagner & Millie Hull Leave an Indelible Mark on the Bowery

Last modified November 14, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Let’s dive back into the tattoo history of the Bowery, kicking off with Charlie Wagner. This man became another indelible mark on the history of the Bowery, and no, we’re not talking about the famous baseball player. Wagner was New York’s most skilled and revolutionary tattoo artist of his day, plying his ink trade behind […]

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