Walter Moskowitz

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: A Haven of Ink is Born on the Bowery

Last modified November 7, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Hold fast to your ink … as if you really have a choice. Fellow inked and non-inked brethren, we are taking another trip down memory de lane and how it became tattoo central in the 19th century. This time we are focusing on a few of innovative people, to be introduced a little later on. […]

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Bowery Tattooing & “Last of the Bowery Scab Merchants”

Posted May 9, 2011 at 6:18 am

The tattoo community affectionately refers to the legendary Moskowitz brothers as the “Bowery Boys.” A history lesson, after the jump!