Dark Days in NYC

Check out the newest webisode of Where Cool Came From.

Tattooing was banned in NYC for 30-plus years. But that didn’t stop Mike Bakaty.

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Until recently, tattoos walked a fine line between freakish, criminal and cool. Even ultra-cool places like swingin’ sixties New York City found reasons to ban them; there, the inkwell ran dry for three decades! But where there are rules, there are rebels, and Dave visits the James Dean of the Needle Set, Mike Bakaty, to learn about the dark days.

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Tattoo by Mehai Bakaty

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Tattoo by Mike Bakaty

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This webisode is dedicated to Mike Bakaty 1936-2014

This webisode is dedicated to Mike Bakaty 1936-2014

Watch the webisode here –> http://www.wherecoolcamefrom.com/video/dark-days-nyc/

 

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