Member Events
Curator Confidential: Tattooed New York
Cristian Panaite
Wed, October 21, 2020 | 5:00-5:45 pm ET | Free for Members

Take a deep dive into our exhibitions and collections in this live event on Zoom that’s reserved exclusively for New-York Historical Members. Not a Member yet? Join us today!


Revisit the 2017 exhibition Tattooed New York and discuss the rich and vibrant history of modern tattooing in New York. Cristian Panaite, associate curator of exhibitions, hosts cultural anthropologist Mike McCabe and tattoo artists Michelle Myles, co-owner Daredevil Tattoo; and Mehai Bakaty, owner Fineline Tattoo, as they explore everything from the invention of the electric tattoo machine to the three-decade ban on ink in New York City.


Tickets are free for Members
Online: Click on the orange “Reserve Now” button at the top of this page

After you register, you will receive a confirmation email. One day before the event, you will receive an email from with the Zoom link and instructions on how to join the event.

View previously recorded episodes on our Curator Confidential YouTube playlist.

Photo: Tattoo Sketchbook New-York Historical Society, PR 002

Creative: Tronvig Group