In the new episode of the Thom deVita Tattoo Age series we explore the neighborhood in which Thom lived and worked, the Lower East Side of Manhattan. We also go into the types of tattoos Thom did, and what it took to talk someone into getting a tattoo that was a little out of the ordinary.
In part three of Thom deVIta’s epic Tattoo Age series, we take look at his personal history and how he came into tattooing. We also hear from tattoo legend Angelo Scotto on the history of tattooing in New York City.
In the second part of the Thom deVita Tattoo Age series we focus on the touching and often hilarious relationship Thom has with the artist Nick Bubash. Thom and Nick met in the early 1970s, and soon after Thom started to tattoo Nick, he also taught him how to tattoo. Over the past 40 years their relationship has gone way beyond tattooing, or even art for that matter, but they still continue to create together.
Tattoo Age - Thom deVita, Part 1
Thom began tattooing in the mid 60s in New York City’s Lower East Side when it was illegal. There isn’t much information out there about him. So we interviewed Ed Hardy and others to tell his incredible story.