Museum of Tattoo History May Open in the Lower East Side

Daredevil Tattoo is tattoo shop and museum on the Chinatown / Lower East Side border that is well known amongst City ink fans.

The shop wants to expand and become the Museum of Tattoo History in order to house a more permanent, larger collection of tattoo-related historical items, including their prized “Edison Pen.”

New York City fostered the birth of modern tattooing. We want to build a resource for others to connect with that history through our collection of artifacts and documentation of the early roots of tattooing in NYC. [… Co-owner] Brad has been collecting tattoo memorabilia for over 20 years and has amassed a collection with items including a Thomas Edison engraving pen (that the O’Reilly patent was based on) and original O’Reilly artwork.

To help make the museum a reality, Daredevil Tattoo has setup a Kickstarter Campaign with a goal of $30k in order to help set everything up. Rewards range from shout-outs to a “Daredevil Platinum Card” and private dinner in the museum.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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