Thom DeVita has been one of the most unique American tattooers and artists. A Manhattan native, born 1932, Thom DeVita showed at open-air art fairs in Washington Square Park in the 1950s, and mingled with famous New York School painters at the Cedar Tavern. Interested in tattooing from an early age, he began tattooing in the 1960s, soon after it was declared illegal in all the boroughs of New York (the ban was nally overturned in 1997). Although he pursued that as an underground career for nearly forty years, he continues to work in drawings, montage and constructions.
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