The Daredevil Tattoo Museum collection comes from co-owner Brad Fink's personal collection of antique tattoo memorabilia that he has amassed over the last 27 years of tattooing. The collection features artifacts from the early roots of modern tattooing with original artwork by Samuel O'Reilly, Bert Grimm, August "Cap" Coleman, George Burchett, Sailor Jerry and many more. Antique tattoo machines, original photos, news articles and sideshow banners are also included in the collection. Recently we participated in the NY Historical Society's Tattooed NY exhibition as the biggest lenders to the show. The shop is located on the border of the historic Lower East Side and Chinatown just a few blocks east of the Bowery and Chatham Square where O'Reilly, Charlie Wagner, Millie Hull and other legendary tattoo artists plied their trade. We are proud to share our museum collection with visitors. The museum is part of the tattoo shop and is viewable during our regular shop hours. There is no admission fee.
We have formed a non profit organization dedicated to increasing public knowledge and appreciation of the history of tattooing. NYC Tattoo History Inc is a registered 501(c)(3) EIN # 81-3387060
All funds and proceeds donated to NYC Tattoo History may qualify as charitable deductions for federal income tax purposes and will be used directly in our mission to preserve and celebrate New York's important tattoo history. We are very grateful to everyone who has supported us and we hope to serve as a global resource to everyone who shares our passion for tattooing's history.