Spider Webb- Mt. Vernon NY 1974

Another 8mm conversion.

Spider Webb pushed “art” tattooing hard. Conceptual work, blue and red 3D designs… even loading a shotgun shell with pigment and “shooting a fuckin’ tattoo” onto the client. He pushed hard to get tattooing celebrated as a legitimate art, including tattooing on the steps of the MOMA* during the tattoo ban as an act of protest.

This video, shot in 1974, features Spider at his Mt. Vernon NY shop. As usual- no sound and bad lighting.

*”Spider Webb, a well-known artist, protested the ban by tattooing porn star Annie Sprinkle on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for violating health law. Webb appealed the case, which the New York State Supreme Court refused to hear.” – NYC24.org

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