Jackie Bischof of The Wall Street Journal visits Brooklyn’s Williamsburg area where tattoo shops are thriving. The video features tattooers Jeb Maykut and Erick Diaz. Photographer Paul Nathan discusses his book of portraits “Generation Ink” and shares his thoughts on society’s “shift”. Hit the jump to watch the video and to view photos by Lauren DeCicca.
Tattoo artists first congregated in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg area seeking a refuge with low rents and ink-friendly clientele. But as rents multiplied and the area became more polished, these businesses have actually thrived.
Jeb Maykut in his tattoo station at Flyrise Tattoo
Photos by Lauren DeCicca.