Tattoo Age is very proud to be featuring Thom deVita.
Even though Thom
has been tattooing and creating art for almost 50 years,
much information out there about him.
He started tattooing in New York
City's Lower East Side in the mid 60s
—when tattooing was illegal in the
city—and quickly began to forge his own style.
Thom drew from a wide variety of infliuences for his tattoos,
everything from Pueblo
Indian designs to Lord and Taylor shopping bags.
He also formed
relationships with other American tattooers who were revolutionizing
tattooing by bringing in influences that went far beyond the usual array
found in most American tattoo parlors at the time.
We interviewed Ed Hardy, Nick Bubash, Clayton Patterson, Scott Harrison,
John Wyatt, Robert Ryan, and Bubba Reeves to help tell
Thom's incredible story.