The Fineline Artists
Mike Bakaty began tattooing on Manhattan's Lower East Side in 1976. There was a ban on tattooing in the city that had been in effect since 1962. Working "underground" out of a Bowery studio, he built a clientele solely by word of mouth. FINELINE TATTOO WAS BORN.
Mehai Bakaty has had continuous interaction with tattooing since the age of four, by ten he was building needles, and at 16 he performed his first tattoo.
Angelo Saracina first learned the art of tattooing under the tutelage of Howard "Cosmo" Saunders at the original Kadillac Tattoo in Manayunk, PA, and has been tattooing professionally in New York City since 2004. His primary genre is Americana from the late 1800s to the early 1970s. Angelo has a passion for tattoo history, and will give you a lesson along with a groovy tattoo, if you so desire.