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Tattoo artist designing motifs Image by Getty Images
Tattoo artist designing motifs Image by Getty Images

Miami alum curates show at the New York Historical Society

"Tattooed New York" examines the history of tattoos

Alumnus Cristian Panaite has curated a show at the New York Historical Society. "Tattooed New York," which opens Feb. 3, focuses on the city as the focal point of groundbreaking moments in tattoo history—from Native American body paint in the 1700s to the global influence of local tattoo artists today.

More than 250 images and objects, including designs from the 1930s and an original electric pen, help tell New York City's role in its 300-year tattoo history.

Cristian Panaite attended Miami as a masters student in theatre from 2005-07. He is a scholar and playwright originally from Romania. His written works are deeply rooted in his American experience and the social, cultural and political shifting grounds that his home country has been passing through in the last decade. Some of his works have been produced or received public readings Off Broadway, and Bucharest, Romania.

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