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worrying trend in my area , shops offering haircuts, manicures and tattoos!

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It is not a new trend at all. In the early 1900s many tattooers worked out of barber shops, especially in New York. One that i can think of (who is still around) is Stan Moskowitz. I do understand and agree with your dissappointment. I don't consider a haircut as much more than a temporary grooming procedure(i am bald). To keep a positive light i will try to think of this as things going full circle and remember that water always finds it's mark.

Mike Malone was a licensed barber as well.

There was a place here in town doing just that, tattoos and hair cuts. I like it myself, a real throw back. Get a shoe shine stand and you might have the market cornered.

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It is not a new trend at all. In the early 1900s many tattooers worked out of barber shops' date=' especially in New York. One that i can think of (who is still around) is Stan Moskowitz. I do understand and agree with your dissappointment. I don't consider a haircut as much more than a temporary grooming procedure(i am bald). To keep a positive light i will try to think of this as things going full circle and remember that water always finds it's mark.[/quote']

I believe my tattooer was telling that during the time you're talking about tattooing was illegal in NYC and tattooers did their work behind the scenes at barber shops.

Ray collects straight razors and when I inquired about the ones hanging on the wall, this is what he told me. So tattooing and barber shops have 'history' if you will.. As far as the other services, sounds like what someone else was describing, ppl are just trying to cash in any way they can.

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I believe my tattooer was telling that during the time you're talking about tattooing was illegal in NYC and tattooers did their work behind the scenes at barber shops.

Ray collects straight razors and when I inquired about the ones hanging on the wall, this is what he told me. So tattooing and barber shops have 'history' if you will.. As far as the other services, sounds like what someone else was describing, ppl are just trying to cash in any way they can.

the tattooing in barber shops that I speak of was way before 1961, when tattooing was banned in NYC.

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Holy shit! This is one of those threads I forgot about. If I can get a bad tattoo, my hair done and my nails lookin' super cute... fuck it! Lets play.

Assuming that tattooing done, today, in a hair joint is bad may be a bit prejudgemental. There was a shop/hair place in Baton Rouge that wasn't around for long called Perkins Road Parlor. They had some solid tattooers, one was Ken Cox. Great Guy. Solid weirdo traditionalish tattoos. check him out.

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I was going to say a tattoo shop in the mall and then i remembered Vegas and realized that there is not much farther to go for rock bottom.

We have TWO malls that have tattoo shops in them in the 'burbs up here. I have a coworker who has his whole sleeve, hand, and neck done there. They are legitimately the worst tattoos I have ever seen in person.

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When I was living in MPLS there was a shop that offered everything for the young consumer; tattoos, piercings, clothes, cell phones, bling, gold fronts, sneakers, but I don't recall if they did hair. You could walk in with a wad of cash looking like a schlep and walk out looking like you modeled a photo shoot for an Affiction ad. Actually I think they didn't have affliction in the early 2000s but you get the point.

There was also a tat/piercing area in Sex World; a stand alone building of 5 floors of debauchery. Head shop, straight porn, gay porn, viewing booths, and a place to get hep whoops I mean a tattoo.

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