Dear friends and tattoo lovers, with our heart full of sadness we share with you that the legendary Stanley Moskowitz – aka “Bowery Stan” – passed away last week, at the age of 87.

He was the son of Sailor Willie Moskowitz, who apprenticed under Charlie Wagner. He did his first tattoo at the age of 12 and at 14 years old he began tattooing full-time on the Bowery. He dedicated all his life to this art.

Anyone who loves tattoos owes a huge debt to Bowery Stan, and his legacy will live on.

Our deepest condoleances go to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.