Academy of Responsible Tattooing Gives NYU Students a Tour of Bushwick

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Tattoo training school welcomes New York University students to its Bushwick location, educating them on how the neighborhood has rapidly evolved over recent years.

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Seeber says the Academy of Responsible Tattooing's Bushwick location serves as a highlight of the innovation and creative growth taking place in cities across the country.

On Tuesday, July 28, the Academy of Responsible Tattooing's Education Outreach Program welcomed a group of New York University students to its Bushwick tattoo studio.

Steven Pedigo, director of the NYU School of Professional Studies Initiative for Creativity and Innovation in Cities, brought 18 to 20 students to the studio, says Christina Seeber, Marketing Manager.

Staff and artists at the Academy of Responsible Tattooing took the students on a tour of the studio as part of their tour of Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood. Historically, Bushwick had been the home of factories and manufacturers; over recent years, the neighborhood has become more gentrified and is now one of New York City's arts centers.

"The students are enrolled in a class called CityLab: Building Tomorrow’s Cities Today, which focuses on topics relevant to urban growth and population expansions across the world," Seeber explains. "In the face of the population expansion, it's common to see a growth in creative economies. The cultural changes and gentrification that have taken place in Bushwick recently are a good example of this."

During the tour, Pedigo told the students how the business of tattooing in Bushwick is a big change for the neighborhood culturally and how the studio is relevant and interesting to the area. Seeber says the NYU class sought out the Academy of Responsible Tattooing's Education Outreach Program to take this tour of Bushwick, and that the school was happy to oblige.

"Our staff and artists were very excited to welcome them here," she says. "Interestingly enough, our CEO is an alum of NYU as well."

Seeber says the Academy of Responsible Tattooing's Bushwick location serves as a highlight of the innovation and creative growth taking place in cities across the country.

“The neighborhood of Bushwick in Brooklyn has changed dramatically," Seeber says. "Five years ago, you wouldn’t see a tattoo studio here. Now, it’s a community rich with artists and creativity.”

For more information on the Academy of Responsible Tattooing's education outreach program, contact John Costello at john(at)tattooschool-art.com or 201-419-9210.

About Academy of Responsible Tattooing

Located in Brooklyn, Jersey City, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, the Academy of Responsible Tattooing allows aspiring tattoo artists to advance their career through extensive training. For more information, please visit tattooschool-art.com

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