It was the Big Apple's rule for nearly four decades - tattooing was illegal because of health reasons. Since the ban was lifted, it has become such a craze that it's hard to believe at one time there was a ban. CBSN New York's John Dias takes you back in history and shows a side of tattooing many people don't know.

More Videos

Caught On Camera: MTA Worker Assaulted In SubwayPolice have released video on a suspect seen punching an MTA worker inside a Manhattan subway station.
Schumer Calls For Black Boxes In HelicoptersSen. Charles Schumer is calling on the FAA to require all helicopters to carry a black box after a deadly chopper crash in Midtown.
New York Weather: CBS2 6/16 Weekend ForecastCBS2's Vanessa Murdock has your weather forecast for June 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Families Celebrate Their Dads On Father's DayCBS2's Jenna DeAngelis speaks to local families out for a day of fun on Father's Day.
Frozen Breakfast Wraps RecalledEl Monterey is recalling their frozen egg wrap products after reports of rocks in the food.
O.J. Simpson Joins Twitter To 'Set Record Straight'O.J. Simpson, infamously acquitted in the murder of his wife, has joined Twitter to 'set the record straight.'
Deadly Hit-And-Run In The BronxPolice are searching for the driver who struck and killed a man in the Bronx Sunday.
NJ TRANSIT To Start Diverting Trains MondayCommuters taking the Montclair-Boonton and North Jersey Coast lines are being diverted in Hoboken starting Monday.
Cuomo, Lawmakers Restart Marijuana TalksNew York lawmakers are making a last-ditch effort to legalize marijuana in the state, according to reports.
Massive Fire At Queens ChurchThe FDNY was on the scene of a large fire at a Rosedale church Sunday evening.
Arrest Made In Brooklyn Arson CaseCBS2's Dave Carlin has the latest on the arrest made in the case of a devastating fire that destroyed several homes.
Police Seek Identity Of Accused Sexual AbuserPolice are trying to identify a man accused of sexually abusing a woman who fell asleep on the subway. (Credit: NYPD Crime Stoppers)
Free Classes For NYC Dance WeekNYC Dance Week is in full swing, and Ailey Extension is celebrating by offering dozens of free classes for new students.
Cooking Segment: Legasea Lobster BakeLegasea restaurant at the Moxy Hotel in Times Square has been lauded for its first-rate seafood. Executive chef Jason Hall stopped by to share their lobster bake recipe.
Man Accused Of Starting Midwood Fire ArrestedForty-one-year-old Matthew Karelefsky, of Pennsylvania, is being charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of arson.
Babe Ruth Road Jersey Sells At Auction For $5.64 MillionA Babe Ruth auction made history at Yankee Stadium on Saturday.
Tip Of The Day: Seedless WatermelonTony Tanillo reports.
Robbery Suspect Targeted Hotels In Midtown & QueensPolice are searching for a man they say robbed hotels in Midtown and Queens on Thursday; CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis reports.
Furry Friend Finder: Georgie & PeterGeorgie and Peter are both 6-month-old Shih Tzu-Yorkie mixes.
Search For Driver In Fatal Hit-And-Run In The BronxOne person was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the Bronx early Sunday morning; CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis reports.

Search Video