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July 30, 2012

Nu Flava Ink

Husband and wife Charles “Coco” Bayron and Yvonne Bayron share stories about their tattoo shop Nu Flava Ink, located in Southeast Washington, D.C. Recorded at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and at Nu Flava Ink.

Videography by Marianne Hill, Becky Squire, Charlie Weber, Ariel Edem, and Marinna Guzy.
Edited by Marianne Hill.

  • Anonymous

    Amazing people, incredible video. Inspiring.

  • Anonymous

    I love this video!

  • ant dogz

    Great people . Coco was doing artwork in the Bronx for the local kids back in the early 1990’s (myself included) airbrshing clothes and posters. Always been charitable and talented.

  • Jene’

    This was great!!!!!Coco is a genius and wifey is hilarious, but don’t get it twisted she does keep the shop and customers in line. I have gotten 5 just this year. I luve his visions and they make you feel comfortable to want to come back and recommend others. I’ll be back soon. They deserved this!!!!

  • William L. R. Cruz

    Charles “coco” you have been a big inspiration to many people but to you were always more than just that, you were ,are and always will be a true friend! May God continue to bless you and Mrs. Yvonne , so you can continue to bless others.