Tats Cru

New York / USA

Original New York clique, TATS CRU, was formed by Brim, Bio, BG183 and Nicer at the height of the classic NYC subway graffiti era of the 1980s. […]

Biography / Tats Cru

Original New York clique, TATS CRU, was formed by Brim, Bio, BG183 and Nicer at the height of the classic NYC subway graffiti era of the 1980s.

TATS CRU paint in an instantly recognizable New York City-memorial style and have created artwork for many musicians including Nikki Minaj, Missy Elliott, Metallica, Jennifer Lopez, Naz.

Originally crossing the Atlantic to paint in Bristol, UK, back in the 80s, they kick-started a wave of young graffiti writers across the country, spreading into Europe.

As the true originators of the NYC graffiti style, the Bronx-based collective keep the form and technique alive to this day, both preserving the history of the movement at the same time as spearheading the way for the next set of young graffiti writers.