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Title Ray Corvino: Tattoo, "In Honor of the Bravest, Uncle Carl"
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Amesse, Vinnie
Studio or Publisher Amesse Photography
Date 2002
Collection Indelible Memories
Print size 10" h. x 8.5" w.
Acquisition Courtesy of Vinnie Amesse
Ownership and History This photograph and the accompanying label text were created as part of the Indelible Memories documentation project. The Staten Island Historical Society partnered with photographer Vinnie Amesse to record images and statements from more than fifty individuals profoundly affected by the events of September 11 and their aftermath. The exhibition, ”Indelible Memories: September 11 Memorial Tattoos Photographed by Vinnie Amesse,” was displayed at Historic Richmond Town in 2003.

(Keywords: United States, Firefighter, New York City Police Department, FDNY, New York City Fire Department, Maltese Cross, Commemorative, Memorial Tattoo, 9/11, World Trade Center, Twenty-first Century)
Exhibit Label Heading Ray Corvino
Field Technician, Verizon
Tattoo by Ron & Dave's Tattooing, Staten Island
Exhibit Label Text Ray designed his tattoo as a tribute to his uncle, Carl Bini of Rescue 5. Ray says he holds his head up like the angel in the tattoo: "I'm honored and proud, and will never put my head down, despite what happened."
Earliest Date 2002
Latest Date 2002
Subjects Tattoos
Fire fighters
Fire fighting
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Corvino, Ray
Bini, Carl
Catalog Number 03.006.0025
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, November 2016.
Legal Status Photographer Vinnie Amesse retains copyright to this image. Text in this database is copyrighted by the Staten Island Historical Society unless otherwise noted. Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.