USA. Taki 183 is accredited with starting the tagging culture. He used to be a messenger in NYC and started tagging his name in the neighborhoods he was delivering to. His tag a combination of where he lived, 183rd street and his name “Dimitraki” was painted all over NYC when he was featured in an article in the New York Times. Soon others took his lead and were tagging versions of their graffiti name in all five boroughs and soon the world over.