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Whats a good tattoo shop in nyc?

Asked by JesusWasAJewbot (1500points) March 10th, 2010

Any recommendations on a good tattoo shop in tje city or does anyone know an artist personally?

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judochop's avatar

Dare Devil Tattoo is great as are many, many other shops in that city.
make an appointment after clicking here

Jude's avatar

@judochop thanks for the link. I’ll be heading there in May with my girl. I’m thinking that that’ll be a good time to get my tattoo (a birthday present to myself).

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar


and to the OP You like my tattoo and the artist is here in Brooklyn. I can give you his number if you’d like and you can set something up for when you’re here. He has the cutest baby boy too who once tried to eat Ark. It was awesome. And his girlfriend, omg, uber hot and you will fall in love with her.

Jude's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir hey, thanks. I’ll definitely get that number from you. :)

njnyjobs's avatar

Village Rock Tattoo, on 6th Ave & W 3rd St. is a very popular place. The place is buzzing at all hours of the day. There have been many nights out in the Village I have stayed late and place I see the shop with a good number of clients getting ‘too’d

judochop's avatar

Just be careful that you just don’t walk in somewhere to get a tattoo, walk in shops are generally flash shops and or small piece shops that will tattoo almost anything on anyone without any concern for placement and how it will look on aging skin. Make an appointment, look through the artists last year of work, ask a ton of questions and then sit on it for a day or two. Walking in to see an artist blindly is never really a great idea, unless you have seen several pieces of work by the artist. One good piece does not make a good artist. I have about 70% of my body done and the only piece I dislike is the one I got on a whim from an artist I did not know and had only seen a few pieces of work. What are looking to get done and where are you going to place it on your body? And what size are you looking to have it done?

JesusWasAJewbot's avatar

just the outline. shoulder or forearm. just like a black outline of the image. thanks for all the help guys! Im going down to the village on friday to check some shops out.

@Simone_De_Beauvoir any pics of your ink?

Jude's avatar

Beautiful tattoo.

judochop's avatar

If you are only looking for the outline I’d suggest finding an artist that only does black and grey work.

JesusWasAJewbot's avatar

Going out this weekend again with friends to some shops they know down in the village, might head out to brooklyn to check that one out as well.

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