Daredevil Tattoo

Daredevil Tattoo Celebrates 20 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted April 19, 2017 at 9:45 am

For Daredevil Tattoo, this month is milestone. An impressive twenty years on the Lower East Side. The ink spot was founded by Brad Fink and Michelle Myles, and debuted in 1997, the year the artform was finally re-legalized in New York City. Thanks to a 50% rent gouge at 174 Ludlow Street in 2013, though, […]

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‘First Class Tattoo’ Joins the Fray on Canal Street

Posted June 3, 2016 at 5:00 am

The ink wars are intensifying on the eastern fringe of Chinatown. Daredevil Tattoo is no longer the only choice. After sitting vacant for a couple years, the storefront vacancy at 52 Canal Street has been filled. A new studio called First Class Tattoo just announced itself with some marquee signage. Not much else is known about […]

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Daredevil Tattoo Unveils Flashy New Neon Signage on Division Street

Last modified May 13, 2016 at 9:10 am

In business nineteen years strong, Daredevil Tattoo bleeds Lower East Side. The ink spot debuted in 1997, the year the artform was finally re-legalized in New York City. Thanks to a 50% rent gouge at 174 Ludlow Street in 2013, ownership settled south of the border – 141 Division Street. This tattoo parlor is permanent, as […]

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‘Theory of Gaia’ Boutique Pops Up at 174 Ludlow Street

Posted March 3, 2016 at 5:14 am

Ever since Daredevil Tattoo was forced southward from its longtime perch three years ago, the landlord of 174 Ludlow Street (Arwen Equities) has been content with warehousing and turnover. Naturally. That’s the nature of the business when you allegedly increase the rent some fifty percent. It took more than a year before a retail replacement moved […]

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Tat Chat: Hanksy’s Big Pun

Posted November 2, 2015 at 10:38 am

Time to revive our on-again-off-again series, “Tat Chat,” in which we ask participants to divulge the stories behind their favorite tattoos. Fresh off the second coming of “Surplus Candy” in Los Angeles, we caught up with street artist Hanksy to talk about his ink. The ubiquitous pun-master was eager to divulge his love of tattoos and […]

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‘Museum of Tattoo History’ is Almost a Reality on the Lower East Side

Posted June 9, 2015 at 10:15 am

Daredevil Tattoo counts itself as one of the few longstanding parlors on the Lower East Side. The ink spot debuted in 1997, the year when the artform was finally re-legalized in New York City. They were priced out of 174 Ludlow Street a couple years ago after a 50% rent gouge, yet still had the good fortune […]

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‘Colfax and Bale’ Will Soon Bring Streetwear and Urban Vibes to 174 Ludlow Street

Posted August 21, 2014 at 6:09 am

Colfax and Bale sounds more like a high-end department store or maybe one of those law firms advertised on the subway. Far from it, though. It’s actually the name of a new street-style apparel store opening at 174 Ludlow Street. For the last year, 174 Ludlow had been a vacancy, with its security gate perpetually shuttered. […]

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Daredevil Tattoo Opens at 141 Division After 15 Years on Ludlow

Posted July 8, 2013 at 5:24 am

The downtown move is complete. Daredevil Tattoo is now officially a denizen of Division Street.

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Daredevil Tattoo Moving After 15 Years on Ludlow

Last modified March 13, 2013 at 7:48 am

The upper section of Ludlow Street is losing all its character, and in quick succession. A total bloodbath.

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