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‘No Idols Tattoo’ the Latest Tattoo Parlor to Open on the Bowery, Birthplace of the Industry

Posted February 16, 2017 at 5:07 am

Tattooing is returning home in a big way. Back to the Bowery, where it all started. The latest newcomer in this revival is No Idols Tattoo, which opened a second-floor ink spot a few months ago at 112 Bowery. It joins Kings Avenue and celebrity inkmaster Bang Bang’s studio within a five-block radius. This chalked-up […]

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Fineline Tattoo, the Oldest Tattoo Shop in NYC, Celebrates 40 Years in Ink

Last modified August 15, 2016 at 11:13 am

Fineline Tattoo just reached the significant milestone of forty years in business. Quite the achievement in a city that hasn’t always welcomed tattooing. From 1961 up until 1997, there were no “legal” tattoo shops in New York City because the City Health Department banned tattooing due to an alleged series of blood-borne Hepatitis-B cases linked […]

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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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Rise & Grind Tattoo Calls it Quits on Clinton Street

Posted November 6, 2015 at 5:12 am

Rise & Grind was apparently spelled with washable ink. That upstairs tattoo parlor at 9 Clinton Street shuttered last month after two years in business. A hit to the Lower East Side tattoo scene. There isn’t much notice to the community about the closure or why it happened. Perhaps the lack of foot traffic and […]

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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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Lower East Side Man Gets Tattooed on Street [VIDEO]

Posted August 10, 2015 at 10:19 am

Modern-day tattooing was basically born on the Bowery, its indelible imprint a constant. We’ve been through that history lesson already. But to see the art form play out on the neighboring streets is just perfect. Getting to the point, this. Everything about the short clip posted below is great. Boogie reader Local BB sends along […]

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Ed Hardy Tattoo Exhibition Headed to the Bowery This Weekend

Posted May 14, 2015 at 10:44 am

Many hear the name Ed Hardy and think of inked threads worn by hard-asses, or a brand that jumped the shark when John Gosselin (of John & Kate Plus 8 notoriety) was spotted lounging around a yacht in Hardy gear.  What they should really associate Hardy with is his intricate, innovative artistry – he’s commonly revered as the Don […]

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Celebrity Tattoo Artist Megan Massacre Opening Studio Inside Grit N Glory on Orchard Street

Posted October 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

Orchard Street will soon welcome its second tattoo shop. But with a twist. Three-year-old Grit N Glory carved out space in its enormous store for celebrity tattoo artist Megan Massacre. According to a press release, the star of TLC’s NY Ink will begin her co-located inking operation inside the “rock n roll boutique.” Megan Massacre […]

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Tat Chat: Billy Keith’s Japanese Ink

Last modified July 31, 2014 at 7:53 am

Annnnnd we’re back. Once again with a client from Fineline Tattoo. Like what you see? Maybe get a tattoo there. Ladies and gents, meet Billy Keith. He’s a Japanese tattoo aficionado who’s pretty much covered neck to toes. Japanese tattooing dates back thousands of years. Irezumi (入れ墨, 入墨, 文) is the Japanese word for tattoo. The history […]

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