Daredevil Tattoo Moving After 15 Years on Ludlow

Posted on: March 13th, 2013 at 6:09 am by
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The upper section of Ludlow Street is losing all its character, and in quick succession. A total bloodbath. On the heels of Pink Pony shuttering, Motor City giving its notice, Living Room relocating, and El Sombrero discussing its financial hardships, another gritty neighborhood veteran is quitting Hell Square.

Daredevil Tattoos is relocating due south after fifteen years at the same 174 Ludlow address. The new ink spot is headquartered at 141 Division Street, former home of mom-and-pop Lipton Eyecare. We hear that this space is actually larger than the previous locale, but it’s still under construction. Brown paper is in the windows.

By reopening here in the base of Ming Tower, the “scab merchants” are “closer to Chatham Square, where it all began,” seemingly a reference to Willie Moskowitz and the birth of modern tattooing on the Bowery (circa 1943).

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Reason for the move is fairly unsurprising. Yes, apparently a 50% rent increase forced Daredevil outta there.

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