Celebrity Tattoo Artist Bang Bang is Opening New Studio Just Off the Bowery
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Another contemporary tattoo artist – an A-list one, at that – is taking his place in the annals of Bowery ink history. Tattoo artist for the stars, Bang Bang, tells us that he just signed a new lease right off the Bowery. This news comes roughly five months after the departure from 26 Clinton Street.
The new digs is just around the corner from King’s Avenue Tattoo, and on a cobbled block dominated by a local arts scene. Broome Street between Chrystie and the Bowery. Exact address is still a mystery at the moment. Nevertheless, it’s certainly nice to see a resurgence of tattooing on the Bowery, no matter how small.
Bang Bang departed Clinton Street earlier this spring due to conflicts with the store owners there. Apparently Bang Bang was just the face, but he and some of the other artists were squeezed out. The remaining business owners began what is now Waka Waka, a video game incubator with “Killer Queen” holding court by the entrance.