Rivington Tattoo Calls it Quits After 8 Years

Posted on: April 17th, 2019 at 5:02 am by

Thanks to Essex Crossing and the Matzo Factory condos, the east end of Rivington Street is turning tony real quick.

The upscaling doesn’t leave much room for a place like Rivington Tattoo, which is closing down after eight years in business.

“After 8 years, we are moving on, another victim of a changing city,” ownership said in a statement on Facebook this week (post is since deleted). “I counted 24 shuttered storefronts today.”

Wass Stevens and Ethan Morgan founded Rivington Tattoo in 2011, and opened the parlor at 175 Rivington (just east of Clinton). No official word on the reason; the store did not immediately return our request for comment.

This news arrives several months after the beginning of a high-profile collaboration with Saks Fifth Avenue, in which Rivington Tattoo set up shop on the “concept floor” of the Financial District location.

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