26 Clinton Street

Celebrity Tattoo Artist Bang Bang Closes Clinton Street Studio

Posted April 14, 2014 at 6:05 am

Bang, bang. It looks to be over. Tattooist for the stars, the venerable Bang Bang (aka Keith McCurdy), appears to have shuttered his two-year-old studio at 26 Clinton Street. The security gates are mostly closed and locked these days, and the storefront menu box is empty. Phone calls go unanswered, and the outgoing message reveals nothing […]

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Bang Bang Fined for Allowing Justin Bieber to Tattoo Inside Clinton Street Parlor

Posted April 8, 2013 at 6:33 am

Here he comes to ruin the day… Lower East Side tattooist-for-the-stars Bang Bang faces a $2,000 fine thanks to an incident inside his 26 Clinton Street parlor last June. It has recently come to light that the Canadian singer was given permission to ink a “muscular mouse” and the word “swaggy” on the owner’s leg. […]

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Selena Gomez Branded at Bang Bang’s Tattoo Shop on Clinton

Posted October 24, 2012 at 10:23 am

The 20-year-old tween idol stopped by Bang Bang’s unmarked Clinton Street tattoo parlor for some quick neck ink earlier this month.

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Rihanna Gets Inked at Bang Bang NYC on the Lower East Side

Posted June 20, 2012 at 6:09 am

Rihanna was back on the Lower East Side Saturday afternoon for some additional ink. Her collection of indelibles grew to sixteen with the an Egyptian falcon shaped like a handgun.

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Rihanna’s Tattoo Artist Opening Bang Bang NYC at 26 Clinton

Posted March 20, 2012 at 6:42 am

Being the trendy restaurant row that it is, upper Clinton Street on the Lower East Side is an unlikely destination of sorts for tattoo parlors. There is already one amidst the sea of gentrification, and in due course, a second will join the fold.

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Lush Life Gallery Tour on LES This Summer

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

Richard Price’s LES-centric bestseller, Lush Life, is jumping from page to canvas.  Throughout the summer, a collection of sixty artists in nine (of the gazillion) neighborhood galleries will attempt to interpret the storyline.  Each venue corresponds to one of the chapters in the book.

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