Tattoo

Century-Old Tattoo and Flash Ephemera at the South Street Seaport Museum

Posted September 20, 2018 at 5:10 am

Daredevil Tattoo is hosting a can’t miss event with the South Street Seaport Museum. We have been documenting the history of tattooing on the Bowery for years; this event is making history all its own. Gus Wagner flash just for you. From the sea merchant-cum-tattoo artist and most artistically marked-up man in America. Seriously. You […]

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NYC Tattoo Ban the Subject of ‘Illegal Ink’ on Clinton Street

Last modified September 12, 2018 at 8:22 am

From 1961 up until 1997, there were no “legal” tattoo shops in New York City. The City Health Department banned tattooing due to an alleged series of blood-borne Hepatitis-B cases linked to Coney Island tattoo parlors in the late 1950s. That tattooing was once banned here seems so archaic now. Especially with the proliferation of the art […]

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Orchard Street Gets Another Tattoo Parlor with ‘Evil and Love’

Posted July 23, 2018 at 5:04 am

With the eponymous gallery at 33 Orchard Street having departed this past spring, art of another kind is now operational in its stead. Skin art. Evil and Love Tattoo just set up shop here, one block above Canal Street. Evil and Love is a high-end tattoo parlor (with skateboards and apparel) founded five years ago […]

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Inkstop Tattoo Parlor Closing Down after 2 Decades in the East Village

Posted May 8, 2018 at 5:09 am

The wells have run dry for Inkstop Tattoo on Avenue A. Head tattoo artist and shop owner, Eric Rignall, announced last week on social media that the business would close down at the end of summer. “Sometime “by August 1,” which means any day now, really. Thus concluding an impressive twenty-one year run in the […]

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SNL’s Pete Davidson Got a Hillary Clinton Tattoo at Bowery Ink Shop

Posted December 20, 2017 at 5:16 am

Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson got a tattoo last Friday of former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The ink came courtesy of relative Bowery newcomer, No Idols Tattoo. Accompanying the Instagram photo of the ink job, Davidson noted that the “tattoo of [his] hero” was meant to be a Christmas gift for Clinton. “Thanks […]

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Daredevil Tattoo Celebrates 20 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted April 19, 2017 at 9:45 am

For Daredevil Tattoo, this month is milestone. An impressive twenty years on the Lower East Side. The ink spot was founded by Brad Fink and Michelle Myles, and 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, though, […]

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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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