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New York, NY 10002

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Mon - Sun: 12pm - 10pm

Walk-ins welcome.

May 29, 2017

It's the tail end of Memorial Day weekend and even though the weather here in New York is dreary, everyone is gearing up for Summer. While showing off your new tattoo or even an old one is something most people want to do, it's important to remember the havoc the sun can play on your ink.

UV rays e...

May 26, 2017

The history of technological advances when it comes to tattooing could fill volumes. From the original hand poke designs and wooden stencils of the ancients to the modern thermographic printing and advanced machines of today, there is a lot of ground to cover.
 

This article will feature one aspect o...

May 18, 2017

It's a pretty simple question with a very intricate answer.

Who owns a tattoo?

There are numerous ways for art to be licensed, sold or otherwise use d in multiple forms of media and marketing with a fairly cut and dry legal stance.

But what about tattoos?

On one hand you have a person paying an...

March 28, 2017

It's strange to think that the art of tattooing has only been legal in New York City for twenty years after the initial ban back in 1961. The history of Tattooing is interwoven with the history of New York going back further than when Wall Street was a literal wall.

Images of Coney Island and sailo...

March 8, 2017

It may not feel like it yet, but springtime in New York is just around the corner. Once that final March snowfall hits (like it always does) we'll all be ready to shed the jackets in exchange for something lighter. That also means it will be time to show off any new ink you got during the winter.

D...

September 16, 2016

So recently we had the wonderful opportunity to work with Gothamist to produce an article featuring our shop.

You can head here to read it and check out the photos:

Step Into This Master Class in the Art of Tattooing

July 4, 2016

We are extremely excited to open our tattoo shop in New York City! First Class Tattoo is located on Canal ST and Orchard ST, in Bowery. Come in for a consultation - we are accepting walk-ins all week.

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