New York tattoo shops and artists

Ranked #17 with 398 shops

Are you visiting New York City and looking for a tattoo shop? Or maybe you're a long time resident but are overwhelmed with just how many tattoo shops there are and don't know where to start? We can help. New York City is the center of the New York metropolitan area. It's famous for many things including the most well known gateway for legal immigration to the United States. New York City has had a big impact on all facets of the United States' society and culture, including art, music, technology, business, fashion and entertainment. New York City is home to one of the world's largest national harbors.

With sailors coming into New York City through its harbors, tattoo culture has had its place here long before it was seen in the other parts of the country. Famous New York City tattooist, Samuel O' Reilly once said, "A sailor without a tattoo is like a ship without grog: not seaworthy."


New York City is recently well known for the tragedy of 9/11. This day on Sept 1, 2001 will live in infamy when the World Trade Center, "Twin Towers" were attacked and came crashing down. The loss of life was so atrocious that day that it has never left the psyche of the American people. It is often the subject matter of tattoos, especially Memorial and Patriotic tattoos, in New York City of course, as well as elsewhere in the country.


Because New York City is such an epicenter of nearly every facet of the United States' culture, of course tattoo culture's evolution was very significant here. With such substantial roots, many tattoo artists in the city take their task very seriously and propel tattoo history in the making. To find the perfect tattoo shop in this city could take hours, days, or longer. Using's search tools, we cut that time down by literally a fraction. Take a few minutes to do a search based on your exact location, choose the mile radius you'd like to include in the search and you get an instant list of tattoo shops in the area. Each tattoo listing includes detailed shop information, great photos of tattoos, virtual studio tours including high quality photos and video, shop hours, contact info, and customer ratings and reviews you can trust. 


Another way to start your search for the perfect tattoo studio and tattoo artist is to post a tattoo estimate request. Leave detailed descriptions of your next tattoo and local tattoo artists will respond with their price estimates and answer any questions you may have included in your request. Ready to start your search? Oh, the best thing about these fast, efficient and fun search methods? They cost nothing! Get started today. 

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