Brooklyn is a New York City borough that is favored by millennials and artists. The area is chock full of niche bars and restaurants, graffiti, street art, and history. The urban allure has inspired many other city cultures, but none can hold a candle to Brooklyn’s authenticity. Brooklyn has been propelled by art of all mediums for decades, and the integrity is still running strong. Here are some of Brooklyn’s top tattoo shops that set an example for the rest of the country’s metropolitans to follow.
Triple Diamond Tattoo is a shop and boutique inspired by oddities and weird antiques. The decor ranges from taxidermied deer to old Chinaware. Along with fine tattoos, the shop offers designer jewelry as well as vintage rings and necklaces. Resident artists at Triple Diamond Tattoo include Jon Jon, Simon Turner, and Hillary Blair. Each artist maintains a style that is unique to them, but the shop as a whole can offer anything from exceptional black and grey designs to eye-popping and abstract color work. Triple Diamond Tattoo is located on 3rd Avenue and is open daily until at least 9pm.
Leathernecks is a straightforward tattoo shop located in Brooklyn on 5th Avenue. With a seemingly tight staff and an enthusiastic work ethic, Leathernecks offers the most enjoyable tattooing experience anyone could ask for. Simplicity and quality work reign supreme when it comes to conducting business. The added touch of the artists’ individuality and refreshing expertise puts the cherry on top. Gerald Feliciano is prehaps one of the standout artists at the shop, demonstrating a classically influenced skillset with a modern and unconventional approach. It’s hard to believe that Leathernecks could ever produce a bad tattoo.
Three Kings Tattoo
Three Kings Tattoo was founded in 2008 and is located on Manhattan Avenue in Brooklyn as well as Avenue B in the East Village. The shop takes pride in its progressive stylings and avant-garde approach to tattooing. Some of the shops most notable artists include Mat Moreno, Adam Machin, Minka Sicklinger, Amanda Rodriguez, and more. Along with amazing and pristine ink, Three Kings Tattoo offers cosmetic tattoos by Bethany Wolosky as well as laser removal by Tataway Laser. The shop takes walk-in clients on a daily basis and is exclusive to tattoos– no piercings.