New York City has been known to be a place where self-expression is widely embraced. There are tons of things you can do in NYC but if you’re feeling like you want to get a tattoo. Not a problem at all. You will not be disappointed with what tattoo shops in NYC has to offer. Let’s check it out!

DAREDEVIL TATTOO – This is perhaps the oldest tattoo shop in NYC. With more than 20 years in the business, you can be sure you’re in great hands. It is a tattoo shop and a museum at the same time. In here, your eyes will get to feast on artworks from great tattoo artists of the past. You can also check out what tattoo machines in the older days look like. What also makes this shop special is that they have animal-free ink which is quite perfect for vegans! They offer affordable rates ranging from $100-200 and up.

While earlier we told you about a tattoo shop that has been known for its history, we now have on our list Bang Bang NYC. It is one of the best tattoo shops in NYC simply because Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber are just some of their biggest clients. They have a very professional and modern looking space. But unlike any other tattoo shops, this place is a bit of expensive. After all, it is a go-to shop for A-List celebrities. Their price starts at $500.

LAST RITE TATTOO THEATRE – Walking in here, you will see how they creatively designed their space and how they are truly unique. Everyone who is in love with dark art would find this space a wonderland. Skulls and dark artworks can be found everywhere! Their first floor serves as an art gallery and it is actually free. It has a gray interior and appears to be very bright and inviting though the pictures are of dark art. Their second floor is their tattoo reception. It has heavy red draperies, gothic lounge seats and black tables and chairs. As for their mezzanine, it has a bar, lounge and VIP area. They are one of the most expensive tattoo shops in the city but it is definitely worth every penny for Paul Booth is just an amazing master artist.

Owner of Last Rites Tattoo Theater

GRIT N’ GLORY TATTOO AND BOUTIQUE – Going here is definitely exciting. Not only you can get a tattoo but you can shop for cool clothes too! They have great fashion pieces for those who love punk and edgy style. Megan Massacre is one of the owners of Grit n’ Glory and she has been known for her appearance in several TV shows like NY Ink, America’s Worst , and Bondi Ink. They have 10 tattoo artist altogether and they even invite a guest artist from time to time. Their price starts at $200.

EAST INK – East Ink is one of the oldest tattoo shops in New York City and one that you should also consider visiting. This shop has a wonderfully clean and industrial design. In case you also don’t know, it is one of the celebrity-approved tattoo shops as well. The cast of Avengers: Infinity war actually got a matching tattoo here. Yes, you’ve read that right. Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth and Jeremy Renner got their matching tattoo in East Ink to honor their successful movie and their close bond. East ink also offers laser tattoo removal and microblading.


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