If you’re tatted up at all, you probably know about the Friday the 13th tradition shops have for offering relatively cheap flash (pre-designed) artwork. I’ve met a few people who only have tattoos from Friday the 13th flash sales—it’s a look that either says “I’m too cheap for a sleeve,” or “I don’t give a fuck what you think.” Honestly, though I appreciate a beautifully-designed back piece, I’m a fan of the miniature bodyart form that is flash. Here’s some local shops who are offering deals today. Be prepared to wait in line.
Evil and Love | 211 Franklin St. $30-$100 tattoos from 1-9pm. Come by for cheap tattoos, $200 raffle and good company. Re post and tag us to enter the raffle. We’ll be taking walk-ins all day and have tons of flash to choose from!
Three Kings Tattoo | 572 Manhattan Ave. @dave_ball will be tattooing special designs from his Black Book, as a “Black Friday the 13th” special! Stop by our Brooklyn shop and check out what Dave’s got in his spooky Black Book! Also @adamjmachin will be offering some special flash designs from 1pm til 10pm! Each piece is $130 and are sized as is. Tattoos will be done on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to get here early! Continue reading →
If you’re still itching to shop an indoor makers market, then you definitely need to check out the latest project from Three Kings Tattoo: Kings Trading Company. The owners sought to highlight emerging brands, artists, creative makers and innovators. And, it certainly vibes right in with our neighborhood.
Greenpoint currently has four tattoo shops, each with their own vibe, style, and specialties. Whether you’re a tattoo collector, planning a custom piece, or just seeking a small meaningful mark on your skin, finding the right match is never as easy at it seems.
The best way to check places out is to go by and look through the artists’ books found on the front counter of most shops. After you’ve looked at designs, notice the quality of lines in various artist’s work and the way tattoos are placed on people’s bodies. Greenpoint’s tattoo shops are so close you can check them all out in one afternoon.
We all know finding a tattoo artist can be hard. You want someone whose style you admire; someone who creates art you want to stare at for hours. If you happen to be in search of such an artist, might I suggest my friend Lizzie Renaud, owner of tattoo shop Speakeasy Tattoo. She is visiting Greenpoint from Toronto in April and will be guest tattooing at Three Kings Tattoo on Manhattan Ave.
Lizzie is a great artist – she designed my back tattoo years ago, when she was just a counter girl, and has done work on so many of my friends, I’ve lost count. She will be only be in Brooklyn April 6-10 so check out her work online here and email [email protected] to reserve your spot now!