The 11 Best Tattoo Shops In NYC

Posted by SCOTT HEINS on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 @ 03:03 PM

KINGS AVENUE TATTOO: The first time I walked into Kings Avenue Tattoo "SpottieOttieDopaliscious" was playing on the shop speakers and you could see the sunset streaming in through the windows—which is to say, the vibe here is just right. Their second-floor loft boasts 10 tattoo stations, and the staff has held itself to high standards of kindness and expertise ever since their Manhattan location opened in 2011. Mike Rubendall, famous for his Japanese full bodysuit work, is the marquee artist here, but no matter who's tattooing you at Kings, you'll walk out with a beautiful new work. Plus, the shop's windows look out on the famous 190 Bowery, so you'll be able to ponder the buffing of decades of graffiti history as you add a little ink to your own skin.

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Kings Avenue is located at 188 Bowery between Spring and Kenmare Streets in Nolita, (212-431-5464, kingsavenuetattoo.com).

Tags: Mike Rubendall, Art, nyc, bowery

What's New at Kings Avenue Tattoo

Posted by AJ Garavuso on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 @ 05:02 PM

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We are less then a month away until the entire Kings Avenue Team heads to Pennsylvania for the 1st annual Pagoda City Tattoo Festival August 8th, 9th and 10th, presented by Justin Weatherholtz & Joe Johns, taking place in Wyomissing. Wyomissing is conveniently located just outside of Reading, only an hour from Philly and centrally located between Baltimore and New York. This is going to be a must for tattoo fans on the East Coast and worldwide as an opportunity to be tattooed by some of the best in the business.

In other Kings Avenue news, new merchandise is now available in both locations and online which include OG NYC the newest in our line of t-shirts and Mike Rubendall’s latest print “Black Velvet.”  Also, do not hesitate to check some of the latest prints from Matt Beckerich, Shaun Nel, Justin Weatherholtz, Frankie Caraccioli and Jason Tyler Grace.  These prints can be found on their personal websites (blogs) or linked through instagram.  Also, be sure to check out the latest Mike Rubendall write-up on: http://www.tattoo.com/blog/mike-rubendall-kings-avenue-tattoo.

As always thank you for all for your continued support.  

Tags: Tattoo, Mike Rubendall, Art, nyc, convention, tattoo prints

Recent Work and Gift Certificates Available for the Holidays

Posted by Jennifer DeSantis on Sat, Dec 21, 2013 @ 01:16 PM

Everyone at Kings Avenue Tattoo would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a great New Year. 2013 was a great one and we couldn't have done it without you all. We have a lot of exciting plans for 2014 and look forward to seeing you all and sharing another year with you. Keep following us here to keep up to date on all the Kings Avenue Tattoo events and guest spots.
Wishing you all a healthy and happy holiday season from all of us at Kings Avenue Tattoo

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and don't forget Gift Certificates are available at both shops for your last minute gift ideas
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Tags: kings avenue tattoo, Grez, justin weatherholtz, matt beckerich, jason tyler grace, frankie caraccioli, Phil Szlosek, nyc

Recent Work From Kings Avenue Tattoo

Posted by Jennifer DeSantis on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 @ 01:35 PM

Another beautiful week on the Bowery, and as the air starts to cool and Fall gives you a taste of what it has in store, it is time to start scheduling. This has always been my favorite time of year to get tattooed. I've had my fun in sun and water, and as summer rolls out and autumn enters, I get the itch. So if you're like me and these words make sense, give us a call and I'll be glad to set you up because, this is the time of year to get tattooed.

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Tags: kings avenue tattoo, Mike Rubendall, Grez, jason tyler grace, frankie caraccioli, Phil Szlosek, nyc

Recent Work From Kings Avenue Tattoo

Posted by Jennifer DeSantis on Sat, Aug 03, 2013 @ 03:06 PM

Summer is rolling right along and it's more than the weather that's been heating up. It has been a busy summer filled with some really fun pieces. We are so thankful for our clients and we are very lucky to get to do so many cool designs. Keep them coming guys and we'll make your vision a reality.

GREZ
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JASON TYLER GRACE
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PHIL SZLOSEK
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ROSE HARDY
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Tags: kings avenue tattoo, Grez, nyc tattoo, jason tyler grace, frankie caraccioli, Rose Hardy, Phil Szlosek, nyc

Recent Work From Kings Avenue Tattoo

Posted by Jennifer DeSantis on Sat, Jul 06, 2013 @ 03:19 PM

Summer is officially here and things have been busier than ever at Kings Avenue Tattoo. It has been an exciting last couple of weeks; with Rose Hardy in the house and all of the fun pieces coming in the door, it is gearing up to be a great summer. We are feeling really blessed to be able to come in everyday, to 2 amazing shops with such a hard working and talented crew. We are very fortunate to be part of this special family and we welcome all of you thinking of getting a tattoo, to come and check us out.

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Phil Szlosek
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Jason Tyler Grace
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Chris Odonnell
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Rose Hardy
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Tags: kings avenue tattoo, Grez, matt beckerich, jason tyler grace, Rose Hardy, Phil Szlosek, nyc, chris odonnell

Kings Avenue Tattoo - Chris Odonnell and Paul Dobleman

Posted by Jennifer DeSantis on Thu, May 02, 2013 @ 03:14 PM

It has been a great week at Kings Avenue Tattoo. It's been great having Paul Dobleman doing a guest spot with us. He's a talented and fun guy, that seems to have brought a little of that West coast weather with him. We are going to miss you sir. Make sure you come back soon.
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We are also glad to have our dear friend and amazing artist Chris Odonnell at Kings Avenue NYC on a regular bases. Getting the opportunity to watch this guy work day after day, week after week is a true blessing and an inspiration to everyone. 
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Tags: kings avenue tattoo, guest spot, nyc, chris odonnell, bowery, paul dobleman

Recent Work and New Shirts From Kings Avenue Tattoo

Posted by Jennifer DeSantis on Sat, Mar 16, 2013 @ 05:18 PM

Spring is in the air in New York. Time to come in and get beautiful. Here are some of the recent pieces from the artists at Kings Avenue Tattoo.

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Kings Avenue have new shirts and hoodies available. The 3/4 sleeve tees are designed by Grez and Hoodies by Mike Rubendall. They are available on-line from the webstore at kingsavetattoo.com and at both shops (Long Island and N.Y.C.)
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Tags: kings avenue tattoo, Tattoo, Grez, Brian Paul, justin weatherholtz, jason tyler grace, frankie caraccioli, nyc

Recent Work From Kings Avenue Tattoo

Posted by Jennifer DeSantis on Tue, Mar 05, 2013 @ 02:58 PM

It's that time of year again. Another long winter, on it's way out and spring just around the corner. It is also the time for tax returns and what better way to spend a little of the money a lot of us are lucky enough to get back, than on a new tattoo. The one thing we can buy in this world that we get to keep forever. It's the pefect time to get the piece you've always wanted before the summer comes roaring in. We are here for you at Kings Avenue Tattoo waiting to make your visions a reality. Feel free to come down and visit us, let us know what you always wanted to get and we will make it happen. Tax time is tattoo time.

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MATT BECKERICH

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Tags: kings avenue tattoo, Grez, matt beckerich, frankie caraccioli, Phil Szlosek, nyc

Recent Work And Coming Guests at Kings Avenue Tattoo

Posted by Jennifer DeSantis on Sat, Feb 09, 2013 @ 06:02 PM

There are a lot of exciting artists doing guest spots in the next couple of months with us at Kings Avenue Tattoo.

Camilla Rocha will be working at Kings Ave NYC on Feb 19 - 21 and Mar 25 - 28. For questions on her availabilities feel free to email her at contato@camilarocha.com

Peter Lagergren is making his return to Kings Ave NYC on Apr 16 - 19 He is booked solid for this trip but if you would like to be put on his wait list for his next visit, call us at the shop
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Paul Dobleman will be working in both Long Island and NYC April 29, 30 and May 1, 3 and 4. Paul is also currently booked but please feel free to call us at 212-431-5464 and we will be glad to keep an eye out for any openings or cancellations he may get.

We are also happy to be having Rose Hardy working with us thru the months of June and July. She will be working out of both locations and still has some spaces available. For info email Rose at rosehardy@gmail.com

We are excited to have such talented artists joining us and look forward creating more and more beautiful pieces for all of you. Always feel free to contact us with any questions you may have and if you are in the area don't hesitate to stop in and say hi.

Here are some recent pieces finished at Kings Avenue Tattoo

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Tags: kings avenue tattoo, Mike Rubendall, Grez, guest artist, Brian Paul, justin weatherholtz, frankie caraccioli, Phil Szlosek, nyc

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