New York City
Discover New York City
If you’re looking to get a tattoo, you can’t go wrong when you’re in New York City, home to some of the world's best tattoo studios and parlors, and of one the favourite destinations for guest artists.
NYC occupies an outsize place in tattooing history, as the city is considered the birthplace of modern American tattooing. Tattooing was brought to New York by sailors, who used hand needles to while away the boredom of shipboard life, as well as to initiate sailors into the fraternity. Chatham Square is where the first studio was opened in the city, and is still home to some very popular tattoo studios.
Be prepared to pay a little more than you might expect. New York City’s high rents mean most shops start at $150 per hour.