These New Yorkers love the skyline so much, they’re getting tattoos of it

August 30, 2017

Forget tramp stamps or cliched barbed-wire bands: More and more New Yorkers are getting tattooed with miniature versions of Big Apple buildings. Meet the city dwellers who have permanently inked NYC pride on their bodies, through everything from storied skyscrapers to family tenements.

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Best Tattoo Shops In New York

June 9, 2017

These days it seems like everyone and their grandma sports ink, so to really stand out from the crowd, you need to make sure your piece is striking and unique. Start here with our recs for the best places to transform your body into a one-of-a-kind canvas. We can’t promise there won’t be pain, but […]

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Aprendiz #2 by Adam Suerte

March 26, 2017

More tales about learning to be a tattoo artist, with this issue focusing mostly on the dues he had to pay to get anywhere near a needle. It’s fascinating stuff, and it’s a side of things that I’ve honestly never given much thought to. Who goes into tattoo places? How often are people just there […]

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NU Perspective Project

March 26, 2017

A hotel room with a view of the Manhattan Bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Williamsburg Savings Bank? That’s geographically impossible! Not at NU Hotel Brooklyn, where guests can immerse themselves in the borough when staying in select guestrooms painted with Brooklyn-themed wall murals. As part of our NU Perspectives Project, the 93-room boutique hotel […]

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Adam Suerte Translates His Love for New York City Through His Art

January 29, 2017

The born and bred New York tattoo artist shows his appreciation for his home through his paintings, graffiti, and tattoos. It is becoming increasingly rare to find a person in New York City who grew up in New York City. The city is now full of transplants, all with different hopes and dreams, who come […]

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January 26, 2017

What year did you start tattooing: 2003-01-01 Do you have any special training: I started drawing and painting pretty early on. As I took my work more seriously I experimented with watercolor, ink, acrylic and oil painting. Conventions usually worked: New York, Philly, Baltimore, Berlin, and Costa Rica Where did you apprentice?: I apprenticed at […]

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The Customer is King at Brooklyn Tattoo

January 24, 2017

Tattoodo’s Guide to NYC takes a look at this shop where custom tattoos are the name of the game. Brooklyn, New York is one of the most revered creative hotbeds in the world. Though the neighborhood has gone through a ton of changes recently, one constant in the community are the tattoo artists of Brooklyn […]

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Lena Dunham Unveils Multiple New Tattoos With Very Special Meanings — Check Them All Out!

October 18, 2016

Lena Dunham has been putting her focus on some other projects since she said farewell to Girls a couple weeks ago, including adding some new tats to her growing collection! On Sunday, the actress and Lenny Letter founder debuted the ink to Instagram, one of which is a touch up of a decade-old tattoo. Related: […]

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Body of art! Lena Dunham proudly shows off two new tattoos…including one on her derriere and a second above her endometriosis scar

October 16, 2016

She just added two more additions to her tattoo collection. Lena Dunham shared her new ink on her Instagram Sunday, including a tattoo of The Odeon on her left butt cheek – in honor of the famed restaurant in New York City. The 30-year-old actress also added ink on her stomach featuring a girl skateboarding […]

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Brooklyn Tattoo Finds New Smith Street Home

September 30, 2016

BOERUM HILL — Nearly a decade after setting up shop on Smith Street near Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn Tattoo is moving to a new, more central location in the neighborhood. The tattoo parlor is heading from 99 Smith St. to a space at 279 Smith St. between Degraw and Sackett streets that co-owner Adam Suerte says […]

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Tattoo You

October 13, 2014

It may well be the definitive brownstone Brooklyn neighborhood: so often synonymous with lazy brunches, tree-lined streets and the affectionately nicknamed ‘stroller wars.’ However, there’s another side to the Slope and its surrounds, with the past few years witnessing the emergence of not just bistros, small bars, and green markets—but also that of tattoo studios. […]

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Inked Out: Brooklyn Tattoo

December 4, 2013

I know that I promised a Jersey shop this month, but on a recent trip into Brooklyn, I came across a place that I don’t think I’ve seen before, but apparently, they’ve been there since 2010. The shop was called Brooklyn Tattoo, and I have to say that I was pretty impressed with this establishment. […]

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Now we can all get that Brooklyn Bridge brown! Paint used for touch-ups will sell for $25 a can to mark 130th anniversary

May 17, 2013

Chocolate-brown paint intended for use on the Brooklyn Bridge is set to go on sale, allowing fans and tourists alike to buy a slice of history. Long-term Brooklyn resident Adam Suerte, 43, revealed to DNAinfo that he bought 25 gallons of surplus stain from New York’s Department of Transportation during an online auction in February. […]

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Brooklyn Tattoo Gets a Visit from Man Vs. Food’s Adam Richman

June 2, 2012

Brooklyn Tattoo’s [99 Smith Street] Adam Suerte reports that fellow Brooklynite/TV star Adam Richman visited the shop this week to stock up on t-shirts. His new show, Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America premieres on the Travel Channel on Wednesday (6/6) at 9pm. Adam For the last 3 years, Adam Richman, the host of […]

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Adam Suerte Paints Urban Brooklyn

May 29, 2012

Canvas comes in many forms. It can be pliable, absorbent, water-resistant, uneven or smooth. It can be made of linen or vinyl, paper or plastic, wood or stone. Whatever the material and texture, though, it is up to each artist’s skill and creativity to bring to life what sits in his or her mind’s eye. […]

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Brooklyn Tattoo Shop Celebrates Brooklyn Bridge With Art

May 24, 2012

Instead of taking the subway home from work Thursday evening, why not stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge instead? May 24 is the steel-wire suspension platform’s 129th birthday, didn’t you know. But if the weather doesn’t permit a romantic walk across the East River, fear not. , located at 99 Smith Street near Atlantic Avenue, will […]

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Adam Suerte, Tattoo artist

August 3, 2011

Tattoo and fine artist Adam Suerte gets his inspiration from the ever-changing landscape in his hometown of Carroll Gardens. A true urbanite, Suerte is known for his talent in cityscape tattoos, designing landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge, lampposts and old-school graffiti to be etched permanently in his customers’ skin. “As things tend to gentrify […]

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The Brooklyn Bridge is forever — so get a tattoo of it

May 12, 2011

The only way to show true love for Brooklyn is to ink the deal. On May 22, Brooklyn Tattoo on Smith Street is throwing a party for the Brooklyn Bridge’s birthday the best way it knows how — by offering $28 tattoos of the fabled span. The tattoo parlor threw a similar party last year […]

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Suerte, Adam – Aprendiz #1

April 26, 2010

Here’s another random comic that I got through the mail, and it’s another good one. It’s all about the author and his early days as a struggling artist. Actually, the point of the series is to tell about his time as a tattooing apprentice, but this issue is all about him trying to find his […]

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These interspecies relationships can be murder: Dancia’s Novgorodoff’s “A Late Freeze”

June 21, 2006

The excellent mini-comic, A Late Freeze, is not your typical lovers-on-the-lam story. First, our male lead is an industrial robot that breaks out of its drab factory and goes to live in the nearby woods. The female lead is a bear. A gun toting frog, stolen from the gift shop of a Cracker Barrel, stands […]

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