East Side Ink is one of the oldest tattoo shops in NYC, originally opened in 1992 when tattooing was still illegal. World-renowned tattoo artist Andrea Elston first opened the shop in the heart of the East Village, down a few stairs, on a side street, hidden from the beaten path. The shop catered exclusively to bikers and hard-core body-art aficionados. East Side Ink quickly developed a reputation as New York City’s premier parlor for custom tattoos. 

In 2007, Josh Lord partnered up with industry veterans Yadira Mendez-Firvida and Jen Terban-Hertell to continue the legacy. Today, the shop caters to everyone from neighborhood punks to Oscar-Winning celebrities. On any given day, you might find your favorite actor or musician getting tattooed right next to neighborhood regulars. A true New York experience!! Still!

East Side Ink has some of the best tattoo artists in the biz. You won’t find flash on the walls, it remains a custom shop to this day. East Side Ink also offers laser tattoo removal and Microblading, a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo that reconstructs the eyebrow.  

East Side Ink is committed to artistic excellence and one-of-a-kind custom pieces. Whatever your vision, East Side Ink will turn it into a work of art you’ll love and proudly wear forever.

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