East Side Ink originally opened in 1992, when tattooing was still illegal in New York City. World-renowned tattoo artist Andrea Elston first opened the shop in the East Village. The shop catered exclusively to hard-core body-art aficionados and bikers, but quickly developed a reputation as New York’s premier parlor for custom tattoos. In 2007 Josh Lord partnered up with industry veterans Yadira Mendez-Firvida and Jen Terban-Hertell to continue a NYC institution.
East Side Ink not only offers access to some of the best tattoo artists, but also offers laser tattoo removal services and Microblading. The address may have changed, but not the commitment to artistic excellence. Whatever your vision, stop by and see how East Side Ink can help you turn it into a work of beauty and inspiration.