The final version of the flash sheet. Courtesy of artist Adam Korothy.
(UPDATED 2/3 with final flash sheet above.) Among less positive developments, the first month of 2017 has seen some of the most creative Planned Parenthood benefits of all time, and now a discounted female-empowerment tattoo pop-up salon is joining that list.
The event, Tattoo to Protect Your Parts: A Planned Parenthood Affair, is happening Feb. 8 at Greenpoint’s Magick City. It’s a combination tattoo pop-up and dance party, where you can choose from $40 flash sheet tattoos, all designed with a feminist aesthetic by artists at Williamsburg’s Magic Cobra Tattoo Society, with all the proceeds going to Planned Parenthood. Offered on a first-come, first-served basis; you can see some of the designs above and the flash sheet’s final 20 designs will be posted on the Party to Protect Facebook page prior to the event. (more…)
There’s a universe of options for $31 tattoos at Big Bang Ink, and other tattoo shops this Halloween
Halloween is right around the corner and here in Brooklyn you can celebrate it right many different ways. In addition to all the parties happening, five awesome tattoo shops are treating you to something that will last forever (unlike your Halloween candy), $31 tattoos. So grab your $31, and the nearest (dare)devil and go get inked! (more…)
Superstitious? Nervous about Friday the 13th? We don’t see why, there’s nothing to worry about, and there’s even something to get excited about: A few tattoo studios in Brooklyn are offering the amazingly freaky deal of a $13 tattoo on Friday the 13th! So whether you’re trying to extend your streak of bad summertime decisions or can’t resist a cheap tattoo, here are the most prime locations for you to check out if you happen to be craving some ink warmly injected into your skin. (more…)
We go out of our way to save some money, but even we must admit there are those things that a person should not scrimp on. Invasive medical procedures is a wonderful example. Also, tattoos. Tattoos are forever (or for-until-you-can-afford-laser-removal) and, as such, shouldn’t be something you make decisions about based on today’s Groupon. We’ve heard some awesomely bad tattoo stories and here are a few. Recall these cautionary tales the next time that “Become A Work Of Art For As Little As $50” ad shows its face on your Facebook side bar. We love tattoos and we love saving money, we’re just not sure the two should ever occupy the same thought space. (more…)
This is a good month for cheap major life decisions! Friday the 13th must be a holiday in tattooville, and our friends at Gristle Tattoo are celebrating by offering a bunch of designs for just $13. That’s cheaper than like two beers! Both shop artists Brittany and Ashley will be offering it: Ashley Thomas is a particular friend of the site, having recently inked up two Team Brokelyn members, so we can vouch for her. And she specializes in all-vegan tattoos (which, yes, is a thing— most tattoos contain animal products, read up!). Gristle is at 178 N 8th St., in Williamsburg. Ashley’s flash sheet is to the left, Brittany’s is below. (more…)
The world is ending! Maybe! Probably not! Time to put some permanent damage on your body anyway? Sara Antoinette of Brooklyn Tattoo on Smith Street is following up her offers for cheap Thanksgiving and Halloween tattoos with a one to commemorate the : 2012, aka the possible end of the world. Choose from the flash sheet pictured and she’ll ink you up for $40-$50 depending on the size, until the end of January. To make an appointment, stop by the shop at 99 Smith St. any day except Wednesday or Sunday, or email sara.antoinette(at)gmail.com. You’ll have to pay up front, because, you know, it’s not really cool to skip out on the check just because the world is ending.
FACT: Halloween is the best holiday in all of New York City, due to the sheer glut of parties, events, pageantry and the general aura of mischief found city wide at the end of October. So to add to the spirit of strange times, Sara Antoinette, an apprentice at Brooklyn Tattoo on Smith Street, is offering special $31 Halloween tattoos throughout the whole month of October on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. You have to pick a design from the sheet to the left, and can make an appointment by calling 718.643.1610 or by emailing sara.antoinette[at]gmail.com. Frightened? Don’t be: you can see Sara’s other work.
I have two adorable (in my eyes, at least) rats tattooed across my shoulder blades, and I’ve been feeling a certain itch to add something to my menagerie. Maybe, say, a five-inch long alligator with flamingo wings. When you’re budgetarily challenged, though, you tend to put the kind of thought into choosing a tattoo artist as you would into, say, buying a house (ha!) or… maybe picking out a new laptop.
I saved on my rats by going to an apprentice. They came to $80, with tip (about a $100 savings). But that was back in Las Vegas. Now that I’m looking to go under the gun again, I’m on the hunt for someone good, friendly, patient and, most of all, affordable, in Brooklyn. (more…)