Inked Out: Vince Neil Ink

Inked Out: Vince Neil Ink

—by , June 15, 2009

Vince Neil Ink StaffSo, last May when I was in Las Vegas, I featured a tattoo parlor called Pussykat Tattoo. This past May, I made my yearly jaunt back to the City of Sin and made a pit stop into Vince Neil Ink, which is located right on the Vegas strip across from Caesar’s Palace. Yes, I know! Some of you might be saying, “Doesn’t Tim write about anything else that’s not Mötley Crüe related?” Hey, can I help it that one of my idols owns a tattoo shop on the Vegas strip? You should’ve seen what it was like for me to drag my girlfriend in there with me!

Anyway, Vince Neil Ink was everything that I thought it would be! Like I said, it’s located on the Las Vegas strip in O’Shea’s Casino. In this instance, location is definitely not a problem. Upon entering the shop, the walls are adorned with Mötley Crüe memorabilia and merch, as well as, Vince Neil merchandise. It’s virtually a Mötley Crüe fan’s wettest dream! This immaculate 1,230 square foot shop features four tattoo rooms, which includes one VIP room and one room that allows Vegas strip strollers to view tattoos in progress. Also, in the front window, to complete the rock ‘n’ roll vibe is a chopper built by Count’s Kustoms. It’s displayed with “Girls Girls Girls” painted right on it. Did I mention that this place a Mötley Crüe fan’s wettest dream?

Anyway, when I walked in the shop was already packed with people either looking to get work done or were just there as observers. Already tattooing was head tattoo artist, Dano, who by the way, is my new hero after reading his Republican views on his MySpace page. Dano has been tattooing for about 20 years now and his work speaks for itself. Actually, the whole crew—or should I say “crüe”—are exceptional artists, and I guess you would have to be if you’re being showcased on of the biggest tourist attractions in America. Rounding out the rest of the artists at Vince Neil Ink are Juan, Jeromy, TJ, Less, Brett, Bumper, Marq, Kat, John Law, Ron, Justin, and MJ, while Jenny, Alison, Ashley, Jessica, Paige, and Lauren maintain the front of the shop. The majority of their work is custom, but they won’t turn down any flash art if it’s requested, but after looking at their work, I would request some custom work if I was to get anything done here.

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    reader responses
  1. I got my first tattoo from Justin at your place on 5/21/11 and I absolutely love it. I wanted both my daughter’s names around my ankle like an ankle bracelet but it didn’t look right, Justin created a tattoo right there on the spot ..I admit, I was extremely nervous but it turned out beautiful..I love, love, love it…thanks!!!!

    Susie Davis on 5/25/2011 at 05:47 PM 

  2. Kat you’re the best and you’re so beautiful!!!!!!

    David on 4/4/2011 at 01:03 PM 

  3. i love vince i gave him a rose at his con. in the 80s my hair is still white i have never got a tattoo befor all my kids wont me to i would love to get one from your place it would mean a lot to me you will always be in my heart i will never for get you .you made the 80s the best in my life you will never how bad you touched my life and many others thank you for your mark .i will see you for a tattoo soon your shop looks like the boom thanks agine cindy

    cindy lambertsen on 7/27/2010 at 10:51 PM 

  4. Ummm there is something ironic about getting good ink done, in a tattoo shop owned by a rockstar with the WORST tat’s on the planet. WORST! Even the one of his little girl is awful, sorry to say.

    Honestly I have never been there. But there are plenty of good artists in the Vegas area. If you are local try diversity. They have 6 shops, are very clean, and friendly. And best of all, you avoid the zoo of the strip….. unless you go to the strip location.

    steele on 10/10/2009 at 07:59 PM 


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