Inked Out: Coffey Shop Tattoos – Long Island City, NY

Inked Out: Coffey Shop Tattoos – Long Island City, NY

After a Yankees game one Saturday in April with my cousin and his girlfriend, my wife and I went back to see his new apartment in Long Island City. First of all, have any of you been to Long Island City in a while? Holy smokes! Hoboken where? This was the new trendy hot spot for young professionals and hipsters. My wife and I fell in love with the “new” Long Island City. Secondly, who doesn’t love a tattoo shop with an ingenious name? While my cousin took us for a walk through his new neighborhood, my wife was actually looking for a cup of coffee, when we stumbled across Coffey Shop Tattoos. Now, obviously, this wasn’t a coffee shop, but went in to check it out anyway.

We walked into a small but sharp looking shop with wood paneling to give it a really rustic and artsy look. I then noticed that Coffey Shop Tattoo was owned by none other than Gene Coffey, who used to tattoo at Tattoo Culture in Brooklyn, NY. I met Gene a couple times at the Philadelphia Tattoo Convention. What drew me to Gene’s booth at the Conventions was the unique style of tattooing …

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