Paula Higgins-Clark: Haledon, NJ

As of late, I’ve been noticing some incredible ink on some of my friend’s arms, legs, backs, etc. And one name that seemed to be constantly coming out of their mouths when I asked them who did it was Paula Higgins-Clark from Ground Zero Tattoo Studios in Haledon, NJ. Paula …

by   |  09/03/2008  |  Comments Off on Paula Higgins-Clark: Haledon, NJ

Body Inkorporated: West Nyack, NY

Under the advisement of a few friends, I decided to check out this new tattoo shop that just opened its doors in West Nyack, NY, just last February. The shop is called Body INKorporated and owner Rick Payne is no stranger to the area. In fact, Rick used to own …

by   |  05/07/2008  |  Comments Off on Body Inkorporated: West Nyack, NY

Jersey City Tattoo: Jersey City, NJ

As I drove through Jersey City, which I am familiar with through my day job, I was thinking to myself, “Where the hell did The Aquarian send me to and who the hell did I piss off?” Little did I know that there was a diamond in the rough, or …

by   |  04/02/2008  |  Comments Off on Jersey City Tattoo: Jersey City, NJ

Electric Lotus Tattoo: Boonton, NJ

A little bird told me about this little tattoo shop in Boonton, NJ, called Electric Lotus Tattoo. So, I did my research and checked the place out. Electric Lotus Tattoo is located at 912Main St. in Boonton, NJ, and is owned by a husband and wife team, Jae and Bridget …

by   |  03/05/2008  |  Comments (1)

Silk City Tattoo: Hawthorne, NJ

It’s now 2008, and my adventure of visiting the area’s various tattoo shops continues. There have been some that I really liked and some that I really liked leaving, but Silk City Tattoo in Hawthorne, NJ, made me very comfortable from the moment I stepped into the shop. Silk City …

by   |  01/02/2008  |  Comments Off on Silk City Tattoo: Hawthorne, NJ

Blackwork Tattoo: Little Falls, NJ

As I was going through September’s Annual Tattoo issue, I noticed an ad that really caught my eye. The artwork in the ad was unbelievable, so I had to investigate further. The name of the shop is Blackwork Tattoo and it’s located at 69-B Route 23 South in Little Falls, …

by   |  11/07/2007  |  Comments Off on Blackwork Tattoo: Little Falls, NJ

Forty Decks Art Show @ The Clash Bar

CLIFTON, NJ—Geoff and the crew at Jinx Proof Tattoo did something wonderful at the Clash Bar in Clifton last month. They held an auction for the benefit of Matthew Guanno, a child who has cancer. And on the block were some 40 skate decks ornately designed from many of the …

by   |  10/31/2007  |  Comments Off on Forty Decks Art Show @ The Clash Bar

Sixth Annual NJ Tattoo Expo ’07: Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus, NJ

For some, September means the start of school, or the start of the fall season. For me, it means that Mario Barth will once again be putting on his “Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth”—The Sixth Annual New Jersey Tattoo Expo 2007 at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ. I …

by   |  10/03/2007  |  Comments Off on Sixth Annual NJ Tattoo Expo ’07: Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus, NJ

Monarch Tattoo: Newfoundland, NJ

My friend Michelle recently tipped me off to a shop in Newfoundland, NJ. Yes, I thought the same exact thing that you’re thinking right now…Where is Newfoundland, NJ? Well, it’s in the middle of nowhere, just before Dunkin Donuts. Actually, the shop is called Monarch Tattoo and it’s located at …

by   |  08/01/2007  |  Comments Off on Monarch Tattoo: Newfoundland, NJ

Shotsie’s Tattoo: Wayne, NJ

When I was in high school, dreaming of getting tattooed, the one place that all of my friends started getting them at was this place up on Route 23 in Wayne, NJ, called Shotsie’s Tattoo. In fact, Shotsie’s, which was named after its legendary former owner Shotsie Gorman, was probably …

by   |  07/04/2007  |  Comments (1)


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