Photo by myself at the Wooster Street Social Club, at Wooster and Grand Streets, in Soho.
The Wooster Street Social Club is otherwise known for the television reality series called NY Ink on TLC. I dropped in for a brief visit, Monday night.
Visitors were standing around the reception desk, browsing through the portfolios of each tattoo artist. A Wooster Street employee with fully inked forearms fielded questions.
Meanwhile in the back room, a few customers were being worked on. The front room, where NY is filmed, was completely empty except for a motorcycle near the window.
One woman reclined on a massage table, while her ankle was inked.
One wall is covered with sketches done for past tattoos. A long lighttable is used to trace images.
I haven't watched the NY Ink show yet, but I did see its sister show, LA Ink. I can see how the art, relationship among the tattoo artists and various customers would be fascinating to watch. Overall, the vibe in the parlor was chill.
The parlor is open from noon to 8pm. There are no reservations. Nice to know you can get inked after a long day at the office. ;-)
For the NY Ink site, including clips for the show and a beautiful tattoo slideshow, click here.
*A longtime reader, Marcia, recommended this visit, and I'm glad she did. If you have a favorite NY place you'd like me to visit, email me or leave a comment.
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