25 Amazing Tattoos Done At Bang Bang Tattoo, NYC
There are tattoo shops all over the world but certain ones rank higher than others, such as Bang Bang.
The Bang Bang Tattoo located in NYC on the lower East Side.For those who don't live in New York, thanks to Instagram it's easy to keep up with the talented work that's created by the artists everyday. Lots of shops post their tattoos but truthfully not every tattoo should be posted. Bang Bang is one of the few places that does a great tattoo on every client.
Bang Bang’s reputation has reached far beyond NYC locals, their rep not only stretches wide but also travels high, thousands of miles high to be exact. Artist Bang Bang tattooed famous singer Justin Bieber on a private plane. He said it was the most difficult tattoo he ever did, apparently turbulence doesn’t help when doing an outline. However, there is a chance he set a Guinness record, Bieber is just the beginning of Bang Bang’s celebrity clientele, the shop is a popular spot for all Hollywood types. Don’t write them off as snobby though, Keith McCurdy (Bang Bang) will tattoo anyone because it’s what he loves to do. The atmosphere is chill and welcoming and the place constantly gets great reviews.
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"Sometimes clients feel bad about asking me to do small works for them-they assume it's below my skill level but let me say, any tattoo I can do I would love to do!"-Tattoo Artist Bang Bang
"I'm honored when someone wants a tattoo from me, regardless of size, placement, or style."-Bang Bang.
Megan Massacre approached the subject of celebrities and their tattoos well in a nearly hour long interview with The Sleeve. She said famous people have "the worst influence" on what people get tattooed, the random little words that girls get are largely because of actresses like Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie. As a tattoo artist, a word on the ribs doesn't really make sense body art shouldn't be random, it should flow with the canvas.
It's true that celebrities have the means and the money to get the best of the best when it comes to tattoos but the problem is "you can't tell them what the best is because they're artists and they know. 90% of all tattooers are not good tattooers, and should not be tattooing." So what happens is, instead of being a confident artist who advises a client on style and placement etc these tattooers, skilled or not, simply agree to do the tattoo because it's a great opportunity to get credit. Instead of being educated on tattoos celebrities only hear yes and continue to get crappy tattoos which influences other to get bad tattoos too.
To avoid a crappy tattoo just do your homework, search artists that are skilled in the design you want and find a reputable shop that's safe and clean. Research pays off especially when it comes to the lifelong commitment of a tattoo.
'Big thank you to everyone I tattoo. Love you all!"-Bang Bang