Right when you get off the L train at the Morgan stop, you’re greeted with some of the best graffiti and murals in all of Brooklyn. Over the last few years, the post-industrial neighborhood surrounding the shop has been transformed into a full-fledged arts district. Less than half a decade ago, this vibrant urban landscape was nothing but a monotonous series of rundown warehouses, but thanks to the artistic endeavors of individuals like those who work at Allied Tattoo, it’s become a bastion for creativity.
If the bold colors of American traditional aren’t your thing, there are two artists specializing in creating darker pieces of body art. Joseph Bryce produces exquisite blackwork tattoos of figures like flowers and animals, and Noel C makes badass black and grey bangers of tried and true traditional imagery.
Allied also frequently has awesome guest artists, such as Sheila Marcello and several other talented tattooists who do weekend gigs there from time to time.
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