Get ready for an event two decades in the making — Daredevil Tattoo's "You Pick It, We Stick It" Weekend, celebrating 20 years of legal tattooing in New York City. Brad Fink and Michelle Myles, co-owners of Daredevil Tattoo, will be hosting artists from all over the country for a weekend filled with fun, excitement, and a shitload of tattoos.
The festivities kick off at noon on Friday, April 21st with a tribute to Sailor Jerry as the crew will be tattooing designs from a sheet of the legend's flash for $50 each until 5 pm. It's a fitting way to ease into the weekend, which will begin in earnest two hours later with an artist's reception from 7 pm to 10 pm. All 20 guest artists will unveil their custom flash for the event, each one a reinterpretation of an original sheet that hung on the wall when Daredevil first opened their doors.
A taste of some of Friday's flash.
Friday's events can be seen as the calm before the storm, because when Saturday arrives shit is going to get serious. From 12pm to 8pm on both Saturday April 22nd and Sunday April 23, the crew will be doing flash on a first come, first served basis. No appointments, no custom work, no bullshit. Just a bunch of top tattooers doing what they do best. Kicking it old school is the most appropriate way to pay tribute to the tattoo shop/museum, and we can't wait to see all the amazing tattoos that come out of the weekend.
You know how we know all the tattoos are going to be amazing? Because we've seen the list of artists. And it is... impressive. Mike Rubendall, Dan Smith, Nick Colella, Chris Garver, Steve Byrne, Jen Lee, Grez.... and that's just the tip of the iceberg. In the gallery below you can find a tattoo from each of the artists who will be in attendance, it'll help you get excited for the weekend.
And make sure to keep your eye on the Tattoodo Instagram on Friday. We will be unveiling a piece of flash by one of the tattooers in attendance, if you can guess who it belongs to you can jump the line on one of the two days.
If you are within 500 miles of New York City, you better be getting yourself down to Daredevil Tattoo April 21st -23rd for an extravaganza you'll never forget. You will have a great tattoo to help you reminisce, after all. Tattoodo will be there, stop by and say hello, and make sure to follow us on Instagram all weekend long.
Daredevil Tattoo is located at 141 Division Street, New York City.