Greenpoint Tattoo Co. (GTC) is a sight for sore eyes given the residential corner in Brooklyn on which it’s nestled, making the drab grey apartments above less dreary with its bright baby-blue sign, wide windows, and polished wooden exterior. With walls covered in phenomenal art of all styles and a welcoming staff, you know from the second you enter GTC that you will be walking out with some killer body art. “We’ll work with any client,” says shop owner, John Reardon. “But I’d say our shop majors in Japanese and traditional tattoos and minors in everything else.”
Reardon is a longtime veteran and has experience tattooing in just about every style, but his current passion is definitely working in large scale in the Japanese style. All it takes is one look at his amazing prints to see that his devotion to the style has paid off.
Like Reardon, Chuck Donoghue is one of the shop's most experienced and versatile artists, but his forte is traditional tattoos. Whether bangers or huge back-pieces, the body art that he creates tends to be bold, bright, and full of detail. In short, his work is intense as hell.
Jason Ochoa sets himself apart from his colleagues with the weirdness of his twist on the traditional. He takes common motifs and injects them with his signature strain of strangeness. His portfolio illustrates how traditional is at its best when really bizarre.
Other notable artists who work there are Franco Maldonado, Ryan Mettz, Will Sheldon, and Matt Bivetto, each of whom excel at the traditional style and also bring their own stylistic skill sets to the table at GTC. Be sure to check their portfolios out as well.
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