If you input Hustler’s Parlor as your destination on an Uber trip, your driver will most likely have a few questions for you. That was my experience today as I headed to the Williamsburg, Brooklyn tattoo haunt, owned by brothers Richie Bulldog and Seth Love.
When I walked up to the shop, I was greeted by the shop’s owner, Richie Bulldog, the charismatic, marketing savvy, creative force behind Hustler’s Parlor. “I run a tight ship,” he tells me, and he absolutely must on a day like the day I was visiting. Hordes of people were lining up for their Friday the 13th Flash Tattoo event, and with that kind of demand, you need to be able to supply it.
With roots in the tattoo industry dating all the way back to 1994, Richie Bulldog has become a staple of the Brooklyn scene. Even before all the fucking hipsters showed up. “We bring the coolness, and that’s why they’re here...they’re here because of us,” he confidently states. It’s hard to argue with him too, as his business is surrounded by out-of-towners from all over the country who look to capitalize on the “coolness” of the neighborhood. They can thank people like Richie Bulldog for that.
Hustler’s Parlor is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 143 N 4th St. and appointments can be made by calling (718) 302-3443.