Manhattan – Lower East Side
148 Orchard St between Norfolk and Stanton Sts
This isn't the tattoo shop you stagger into on a dare or emerge from with a tramp stamp above your bum. Invisible NYC is a veritable tattoo salon specializing in large-scale Japanese body art and employing five inkers who have wait lists as long as six months. Human canvases are adorned in the back; contemporary paintings are sold in the front gallery--a novel setup when Troy Denning and his wife Jesse Denning opened the space three years ago. The doodles here are all custom-made, so your $180/hour artwork is guaranteed to be one of a kind.
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