Coming this summer, tattoo artists and fans finally have their Oscars, their Grammys, their very own Super Bowl.
The final weekend in July, the entire body art world will be blowing the roof off of Nassau Coliseum at United Ink, the biggest and best tattoo convention you have ever experienced, guaranteed!
Tattoo Lou's will be your host, and you've gotta check out who'll be coming to join us! We're talking:
Chris Torres – NY INK
Roman Abrego – Best Ink
Shane Oneill – "Winner" of Ink Master
Dave Nestler – Internationally known Pin Up artist
Brandon Bond – International award winning artist
And so many, many more.
What else do we have for you? Try 150,000 square feet of pure mayham, featuring hundreds of tattoo artists and vendors from around the world, daily tattoo contests, and a live Art Fusion Gallery. Plus super sexy events like the Miss United Ink Pageant, hot after parties and the United Ink Awards Ceremony, where we will honor the best of the best in the body art scene.
How to make sure you're a part of history? Here's all you need to know:
When: July 27th-29th, 2012
What time: Friday 2pm-11pm, Saturday 12pm-11pm, Sunday 12pm-7pm
Where: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, Long Island NY
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com or at the Coliseum box office Mon-Fri 9-4pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Kids under 12 get in FREE.
Go to www.newyorktattooshow.com for more info, and we'll see you there!
Last night’s Tattoo Lou’s Art/ Fusion Party at Blacksmith Tavern in Smithtown was a blast and we’d like to take the time to thank all who attended. The night was filled with holiday cheer, gourmet grub, killer tunes and amazing original artwork supplied to us by our famed team. Po Po, of the Deer Park Lou’s location, hit the ground running following dinner by producing some dynamite artwork on a aisle set up in the middle of the barroom floor, much to the amazement of the patrons, while Irish Jay and Joel worked on a charcoal skull design on white canvas opposite Po. And that was before more artists grabbed canvases and joined in on the fun! Between all of the boogying down, camera flashes, and beers clanging, you got the sense that the wait to see our tattoo artists contribute to one another’s original artwork in real-time, as part of a greater collaborate effort, was well-worth the wait, and more than lived up to the hype! Of course, a special thanks goes out to everyone at Blacksmith’s who welcomed us into their bar and put up with our wild shenanigans. See you next time, friends!
This year, Tattoo Lou’s was a special guest at the New York Islanders’ Draft Party at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. Irish Jay and Alecia were tattooing right on the rink—the crowd was so big, they could barely keep up with the ink! For those looking for a less permanent form of body art, Chris from Tattoo Lou’s was there doing body and face painting.
Islanders Assistant Coach Scott Allen stopped by the Huntington shop earlier in the week to get inked by New York’s best. Alecia gave Scott two great tattoos—the initials of his two daughters, and his own personal motto—“101% always”—tattooed on his ribs. His motto is important to both him and the Islanders, as it is a reminder to always do your best, no matter what. Want to meet Scott? Well, the man, when not on the ice, is busy riding his Harley, and he’ll be at the Tattoo Lou’s Second Annual Bike Run and Benefit! Have you bought your tickets yet?
When you’re about to go out on the town with your friends, choosing a place to go is hard. Everyone has their own favorites. Your favorite bar is like a family member – you can talk about it, but if anyone else has anything to say, it means war! No matter that Saint Patrick’s Day was a month ago – Tattoo Lou’s is keeping the luck of the Irish alive! Check out these great Suffolk County Irish pubs and restaurants – hopefully for good beer and quality Irish whiskey!
Cavanaugh’s Restaurant & Pub – 255 Blue Point Avenue, Blue Point
Celtic Crossing – 83 Pulaski Road, Kings Park
D.S. Shanahan’s – 515 Old Dock Road Kings Park
Declan Quinn’s – 227 Fourth Avenue, Bay Shore
Doc Ryan’s – 741 East Main Street, Kings Park
Dublin Deck – 325 River Avenue, Patchogue (seasonal)
Finn McCool’s – 101 Old Riverhead Road, Westhampton Beach
Finnegan’s Restaurant – 5 Wall Street, Huntington
Irish Coffee Pub – 131 Carleton Avenue, East Islip
Irish Times – 975 Old Patchogue-Holbrook Road, Suite B, Holbrook
Katie’s – 145 W Main Street, Smithtown
Lily Flanagan’s – 345 Deer Park Avenue, Babylon
Lily Flanagan’s Islip – 528 Main Street, Islip
Limerick Irish Pub – 742 Middle Country Road, Selden
Meehan’s of Huntington – 371 New York Avenue, Huntington
Molly Malone’s – 124 Maple Avenue, Bay Shore
Mulcahy’s of Wantagh – 3232 Railroad Avenue, Wantagh
Mulcahy’s of Centereach – 1702 Middle Country Road, Centereach
Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub – 15 East Main Street, Smithtown, 229 Laurel Avenue, Northport, 275 Route 25A, Miller Place
The Nutty Irishman – 60 E. Main Street, Bay Shore, NY
Reese’s 1900 Pub – 70 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue
Each year, the Long Island Press holds the “Best of LI” contest, and the rules are simple: the public votes on local businesses on Long Island to see who is the best. Tattoo Lou’s would like to thank all of you who voted us because, once again, in the “Tattoo Shops” section, Tattoo Lou’s has claimed the gold for five consecutive years! As far as Long Island tattoo shops go, we plan on staying at the top for many more years to come. So, if your next question is “why is Tattoo Lou’s number one?”, take a look at just a couple of the reasons:
1. Over FIFTY freakin’ years of incomparable experience
2. Five easy-to-find locations (and a sixth on the way – July 2011!)
3. Over 30 of the world’s best-trained tattoo artists and piercers
4. Immaculately clean and well-kept shops
5. Highly trained management staff
6. No “used car salesmen techniques”
7. Huge selection of body piercing jewelry at the best prices around
8. The BEST .com Tattoo Gallery
9. Sponsors of New York’s Best Nightlife
10. State of the art tattoo and body piercing equipment
11. World Famous clothing line by Tattoo Lou’s: the official clothing of the tattooed public
12. The biggest online tattoo community at Tattoolous.com
13. Donation programs for people in need
14. The world’s largest tattoo flash library on our patented tattoo program Virtual Tattoo (come to a shop and take a look!)
If you’re reading this blog, you probably already know these reasons! Why do YOU choose Tattoo Lou’s for your piercing and tattooing needs?