Recommendations for tattoo shops in Buffalo NY
May 30, 2016 8:13 AM   Subscribe

Can you recommend high quality tattoo shops that take walk-ins in Buffalo? I'll be there for a few days at the end of June. Although I grew up in the Buffalo suburbs, I haven't been back in over 15 years. I'm excited about the possibility of getting a tattoo while on this trip.

A few specifics that might rule in or out some shops:

1. Walk-in availability. I'd like to keep my schedule flexible and it's possible we just won't have time at all so I'd rather not have to make an appointment; but if that's really the way to go I'll consider it.
2. Flash to choose from or artists who can whip something up on the fly. I don't have a specific piece I want to get -- this is more about the experience of getting a tattoo in my old hometown.
3. Good for small-medium size tattoos. I'm only in Buffalo for two nights and have family and old friends to see, so I don't want to spend a whole day in the chair; we're talking about something small that would probably take 2-3 hours.
4. Multiple artists. My boyfriend will be with me and also wants to get a tattoo, so a studio with multiple artists that can work on us at the same time is best.
5. Style-wise I'm pretty open. I have both traditional American style tattoos and delicate, modern florals and nature-focused pieces. What I care about most is the quality of the work is high.

I'll be staying in Allentown so something nearby would be cool; but I'll also have my car and could drive somewhere too. Thanks!
posted by misskaz to Travel & Transportation around Buffalo, NY (1 answer total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've never been tattooed here, but after searching Instagram a bit (I am obsessed with tattoos): the artists at Divine Machine Tattoo seem to all fit along the spectrum of styles and most seem extremely skilled based on their portfolios. They also welcome walk-ins!
posted by Young Kullervo at 10:39 AM on May 30, 2016

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