I am back tattooing at New York Ink, 104 Mcdougal between Bleeker and West 3rd, Greenwich Village, 212-533-8338. I will still be tattooing by appointment at Jaz Tattoo.

NY Ink is the shop with the red awning in the photo , behind the crazy looking ride. I took that flick this past spring when I was working down here; I love working in the neighborhood I grew up in. I spoke to the guy who built the vehicle; If I’m remembering correctly he said he had a promising career designing props or fx for movies and lost it all to drugs. Years later, clean, he uses cars as his creative outlet. He was a really nice guy and seemed like he was enjoying himself, driving around with his buddies on a sunny june afternoon.