News and Events

June 13, 2014

LONG ISLAND ROLLER REBELS, the official roller derby team of Lark Tattoo, is featured in Newsday!

A nice writeup in today's Newsday about the LONG ISLAND ROLLER REBELS, a team that LARK TATTOO is very PROUD to be affiliated with and support! 

You might recognize the derby girl with outstreched hands, who is leading the pack of brawlers in the Newsday picture, as it is no other than Wushu Sugar, a LONG TIME friend and client of Lark Tatoo, who can often be spotted getting new work at Lark Tattoo; in fact, the tattoo on her thigh is a derby-inspired Alice in Wonderland tattoo that is being done by Lark Tattoo's very own Andrew Mann. 

Long Island Roller Rebels addicted to a bruising sport

Originally published: June 13, 2014 2:33 PM
Updated: June 13, 2014 3:23 PM

The Rock-A-Betty Bruisers, a team that's part of the Long Island Roller Rebels, compete against the Beat Down team from the Jersey Shore Roller Girls at Skate Safe America in Old Bethpage on May 3, 2014. (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)


or read the artcile below, if you do not have a NEWSDAY account. 

Lauren Madonia said she was looking for a team-oriented sport in 2005 when a friend told her, "I have two words for you: roller derby." Nearly a decade later, Madonia has three words for herself: "It's an addiction."
Madonia, of Lindenhurst, is a founder of the Long Island Roller Rebels, a flat-track roller derby league whose members have alter-ego personas with nicknames like Attackacardic, Lucille Wrecking Ball, Account DeeRacula, Wushu Sugar and Femme&M.
Their derby names are often a take on what the members, who number more than 30, do for a living. Madonia, 33, is a medical biller whose name -- Captain Morgan -- reflects her role in creating the league. There is a programmer and an accountant, a health care worker and a receptionist. One team member is a phlebotomist -- a blood collector -- for the American Red Cross. Which, all things considered, probably is more than a little ironic.
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The league competes on two teams -- the All Stars and the Rock-A-Betty Bruisers -- in the international Women's Flat Track Derby Association. Matches are held about once a month, usually on Saturdays, at Skate Safe America in Old Bethpage. On Sunday, the Roller Rebels host a team from Helsinski, Finland (the game starts at noon; tickets are $5 at the door).
Whoever is playing, don't expect anything resembling the 1972 "Kansas City Bomber" movie classic with Raquel Welch.
"It tends to attract women who didn't play team sports before," said Juliana Gonzales, executive director of the Austin, Texas-based derby association. "Traditional notions of femininity and size tend to be discarded."
Madonia saw that for herself when her friend dragged her to a match between teams from the top-ranked Manhattan-based Gotham Girls Roller Derby.
"It was just so cool," Madonia recalled. "These girls were all dressed up, beating the crap out of each other. . . . It looked like a lot of fun."
Others must think so, too.
There are 243 member leagues -- in Holland, England, Scotland, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Norway, New Zealand, Canada, Colombia, Australia and France -- and more than 30,000 competitors in three divisions, Gonzales said. Long Island has one of the most active leagues, she added.
Games consist of two 30-minute periods. There are penalties, and tripping and slide-tackling are prohibited.
Madonia said she has broken ribs and a foot and has lost count of her bumps and bruises. She gave birth to daughter Adelyn about two months ago, but motherhood and pending nuptials aren't the only things on her mind.
"I just had a baby and the first thing I thought was, 'I can't wait to get back out there.' "




June 13, 2014

Lark Tattoo artist, Matt C. Ellis featured in NYC’s paper “Our Town”

Pick up a copy of NYC's free local paper "Our Town" and check out the article our artist Matt C. Ellis is featured, which explores art that is inspired by the homeless. You can also view the article online at A HUGE thank you to reporter Gabrielle Alfiero for your interest in the project!


June 13, 2014

Chef Roberto Baez, a good friend of the Lark Tattoo family!

A nice NEWSDAY article about Chef Roberto Baez, a good friend of the Lark Tattoo family!


June 02, 2014

Joe Friedman featured in Stouts and Stilettos’ article “Craft Beer Inspired Tattoos”

Great article that looks at beer inspired tattoos, and features a hops ankle tattoo done by Lark Tattoo's very own Joe Friedman!


April 29, 2014

Ink4Autism event at Lark Tattoo

Due to the OVERWHELMING success of the Ink4Autism event, Lark Tattoo has extended the event through the END OF MAY, at BOTH of our locations! This means that ANY Autism inspired tattoo done during April OR May, at either the LONG ISLAND or the ALBANY location will have a portion of its proceeds donated to Ink4Autism/Autism Speaks.


April 04, 2014

Joe Friedman on Reddit

A photo journal of a Batman themed sleeve by our artist Joe Friedman on his good friend and client Jesse, blowup on REDDIT!

March 24, 2014

Autism Fundraiser at Lark Tattoo

















Lark Tattoo, via its Westbury, and Albany, NY, locations team up with Ink 4 Autism to raise awareness and donations for the Autism Speaks Foundation through tattooing! 

Lark Tattoo, since openings its doors in 1993, has been committed to creating incredible custom tattooing and piercings. Lark Tattoo hosts over a dozen highly skilled professional tattoo artists along with a full schedule of guests artists from around the world. The crew has been published and awarded by numerous national and international organizations, and built its reputation on fine custom tattooing and exceptional customer service. As a client of Lark Tattoo you will always experience a level of respect and gratitude seldom seen in the industry.

A tattoo shop might be the last place you might look for a group of philanthropic and big-hearted individuals, but then again, Lark Tattoo is not your typical tattoo shop. The artists of Lark Tattoo are committed to not only making a difference in the tattoo and piercing community, but also the the global community the artists live and work in. Autism is a topic that strikes a personal chord with Lark Tattoo, as several of the artists have family and/or friends who have been diagnosed with Autism.

Lark Tattoo realizes that Autism research and awareness do not come free, and if more answers are going to be found, everyone needs to help, however possible.
Both of the Lark Tattoo shops, Westbury, NY, and Albany, NY, will be donating a portion of the proceeds for ANY Autism inspired tattoo done during the month of April. April is Autism Awareness month, and Lark Tattoo sees this as a time to do their part!

For further information about Lark Tattoo, the fundraiser, and/or to inquire go to Lark Tattoo’s website, and/or their Facebook page Lark Tattoo can also be reached for comments by phone 516-794-5844, or by email Information can also be found at the websites for Autism Speaks and Ink4Autism

March 07, 2014

2014 Roseland Tattoo Convention Contest Information and FAQ


Lark Tattoo will again be at the Roseland Tattoo Convention. Below is  Contest Information and FAQ. 

Any individual may enter any contest provided the tattoo fits the contest category.
Registration for contests can be done any time on the day before the contest begins.
No individual may enter more than three contests.
No individual may enter the same tattoo in two categories, with the exception of Best Overall.
Contests are held Saturday or Sunday, with the exception of "Best Tattoo Of The Day" which is held once each day.
Absolutely no disrobing permitted in Roseland except in designated photo areas.
Best Black & White Tattoo:  1st, 2nd, & 3rd place trophies on Saturday at 5 p.m.
Best Color Tattoo:  1st, 2nd, & 3rd place trophies on Saturday at 5 p.m.
Best Back or Chest Tattoo:  1st, 2nd, & 3rd place trophies on Saturday at 5 p.m.
Best Portrait Tattoo:  1st, 2nd, & 3rd place trophies on Saturday at 5 p.m.
Best American Old School Tattoo:  1st, 2nd, & 3rd place trophies on Sunday at 5 p.m.
Best Sleeve Tattoo:  1st, 2nd, & 3rd place trophies on Sunday at 5 p.m.
Best Overall Tattooed Person:  1st, 2nd, & 3rd place trophies on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Best Black & White Design Sheet:  Must be between 8"x10" and 16"x20" in black and white. Do not sign the front of the sheet or it will be covered. One trophy on Sunday at 5 p.m.
Best Color Design Sheet:  Must be between 8"x10" and 16"x20" in color. Do not sign the front of the sheet or it will be covered. One trophy on Sunday at 5 p.m.
Best Tattoo Of The Day:  Must have been done at the convention on the same day as the contest. One trophy Friday, One trophy Saturday, One trophy Sunday.
Friday Tattoo of the Day - Yanira Torres (Artist: Greg Lee)
Saturday Tattoo of the Day - Andy (Artist: Mark Thiemig @ LebensArt Tattoo)
Sunday Tattoo of the Day - Ron Champlin (Artist: Jeremy Miller @ Screamin' Ink)

1st Place Color - Paul Nguyen (Artist: Jess Yen @ My Tattoo)
2nd Place Color - Sara Abramowitz (Artist: Pete Zebley @ Body Graphics)
3rd Place Color - Ornan Feido (Artist:  Tattoo & Company Miami)

1st Place Portrait - Riccardo Gubser (Artist: Rember Orellana)
2nd Place Portrait - David Prieto (Artist: Mikey Montoya)
3rd Place Portrait - Anthony Agoncillo (Artist: Robert Pho @ Skin Design)

1st Place Back or Chest - Nan (Artist: Diau)
2nd Place Back or Chest - Jason Jacquez (Artist: Kevin Leblanc @ White Lotus)
3rd Place Back or Chest - Kimberly Hauer (Artist David Sena @ Sena Place)

1st Place Black & White - Tony Rubio (Artist: Placaso)
2nd Place Black & White - Alfredo Ches (Artist: Marco @ Inked City)
3rd Place Black & White - Emily McNamara (Artist: Spencer Briggs)

1st Place Old School - Nick Pisani (Artist: Luis Rosal @ Industrial Art)
2nd Place Old School - Brian Witte (Artist: Shawn Topper @ Da Vinci Tattoo)
3rd Place Old School - Madd Huero (Artist: Ed Hardy @ Tattoo City)

1st Place Sleeve - Andy Ng (Artist: Jesse Smith @ Loose Screw Tattoo)
2nd Place Sleeve - Nan (Artist: Diau-Bo)
3rd Place Sleeve - David Brooks (Pete Zebley @ Body Graphics)

1st Place Best Overall - Gensei (Artist: Asakusa @ Horiyasu)
2nd Place Best Overall - David Prieto (Artist: Mikey & Tommy Montoya @ Rubes Tattoo)
3rd Place Best Overall - Jesus Ayala (Artist: David Sena @ Sena Space)

1st Place Black & White Design Sheet - Shawn Topper @ Da Vinci Tattoo
2nd Place Black & White Design Sheet - Nick Pisani @ Industrial Art

1st Place Color Design Sheet - Shawn Topper @ Da Vinci Tattoo
2nd Place Color Design Sheet - Giuseppe Pecaro (Pon) @ Top Shelf
MARCH 7 - 8 - 9, 2014


February 28, 2014

Piercings by Meg at Lark Tattoo Westbury, NY

Come and get pierced -- TODAY -- by Meg!

Meg is available for ALL your piercing wants and needs MON/WED/FRI !!! Call (516-794-5844) or stop by for details and to get your new piercing NOW! 

February 07, 2014

Heather returns to Lark Westbury for another guest spot!

Back by popular demand, Heather is coming back to Lark Tattoo for another GUEST SPOT! She will be at Lark TUE 2/18, WED 2/19, THUR 2/20, SAT 2/21, and SUN 2/22. Call or stop by to book your appointment with Heather before she gets booked up!


December 26, 2013

It’s Official

December 23, 2013

Matt C. Ellis featured in Needles and Sins magazine

NEEDLES AND SINS features our artist Matt Ellis and his Tattoo Portraits of the Homeless, which continues to bring awarness to homelessness in the 21st century.


December 13, 2013

Lark Tattoo - In The News

Special thanks to Tattoo Atrist Magazine (TAM) for running a feature on the Lark Tattoo charity auction that benifited the League of Animal Protection (LAP), located in Huntington, NY. 


November 29, 2013

Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, and Cyber Monday Offers

Friday 11/29/13 through Monday 12/2/13, Lark Tattoo is offering TWO amazing ONLINE SPECIALS:

2) FREE LARK T-SHIRT with ONLINE GIFT CERTIFICATE order of $100 or more (11/29-12-2)


November 20, 2013

Lark Tattoo Charity Auction, Auctions Are Live

Artist: Bruce Kaplan





Artist: Ed "EN3" Niemczura





Jay "Crutch" Gorman





Anthony "PeeWee" Sinerco





Artist: Matt Ellis





Artist: Joe Friedman





Artist: Betty Rose





November 15, 2013

Guest Artist: Heather Martin-Owens

We are super excited to have Heather Martin-Owens at Lark Tattoo, Westbury, for a guest spot! 

Heather will be at our Westbury location 11/20, 11/23, 11/24, 11/27, and 11/29. 

Call or stop by to book your appointment with Heather! 


November 13, 2013

Tattoo Culture Magazine features Lark Tattoo’s Skull Charity Event

Tattoo Culture Magazine features Lark Tattoo's skull CHARITY AUCTION event!
Huge thanks to Tattoo Culture magazine for helping us spread the word about this cause!

November 07, 2013

Lark Tattoo to auction skull artwork for charity

Lark Tattoo, Westbury, NY, auctions art to help Long Island’s stray and abandoned animals, via League for Animal Protection of Huntington.

Lark Tattoo of Westbury create unique skull artwork to help the abandoned animals of Long Island, via League for Animal Protection of Huntington. The skulls range from mixed media to traditional Polynesian markings, and from stipple dot work, to traditional roses, each skull is different, and as distinct as the artists who created the skull artwork. Skulls will be listed on eBay starting November 20th, and run for 10 days. All of the money raised will be donated directly to League for Animal Protection of Huntington.  Winners can have their prized skull shipped, or pick it up in-person at Lark Tattoo, 1610 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY 11590.

October 21, 2013

Andrew Mann

We are proud to announce that Andrew Mann has joined the Lark family, at the Westbury location! 

Call or stop by to schedule your appointment now! 


October 18, 2013

Matt C. Ellis featured in Skin & Ink magazine

Huge props to our artist Matt Ellis! Matt and his Homeless Ink series are featured in this month's Skin & Ink magazine, which not only highlight Matt's incredible skills as a tattoo artist, but also, through Ellis' Homeless Ink series, brings further awarness to homelessness in the 21st century.

September 30, 2013

Mez Loze captures all of Mankind

Mez Love, while at Lark for her recent guest spot, capture all of Mankind!

Mez inked Mankind, a persona of  professional wrestler, and Hall of Famer, Mick Foley that was so true to life that Mick shared the tattoo on his personal Twitter feed and sent a message that it was amazing, and the best tattoo he had ever seen. 

We agree with Mrs Foley's baby boy, that is one hardcore, amazing  tattoo, well done Mez! 

To get your name on the list for the next time Mez will be guest spotting at Lark, simply call, stop by, or email us! 


October 08, 2013

Great event for a great cause!

October 04, 2013

Ping-pong tournament to benefit for the ONLY DOG SHELTER in Afghanistan!

GRAND PRIZE = $100 at Lark Tattoo!

October 4, 2013: Ping-pong tournament, in Brooklyn, NY, to benefit the ONLY DOG SHELTER in Afghanistan!

October 01, 2013



Help Lark Tattoo win BEST TATTOO PARLOR again!

VOTE DAILY from ALL of your devices! smile



September 26, 2013


Help Lark Tattoo get voted the #1 tattoo studio... TWO YEARS IN A ROW! 

August 13, 2013

Guest Artist: Mez Love

GUEST ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT: We are VERY EXCITED to welcome back Mez Love as a guest artist at Lark Tattoo, Westbury. She will be at Lark 9/27-9/30, before she goes back to her sunny east coast home in California. Call or stop by to find out details--she will surely book up quickly!

August 08, 2013

Melanie’s bag for Timbuk2 Tattooed

Melanie, from Lark Tattoo Albany, made this awesome bag for Timbuk2 Tattooed. Check out the Melanie's bag and others at, and/or use the hash tag #timbuk2tattooed.

July 28, 2013

Matt C. Ellis wins at 2013 tattoo convention

Congratulations to our Westbury artist, Matt C. Ellis, who won TATTOO OF THE DAY at the 2013 Visionary Tattoo Convention, in Asbury Park, NJ.

July 26, 2013

Guest Artists, Lark Westbury, Summer 2013

Coming soon: from Cali to South Africa, Lark Tattoo, Westbury, is booking some amazing guest artists from around the world for this summer. We will be posting full details soon, so check back -- don't miss your chance to get some awesome new ink from these awesome artists!

May 24, 2013

Betty Rose

We are pleased to announce that Betty Rose has extended her time at Lark Tattoo, Westbury, NY, and will be here every other week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11am-9pm, through the end of September. Call or stop by to schedule your appointment(s) with Betty now!

May 14, 2013

Guest Artist: Betty Rose

We are very excited to announce that Betty Rose will be doing a guest spot at Lark Tattoo, Westbury, NY, May 20th, 21st, and 22nd ! 

Check out her work at:

March 29, 2013

Joe Friedman

We are pleased to welcome Joe Friedman to the Lark Tattoo Westbury family. 

March 27, 2013

Ink 4 Autism

This April at Lark Tattoo, Westbury - Ink 4 Autism

November 30, 2012

Kara’s illustrations for a book

Our very own Kara, from the Lark Tattoo Albany shop, has illustrated a book!

It's pretty awesome, check it out!

February 26, 2013

Piercer Position

Lark Tattoo, Westbury, is looking to add another piercer to the Lark family. Are you a skilled and experience artist interested in working at Lark, or do you know somebody that is? Qualified applicants can email us at, including experience, references, and photos of work.

February 14, 2013

A Valentine’s Day Surprise

Lark Tattoo's artist Miss D’Jo helped Andrew Capriotti with his plan to pop the question to his girlfriend, Suzanne Juarez, as an extra special Valentine's Day surprise. Andrew had his artist, D’Jo, work the engagement ring in to his tattoo, so when he showed the tattoo to Suzanne for the first time, and she saw the ring in his tattoo, he presented her with the real thing, asking her to marry him. We are happy to report that she said yes! What a great surprise and fantastic way to preserve the moment with a  tattoo. We wish Andrew and Suzanne all the best as they begin the next chapter in their lives together! 

January 31, 2013

Vote for our friend,Tony Barca, to play Madison Square Garden!

Help a friend of Lark Tattoo, Tony Barca, play Madison Square Garden!

Go to:
while there, listen to some of his tunes, and click " add you support" to vote for Tony to play MSG!

Here is a link to his FB page, check it out and "like" the page:

January 27, 2013

Best of Long Island: Lark Tattoo—Long Island’s #1 Tattoo Parlor!

Thank you for voting Lark Tattoo, Westbury, as Long Island's #1 Tattoo Parlor! 


December 29, 2012

Welcome: Matt Ellis

Lark Tattoo is pleased to welcome Matt Ellis the Lark Tattoo, Westbury, family! 

Check out his AMAZING work:

Call or stop by the shop to book your appointment with Matt. 

December 22, 2012

Lark Tattoo gift certificates: It’s never too late!

Lark Tattoo gift certificates make the PERFERCT gift for any occasion! 

Our gift certificates can be purchased in store, or online via our website:

Forgot somebody on your list, or waited to the last minute to do your shopping? No problem! 

If you order it online and it immediatly, regardless of mailing time, we can create an account for the recipient with your purchased gift certificate credit, and your gift amount will be applied to the recipients next tattoo. 

This year, get them the gift they really want: Lark Tattoo gift certificates! 

December 14, 2012

Guest Spot (Westbury, NY): Matt Schrock

We are pleased to announce that Matt Schrock, from North Carolina, will be at Lark Tattoo, Westbury, for a guest spot: December 28,29,30.

Call or stop by for details and/or to book an appointment with Matt! 

View his portfolio here:

December 13, 2012

Guest Spot (Westbury, NY): Nico Roussin

We are excited to announce that Nico Roussin will be returning to Lark Tattoo, this January, for another guest spot.

Call (516-794-5844) or stop by the shop for more details and/or to reserve your spot(s)! 

Check out his work via his online portfolio:

November 07, 2012

Best of Long Island Voting: 2013

Show you support for Lark Tattoo, and vote for us as LONG ISLAND’S “Tattoo Parlor”

Voting is open until December 15, 2012 at 11:59:59pm.
You can vote once per day per category, so help us win, and VOTE DAILY!
Here is the link for voting, scroll down to “Tattoo Parlor”—you don’t need to fill out the entire form to submit/vote


November 06, 2012

Client Write Up

A nice story about two of our clients, a 1 year wedding anniversary, and a pair of tattoos to mark the occasion.

October 19, 2012

Client Write Up

Another nice write up from a client:

October 19, 2012

Client Write Up

A nice write up by one of our clients:

November 07, 2012

Best of Long Island Voting Has Begun!

The Best of Long Island Voting Has Begun for 2013.
Show you support for Lark Tattoo, and vote for us as LONG ISLAND’S “Tattoo Parlor”
Voting is open until December 15, 2012 at 11:59:59pm.
You can vote once per day per category, so help us win, and VOTE DAILY!
Here is the link for voting, scroll down to “Tattoo Parlor”—you don’t need to fill out the entire form to submit/vote

September 27, 2012

Interesting/great read:

“Tattooing outgrows its renegade image to thrive in the mainstream,” By Bonnie Berkowitz, Washington Post Staff Writer, Tuesday, February 8, 2011.

September 20, 2012

Lark Tattoo, Albany, welcomes guest artist “Three”

Lark Tattoo, Albany, is very excited to announce that they are hosting guest artist “Three”!

“Three” will be guest spotting at Lark Albany September 28 - October 6.

A portfolio is available, online, in our Albany guest artist section; check out the portfolio and swing by to get an AMAZING new tattoo by “Three”, before it is too late!

September 06, 2012

Write-up on

Special thanks to for the review, kind words, and sharing the personal account of getting a new tattoo. The text candidly captures many of the feelings and anxieties that many people feel when getting their first tattoo and/or going to a tattoo parlor for the first time.
If you like, check out the story at:

August 28, 2012

PeeWee is here to stay!

We are excited to announce that PeeWee (Anthony Sinerco), who was our guest artist for the past few weeks, is now joining Lark Tattoo on a permanent basis! We are very happy to have him as a member of the shop…join us in welcoming Peewee to the Lark Family!

July 24, 2012


Jimbo has changed his plans a bit and be continuing to tattoo at Lark through January, and perhaps longer… if we’re lucky! This is AWESOME news for his enormous client base and anyone looking to get some AMAZING artwork from this Long Island legend. Get your tattoo from Jimbo, before he leaves!!!

July 20, 2012

Lark Tattoo, Albany, wins Metroland’s award for BEST TATTOO PARLOR!

We are VERY excited to announce that Metroland,  the Capital Region’s Alternative Newsweekly, has award Lark Tattoo, Albany,  BEST TATTOO PARLOR!
Thank you to all of our customers who voted, making this award possible!

Link to the Metroland award page:

June 22, 2012

Guest Artist: Charles Rouse

We are excited to announce that Charles Rouse will be doing a guest-spot Lark Tattoo, 8/7-8/11. Check out his work at and b,ook now to make sure you don’t miss out!

June 01, 2012

Jay “Crutch” Gorman joins the Lark family!

Lark Tattoo would like to welcome Jay “Crutch” Gorman to the Lark Tattoo family. Check out his awesome portfolio of work. Like what you see? Call or stop by to book an appointment with Jay!

June 01, 2012

Mez Love August 2012 guest spot at Lark Tattoo

We are stoked to announce that Mez Love will be doing a guest spot at Lark Tattoo this August! We will begin booking her soon, so check out her portfolio, now, so, you are ready to book with her when it is time—as her calendar will—no doubt—fill up fast!

Check out her AMAZING portfolio here:

May 22, 2012

Guest Artist: Nico

We’re excited to announce Nico will be a guest artist at Lark starting THIS FRIDAY (5/25) through mid-July. Call or stop by to book your appointment with Nico, before it is too late!

You can see his work at:!__tattoo

May 22, 2012


Hope everyone made it out to the Roseland tattoo convention this past weekend—Lark Tattoo had a blast meeting everyone and hanging out with friends and artists from around the world. Incase you missed it, 3 days of tattooing: artists from LARK TATTOO won awards 2 out of the 3 days! D’Jo won Saturday 5/19 AND Jose 5/20 won on Sunday! Couldn’t get tattooed by one of our artists at the show, don’t fret, call or email to book your appointment! 

May 17, 2012

Roseland Tattoo Convention-2012

Lark Tattoo will be at the Roseland Ballroom Tattoo Convention this FRI 5/18 (Bruce and SundayDawnMarie), SAT 5/19 (MissD’Jo and Jim), SUN 5/20 (Nicole and Jose); stop by the booth and say hi!

May 09, 2012


Here’s some news we’re happy to spread. Jimbo has changed his plans a bit and will be tattooing at Lark through the summer and possibly longer if we’re lucky. Great news for his enormous client base and anyone looking to get a “sweet tatty” from this Long Island legend.

May 08, 2012

Welcome:  Jose Rodriguez

We would like to welcome Jose Rodriguez to the Lark family! Jose is an established tattoo artist and we are excited to have him onboard! Jose’s schedule is Monday: 11am-9pm;  Wednesday: 11am-9pm; Friday: 11am-9pm; Saturday: 11am-9pm; Sunday: 12-6pm.  Call or stop by to book some time!

April 30, 2012

The Loss of a great friend and tattoo artist.

Yesterday our Lark Tattoo family suffered a great loss, our friend and coworker Chad Sellers has unexpectedly passed away. Chad was an enormous talent both artistically and musically. He will be missed greatly by everyone who’s lives he’s touched. Rest in peace my brother!

March 01, 2012

Lark Tattoo is always reviewing portfolios for possible opportunities.

Lark Tattoo is always reviewing portfolios for Guest Artists and Full Time positions at both of our New York locations. We are looking for highly skilled, professional people. Artists must possess at least 5 years shop experience with a strong portfolio, excellent customer service skills, and the ability to be on time and work in accordance with Department of Health license requirements. We have very busy custom shops with excellent reputations and professional atmospheres that are artist owned and operated. You must be able to draw and tattoo in all styles. If you think you have what it takes please email us a link to your portfolio and a description of your experience and contact information.

January 01, 2012

Our fearless leader Tbone, tattoos one of the science Obsessed…

Check out a new book by Carl Zimmer, Science Ink

In 2007, Carl Zimmer posed a question on his blog: are scientists hiding tattoos of their science? It turned out that many of them were, and they were willing to share their ink with him and the world. Zimmer has posted hundreds of these images in the years since.  In Science Ink, he assembles his favorite images from his blog, along with previously unpublished ones, and writes about the science behind the pictures, and the scientists behind the science. From archaeology to astronomy, from neuroscience to chemistry, Science Ink is a guide to the universe, illustrated on the bodies of scientists

If you’re free Tuesday, January 24, please join Carl Zimmer for a talk at the New York Academy of Sciences. He’ll be delivering an anthropological lecture about an intriguing sub-culture that expresses itself with body inscriptions. He speaks, of course, of scientists with tattoos.
At my last talk, at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the evening was enhanced with the presence of actual, flesh-and-blood scientists with tattoos, some of whom appear in the pages of Science Ink. If you are a member of this inky, geeky clan and are planning on coming to the New York talk, please let him know so that he can try to work you into the presentation.
Here are some of the details…
When: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. (A reception will follow.)
Where: The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor
New York, NY 10007-2157
Get $10 dollars off full-price tickets by using the promo code ZIMMER. Register here:

January 01, 2012

Best of Long Island Results are in!

“The votes have been counted and the results are official! Congratulations! Lark Tattoo…You are a Best of LI 2012 winner!”
All of us at Lark Tattoo are so thankful to everyone who has supported us over the past twelve Years at Westbury location. We love what we do every day and that dedication has proven it’s self yet again. Thanks for your vote!

December 01, 2011

Check out the Lark Tattoo Deal on the New Campus Special App.

Attention Albany Students…Log on to and check this semesters tattoo deal.

November 30, 2011

Richie Van interviewed on Fox New about “Kitchen Magicians and Johnny Table Tops”

Click the link for the video;

A North Country woman is facing criminal charges after police say she gave homemade tattoos to two young teenage girls.
Now professional tattoo artists say do-it-yourself tattoos can be very dangerous. Reputable tattoo shops like the ones on Lark Street should not have people worried. They’re licensed and the tattoo artists have years of training.

As important as the art at Lark Tattoo, the workers there say safety is their primary concern. They say the shop is just as clean as a dentist’s office, if not cleaner, and anyone getting a tattoo has to show two forms of ID and sign a consent form.

Tattoo artist Rich Van says he frequently meets people whose tattoos were done elsewhere under questionable circumstances.

“I see a lot of, we call them ‘scratchers’ but a lot of people are just getting scratched up by their friends who are called ‘Johnny Tabletops’ or ‘kitchen magicians,” said Van.

Whitehall police say that’s what 18-year-old Shaelynne Gordon was doing earlier this month.  Investigators arrested Gordon on Monday. They say she tattooed two girls, one 12, the other 13.  Police Whitehall say they first started investigating the case last week when they say they got a call from the local high school principal. Investigators say the two young girls were worried about their homemade tattoos and went to the school nurse with their concerns.

FOX23 News found Gordon at her home but she didn’t want to talk.

Police say she is not a licensed tattoo artist.  Professional artists say a lot can go wrong with a homemade tattoo.

“Well, you’ll get a bad tattoo more often than not,” said Van. “Then, there’s cellulitis, staph infections, MRSA, all of which are pretty easy to get if you don’t know just proper hygiene and cleaning it.”

Rich advises people to stick with reputable, licensed shops and steer clear of any do-it-yourself tattoos.

“It looks cool on TV to be a tattooer, so they just think they can buy the kit and go home and tag their friends up and they’re instantly, rock stars. It doesn’t work that way,” said Van.

Rich says there are tattoos he just won’t do. He won’t do people’s hands, necks, and faces unless they’ve already got other tattoos there.

Shaelynne Gordon is only facing misdemeanor charges.

Whitehall police say an 18-year-old woman is arrested for tattooing two underage girls. Police say their investigation began after the 12 and 13-year-old girls complained about the body art to a school nurse.  Shaelynn Gordon is accused of tattooing the minors. Police say the girls became nervous and went to the nurse’s office at Whitehall Central School when their tattoos began scabbing.  Police are not sure if Gordon used a clean needle but say the girls have had no other problems from the tattoos.

Gordon is now charged with two counts of tattooing a child less than 18, a misdemeanor.

FOX23’s Paul Merrill is following the story and will have more tonight at 10 and 11.

October 01, 2011

The Best of Long Island

Once again Lark Tattoo has won the nomination for the the “Best Of Long Island”  Best Tattoo Studio, as presented by the Long Island Press. Help spread the news by casting your vote!
Simply click the link below and scroll down to the Tattoo Parlor heading. Check the Box next to Lark Tattoo, scroll down and check the terms box and press Submit.
Thanks to everyone who helped us win in the past and to all of you who have supported us over the years.

September 09, 2011

Say No! To Tattoo School on TLC!

Say no to “Tattoo School” on TLC!!!

Contact the Discovery network through viewer relations and tell them you are against this show at hftp:/ / / contact/ viewer-relations/

Join the “Boycoff Tattoo School” community on and help stay, and keep, others informed.

It is the position of the National Tattoo Association, Inc. that,“Tattoo School”, the latest television show about tattooing on The Learning Channel, is a detriment to the profession of tattooing and likely a danger to the general public. This show portrays tattooing as easy to leam and discusses very little about safety or disease prevention. The idea that a tattooer can learn, in two weeks, everything necessary to properly execute a taffoo in a competent and safe manner is absurd.
It is recommended that a minimum of 2 years be spent in an apprenticeship studying the art of tattooing from a professional,licensed, and reputable tattoo artist. It is also important that anyone interested in becoming a taffoo artist be trained in first-aid and CPR, and receives proper training in blood borne pathogens.

The following companies purchased advertising time from TLC and had advertisements that aired during Tattoo School. Let these companies now how you feel about supporting a Show like Tattoo School:

Carraba’s Restaurant
Geico Insurance
Orville Redenbacher
State Farm Insurance
Hefty Garbage bags
Sargento Cheese
1800 Contacts
Century 21 Real Estate
Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy
Gerber Baby Food
TMobile Cellular
Blue Buffalo Pet Food

July 07, 2011


May 15, 2011

D’Jo wins her fourth 1st place trophy in New York City.

D’Jo wins her fourth 1st place trophy at the New York City Tattoo Convention. Her win was in the category of best tattoo of the day. A contest that judges a single piece done start to finish during the second day of the convention. Once again her artistic talent is rewarded by her peers.  Congratulations D’Jo

January 07, 2011

Lark Tattoo on

January 05, 2011

Check out or own Miss D’Jo at New York City Tattoo Convention

January 05, 2011 Listing

January 05, 2011

Lark Tattoo Featured in 2009 Metroland Small Business Feature