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New York City has nearly as many tattoo artists as art galleries — and for good reason! When you’re getting permanently pigmented, you want to find a tattooist whose aesthetic matches your own. Luckily, we’ve done the dirty work for you and found six of the most amazing, insanely talented tattoo artists in the city — all with their own unique styles and specialties. Click through to get acquainted with New York's finest before booking your appointment. Or just stare at the out-of-this-world images if you're a little (ink-) gun-shy. That’s totally fine, too.
Photo: Courtesy of Keith McCurdy.