When you walk into Ink Couture NYC, you’ll notice a Moto-Guzzi motorcycle standing between the artist stations on the right side of the parlor. Moto-Guzzi made only 400 of this particular model for the world, and we own number 337. Just like how rare and classic this model is, Ink Couture NYC is nothing like the generic tattoo parlors throughout New York City. We are a rarity among the thousands of tattoo parlors. Our experienced tattoo artists will produce amazing quality tattoos that stand out among the tattoo crowd.
Owned and founded by Frank Russo, a businessman with an extreme passion for tattoos, Ink Couture NYC is filled with an array of talented artists ready to accommodate you for walk-ins or you can make an appointment.
Awesome place! Awesome people! Amazing work! Thank you guys!!!
I love my tattoos more today than I did yesterday!! Thanks Johnny for being so great! My sisters and I made great memories and we cannot thank everyone at Ink Couture enough. You made it perfect! Can't wait to come back with my other sister for hers!
Boss Frank Russo & Entire Staff make you feel so welcome & Have Patients with all Customers above all shop is so Much More classier than any Tatoo parlor I have ever seen or been at & Most immaculate, clean tatoo pallor ever seen!!! I have also seen the patients they have with people who are not 100percent sure what they want there Tatoo to look like they don't give up until each person is 100percent Happy ! If there was a rating 1-10 @ Ink Couture NYC, it would be a 10plus ;) Same rating for ALL workers & Tatoo Artist 10plus! I am Proud to say I had my Tatoo work done there !!
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Address: 6264 Amboy Rd, Staten Island, NY 10309
Every tattoo artist station comes equipped with the following amenities for our customers.
- FIOS TV
- Apple TV Computer
- Wireless Headset
- USB port to charge your devices. Fits all models.
Use our phone service located in the corner of each station, follow the instructions to reach our front desk and she will place your food order for delivery to you. There is no eating or drinking in the artist station, but we offer plenty of space for you to eat and drink, located in the back of Ink Couture NYC.
Think outside the box! Host your birthday, bachelorette or bachelor party at our tattoo parlor!Our entertainment services will get your night started right or keep the the fun going! Champagne, birthday cake, and a tattoo if you want. Think outside, think different.
THE FIRST 24 HOURS OF AFTERCARE WITH YOUR TATTOO IS THE MOST CRUCIAL TIME!!
Leave that bandage alone because your artist took the time to ensure that air-borne bacteria does not enter your body through your new tattoo. A new tattoo, as awesome as it looks, is a potential breeding ground for bacteria and infection since a new tattoo is an open wound. So leave that bandage on for at least two hours MINIMUM.
**If your tattoo feels slimy or slippery, you have probably been oozing plasma. Gently remove as much of the plasma as possible because when plasma dries on the skin surface, it creates scabs**
Wash and treat: After you remove the bandage, you will want to wash your tattoo. Take a shower where the water is extremely hot to where you can withstand it. Leave it submerged under water for about 30-45 seconds until the stinging goes away. Wash the tattoo with any CLEAR, UNSCENTED antibacterial soap such as dial. Gently wash away any blood, ointment, or plasma to where the area is completely clean. Your hand is the best tool to wash your tattoo. DO NOT USE A WASH CLOTH, it is to abrasive. After the shower DO NOT RUB THE TATTOO. Take a clean towel or paper towel and gently pat your tattoo until it is dry. Following this, apply a VERY THIN LAYER of either aquaphor or unscented lubriderm. ( Any fragrance free lotion will do as well. Our preference is the lubriderm or aquaphor.) CAUTION: excessive amounts of after care will clog the pores. As a result this will lead to an infection. Only apply a thin layer to the point of hydration. About 2 to 3 times a day is required to moisturize the tattoo.
Warning: Do not use Neosporin! This is used for cuts, and scrapes.
Showering, Bathing, Hot Tubs, and Swimming
Yes, you can and absolutely should shower with a new tattoo. It’s perfectly fine to get your tattoo wet, just do not soak it. We highly recommend that you do not submerge your tattoo in a bath or a hot tub for at least 2-3 weeks if you wish to avoid serious damage.If you get soap, body wash, or shampoo on your tattoo, quickly rinse the area with water. Swimming – pool, fresh water or salt water – should also be avoided for at least 2-3 weeks.
Protection from the Sun
After your tattoo is healed, you must always protect the tattoo from the sun’ ultraviolet rays because the rays can fade and damage your tattoo. Before spending time laying down on a warm sand with a hot sun over your head, protect your tattoo with a minimum 30 SPF sunblock. This will keep your tattoo vibrant for many years to come.
Follow these instructions and you should have 0 problems with your tattoo!!
Piercing after care instructions:
Most piercings will bleed at first but this should stop within a few minutes to an hour. Gentle pressure on or around the pierced site will slow the bleeding. Remember, all pierced regions will tend to swell immediately after treatment.
Wash and treat: It is critical that you take care of your piercing. If the pierced region is not taken care of, this can lead into infections. Wash your piercing(s) two to three times a day with antibacterial soap and warm water. Depending on where the piercing is, rotate it so it can be washed thoroughly. At Ink Couture we sell the best aftercare product tending to our clients needs. Natures pure defense piercing aftercare is what we recommend to apply onto the piercing(s) at least 2-3 times a day to keep it hydrated. This product has not only reduced the chances of keloids appearing but it also keeps your piercing(s) hydrated. Nature’s Pure Defense is the nations fastest growing sterile piercing aftercare. It is the ideal natural pH level for maximum skin and wound benefit.
Tips and tidbits:
- If the jewelry becomes to tight because of swelling, please see your body piercer right away.
- Avoid scratching, touching or picking of the new piercing to reduce the risk of bacteria getting into it from your hands. ALWAYS WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE TOUCHING YOUR PIERCING.
- Avoid applying hot cleaning solutions, or hot water. ONLY use warm water.
- If possible, shower rather than bathe while the piercing is healing so that unnecessary water submersion is avoided.
- Pat the pierced area dry. Avoid being rough, as this can snag out the piercing from your body.
- Try to wear loose, saggy clothing to minimize rubbing and irritation to the newly pierced site.
Healing time frames:
*For body piercing, expected healing times vary from person to person. Individuals healing abilities vary. The healing time is the time required for the jewelry “tunnel” to become dry and healed after the initial tissue damage.*
Ear lobe : 6-8 weeks
Eyebrow: 6-8 weeks
Septum: 6-8 weeks
Ear ( cartilage) : 2 months to 1 year
Tongue: 4-8 weeks
lips: 6-12 weeks
Cheeks: 6-12 weeks
Genital ( male/ female): 4-12 weeks
Nipple: 2 -6 months
Navel: 4 months to a year.
** Chewing gum should be avoided while oral piercings are healing. Newly pierced tongue regions can be gently cleansed with a clean, soft toothbrush and toothpaste. Mouth wash should be used twice daily after tongue piercings and most importantly after eating, drinking, and smoking**
CIVIL SERVICE PROGRAM
They save our homes from blazing fire. They keep our streets clean and sanitary. They save the lives of our family and friends. They ensure law and justice is spread through the city. They fight the fight that many would run away from. When called upon, they are there. They are the New York Police Department, the Fire Department of New York, the City of New York Department of Sanitation, the Department of Education (Board of Ed), the military and veterans, the City of New York Department of Corrections, New York City of Transit Authority, Emergency Medical Technicians, New York City Housing Authority, PAPD, DSNY, Court Officers, Emergency Medical Services, 911 First Responders and the Port Authority Police Department. In short, this program applies to all current and retired employees of civil service agencies in New York City, New York State, and New Jersey.
With great gratitude for the necessary services these men and women provide for society, we at Ink Couture NYC have rolled out the LIFETIME PROGRAM. The Lifetime Program provides a 25% discount on tattoos for all members of the groups and organizations mentioned above and this special discount is GOOD FOR LIFE because the jobs that these men and women carry out is a lifetime commitment to ensuring a better society. As Staten Island’s best tattoo parlor, we also strive to be the best at giving back to the community that has given us so much. This Lifetime Program is one of many ways to give back to our community.
We give thanks to the NYPD, FDNY, DSNY, MTA, NYCTA, NYCHA, DEP, DOE, PAPD, EMT, EMS, Court Officers, DOT, 911 Responders, the Military and Veterans, and the NYC Dept of Corrections. For more information about the Lifetime Program or if you have questions, please contact us (718) 966-1600 or drop us a note at http://www.inkcouturenyc.com/contact.