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Tattoo Profile: Ink & Style is an award winning tattoo studio and hair salon. Owned and operated by Inkmaster’s (Spike TV) Nick D’Angelo. Our experienced tattoo team is one of a kind all trained by Nick, a nationally award winning artist. At Ink & Style we require the highest level of sterilization possible from all artists. Artists are required to use a fully disposable, German engineered tattooing system. This system was designed to be clean, effortless and cause less skin trauma therefore leading to tattoos that heal better than the competitors.
Tattoo Styles: Watercolor, Custom
Tattoo Profile: Kevin Farrand is a Tattoo Artist originally from Rochester NY. He has traveled in the U.S tattooing and continues to travel for tattoo guest spots! He is currently living and working on the beautiful island of Maui ,Hawaii. Kevin has been professionally tattooing for 8+ years and loves to create large high contrast tattoos that stand the test of time. He prefers to work in a few styles including (but not limited to) Biomech+bioorganic , Neotradtional, illustrative, geometric, ornamental- color and black and grey welcome! Essentially he enjoys decorative body art. Kevin’s favorite subject matter to tattoo are that referenced from nature, such as animals, plants, flowers, mushrooms, crystals, and all elements! His tattoos flow with and accentuate the anatomy of the body. Kevin loves to paint visionary art and surfboards, as well as pet portraits and he is available for many styles of art commission.
Taylor Heald – Traveling
Divine Machine Tattoo
Holy Ground Tattoo
Tattoo Profile: Our artists have designs available to the public, but will also gladly turn your personal idea or design into a tattoo. We take walk ins and can book you an appointment if the work requires more time and planning.
Tattoo Profile: Welcome to Arboreal Ink, Buffalo’s classiest body art studio and gallery! We offer top-quality services in a professional and sterile environment. We specialize in tattoo and piercing, and also sell a variety of custom jewelry, art prints, and accessories.
Ink Spot Tattoo
Tattoo Profile: Buffalo New York’s Most Refined Body Piercing and Tattoo Studio Located in the Heart of Historic Allentown.
Wasted Space Tattoo Shop
Tattoo Profile: Our Tattoo Artists offer High Quality Custom Tattoos. Clean and Relaxing enviornment for your next tattoo experience!
125 Art Collective
Tattoo Profile: Ted Hawkins has been featured in Tattoo Magazine, and published in several art compendiums, such as Excavate, and Pandaemonium. He is also the recipient of numerous awards on the tattoo convention circuit, including best black and grey, and best realistic color
Living Canvas Tattoo Studio
Madd Grafix Tattooing
Tattoo Profile: Nominated as one of the Top 5 Best Tattoo & Piercing Parlors in Buffalo for the Artvoice Best of Buffalo Awards for nearly a decade, we at Madd Tattoo are focused on customer satisfaction & creating one-of-a-kind art!
Hand of Doom Tattoo
Tattoo Profile: Hand Of Doom tattoo is a professional tattoo parlour located in the heart of the elmwood village.
Buffalo is a city in the state of New York. Buffalo is the second largest city in population next to New York City. Buffalo inhabits around 260,000 people in the city alone, New York City however has over 8.5 million residents. In the entire United States, Buffalo is the 81st largest city in the country population wise. Buffalo shares a metropolitan area with the Niagara Falls region. These two areas combined make up over 1 million people. Given the position of this city, many people travel from the Canadian border into Buffalo, or vice versa.
Before the French settlers came to the area to make their settlements, the Native American tribe known as the Iroquois were present. Lake Erie is very close to Buffalo and this became a perfect way of trade through the waterways. The Erie Canal brought many people in by immigration as well. The production of railways also brought in a significant number of travelers and traders. One of the most popular industries that occurred in Buffalo is the electric power industry. Buffalo embraced this principal so much that people were even calling Buffalo the ‘City of Light’.
Buffalo is home to many different parks and has caught attention for its urban planning and layouts. Structures and other architectural work can be seen everywhere throughout the city that span over centuries. Midwestern and Northeastern United States cultures are exhibited in this city as well. Multiple festivals revolving around the culture and arts of the city come throughout the year for educational and entertainment purposes. Famous sport teams are also present in Buffalo, New York. The National Football League team known as the Buffalo Bills reside in the city as well as the professional hockey team, the Buffalo Sabres.
The first people to inhabit the land that Buffalo, New York now stands on were said to be the people known as the Paleo-Indian tribe. The Paleo were those that were said to have migrated to America after the Pleistocene glaciers disappeared which were present during the Quaternary Ice Age in 7000 BCE. French exploration of the area took place in 1620. During the time, the people of this land used the land to their advantage by farming and producing crops along with cattle for their people. These people were classified as the Agrarian society, which is basically just a fancy name for farmers. The ones known as the Erie people such as the Iroquois were also present during this time in the region.
Buffalo Creek is a creek that runs through Buffalo and it was here where the first settlers found themselves. A former slave that went by the name Joseph ‘Black Joe’ Hodges and a Dutch trader man named Cornelius Winney arrived in this area in 1789. The first white settlers however arrived after being prisoners of war during the Revolutionary War. Captain William Johnston was an Iroquois Indian that stayed in the area even after the Revolutionary War. Creekside land was given to Captain William Johnston from the Native American Indian tribe the Seneca people as a token of their appreciation of him.
In 1797, a treaty known as the Treaty of Big Tree was brought about. This treaty basically had the Iroquois Indians hand over all their land west of the Genesee River. The land that was now obtained then began to expand its territory in both the south and western directions. This is where many travelers and migrants decided to settle, right along the creek. The first road that leads to Pennsylvania is also present in Buffalo for those migrants that were passing through to Connecticut Western Reserve in Ohio. Ports for the waterways were also soon constructed. Passengers and goods for trade were the dominant business in the area at the time of the 1840’s. With the waterways opened, this brought many migrants and people, expanding the population even more. Ten years later in the 1850s, the population grew up to over 80,000 people.
The 1860’s were a big time for the construction of railroads in Buffalo. Many railways were being built throughout the city and they stretched to some of the close cities such as Pittsburgh. Although the railroads opened up a lot of trade for the people, the waterways and canals were still the leading means of transporting goods for sale or trade.
Buffalo became a major manufacturing center during the second World War. Because of this, the city was fully employed. During the 1950s, Buffalo was one of the most populous cities. With manufacturing at an all time high, the major companies that supplied the locals of Buffalo were Republic Steel, which was a steel factory, and another steel company, Lackawanna Steel. Tens of thousands of people were employed by these companies alone. Since 1812, Buffalo had a large ship making industry. Ships were vital in these days for the transportation of goods and materials needed to manufacture certain things. The ship making industry was running strong until 1962 when they finally shut down. With this loss of manufacturing jobs, the economy started to drastically pummel. A city that was prospering with over half a million people ended up becoming a city of just 260,000. Many of the residents moved onto different cities or moved to the suburbs after the drastic loss of employment. Like the neighboring cities of Pittsburgh and Cleveland, Buffalo also has attempted to replenish its economy with the help of back office jobs.
Buffalo has what is called a humid continental climate. This particular type of climate has a large temporal difference throughout the year. With warm to hot summers, cool and chilly falls, freezing winters with an average of over 90 inches per season, and warm springs. Since all seasons are very much present during their time, Buffalo has a wide variety of activities you can partake in throughout the year. Buffalo, as many cities and areas that are near the Great Lakes, gets what is called lake effect snow. Lake effect snow is when the air outside is much colder than the waters the air is floating by. With warmer waters and colder air breezing by, this makes the lower layers of the air that are by the water to warm up a little bit. In doing so, water vapors rise and as they rise they start to freeze. This creates an incredible amount of snowfall. Citizens of Buffalo, New York, always need to be prepared for their winter months.
Buffalo, New York has a rich tattoo history. Featuring shops such as Hand of Doom Tattoo, Cowpok, The Parlour, Madd Grafix Tattooing, Holy Ground Tattoo and Divine Machine Tattoo, Buffalo is a great destination if you’re looking for some new ink. With a population of around 259,000, there are lots of potential customers for the parlors in town. Yelp currently lists 104 different shops when searching for “tattoo” in Buffalo. Google Places lists 177 different tattoo shops in the Buffalo area, which shows how competitive the city truly is. When doing research for your artist, we suggest not paying too much attention to price because quality is much more important when you’re going to be living with the artwork for the rest of your life.