Please Note . . .

To remain competitive, we’ve had to raise our prices in line with other New York Studios. Starting July 15, our hourly rate will increase to $200/hour.

If your tattoo can be completed in one sitting, we will quote you a flat rate. If your tattoo will take more than one sitting, we will either quote a flat rate or charge per hour, depending on the tattoo. To get an estimate for a specific tattoo, please come by the shop.

Our shop minimum will remain $100. Our deposit will remain at $100 unless we are creating an original drawing for you, in which case the deposit will be $200 or the price of the finished tattoo (whichever is less).

For existing clients:

  • If you have already begun a project, we will honor the negotiated rate for that project.
  • If you have already put down a deposit, we will honor the hourly rate quoted when you made your appointment
  • If you currently have an agreement with an artist with regard to price, we will honor that agreement.

Sailor Jerry said it best: “Good work ain’t cheap, and cheap work ain’t good.”  We look forward to continuing to do good tattoos for all our clients. Thank you for your understanding and for your business!

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We’ve got some amazing artists coming through Red Rocket NYC in the next few months. See below for artists visiting in April and May. If you’re interested in setting up an appointment to get tattooed by any of these artists, please email with the name of the tattooer you are interested in getting tattooed by and a detailed description of what you’d like to get.


Myra Brodsky (The Decay Parlour, Berlin, Germany): April 14–19


David Chaston (Cape Electric Tattoo, Cape Town, South Africa): May 2–5


Erin Chance (Ghost Print Gallery, Richmond, Virginia): May 6–10


Schumitz (Hardcore Ink, Kassel, Germany): May 13–17




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We are sorry to announce that Kyle Sajban will be leaving Red Rocket Tattoo at the end of this month, when he will be moving to Buffalo, NY. If you have unfinished work by him please give us a call at 212-736-3001, or stop by the shop if you’d like to schedule an appointment to get a new piece before he goes. If you’re in the Buffalo area and want to arrange to get tattooed after Apri l1st, please contact Hand of Doom Tattoo. Otherwise, Kyle will back to visit from time to time—check back here, on Facebook, or on instagram (@redrockettattoo) for details on guest spots by Kyle and other artists!

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Holiday Hours

Red Rocket Tattoo will be closed December 24-26, December 31 and January 1.  We will be open regular business hours (Mon-Sat 12-8 and Sun 12-6) on all other days. Thanks and happy holidays!

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Guest Artist: Javier Rivera, November 5-8

We’re very happy to have Javier Rivera working with us at Red Rocket November 5-8. He’s got some amazing drawings up for grabs; if you’re interested in any of these designs or in a custom piece, email for appointments!

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Guest Artist NIL September 5–6 and 11–12

Our friend Nil from Palma de Mallorca, Spain will be joining us for a few days this month. For appointments or information email us at  To see more, have a look at Hollow Gallery Tattoo. 



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Guest Artist MARCUS KUHN September 2–18

Marcus Kuhn will be spending the first half of September with us at Red Rocket Tattoo. He’ll be at the shop August 31 – September 25 and has a few spaces available. Check out more of his work at Just Good Tattoos and take a look at his great video series on tattooing at Gypsy Gentleman. For info on getting tattooed email him at


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Guest Artist Jason Schroder Aug. 23-28

Our long time friend and recurring guest Jason Schroder will be back with us doing tattoos and selling machines August 23-28. See more of his work at Incognito Tattoo and shoot us an email for more info at

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Guest Artist BLAISE

Our friend Blaise from Checker Demon Tattoo in Stuttgart Germany will be back with us next week August 13-17. This will be his last week before he heads back home. Email us at the shop at to set something up.

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Saying farewell to our Long Island location

Red Rocket Long Island  is sorry to say that after 5 years of being part of the Levittown community they will be closing their doors for good August 22. They’ve been through trials and tribulations with that location and are extremely grateful for the support of their community, clients and friends. Although they are closing their doors we will keep you updated with the locations you can find our hardworking artists as they move onto their future endeavors. For more information on their whereabouts please check back here or contact the Long Island shop at 516-513-1505. Thank you all for your support of our extended family at the Long Island shop.

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