For further information, photos, videos, etc, here’s where you can find us on social media:



Google & Facebook can provide directions and one-click to call us directly.

You can Direct Message us both on Facebook and Instagram as well.

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Dave Ball Joins Red Rocket Crew!

Welcome Dave Ball to the Red Rocket team!

Check out his instagram & website to see more of his work.

Dave is at the shop 12-8 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday.

Contact the shop or come by to set up an appointment!

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Empire State Tattoo Convention

We have a booth set up at the Empire Sate Tattoo Expo again this year!

Hours are as follows:

4pm- midnight on Friday

12pm- midnight on Saturday

12-pm 7pm on Sunday.

Come by our booth to get tattooed by one of our artists, or just come by to check out all the art and entertainment.

Our booth is located right next to the stage.

For more information, tickets, etc. visit the NY Empire State Tattoo Expo Website, or just call our shop.

(The shop will remains open normal hours, so if the convention’s not your thing, we’ll be taking walk-ins as always!)

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Welcome Myra Brodsky to the Red Rocket Team!

Berlin, Germany —> New York, New York.

Myra has travelled extensively throughout Europe before moving here in May 2017 to be exposed to the NY art scene.

Strongly influenced by art nouveau, art deco and the Victorian era, the rococo, baroque and renaissance painting, Brodsky’s tattoo style is fused with the past and present. Her work is sweet and innocent but met with a kind of darkness. She is part of the “new traditional” tattoo movement, which brings together old school customs with a new school edge. She is also influenced by new realism, an early 20th century art movement. “Anything from the past has a big influence on my work,” she says.

She’s looking to expand her client list and is looking for fun new projects. Click on her name on the left to visit her bio page and see more of her work, or follow her on instagram: @spinsterette.

She’s got a full set of flash designs ready to go, so contact the shop or stop by to get tattooed by her!


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Planned Parenthood Benefit Event

SATURDAY APRIL 8th 12-8pm we will be doing walk-in tattoos and donating all the proceeds to Planned Parenthood NYC!

there will be a variety of designs available. Even if you don’t want to get tattooed, stop by and pick up a $10 tote bag or just donate!

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Happy New Year!

We wish you all a wonderful 2017!

Thanks to everyone who got tattooed in 2016. It was a pleasure to have met you all and to have the opportunity of adorning your skin with art!

We’ll see you all in 2017!

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New Artists & Upcoming Events!

Hey ya’ll! You may have heard we have some lineup changes around here this month.

Vinny Romanelli has moved out of New York City to start a new chapter in Lancaster, PA. He’ll be back to visit and tattoo as a guest at our shop in the future, so keep an eye out for updates on that. In the mean time, you can find him at Dreams Collide Tattoo. Follow him on instagram at @Vinnyromanelli to keep up-to-date on his work and to find out when he might be visiting us.

That being said, we have two new artists- Joshua Nonas & Rocky Burley. Click on their names to visit their instagram profiles.

You can also click on the links on the left side of your screen to see their portfolio pages, hours, etc.

Josh has already joined us, and Rocky will start on the 13th of December.

We’re super excited to have them on board.

Contact the shop to inquire about setting up consults & appointments.




DECEMBER 10TH: STAR WARS DAY- You may remember this from last year- we’ll be taking walk-ins for super-fun custom & flash Star Wars tattoos all day to gear up for the release of Rogue One. 12-8pm! Keep an eye out on our instagram & Facebook accounts for more updates, or contact us with questions.

DECEMBER 11TH: Drink n’ Draw- After we close on Sunday evening (6:00pm) we’ll be doing a fun art night at the shop. Limited space available – contact us for more info.


We’ve also started utilizing an email newsletter. It will be semi-frequent updates (never more than once a week, probably not even that often!) to keep you guys up to date on this kind of information. If you’re not already on the email list and would like to be, shoot me a quick email at

Want to give someone the gift of a tattoo for the Holidays? We have Gift Certificates. Click Here to read about them.

As always- feel free to reach out to the shop with any inquires about consults, appointments, art, puppies, whatever, at or 212-736-3001.

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Our schedule for the upcoming Holiday Season is as follows:


We will be CLOSED:

11/24 & 11/25 (Thanksgiving & Black Friday)

12/24, 12/25, 12/26 (Christmas eve, Christmas Day, & The day following Christmas)

1/1 (New Years Day)


Besides these closings, our normal hours will continue every day (12-8pm Mon-Sat, 12-6 on Sun).

In addition, we’ll be doing a special tattoo event on 12/10: STAR WARS DAY!

In anticipation for the Rogue One release, we’ll be doing Star Wars tattoos all day the second Saturday in December.

You may remember this from last year, or if you missed out, here’s your chance! More info to follow, but mark your calendars now and make plans to be first in line!


As always, call or email the shop with any questions!

212-736-3001 |




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We do offer Gift Certificates here at Red Rocket. As of right now, they can only be purchased IN-PERSON, in CASH ONLY at the shop.

Here’s everything you need to know: (Click on the image to enlarge)

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Shop is open + important updates!

If you didn’t already know, the shop is open for business as of last week! We’ve got all new windows, and we also took advantage of the time we were closed to put on some fresh paint & redecorate a bit! We love the fresh space and we’re sure you will too.

We are back to business as usual, but we also have a lot of travel & events going on this summer. Many of our artists will be traveling or on vacation, so read below to find out when your favorite artist might be out of town.


BB-8 By Shannon Ritchie & Leia by Adam Hays

First off, Shannon Ritchie & Adam Hays will be in London at the Star Wars Celebration event making tattoos licensed by Lucas Film July 15th-17th. Shannon will also be at the Cardiff Tattoo & Toy Convention in Wales the following weekend, July 23rd- 24th. Adam will be back at the shop on the 21st, and Shannon will be back at the shop on the 29th.


Next up- Red Rocket will be at the Empire State Tattoo Expo next weekend, July 15th- 17th! We’ll have two artists there each day. The shop itself will still be open, but if you’d like to get tattooed this weekend, we highly recommend coming by the convention to get tattooed! We’ll be taking walk-ups, and you’ll get to see tons of cool artists, art work, and fun stuff at the convention. You can get tickets here.  Here’s who will be there each day:

Friday: Thomas Leyh & Greg Rosenfeld

Saturday: Mike Bellamy & Max Shoberg

Sunday: Mike Bellamy, Thomas Leyh & Greg Rosenfeld

Click here to find out more about the convention, or contact the shop with additional questions.

—————Traveling & Absent Artists——————

Derek Martinez is out of the shop Mon-Friday until the week of July 18th due to Jury Duty. He is taking appointments & walk-ins on the weekends. He’ll be back during the week on his normal schedule starting July 20.

Vinny Romanelli will be traveling around Italy July 13th- August 1. He will be back in  the shop on August 3rd. He’ll be booking more appointments once he’s back.

Mike Bellamy will also be traveling around Italy from July 25th-August 15th. He will be taking appointments for the end of August and beyond.

——————-Guest Artists—————————-

Past resident artist of Red Rocket; Billy Jordan will be working at the shop with Frank Phoenix August 1st, 3rd-6th, & 9th-12th.

Champion Grubbs & Tom Haubrick: September 5-7th

Fibs: October 3rd-8th

Uncle Allan: October 12th-31st.

Keep an eye out for reminders & more specific updates on these upcoming guest artists!


As always, feel free to call or email the shop with any questions! Thanks everyone!

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