Thoughtful tattoo advice from Matt Marcus, owner of Three Kings Tattoo Parlor in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
For many, summer is the time to relive fantasies of that first/next tattoo. If you’re thinking of getting your first tattoo, good for you! If your decision is spontaneous, you might want to balance it with some research and reflection.
I got my first tattoo in the summer, a stick-and-poke on my back, and totally forgot to lotion and protect it from water and direct sun. After a week, a friend was like, Girl, you better take care of that, it’s a healing wound you know? I did and it turned out fine.
I talked to Matt Marcus, one of the owners of Three Kings Tattoo Parlor in Greenpoint, Brooklyn for some guidance on how not to mess up that spontaneous summer tattoo. As a high-end tattoo shop frequented by rock stars as well as punks visiting from out-of-state, with over 15 artists and sometimes long waiting lists, Three Kings Tattoo Parlor is one of the most respected shops in Brooklyn.