Arboreal Ink is a tattoo and piercing studio located at 1745 Hertel Ave in Buffalo, NY that offers custom body art in a clean and professional environment. We are a new establishment, opened in early 2011, and are eager to spread our artistry around Buffalo.
The virtuosic team of free-thinking inkers at Divine Machine Tattoo emblazon empty dermises with custom and classic stamps in the clean confines of their studio. During a free consultation, clients discuss their carapace-coloring inspiration with one of several talented artists to determine how long it might take and schedule their session. Commission a photorealistic portrait on your back or bicep from Christopher or opt for the stylized pattern work of Randall. Dustin envisions simple, bold compositions, and Noelle can immortalize a favorite Doonesbury comic on your forehead with her knack for text and cartoon. Clients can also use their Groupon at Beyond DMT on Main Street to receive a tattoo from owner and artist Cory Cudney, though his rates are higher than other artists and additional fees will apply.
Sometimes when you leave childhood dreams behind, they still catch up with you. Such was the case with Dan Welsh, who, after a decade in the military that included a tour of Bosnia, found himself returning to the artwork that he had loved as a kid. Rediscovering his passion led him to found Motor City Tattoo Studio—named for his grandfather's Oshawa cab company—where he and three other skilled tattoo artists now bedeck their patrons with custom ink. Amid bright lime-green walls, the team also caters to clients seeking piercings, permanent makeup, and laser tattoo removal. Periodically, the group hosts custom art shows at their studio that aim to inspire guests to get tattoos of especially fetching art frames.
In the early 1990s, Blackstar Body Piercing proprietor Roger Monahan found that public health guidelines lacked a comprehensive understanding of his industry. So he rewrote them. The municipality adopted the suggestions, and Roger was immediately pegged as a go-to expert on best practices for piercers. Then, in 1998, Roger's procedures for client safety and sterilization formed the basis of the Ontario Protocols, which the government adopted for personal service workers province-wide. Yet such meticulous procedures had always been the norm at Roger's own studio. In addition to Blackstar's hygienic installation of body art, clients enjoy free aftercare support and detailed advice to ensure that pierced navels heal properly and that hula hoops are only used as earrings with due caution.
Cooks at India House Express craft traditional chicken vindaloo dishes as well as roti wraps and biryani bowls for dine-in, take-out, or delivery. Mango lassis, blended with yogurt and fresh fruit and glasses of beer and wine round out meals.