Brace yourselves. Friday the 13th is coming.

It’s that time of year again! Fineline Tattoo will be celebrating Friday the 13th this January with special tattoo designs.


NYC’s Oldest Tattoo Shop Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

Celebrating 40 years of tattooing in the Lower East Side.

Fineline was founded by Mike Bakaty in 1976 when tattooing was still illegal in New York City. Up until 1997, Mike operated out of the infamous McGurk’s Suicide Hall at 295 Bowery.

The shop is currently owned and operated by Mike’s son, Mehai Bakaty.

All photos by Hugh Burckhardt.

fineline tattoo nyc banner featuring Charlie the cat.

The cat in the Fineline banner is Mehai Bakaty’s cat Charlie, who was 18 years old when he passed. That’s pretty impressive for a cat.

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Friday the 13th – May 2016

It’s that time of year again. Friday the 13th tattoo extravaganza at Fineline this Friday, May 13.

The rules –

Noon to midnight (sign-up list is generally cut off at 9 or 10 PM.)

First come, first serve.

Sign up must be done in person.

$13 with mandatory 7 dollar tip.

Arms and legs only.

Cash only

Check out our Instagram (@finelinetattoonyc) for a sneak peak of designs later this week.

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Photos from the New York Tattoo Convention 2015

Thank you everybody that came out to support at at the 18th Annual New York Tattoo Convention. It was our first time ever working this convention. Had a great time. Visited with some great people. Got a lot of love and support. Stay tuned for future convention sightings.

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Fineline Tattoo at the New York Tattoo Convention 2015

Fineline Tattoo will be at the 18th annual New York City Tattoo Convention from June 12th – 14th.

This will be the first year that Fineline will be participating at the convention, and the first year that the event will be held at The Metropolitan Pavilion after the closing of the Roseland Ballroom in 2014.

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Fineline Gift Certificates Are Now Available


Gift certificates are now available for the holiday season. T-shirts are one their way.

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Friday The 13th Tattoos

Some believe the origins of Friday the 13th lie not with Hollywood horror movies but with Masonic history. In 1307, the king of France dissolved the Order of Knights Templar and arrested many of its members, including the Grand Master, Jacques de Molay. De Molay was tortured and eventually burned at the stake in front of Notre Dame.

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