Tattoo artist Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy has been lauded for his namesake studio in NYC, amassing a celebrity clientele which includes Rihanna, Lebron James, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus, to name a few. Bang Bang Tattoo now opens the doors to its newest location on Grand Street in Soho, which sees an ultramodern design that appears to be straight out of a sci-fi movie set.
Embracing a clean black and white palette, designer Jesse McGowan reimagined the tattooing experience for customers. Greeted by an angled marble reception desk, guests are led through a dark glass tunnel which includes an immersive digital installation. Next, a long corridor with slim black tables against white walls and oblique lights from above is where clients can meet with artists and receive consultations.
“Imbued with a stark sense of purity and permanence, the striking marble-clad two-level studio has broken new ground in how a tattoo shop can be envisioned,” stated McGowan. The new parlor also opens up to a serene garden with a koi pond placed above a skylight, which includes a glass bottom that can be viewed from below.
Take a closer look at the studio in the gallery and video above. For more design inspiration, read up on YH2 architecture’s TRIPTYCH residence.
Bang Bang Tattoo
62 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013