Founded in 2008 by internationally renowned tattoo artist Rodrigo Melo.

North Star Tattoo is conveniently located in the heart of New York City's Historic East Village.

Featuring Tattoo Artists: Rodrigo Melo, Daniel Cotté, Becca Roach and the newest member of our crew Anna Melo. We also host a number of guest artists from around the globe. Check out our Guest Artist page.

At North Star Tattoo we cater to the more traditional styles of tattooing, specializing in custom one of a kind designs. We also have a large selection of original hand painted designs to choose from.

We offer high quality, professional tattoos in a comfortable and clean environment. Our Board of Health Certified tattoo artists are friendly and welcoming.

As of April 2012 David Sena will no longer be part of the North Star Crew, he is off to pursue his own ventures. We wish him the best of luck. You can reach David through his personal site:

If you would like to schedule a consultation with one of the artists you can reach them directly through the Contact page.

North Star Tattoo is rated number one tattoo shop in New York City on Yelp.


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