East Side Ink

Street Shops to East Side Ink: Josh Lord Talks New York City Tattoo Roots

Revolver and Inked have partnered to bring you stories on some of the world's best tattooers and tattoo shops, including New York City's East Side Ink. Here, we sat down with East Side Ink co-owner Josh Lord to talk about his roots in tattooing. "I had $600 in my pocket and really had no idea what I was going to do or where I was going to live," he says of moving to New York City over two decades ago. Watch the video above in which Lord explains how he got a seven-day-a-week, 12-hour-a-day job tattooing at Fun City in the East Village and how after paying his dues in a street shop, he joined the talented East Side Ink crew.

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