Daredevil Tattoo is a small tattoo parlor hidden on the corner of Division Street in between historic Lower East Side and Chinatown. Besides being able to get a new tattoo in this little shop, Daredevil is also known for being one of the only tattoo shops in New York City to also contain a museum detailing the long history of tattoos and artists in New York.
The walls of Daredevil are covered with portraits of some of the first tattoo artists in New York and their original designs. Cases in the front of the shop are filled with antique tattoo guns and memorabilia, including a copy of what is believed to be the first tattoo gun, created by Thomas Edison.
Daredevil offers tours of its memorabilia and antiques with its shop co-owner, Michelle Myles, any day of the week. As well as tours, tattoos can be scheduled any day as well, with one of seven different artists (including the two co-owners of the shop).
One of the tattoo artists at the shop, Noah Fiel, has been at the shop for more than three years and has been accompanied by his best friend, his dog Jumpshot, nearly every day since he’s been there. Daredevil is a dog-friendly shop, with other artists and clients also bringing in their dogs from time to time.