Tue, 10am-6pm; Wed and Fri, 10am-7pm; Thu, 10am-9pm; Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun-Mon, closed
N, R at 23rd St.; 6 at 23rd St.
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Body artist Friday Jones opened her own “couture” tattoo studio in June 2009, taking over a treatment room in the Senses New York salon. The small quarters are girly and intimate, adorned with an oil painting she created on a Keith Haring original canvas, but it’s her resume that really impresses. After completing her apprenticeship in college, Jones went on to give Angelina Jolie her Billy Bob Thornton tattoo (which she did with reluctance), as well as work on Brit musician Robbie Williams, and more recently, Lydia Hearst. Jones partners with a doctor and likens receiving a tattoo to any medical procedure. A tattoo requires three appointments: a consultation, a review, and the actual inking. (The doctor can also offer anesthesia or a Vicodin, if needed). And while the fine arts and philosophy major is capable of creating heavy, masculine sleeves, most of her work is discreet, elegant, and almost ethereal, catering to a clientele of corporate professionals. She also offers white tattoo ink, resembling a birthmark on the skin. Jones works with her own product line, including a beeswax-based oil and clover-infused healing lotion, which the newly-inked Senses staff swears by.
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