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The Motliest Tattoo Shop in Las Vegas

The Motliest Tattoo Shop in Las Vegas

So, last May when I was in Las Vegas, I featured a tattoo parlor from Las Vegas called Pussykat Tattoo. This past May, I made my yearly jaunt back to the City of Sin, and made a pit stop into Vince Neil Ink, which is located right on the Vegas strip across from Caesar’s Palace. Yes, I know! Some of you might be saying, “Doesn’t Tim write about anything else that’s not Motley Crue related?” Hey, can I help it that one of my idols owns a tattoo shop on the Vegas strip? You should’ve seen what it was like for me to drag my girlfriend into the shop with me! Anyway, Vince Neil Ink was everything that I thought it would be! Like I said, it’s located on the Las Vegas strip in O’Shea’s Casino. In this instance, location is definitely not a problem. Upon entering the shop, the walls are adorned with Motley Crue memorabilia and merch, as well as, Vince Neil merchandise. It’s virtually a Motley Crue fan’s wettest dream! This immaculate 1,230 square foot shop features four tattoo rooms, which includes one VIP room and one room that allows Vegas strip strollers to view tattoos in progress. Also, in the front window, to complete the rock ‘n’ roll vibe is a chopper built by Count’s Kustoms. It’ss displayed with “Girls Girls Girls” painted right on it. Did I mention that this place a Motley Crue fan’s wettest dream?

Anyway, when I walked in, the shop was already packed with people either looking to get work done or were just there as observers. Already tattooing was head tattoo artist, Dano, who, by the way, is my new hero after reading his Republican views on his myspace page. Dano has been tattooing for about twenty years now and his work speaks for itself. Rounding out the rest of the artists at Vince Neil Ink are Juan, Jeromy, TJ, Less, Brett, Bumper, Marq, Kat, John Law, Ron, Justin, and MJ, while Jenny, Alison, Ashley, Jessica, Paige, and Lauren maintain the front of the shop. The majority of their work is custom, but they won’t turn down any flash art if it’s requested, but after looking at their work, I would request some custom work if I was to get anything done here.

Vince Neil Ink opened its doors in November of 2006, and has been open every single day from 11 AM until 2 AM. Walk ins are always welcome considering they are in the heart of the Vegas strip, but they do urge that if an appointment is to be made, it should be through a visit to the shop. Each artist is there to consult the customers as to what they want done, as far as artwork. I actually witnessed as Marq was consulting one of the customers. As far as prices go, they’re pretty comparable to the prices around here in NJ tattoo parlors. They tattoo at about a minimum of $100, but if you ask me that is pretty cheap for a shop that is located right on the world famous Vegas Strip. Also, let’s not forget, you can say that you got tattooed at a shop owned by the singer of Motley Crue. So, that’s all included in the price. The shop is clean, the staff is super friendly, and the place is pretty merch driven for those just looking to buy t shirts and stuff. I know that I missed this year’s Tattoo Convention in NYC, but my stop at Vince Neil’s shop made up for that. If you’re in the Las Vegas area on vacation, stop in the shop located at 3555 Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV in O’Shea’s Casino.

Published by Timothy Louie

All right, here’s the deal, I spent 13 years of my life working in radio. My most recent gig being a production director at Premiere Radio Networks in NYC. My career highlights included Waking Up with Whoopi. View profile