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Have a Story City

Guide: New York City

Live With No Regrets

Internationally acclaimed, New York City-based tattoo artist Luke Wessman takes us on a tour of his stomping grounds and highlights some tips how to have a story in the Big Apple.

Don’t be afraid to be a tourist.

Get lost here. You might stumble upon a legendary gem, like The Strand bookstore. The Strand is one of Luke’s favorite haunts for rare and out of print books. With 18 miles of books, there’s truly no place like it.


Stay real sharp.

That’s right. Don’t let “tattoo artist” give you a certain idea. Luke is all about keeping is fresh and “proper.” Frank’s Chop Shop in the historic Lower East Side is a staple for this classy gent. Peep that pocket square! A self-made man, Luke is a premier artist in a world-renowned tattoo shop in New York City. “It’s not about what you do, it’s about who you’re with.” You never know where it will take you.

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