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Happy Birthday, Brooklyn Bridge

May 14th, 2010 by

Ahhh Brooklyn…is there anywhere else like it on earth?  Actually, I’ve never been to Brooklyn in my life.  That stings, telling you people that.  I’ve been to a hell of a lot of places around this world of ours, but unfortunately NYC is not one of those.  I have dear friends there and I know that the tattoo scene is amazing, but I just haven’t managed to get there yet.  One day.  One day soon.

But not soon enough unfortunately, to capitalize on the upcoming 127th anniversary of one of New York’s most famous landmarks, the Brooklyn Bridge.  Yessir, on May 24th the bridge will have its birthday and to celebrate this, Brooklyn Tattoo is having a bit of a celebration on May 23rd.  On that day, a selection of Brooklyn Bridge tattoos will be available for $27 each.

Adam Suerte, Brooklyn native and co-owner of Brooklyn Tattoo has always loved the Brooklyn Bridge and knows that many others also share this love.  Says Suerte:

“I grew up in the shadow of the bridge … As kids, we would ride our bikes over it, I hung out on it and wrote on it when I was a teen and now it shows up in many of my paintings, graphics and illustrations. It’s even in the logo for our shop. Tourists seeing it for the first time and lifers like me know that the Brooklyn Bridge holds special meaning.”

There you have it.  If you’re a New Yorker or Brooklynite and have always loved the Brooklyn Bridge, you’ll finally have your chance on May 23rd to do something to commemorate that love – for 27 bucks!  But hey, if you’re not down with flash, you can still head over to Brooklyn Tattoo and pick up a limited edition Brooklyn Bridge T-shirt.  There’s also prints of the flash that are signed and numbered (signed by whom I’m not sure, but I’m guessing by Suerte?) for sale, although if you don’t like flash, I guess that’s really not of interest to you.  Everything is done on a first come, first serve basis on Sunday, May 23rd at Brooklyn Tattoo (99 Smith Street), from 11am-9pm.

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