Kings Avenue, New York
Credit: Courtesy of Kings Avenue

Kings Avenue, New York

Clearly advertised as "professional tattooing," Mike Rubendall's New York City and Long Island shops were launched "kind of from the opposite side of where I came in," says Miller, and he doesn't mean East Coast-West Coast. "He's a very smart businessman. He takes his time to get really good artists. I'm totally impressed with the guy." Rubendall's style emphasizes a mix of irezumi, the traditional Japanese style of tattooing, combined with elements of Chinese and Tibetan tattooing and classic horror motifs. [Kings Avenue, New York; 188 Bowery, Floor 2, New York; 844 N. Broadway, Massapequa, NY.]