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“When I built this shop I wanted an interpersonal shop, not a private studio but still an atmosphere of one. I want my clients as comfortable as possible and able to relax while getting tattooed, I built a shop that felt like home. Based off art and not just getting the next tattoo in and out.”

~Ian – Owner and Founder

This shop is fully disposable and only the highest quality products are used. The Curly Wolf is an artist run and operated shop for tattoo artists not tattooists, There will never be a receptionist to speak to only artists who will tattoo you. 

  • As soon as I walked into The Curly Wolf tattoo shop i felt a warmth of positive energy. the shop is the cutest, and being welcome by Ian’s pug , frank, was the best part. Ian made my boyfriend and I feel very comfortable and did my tattoo better then i had wanted it! extremely satisfied with my ta... Read More
  • Ian did my tattoo EXACTLY how I wanted it 😊💓 He took his time and was super gentle & made me feel comfortable. It was also very clean inside.. I'd highly recommend him!
  • Met Ian for the first time, real cool guy, and does awesome and very detailed work! Very happy with the end product (plus he’s very efficient).Pricing definitely reasonable for the level of skill in his art. Will be back for more for sure!
  • This place is the best tattoo shop in the area. Ian is nice and gentle. He has good prices and everything there is so clean and organized. I would definitely recommend this shop. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE.
  • Had a fantasic experience! Josh did an amazing job, seemed genuine and just an all around good dude! His work speaks for itself, I was blown away! Bonus points for it being one of the only shops open late night. Parking can be a pain, but its albany you should expect that lol! Definitely coming in a... Read More
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Have a question?

Your experience healing after getting a tattoo is as unique as the the tattoo you received. While the internet is a great source of information please have a look at our FAQ’s before jumping to conclusions or asking friends what to do. If you cannot find what you’re looking for fill out the form and your artist will get back to you ASAP.

Need an Appointment?

We do take walk ins! The Curly Wolf is does not need appointments but they are prefered. Feel free to stop by if you need to set up an appointment, and leave a deposit.
204 Lancaster St B, Albany, NY 12210
You can also call the shop at (518) 813-9027 OR text Ian at (518) 227-4241.