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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. 

  • 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!
  • Clean space, professional and talented artists. Ian always goes beyond my expectations! Everything you’d want in an tattoo artist.
  • Professional and gifted my experience was I was dealing with a gentleman(rare nowadays)
  • Tattooed by Josh Mosh, had a great tattoo experience. He fit me and my friend in on a late night walk in, and did a great job, was clean, and professional. Two stars because the owner (Ian) of the shop made incredibly unprofessional and inappropriate comments about his last client of the night as so... Read More
  • This shop is hands down the best experience when i comes to getting a tattoo, Ian is extremely skilled and his knowledge shows. When you present a tattoo he isn’t like every generic tattoo artist by throwing the picture in the stencil machine and slapping it on you. He works with what your looking... 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.