Due to COVID-19 The Curly Wolf is now a private studio, meaning appointments only. Thank You for your cooperation.

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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.

  • Top to bottom. The entire experience at The Curly Wolf Tattoo Club is everything to be desired. I have been getting tattooed at different shops all over upstate. For 18 or maybe 20 years now. This was my best experience to date. I booked another appointment and have lots of work planned. Thank you t... 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
  • Excellent artists top to bottom. Very clean establishment and very relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend coming here for some chair time!
  • The artist was super nice and acomidating to set up an appointment with . I wound up going somewhere else for my tatoo tho because the place smelled so thickly of smoke, this probly wouldn't bother your avg person but as an asthmatic my chest was tight after only seconds in there.
  • Been going there for 4yrs now best shop in the capital district bar none !! Very clean , absolutely a professional , great attitude and more than willing to work with you . Been to several others before settling here , wouldn’t think of going nowhere else . WORD!!!
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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?

While we do take walk ins when we have time, the Curly Wolf is primarily an appointment only shop. 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.