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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. 

  • Clean space, professional and talented artists. Ian always goes beyond my expectations! Everything you’d want in an tattoo artist.
  • I went to the Curly Wolf for my first tattoo a year or so ago. It was a larger tattoo on my side/ribs and after talking to Ian, we decided to move forward with it. He added his own touch, and after two sessions in total the tattoo was complete. I am very happy with the result! Ian is an amazing arti... Read More
  • 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
  • Great experience, it was super comfortable, and an easy going setting. The tattoo came out great
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Ian Macintyre


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.