There’s nothing more important to the survival of a tattoo shop than a like-minded and passionate tattoo family. Read on to meet the crew!Read More
Being an artist and being a businessman/woman are like oil and water, or atleast its been precieved that way since forever. Artists must struggle and be poor for the sake of creating great things. 凸(⊙▂⊙✖ )Read More
"I suck at general social life and grown up activities, like paying bills, keeping up with Facebook and maintaining conversations. We might as well add staying in one place to the list of positive things I suck at. I'm currently working on a private studio project with my business partner, Mark." Read on!Read More
We're on Patreon as DORK Tattoo Parlor. Become part of the DORK family by supporting us directly!Read More
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This can be an introduction to getting some nice artwork on your body. What does ‘nice’ mean? I mean, getting something unique and custom. No matter the size.Read More
We want to share some of our favorite artists with you~ These people inspire us with their innovations and creativity. Here's a few words on why we follow them, followed by examples of their awesomness.Read More
Every shop is different, but there are some general similarities when it comes to tattooing. Maybe you'd like to be a tattoo artist, or are looking for a shop. Our shop has 1 booth open. Feel free to email us your work at: email@example.com or come by the shop at 423 West Chestnut Street 40202.Read More
The DIY phenomenon itself isn't new, its a reinvention. It's a lifestyle that takes years to craft, eventually incorporating it into every aspect of your life, Doing It Yourself is a rewarding adventure.
"It's a different way of thinking. People who make things with their own hands have to 'think outside the box'. When you really wonder why, you start to remember that this is what hands and brains were made for. "
This year has been insane, for so many reasons. One of the reasons: this has been the first year for DORK Tattoo Parlor! Through all the fun, sad, and good times, we’ve been making art, putting art on people, and jamming out to these tunes.Read More
Happy Holidays, ya'll! And don't forget to shop local! Why, you ask? What's local? You also agree that the holidays are "commercial af"? Well, read on :)Read More
Health. Experimenting. Meditation. Tattoos.
Considering the meaning. Exploring my own past, and old thesis; incorporating it into my present.Read More
Before Thanksgiving, we took a short trip to Memphis. It wasn’t our first time visiting since moving to Louisville, and it’s certainly not our last. We had two very packed days full of work, fun and bite-sized self reflections.Read More
Being a small business owner requires a level head to maintain what you worked hard for. Lessons are being learned, and we wouldn't change a thing.Read More
DORK is accepting creative young individuals to begin their apprenticeship at DORK Tattoo Parlour. We’re killing your old life and molding you into a dork. Succumb to the forces of creativity.Read More
You might have visited our website, or overheard the name DORK somewhere, yet you really have no idea what DORK is, or what we do. It’s our lifestyle that makes DORK what it is, and we can’t be anything but honest to ourselves and those around us. So, here it goes...Read More
We’re contributing to non-violence in Louisville with small tattoos! We’ve made flash to compliment peace activism in the city (and across all cities). Get a tattoo for $50 and under at DORK Tattoo Parlour (423 W Chestnut St). Show everyone that you care and want to see the violence end.Read More
I’m a female apprenticing tattoo shop owner. It’s an interesting area of life to be in—along the way I’ve learned some things that are humbling, humiliating and enlightening. Here’s a sneak peak from the mindset of an apprenticing (female) tattoo artist and business owner.Read More
It's your first tattoo, you have no idea what to get, or you'd like to set an appointment. Let this be your guide for getting your first permanent work of art.Read More
We had to do a blog post on how excited we are about this article—had to. We didn’t get to read the article until we were driving home from work at like 2AM, we still bounced around in the car with excitement while reading how perfect it was. High fives happened and were not held back.Read More