It’s been 3 years since we’ve opened the shop, naturally we’re aiming to make changes that benefit the artists working under DORK’s roof; our brand; and tattooing in general. These changes will affect our clients, but in a much better way. Read on!Read More
Finally, it's part 2. We're breaking down the ingredients found in the products you shouldn't be using on tattoos, what we use in our aftercare. Read to find out why certain ingredients are vital and others can be toxic.Read More
Lets talk about Vaseline, Aquaphor, and A&D Ointment. These petroleum jellies suck. So whats the alternative?Read More
Come kick it with us this Friday and Saturday. We're playing a marathon of Super Smash Bros. from 5-10pm. We're announcing winners every Saturday with weekly prizes.Read More
Why does your ink stay put year after year? And why does aftercare matter so much? We break down the science of what happens to the skin while getting a tattoo and after.Read More
It's a perfect time to talk about skulls. You ever notice the skull on the door of the shop, or on our website? There's a reason this is our logo, and we'd like to share it with you. We promise it's nothing creepy~Read More
You missed our Friday the 13th special? Don't fret, we're bringing back our Friday tattoo special starting this week, and every Friday for the next month.Read More
You'd like to know all the answers to your questions before committing to something permanent, right? We hope to answer the most popular questions here.Read More
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
Read to see what we've been up to lately!Read More
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