A new space dedicated to tattoo art opened its doors in Central City on Thursday night.
The New Orleans Tattoo Museum and Studio opened a studio and gallery at 1915 1/2 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and proprietor Adam Montegut says a museum will follow.
The space is divided into three sections. The gallery space will house contemporary tattoo art exhibitions. Currently, the pieces are centered around the theme of Gypsy Blood, which is "slang for a kind of wanderlust felt by tattooers of olden times," Montegut says.
Another area of the space is a working tattoo studio. Along with Montegut, Rachel Ulm is also tattooing out of the studio. A native of Saabrucken, Germany, Ulm is "versed in illustrative, avant guard tattooing and has catalogued an extensive portfolio of the type of work she is looking to continue," Montegut says.
The third area of the space is slated to be the New Orleans Tattoo Museum. It's not yet open, as Montegut continues work on custom cabinets, lighting, partitions and other museum fixings.
Photographer Brandon Robert was at the opening Thursday night to capture the ink:
Photos by Brandon Robert