Albany New York Custom Tattooing

Lark Street Tattoo was established in 1993 and year after year continues to offer the most professional custom tattooing in the Capital District. Located at 278 Lark St. in the eclectic Center Square neighborhood, we specialize in custom tattooing in all styles including cover ups and the modernization of old work. Consultation services are free and we always 100% guarantee our work.

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About Us

Lark Street Tattoo proudly hosts several of the most talented, experienced and versatile tattoo artists, as well as featuring guest artists from around the world. Lark Tattoo firmly believes that the overall tattoo experience should be an enjoyable and relaxing one in a friendly and safe environment. We always welcome individuals wishing to check out our studio and encourage visitors to browse the artwork and artist portfolios. Please enjoy your visit at We know you’ll agree, these are tattoos even your mother will love.

Our Work

Meet Our Artists

The Right Artist = The Right Tattoo

Because tattoo styles and tastes vary, we have a full team of artists ready to create a tattoo that perfectly reflects your exact desires. Check out our team of professional tattoo artists below:

Tom "T-Bone" Martin has been tattooing since 1993. He has a BFA in Sculpture, from Parsons School of Design NYC. He did his apprenticeship with Bruce Bart, Bruce Kaplan and Geeno Mancuso in Tannersville and Albany NY. Says the Bone: “I was an artist from the very beginning of my life. Had an amazing 4 years at Parsons. Tattooing came a little later. I learned how to tattoo in a "street shop", meaning: you've got to be flexible, versatile and willing to listen to the customer. I'm all about customer service and great art. I can take your idea, your dream or rough sketch and form it into a fabulous design on your skin".

Kara is a Capital District native. She started with Lark in 2001 and has been a shining jewel in the crown of Lark Tattoo ever since. She is sought out for her beautiful floral, botanic and animal designs. Art Noveau, realism and decorative motifs are some of the places she draws her inspiration from.

Jason is tattoo veteran who cut his teeth on the mean streets of Yonkers NY over 24 years ago. He is superb at many styles of tattooing as a street shop artist should be.


Your tattoo questions answered by Lark Street Tattoo

We get a lot of phone calls and emails about general tattoo and piecings inquiries, so feel free to contact us at 518-432-1905 with any questions. Here’s a few that we hear the most:

Your tattoo will take 2-4 weeks to completely heal during this time please gently wash it no more than twice a day using a simple anti bacterial soap. Apply lotion a few times a day to keep it moisturized but do not smother it. It wants to breathe! Mostly, keep it out of the sun, use a 45 or greater SPF. And No swimming for the first 4-5 days.

We strongly recommend you make one. Sometimes depending on how complicated a design you would like it is best to make a consultation to work with an artist and plan out your design.

Yes. To lock in a time or if you want an artist to build you a custom tattoo a $60-$100 deposit is required. This money does go toward the final cost of your tattoo. Deposits are non-refundable so make sure you are all in! You will also lose your deposit if you cancel in less than 24 hours or are a no-show. We are reserving time from our day for you and spending time and brainpower to design you the best tattoo we can so please respect that and communicate with us if there is a problem.


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Lark Street Tattoo is a safe, innovative, and full-featured tattoo studio with top quality artists in Albany

We offer 24Hrs Emergency Services

Walk in's are welcome.

We offer 24Hrs Emergency Services

Business Hours

TUE-SAT: 12:00pm -8:00pm

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278 Lark St
Albany, New York 12210


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