Shop owners Veronica Cano and Emily Conley (a.k.a. the women you’d want to recruit for your all-girl punk band) run one hell of a store, carrying edgy clothing like All the Best Boys muscle tees ($25), goth-glam home goods such as Anatomical Heart pillows ($45), and macabre loot like Ouija planchettes ($24). But the coolest part? There’s a tattoo parlor in the back. Megan Massacre, the star of TLC’s NY Ink, controls the inking operation (her expertise ranges from portraits to thorn-covered roses and incredibly detailed outdoor sceneries) and brings in new artists every week. Tattoos ($250–$400 per hour) are usually by appointment, but the flame-haired beauty does take walk-ins, so at least you can shop while you wait to get inked.
|Venue name:||Grit n Glory|
186 Orchard St
|Cross street:||between E Houston and Rivington Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am–9pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average coffee: $3. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|
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