The Brooklyn Bridge is forever — so get a tattoo of it

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The only way to show true love for Brooklyn is to ink the deal.

On May 22, Brooklyn Tattoo on Smith Street is throwing a party for the Brooklyn Bridge’s birthday the best way it knows how — by offering $28 tattoos of the fabled span.

The tattoo parlor threw a similar party last year (where tattoos were, naturally, $27) and inked nearly 70 skin versions of Roebling’s famous suspension bridge.

“I would say it’s the most tattooed homage to Brooklyn there is,” said Brooklyn Tattoo co-owner Adam Suerte, who got his own version on his neck for the bridge’s 125th anniversary. “I tattoo at least a half dozen bridges on people every month.”

For this special occasion, which comes two days before the 128th anniversary, tattoos will be done on a first-come, first-served basis, and those looking to take advantage of the deal can pick from several pre-drawn images that evoke the iconic skyline.

Brooklyn Bridge party at Brooklyn Tattoo [99 Smith St. between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street in Cobble Hill, (718) 643-1610], May 22. For info, visit

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Or from Yellow Hook says:
In 20 years the Brooklyn Bridge will look as classic as ever.

Your Brooklyn Bridge Tattoo will be a sagging smear. A permanent reminder of a temporary feeling.

But go ahead - it's your hide.
May 12, 2011, 2:30 pm
whippersnapper from South Brooklyn says:
Yellow Hook, you sound like someone's grandmother.
You must not know much about tattoos if you think every tattoo ends up sagging and "smearing" (how does a tattoo smear?).
Also, how is pride for Brooklyn or its landmarks a "Temporary feeling"?
It sounds like you are talking about tattoos in general, and either way you are somewhat misinformed.
May 13, 2011, 10:46 am
Or from Yellow Hook says:
The tattoo never smears. . . it's your hide that sags.

Please revisit my last line - IT"S YOUR HIDE.

(let me help you; you can do what you like with it no matter how silly)
May 13, 2011, 6:21 pm
whippersnapper from South Brooklyn says:
You are entitled to your opinion, but not all people think its silly.
May 14, 2011, 8:06 am
Or from Yellow Hook says:
Stop reading things that are not there in your quest to be offended.

You interpreted this to mean that the tattooing was silly.

May 14, 2011, 10:31 am
Cynthia from Clinton Hill says:
Thats gotta hurt real bad.
May 14, 2011, 1:50 pm
gEEK from Coney Islan says:

"Yellow Hook, you sound like someone's grandmother"

Listen to your grandmother - she's been around long enough to remember when Grandpa's Tattoo read :

Ticonderoga NY
May 14, 2011, 3:28 pm
gEEK from Coney Islan says:
Now it just says: TiNY
May 14, 2011, 6:14 pm
Heather from Bklyn Hts says:
Tattoos are soooo 2002!
May 15, 2011, 5:36 pm
murph from cg says:
Uh, I believe the saying is "tattoos are forever"
May 16, 2011, 7:04 am

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