If Manhattan's Last Rites Tattoo Theatre is the Sistine Chapel of body ink, Paul Booth would be Michelangelo.
Booth, crowned "The New King of Rock Tattoos" by Rolling Stone Magazine, an artist so accomplished, tattoo aficionados have spent months, weeks, even years on waiting lists to get themselves adorned with his work, which is prominently displayed by speed metal stalwarts Slipknot, Mudvayne, Slayer, Pantera, Soulfly and Sepultura.
Come Saturday, the wait list is suspended: In accordance with their first-ever Creep-In Day, the theatre is offering a super-scarce opportunity to be tattooed spontaneously without an appointment by Booth, or any of the studio's talented tattoo artists, lauded amongst the industry as the best in the business.
“We want to show our fans our true appreciation for their support, by allowing them the opportunity to avoid the waiting list… and get tattooed convention style," Booth said. "I have been spending quite a bit of time here at home, focusing on my larger projects and I find myself occasionally missing the road. Now I can sort of go on tour without leaving home and get a good dose of that convention energy I have come to know so well ... this is why I want to make it a meet and greet day as well.”
The event, free to all, with costumes being optional, takes place Saturday, Oct. 31, from 12 p.m. until 12 a.m. at Last Rites Tattoo Theatre, located at 511 W. 33rd Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues (3 blocks from Penn Station), 3rd floor, New York, NY 10001.