What to Know
- Celebrity tattoo artist JonBoy has his studio in Moxy Times Square
- The partnership has drawn celebrities, locals, and visitors to the hotel
- JonBoy Tattoo is open from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday
Just a few steps away from the hustle and bustle of Times Square in the Moxy Times Square hotel lobby is an unexpected find: celebrity tattoo artist JonBoy’s tattoo shop.
After leaving Bang Bang Tattoo in the Lower East Side, the incredibly popular and trendy artist opened up shop further uptown in the world's most bustling tourist district. JonBoy -- a self-professed "hotel junkie" -- says he was inspired to make the move after staying at the hotel and taking appointments in guests’ rooms.
"I'm there whenever a client needs me," he said, adding that he's even flown to clients at the drop of the hat.
The tattoo shop itself is incredibly Instagrammable and luxurious, complete with an upholstered Gucci tattoo table. A live Instagram follower counter, neon signs, and plenty of collectible items from Gucci Ghost and Supreme fill out the tattoo parlor.
And he took his celebrity clientele with him; Justin and Hailey Bieber, Post Malone, G-Eazy, Travis Scott, and Kendall Jenner among the A-listers who have gotten tattoos at the new spot.
Guests can even peek in to see who is getting inked, which Moxy Times Square developer Mitchell Hochberg says helps create unforgettable experiences without ever leaving the hotel.
"Our guests are looking for much more than just a roof over their heads and a good night’s sleep," said Hochberg, the president of Lightstone Group. "They’re looking for experiences."
There's another added bonus for staying at Moxy Times Square: guests might have an easier time scoring an appointment with JonBoy.
"Everyone's A-list in my book," he said. "People always ask, 'Do you only tattoo celebrities?' And what does that really mean, you know? To be celebrated, so I'm here to celebrate everyone."
JonBoy tattoo is open Tuesday through Sunday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.