Pop-Up Tattoo Studio
August – November 2023 | Macondo Brooklyn
Brooklyn-based collective, Macondo, partnered with Andaz 5th Avenue to create a pop-up tattoo studio in the hotel’s street-level gallery space from August to November. Jon Gòmez, the studio’s founder, noted that “tattoo is one of the few art forms that is readily available to the public, unlike most ‘highbrow’ art which exists in spaces that feel, or are, inaccessible to a majority of people. This installation [aimed] to displace the traditional notion of what kinds of spaces tattoo inhabits and fold as many people, from as many backgrounds as possible, into this world.” Macondo welcomed guests and passers-by at Flash Tattoo Happy Hours, offering quick applications of pre-determined designs by its talented artists. Macondo also hosted classes (partly sponsored by the hotel) for emerging tattooists looking to refine their skill and style.