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Waka Waka, an Indie Gaming Hang, Has Powered Up On Clinton Street

(Photo: Kavitha Surana)

(Photo: Kavitha Surana)

Less than a year after we brushed elbows with Rihanna at “the most buzzed about tattoo shop in the history of man” at 26 Clinton Street, Bang Bang (aka Keith McCurdy) packed up his crew and moved on. Last night, the space was playing host to a different New York niche culture – call it revenge of the nerds.

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Justin Bieber’s Tattoo Guy Opened His LES Ink Spot Last Night

Bang Bang and clients.

Bang Bang and clients.

The crowd.

The crowd.

Celebrity love.

Celebrity love.

Rihanna's kiss.

Rihanna's kiss.

Bang Bang hugs a friend.

Bang Bang hugs a friend.

Just Bieber's kiss.

Just Bieber's kiss.

JR Smith shows off a tattoo.

JR Smith shows off a tattoo.

Tattoo artist Liz with her husband.

Tattoo artist Liz with her husband.

Fergus the dog. Watch out for heels!

Fergus the dog. Watch out for heels!

Megan Massacre, artist.

Megan Massacre, artist.

Knicks in the house.

Knicks in the house.

Adele's kiss.

Adele's kiss.

Last night the city’s tattoo luminaries hobnobbed at the grand opening of the most buzzed-about ink parlor in the history of man. Bang Bang (real name: Keith McCurdy) counts the likes of Rihanna, Rita Ora, and Justin Bieber as loyal customers — and he has their tattoo autographs to prove it.
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