WE’LL MAKE YOU

A MASTERPIECE

When you jump in the chair at Tattoo-Ole in Nyhavn, you are joining a group of rouge sailors, easy ladies, nervous privates and even a king – the Danish King Frederick IX in the 1960ties – a rugged row of people who has been under the needle in this room since the year of 1884.

Tattoo-Ole is, as far as we know, the world’s oldest operating tattoo shop with the studio in the cellar under Nyhavn 17. The building on Nyhavn 17 is protected by the Copenhagen Museum because of its cultural value. Through the years, Nyhavn 17 has gathered all kinds of people. In the old days, it was filled with drunken sailors, women of pleasure (prostitutes), criminals & outlaws; it was the rough end of town…

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