Nyhavn 17 has always housed all types of people. In the old days, Nyhavn was the hard part of Copenhagen filled with sailors, maids of joy and those you would rather not go out with. Back in time, the store has been frequently visited by, among others, crew members from various cruises with the school ship and the royal ship, who wanted to perpetuate their trip.
We know that in 1884 the tattoo was done in the basement by tattoo artist Gustav Bechmann. Back then, there was a small tobacco shop that housed a small table in the corner for tattoos. The stories tell that Gustav, and perhaps others before him, also tattooed long before this time in the small rooms, and that the same thing happened up in the bar at Nyhavn 17.
We offer walk-ins so swing by our tattoo shop today and become a part of the story yourself. You can also call in and get a quote from an experienced tattoo artist.