About Mean Street Tattoo

Originally from the Lower East Side, NY, Mean Street Tattoo relocated and sunk our roots into the northern Queens area, plying our trade in College Point for a number of years. We've now relocated to a wonderful new location right on Bell Blvd. in Bayside!

With over 30 years of combined experience, the folks at Mean Street Tattoo care about the craft and the art of the tattoo. We believe that a lasting impression goes beyond the poke of the needle, it is also the proper knowledge and experience behind the art that will ensue that our clients are happy loyal customers.

While walk-ins are welcome, appointments are the preferred modus operandi. Feel free to call us at (718) 423-4717 to book a consultation. During your consultation, we will discuss placement, complexity, size as well as budget. A small non-refundable deposit is then required to make any appointment for your design to be tattooed.

Your design or ours, be an original.

About The Artists

Tommy Murphy - Co-owner of Mean Street Tattoo, he started tattooing in 1990 in the Lower East Side, way before the legalization of tattooing in NYC in the late 90’s. A lover of motorcycles, pirates, hot rods and traveling, he loves to live life at full throttle. He prefers to work by appointment, but will take on walk-ins.

Johann - Tattooing since 1999 and co-owner of Mean Street Tattoo, he loves to work in Asian themes and designs rich in vibrant colors and contrast.

Christine Murphy is Tommy’s daughter, who apprenticed both under her dad and Johann initially, before continuing her education with Adam Hays and Mike Bellamy and their crew at Red Rocket Tattoo. With many distinct styles to learn from, she is diligent in learning and furthering her skills as a tattooer.

Byron Velasquez is a native New Yorker with roots from Ecuador. He was born and raised in Jackson Heights, Queens with an appreciation for street art and specializes in blackwork tribal culture tattoos derived from Inca, Polynesian, Taino, Maori, and Mayan influences.

Business Hours:

Monday: 1PM - 10PM
Tuesday: 1PM - 10PM
Wednesday: 1PM - 10PM
Thursday: 1PM - 10PM
Friday: 1PM - 12AM
Saturday: 1PM - 12AM
Sunday: Closed