Calming interior for Brooklyn tattoo parlour, Atelier Eva

Arched niches provide stations for tattoo artists at Atelier Eva, located in a former Brooklyn hardware store. The Atelier Eva Grand Street parlour is the second in Brooklyn run by tattoo artist Eva Karabudak, who is renowned for her detailed, micro-realism tattoos.

The building dates back to 1895 and was originally constructed as a hardware store, occupying a single story space that extends 115 feet back from the street facade. Original features such as large roof trusses, skylights and brick walls were all restored and highlighted during the renovation work.


The trusses are painted black, drawing the eye up to the ceiling, while the remaining structural elements are whitewashed for a clean look. Wrapping the perimeter of the interior are translucent polycarbonate panels that sit a few inches in front of the brickwork, unifying the sequence of spaces.

All the way around, arches puncture the panels to frame original corbeling, and reveal other historic elements. Behind a pink-concrete reception counter is a consultation area, shrouded by a sheer curtain suspended from a curved metal track.

SOURCE | Dezeen


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Lucy Mister

17th October 2023