In 1998, Paul Booth opened up Last Rites Tattoo Theatre in New York City. With some of the finest tattoo artists in the world, Last Rites Tattoo Theatre quickly became one of the best studios to get inked and a legendary destination for fans and advocates of Booth's Dark Dominion. In 2007, Booth expanded his artistic and professional scope, and opened the first dark art gallery in NYC, aptly named Last Rites Gallery. Under one roof, Booth's artistic passions coalesced and birthed a haven for those who resonate with darker aesthetics. Last Rites Tattoo Theatre and Gallery provides its patrons with a sensory experience. Booth created an immersive world, first of its kind, in which guests can view the best of dark art, some of the best tattoo artists at work and an atmosphere unlike any other. Last Rites calls the darkest depths of one's psyche forward through its powerful visual repute and dark ideologies; No soul leaves the contemplative and moving environment unscathed.
Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Edgar Allan Poe
Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.
Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torment of man.
The beginnings and ends of shadow lie between the light and darkness and may be infinitely diminished and infinitely increased. Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form. The forms of bodies could not be understood in detail but for shadow.
Leonardo da Vinci
With 5000 square feet across three floors, we have made the Last Rites experience available for all our friends and fans to utilize for their own events.
Let us help you craft your perfect function. We are flexible, understanding, and willing to help you meet the expectations of those you wish to impress.
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Last Rites - 325 West 38th st. (between Ave 8th and 9th) NYC, USA