erik desmond

OWNER / TATTOOER

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about

A Long Island native, Erik Desmond began his apprenticeship at Peter Tat2 with Frank Romano, West Hempstead, Long Island in 1988. Under Franks tutelage, Erik gained the necessary skills to forge his place in those early years, and learned how to sustain his career over 30 years later. Soon thereafter, Erik was given the opportunity to work alongside Alex Herman and Eddy Deutsche, at Dynamic Tattoo, in Deer Park, Long Island. This went on to help propel Erik’s proficiency in a multitude of eclectic styles, and further hone his love for Japanese and American Traditonal tattooing.

After 18 years working in street shops, Erik decided it was time to open his own private studio. Aptly named from his Japanese given tattooing moniker, it was called Horifudo Studios; Smithtown, Long Island, and was a quiet, and personal studio. It offered a comfortable place for a one on one tattooing experience rivaled by none. However, after 9+ years of successfully operating Horifudo Studios, Erik grew to miss the street shop atmosphere, and made a choice to go back to his roots, opening Loyalty Tattoo, in West Babylon, Long Island.

Erik is an Expert-Tattooer, proficient in all styles, with a focus on Japanese-style tattooing and iconography. Erik has studied Japanese art and culture, for a significant portion of his life, in and outside of tattooing. Having appeared in various publications over the years and tattooing around the world, Erik still finds time to frequent conventions, and guest spot all across the United States.

Erik is available by appointment, or for the occasional walk-in if luck strikes you right. He works 12p-9pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, and 12p-5pm every Tuesday.

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Portfolio

Some pictures through the years
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That’s right… since 1988 I have been Tattooing … a huge thanks to @superfastfrank for bringing me in the food and giving me the shot… and thanks to everyone who has gotten tattooed or shared info or tattooed me over these past 34 years!!! Come down and get a one shot design I have compiled and priced to go… #loyaltytattoo #japanesetattoo #professor #japanesetattoo #since88
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Second sitting on this cover up #loyaltytattoo ...

From a ways back on Kenny all healed and hairy #loyaltytattoo #japanesetattoo #ghost ...

@thrilledscott_ir now tattooing for 20 years!!!! Welcome to the Bricklayerz union…building the roads …#loyaltytattoo #bricklayerzunion#20years ...

Some filler for Vinny …#loyaltytattoo ...

Memorial for Mom …#loyaltytattoo #memorial ...

Time for walk ins tomorrow!!! #loyaltytattoo ...

Looks like I have some time available on Thursday hit me up!!! #loyaltytattoo #horifudotattoo #japanesetattoo #hannyatattoo ...

Healed and hairy… #tigertattoo #loyaltytattoo ...

A compilation of tattoos from @pagodacitytattoofest .
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#loyaltytattoo #tattoos #inkedgirls #pagoda #tattooconvention #tattoosofinstagram #japanesetattoo #erikdesmondtattoo #irezumi #irezumicollective #longisland #longislandtattoo
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Happiest of Birthdays to my better half … @tatwife love you with everything I have ...

All together …#backtoschool ...

@noliesjustbullshit new podcast with legendary @richiemontgomery !!! ...

Gonna be out of the shop for a few days… we’re closed Monday for Labor Day #loyaltytattoo ...

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Contact

Schedule an appointment

Email: 419loyalty@gmail.com
Tel: (631) 864-1917

MON
12-9

TUES
12-5

WED
12-9

THURS

FRI
12-9

SAT
12-9

SUN