Inborn NYC was established in 2007 by Queens, NY native Ray Jerez.

Located in the heart of the Lower East Side, Inborn offers the best in proffessional tattooing. As an ancient form of expression and visual language tattooing has lived within and through out and as passionate artists we honor this creative tradition. As a collaborative process we welcome ideas in creating fine traditional pieces and custom work.

We give thanks!

Frequently Asked Questions

General Info

All procedures REQUIRE a government issued photo ID such as a license or passport. No exceptions.
Please arrive on time or even a little early to your appointment. Everyone’s time is very important.
A good night’s sleep and a good meal a few hours before hand is best.
If you have children, we ask that you please leave them at home.
Please know, we only allow one person to accompany you during your tattoo.
We have a zero tolerance policy towards tattooing anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol.


Leave your bandage on for anywhere between 4-12 hours after getting your tattoo. We advise keeping the bandage on overnight, if possible. If the bandage sticks to your skin, wet the area with lukewarm water and slide off. Do not reapply that bandage!
Wash the area gently with a mild, fragrance free soap and water. Make sure your hands are clean! Make sure to gently wash off all residue and excess ointment. Do not scrub the tattoo! Pat gently with a paper towel and let air dry.
For the first 3 days, wash 2-3 times daily. Allow the skin to dry completely and if necessary, apply an extremely thin layer of ointment (such as a+e or aquaphor) for those first 3 days.
After 3 days (until the tattoo is fully healed), apply a thin layer of a fragrance free lotion to help the tattoo settle into the skin. This generally takes 2-3 weeks.
Expect to see some peeling and flaking on the tattooed skin. This is totally normal!
NO SUN/SWIMMING/SOAKING for at least 2 weeks!
Please follow our advice, and if you have any questions, contact the shop or your artist directly.