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Love tattoos? Love body piercings? Looking for one-of-a-kind service? Wishful Inking located at 581 Niagara Street has you covered. Open from 1-8pm Monday thru Saturday, Junior (M. Dot), Dom (Dom Dubble), Jaunky and Spyder are there for you. I had the opportunity to sit down with these guys and find out more about this local Buffalo business who puts customer service above all else.

When was the shop opened?

Junior: The shop was opened in 2008 as Penetrating Ink and in May of 2012 I (Junior or M.Dot) took ownership and opened Wishful Inking.

How long have you been tattooing?

Dom: Eight years

What services do you offer?

WI: Tattoos, Piercings, Scarification, Silicon Implants, Permanent Make-Up, Cover-ups and Re-touches.

What made you decide you wanted to own a tattoo shop?

Junior: I’m young and I saw an opportunity. I went to school for music and advertising design, I landed a job in construction and knew it wasn’t for me. I knew I wanted to do something with music and/or the arts and I thought why not try tattooing. I put everything I had into this shop, heart, soul, money, passion and I made it into something I envisioned. I take 100% pride into everything I do here.

What makes Wishful Inking stand out from other tattoo shops in the area?

WI: The staff here is outgoing, we have an eclectic group of people you can’t find anywhere else. We truly care about are clients and the work we do. We warranty are work and we don’t cut any corners. We offer the best ink, jewelry and cleanliness in area. Businesses consider themselves a 10, we consider ourselves a 15 in service.

What do you like most about Buffalo?

Junior: Everything – the seasons, the smell of food in the air around the Holidays and more importantly family is family in Buffalo.

What do you like most about tattooing/owning your own business?

Junior: I love meeting new people, I love people, I love seeing the outcome from paper to the skin and I love being on this personal adventure with each person that walks into the shop.

Do you have a favorite style you like to tattoo?

Junior: Realism and Neo-Traditional/New School

Favorite memory while having your own business?

Junior: They all stick with me, but if I had to pick just one it would be the day I opened the doors. I worked hard, my team and I did it together and we put all of our heart and soul into this shop.

How can people find you?

Via Web: Wishfulinking.org

FB: Wishful Inking Buffalo

Phone: {716} 861.6797 {cell}   {716} 884.WISH {Shop Number}

Wishful Inking accepts walk-ins and appointments. The guys are all about convenience and creating your own concepts. If you’re looking for new ink, new piercings or have tattoos that need to be re-touched or covered up check them out. They are a high quality local business who care about each one of their clients and the area they live in.

-B

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{ Dom Dubble, M. Dot & Juanky }

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{ Junior (M.Dot) }

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