How Do You Feel About a Tattoo Parlor Opening in Montauk?

Lola Snow, a resident of Montauk, is an experienced tattoo artist.

Lola's Tattoos will be opening later this month near the Montauk Train Station, according to a story on 27East.

Lola Snow, a 65-year-old Montauk resident, is opening up the shop in a former beauty parlor. She has had a shop in Bogata, NJ, for many years. 

It will be the first tattoo shop on the South Fork. One is opening up in Greenport in the spring, as well. 

What do you think about having a tattoo shop in the Town of East Hampton? Is Montauk a good fit for it? Tell us in the comments below. 

In February, we asked readers if they wanted a tattoo parlor on the East End. Find out what they said here.

LOLA SNOW October 11, 2012 at 04:29 PM
well HI ! i am LOLA SNOW. i still do have a shop in BOGOTA, N.J. and have been in business there for 37 years of fun, and quality tattooing. we are not a parlor, we are a STUDIO, with artisans working to satisfy our clientele.also we are seeking a tattoist for the 1 empty chair we still have. must be a seasoned tattooist with an awesome portfolio.no attitudes please as we are a group of artists that play well in the montauk sandbox together. i welcome everyone and look for ard to meeting all the great people that will be crossing our path in the tattoo studio. this studio is brand new,cozy, friendly, and extrememly clean. all single service,and mostly CUSTOM WORK. look forward to meeting you all..............peace and love ( no, i'm not a hippie) ........................LOLA
Sharon Marie Buckler October 11, 2012 at 05:21 PM
I was just getting ready to write the same! Lola has studio in New Jersey still and the website is http://www.lolastattoos.com/ Lola is down to earth, nothing is done on face, hands or anything that is dark. Please go and visit when she opens, you will be very surprised, this is not the tattoo parlors of yesteryear this is state of the art stufio, clean, single service. The artists that do the tattoos are the BEST in their field. WELCOME LOLA!
Liman October 11, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Whoever thought that Montauk would jump the shark?
jodi jarvis October 11, 2012 at 08:37 PM
I think it is awesome. And I hope to be a customer of yours when you open. Good luck.
Lady L October 12, 2012 at 11:38 AM
I think it is sad and distasteful that people would disfigure their beautiful bodies with indelible markings. The increase in these tattoo parlors/salons are making it more acceptable and mainstream to have them in our towns and the young think it's cool to have something imprinted forever. With the changes in our bodies as we grow older these vibrant decorations will also wrinkle, fade and become wearisome to the eye.
pat October 12, 2012 at 12:20 PM
I think this is a ridiculous question when we have now endured more than 2 summers with drunks teetering around town, urinating and vomiting wherever they need (yet we hear it is somehow OK because they are drinking mojitos). Tatoo parlors are BUSINESSES that need to be licensed and responsible to their clientele and thereby the community. Can the overpriced, overrated Surf Lodge and Rushchmeyers say the same?
Heather Dunn-Kostura October 12, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Fabulous! I will likely be a customer.
Tom Friedman October 12, 2012 at 01:48 PM
I don't believe that making it easier to get a tattoo in East Hampton (Montauk) is a good thing. My son is heavily tattooed and when I discussed this with him we, of course, disagreed. I of course saw his point of view, his being a devotee of the art of the tattoo. He did not see my point of view at all. "Why not make it easier since they will get it anyway somewhere else." I say that perhaps the fact that the studio being further away will take the reflex idea away from the equation and some that thought it a great idea would not think the same if they have to travel, say 50 miles, to get inked.
jodi jarvis October 12, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Everyone has a right to decide what they want on their body. It's their choice. If you don't want a tattoo then don't get one. But do not bash the people that do get them. Who cares if there is a tattoo place in montauk. I say good for them!! I don't hear people complaining about all the bars open and open late people drinking on sidewalks etc.
Elektra Ray October 12, 2012 at 09:39 PM
I am all for a tattoo studio in Montauk! I love the art and personally know that Lola and her staff of talented artists run a very tight ship! Welcome Lola, many years of success to you! Keeping the Montauk Spirit alive!
Artie October 13, 2012 at 03:53 AM
Lady L, although I don't personally have a tatoo, my point is if you don't like it don't look. Your entitled to your opinion but everyone has a right to do to their bodies what they choose. If you look into the past thousands of years tatoos have been part of many many cultures.
Ralebird October 13, 2012 at 08:04 AM
Good luck with your new endeavor, but isn't just a bit pretentious to quibble over the parlor/studio thing, especially when you're looking for someone with "no attitudes please"?
Blue Heron October 15, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Welcome Lola, I'll be a regular customer. Can you guess what I have a tattoo of? ;-)


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