Hello! My name is Brendan Grimes and I am a tattoo artist based out of Amityville , NY. I started working in a shop when I was 18, and started tattooing in May 2016.
I got into the art and style of tattooing while in high school. I tried my best to teach myself the different imagery and styles by copying and referencing tattoos of artists I was fascinated and influenced by. From there I began hustling tattoo drawings for money and any other commissioned based art I could do for people in school. Once I started getting tattooed myself and hanging out in a shop, I had no doubt in my mind this is what I wanted to do.
In July of 2022 I took the leap of faith and now co-own Fortunate Hand with Katelyn Pipinou out of Amityville, NY. Being able to create a place to blend our two passions, with an organic cafe and tattoo studio is a dream come true. We were able to create a place that’s become somewhere we always wanted to exist, and a fun place to be. Come check us out at fortunatehand.com
I now have been fortunate enough to do so much of this craft. If you give to it, you get from it. I never could be in this position without all the clients along the way, so for that I am forever grateful.