Not Just ANY Brooklyn Tattoo Shop!


Tempted Ink™ was founded by brothers Joe & Mike Maldonado with a mission to provide a comfortable, sterile and relaxing environment for the clients of Brooklyn, NY and the surrounding Tri-State area. We focus on any and all types of custom artwork and styles, specializing in but not limited to: Cover-ups, Lettering, New School & Black & Grey

At Tempted Ink, we strive to provide quality services with the highest level of cleanliness and customer satisfaction. We do everything we can to accommodate our clients and meet their highest expectations. The staff is welcoming and laid back, providing customers with a one-of-a-kind tattooing experience. 


We look forward to providing you with your first, or next piece of custom body art.


Joe Maldonado

Tattoo Artist, Shop OWNER

While in the process of studying for a degree in drumming and audio recording, Joe regained his passion and love for drawing. In the summer following graduation, he began to dive into the world of tattoos full force. 

With his passion and clientele growing, Joe decided to open the doors to Tempted Ink. Using his creativity and knowledge of the industry,  he set out to create a care-free, relaxed environment for his customers.

Joe believes in focusing on his work and taking life one day at a time. He is grateful to be in an industry that strives for perfection and creativity on a daily basis, making his job more rewarding and giving his clients an enjoyable experience. 

Mike Maldonado

Tattoo Artist, Shop manager

Born and raised in Bensonhurst Brooklyn blocks away from the shop, Mike has always had a passion for the arts and has been drawing since he was 11-years-old. He is a jack of many trades, but often finds himself coming back into the art world in one way or another. 

Creativity has always been his forte, as he has dabbled in music, painting, pyrography, and digital design (to name a few). He truly believes there is nothing worse than wasting a talent that could have such a positive impact on someone's life.

He apprenticed under his brother in 2014, and continues to develop his craft to give the best experience to his clients. 


The Tattoo Shop

Tempted Ink

For some, getting a tattoo can be an uncomfortable experience. However, at Tempted Ink we provide a warm and inviting atmosphere where people can feel at ease, hang out and be themselves.

The shop offers a comfortable, private area in the back of the barber shop where people can relax and get their work done, all while enjoying a laugh or two. 


The Barber Shop 

Manny's Barber SHop

Manny's Barber Shop has been a staple in the Dyker Heights neighborhood for over 30 years. Manny's offers a fun and entertaining environment, good conversation, and a great haircut. 

Stop in to get a tattoo and a shave if you want...we have it all!

Click the button below to download our instructions for taking proper care of your new tattoo:

Hey Brooklyn, how ya doin'?


We are located on the border of Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst. This neighborhood, comprised mostly of Italian-American, middle-class families in southwestern Brooklyn, is where Tempted Ink calls home. We couldn't think of a better place to open up shop than where we were born and raised!

7417 13th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11228