July 25th, 2017 - The boys of Hudson Valley Tattoo Company will have the privilege of working the Pagoda City Tattoo Fest once again this year in beautiful Wyomissing, PA. The dates are August 4-6. If you'd like to get tattooed at the convention please email us at- You can get more information about the show as well as see the killer line up of world class artists at Look forward to seeing you all there.

February 23rd, 2017 - Please help us welcome Julian Louis and Taka Cooper to the family! We are thrilled to add them to our lineup of expert Tattooers. Check out their portfolios in our "Artists" section. Stop by the shop to book your appointments or give us a call for more information 845-298-8200

January 6th, 2017 - This morning we dropped off all the art supplies we had collected over the last couple months to Poughkeepsie High School for their art program. We are thrilled with the response we received from our community! Big thanks to all who participated!

December 31st, 2016 - What a year!!! There were some ups and certainly some downs BUT as far as Hudson Valley Tattoo Company is concerned we could NoT be more thrilled. We added a few new members to our family, had some incredible guests, worked some excellent conventions, did some traveling... in general year number two in our history has been more than we could have dreamed for. February will mark three years since HVTC opened its doors and we could not do any of it without YOU! The biggest thanks to all our supporters. YOU allow us to do what we love and for that we are eternally grateful. We will continue to provide you with the highest quality work in the friendliest atmosphere around. Onwards and Upwards! Here's to whatever 2017 brings!!! 

November 20th, 2016 - Holy shit!!!! We raised close to 10k today for the Poughkeepsie High School art program PLUS a huge box load of supplies!!! Thank you so much to everyone who came out and made this possible! We ARE still accepting donations between now and December 18th. This being said we could not have dreamed of a better outcome. Thank you to all for making a difference for our community. Much love,

Hudson Valley Tattoo Company

November 7th, 2016 - From now until December 18th @hudsonvalleytattooco as well as @northriverbrews will be collecting art supplies to be donated directly to Poughkeepsie High School Art Club along with all proceeds from tattooing at our "Harvesting Hope" event being held November 20th. Monetary Donations are being accepted and encouraged as this is the best means towards achieving our goal of providing all the students in art classes at Poughkeepsie High School with the supplies they need. These kids are often overlooked. Let's get together and make a difference for our community! 

November 7th, 2016- Sunday, November 20th @hudsonvalleytattooco is hosting our second annual HARVESTING HOPE event! All proceeds from tattooing at the event as well as donated art supplies will benefit the Poughkeepsie High School After School Art Club! There will be many designs to choose from Ranging from $50-$150. Tattooing starts at 10am, party starts at 5pm. Music provided by the one and only @sindrummusic. Food provided by @westmainkitchenbar. Drinks provided by @northriverbrews . Come on out, have fun and help us make a difference in our community. Tell everyone! See you there! 

November 1st, 2016 - Everyone at the shop has been painting up Skate decks with original artwork that will be auctioned off at the "Art 4 Skate" event Friday November 4th from 7-11pm at The Poughkeepsie Grind . 107 main st. Poughkeepsie, NY. All proceeds from the auction will go towards the effort to save the Poughkeepsie Skate Park! Come out, tell all your friends, dig deep into those pockets and let's make a difference for our community!! 

August 17th, 2016 - The shop is going through some major cosmetic changes lately. We have a whole new look to go along with all the other improvements that we have coming up in the near future. We are so excited to share all these changes with you! Stop on by and take a look for yourself!

August 1st, 2016 - Shish, Diego, Tyler and Rick will all be attending the Pagoda City Tattoo Festival in Wyomissing, PA. This show features some of the most influential tattooers on the planet. It is an honor to be invited every year. We hope to see you all there !

March 21st, 2016 - Shish and Tyler will be attending the Roc City Convention in good Ol' Rochester, NY April 22- 24th. email us at if you'd like to get tattooed at the show.

March 21st, 2016 - Diego, Shish, Tyler and Marcel will be attending the Electric City Tattoo Convention in Scranton, PA, April 15-17th ! This is one of our favorite conventions to attend. it's a ton of fun every year. If you'd like to get tattooed at the show give us a call at the shop or email . See you guys there!

January 14th, 2016 - Diego, Shish and Tyler will be attending the 18th annual Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention in Philadelphia, PA February 12-14 . Get in touch for appointment info at or 845-298-8200 . See you there!

January 9th, 2016- Second Saturday Art show tonight in Beacon! Our friends in Dream in Plastic will be featuring Original Art by all the boys from Hudson Valley Tattoo Company. Show starts at 6pm. Snacks, Drinks, Good Company. 177 Main St. Beacon, NY. Bring your friends, lets have a good time. see you then!

December 21st, 2015 - Hudson Valley Tattoo Company would like to wish you and yours a very happy holidays! 

In observance of the upcoming holidays, the shop will be closed Christmas Day and Christmas eve. New Year's eve we will be open from 12pm- 4pm. New Year's Day we will be closed.

November 21st, 2015 - "Harvesting Hope" was a great success! thank you to everyone who came out, donated supplies and money and/or got tattooed. We ended up raising close to $7,000 as well as a truck load of art supplies to help out the Kids of the Mill Street Loft directly. Big thanks to Sindrum for Djing. Big thanks American Pinup for rocking the house! Please be Sure to check out our sponsors Beacon Bagel, West Main Kitchen and Bar, Mill House Brewery and Alto Music. Until next time! <3

November 14th, 2015 - Saturday, November 21st Hudson Valley Tattoo Company is hosting a day of tattooing to benefit the Children of the Mill Street Loft in Poughkeepsie, NY. Mill Street Loft's outreach programs work with inner-city youth from city of Poughkeepsie and Beacon school districts to help change lives through the arts. Throughout the month of November we will be collecting donations in the form of art supplies and money donations leading up to our November 21st party where all proceeds from tattooing that day will go directly to Mill Street. Art supplies needed include but are not limited to - sharpies of all sizes and colors, thin paint brushes, stretched canvases, rubber stamps, ink, glue guns, etc... A design sheet will be available at "harvesting hope" with tattoos ranging from $50 and up. Designs will be made available a few days prior. Musical guest "American Pinup". Food provided by West Main Kitchen in Wappingers Falls. Beer provided by Mill House Brewery in Poughkeepsie. Bring yourself, bring a friend. Let's have a great time and make a difference in these kids' lives that often time go overlooked. We hope to see you all there! 

October 15th, 2015 -Join us at East Side Ink in NYC (97 Avenue B) Saturday, October 17th at 8pm for "Painted Denim" featuring you guessed it, painted denim jackets by many killer artists including our very own Tyler Kolvenbach, Jason Carpino, Diego Gonzalez and Shish. Big thanks to the folks at East Side for having us. It's sure to be a blast. 



September 17th, 2015 - Shish and Jason were interviewed tonight on the Dead Radio podcast. They covered many subjects from recent tattoo legislation, to owning a bidet, to Hall and Oates. It was a ton of fun. You should all check it out. Big thanks to Ryan and Adam for being gracious hosts.  

July 10th, 2015 - Ladies and Gentlemen, this July 30th please join us for the Burger and Beer bash held by Hudson Valley Magazine at the beautiful Shadows on the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, Ny.  This great party features 20+ of the best local restaurants all putting their best burgers and brews out there for your tasting pleasure. There'll be live music and entertainment and great times to be had. We are excited to be a sponsor for this event. hope to see you all there!

July 10th, 2015 - Shish will be representing HVTC at the 2nd annual Pagoda City Tattoo fest at the Crowne Plaza in Wyomissing, PA August 7-9th . This show features some of the biggest names in tattooing and it is an honor to be invited. This was a blast last year and we expect it to be the same this time around. See you there!

May 31st, 2015 - Hudson Valley Tattoo Company is proud to be a part of a group exhibition at Mill Street Loft entitled "Off the Canvas". This exhibition is taking place to showcase the ART that never makes it to gallery walls: tattoos, motorcycle designs, accessories, costumes, cosplay designs, steampunk pieces, industrial design, graphic design, commercials, graffiti, and more. Our contribution to this unique art show consists of a series of photographs featuring a selection of our stand-out works from the past few years. The exhibition is on display at the Mill St. Loft through Friday, June 20th. 

May 30th, 2015 - Four hundred years ago Henry Hudson sailed up the river that now bares his name in a ship called the half moon.In the spirit of this adventure, we're inviting everyone to wear their most fabulous black and/or white outfits to BGHV's first ever Half Moon Black + White Ball at the historic art deco inspired Chance Theater. Join us for this not-to-be-missed night of dancing and live performances presented by the Hudson Valley Tattoo Company.

Dance and frolic to sets by three live DJs - Kevin Silas, Joshua & Ryan of Prephab and Michael Como (DJ Fowl Play). Swoon over live entertainment and burlesque from Essence Revealed, Topher Bousquet and the evenings hostess, Isis Vermouth.

The only question is "what are you going to wear?"

Doors open at 8pm. Performances run 9pm to 12am. Last call at 1:30am. 18+ are welcome at this event. 21+ to drink.

May 14th, 2015- We are proud to announce that Hudson Valley Tattoo Company has been invited to the 18th Annual New York City Tattoo Convention which was previously held at the historic Roseland Ballroom in NYC. Shish, Diego and Tyler will be representing the shop June 12-14. Call the shop at 845-298-8200, email us at - or stop by if you'd like to get tattooed at the convention. See you there!


April 21st, 2015- Shish and Diego will be attending this year's Roc City tattoo expo in Rochester, NY May 1-3rd. if you'd like to get tattooed at the convention please email the shop at or give us a call 845-298-8200

April 19th, 2015 - We had a very productive weekend at the Electric City Tattoo Convention. Diego came home with 1st and 2nd place for best asian tattoo and 2nd place for best realistic tattoo. Big thanks to Woody and the crew at Electric City for putting this great show together and a HUGE thanks to all of our loyal clientele who came out to support us and make this weekend great. We look forward to next year. 

March 30th, 2015 - Once again we will be attending the Electric City Tattoo Convention in Scranton, Pennsylvania April 17, 18 and 19 held at the Scranton Hilton Hotel and Conference center in downtown Scranton. Join us for guaranteed great times!

March 23rd, 2015 - Geddes Jones has joined our ranks. He is a talented artist from Kingston, NY. We are excited to offer his unique style of tattooing at HVTC. Check out his work under the "artists" tab. 


March 23rd, 2015 - Our good friend Juian Louis will be returning to HVTC March 25th - April 8th making magic. stop by the shop or give us a call to book your appointment now. 845-298-8200

March 23rd, 2015 - Ladies and Gentlemen, Hudson Valley Tattoo Magazine is having its annual "Best of the Hudson Valley" poll. We would really appreciate it if you took a moment to put in your vote for Hudson Valley Tattoo Company as well as any other Hudson Valley businesses you think are worthy of the title "best of"... All voting can be done under one ballot which can be found at "tattoo parlor" is the last box under the category "shopping". Thank you to all our clientele who have already voted and support us in general. We cannot do any of this without YOU. 



January 21st, 2015- Our own Tyler Kolvenbach will be attending this year's Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention February 13th-15th 2015 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

All the portfolios have been updated so take a look. 

Also our list of upcoming guest artists has been updated. We are starting off the year with some new faces and some you will recognize. Take a look under our "Artists" section and book your appointment now. 

November 22nd, 2014- From now until Black Friday at 8pm (November 28th) every $100 you spend on a Hudson Valley Tattoo Company gift certificate will have an extra $20 value added to it from us.
$100 Gift card = $120. 
$200 Gift card = $240
$300 Gift card =$360 and so on...

Give the gift that is forever and make someone you love (or kinda like) happy this coming holiday. Give the Gift of Quality Tattoos from Hudson Valley Tattoo Company. 

November 22nd, 2014- Ladies and gentleman, starting November 24th Mr. Tyler Allen Kolvenbach will be joining our family at Hudson Valley Tattoo Company permanently. We are very excited to have this young Dynamo join our team and bring you his brand of dark art. Stop by the shop or give us a call if you'd like to book an appointment. 845-298-8209


September 24th, 2014- Diego will be in the city named after him, San Diego, CA from October 2-4 tattooing at the one and only Guru Tattoo . West coasters get in touch with him about getting laced up proper.

if you're not already familiar with this world renowned shop check out...

July 28th, 2014 - Our very own Shish will be working the prestigious Pagoda City Tattoo Convention August 8- 10th, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza 1741 Paper Mill Rd. Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. The Convention will feature 65 of the top artists in the country. We are honored to have been invited. please check out more information and the list of attending artists at . see you all there! 

July 28th, 2014 - Our Grand Opening party was an incredible success! thank you all who took part in the making of the Art that was displayed. Big thanks to NCM for providing an awesome soundtrack for the evening as always. Thanks to Sacred Owl and Indira for providing the psychic entertainment, and a HUGE thanks to the couple hundred of our closest friends and family that came to help us celebrate a huge moment  in the history of Hudson Valley Tattoo Company. we can't do any of this without you. Thank You. 

April 15th, 2014- Diego and Shish will be attending the Roc City Convention in Rochester, Ny, May 2-4th. The boys are rarely up that far north. If you're interested in getting tattooed at the convention and would like to make arrangements ahead of time email us

April 15th, 2014 - Our list of guest artists has been updated. Take a look! We have some incredible guests coming from all over the world to the Hudson Valley. Don't miss out on your chance to get work from gentlemen a world away. 

March 6th, 2014 - The One and Only Murray Sell from Flying Tiger Tattoo in New Britain, CT will be doing a guest spot with us March 21st - 23rd. He books up fast so stop by the shop to book your appointment now or call us for availability. (845) 298-8200. 


March 6th, 2014 - The World Traveling, Handsome Henry Hablak will be doing a guest spot with us the week of April 7th - 12th. Henry is no stranger to the area and books up quick. Stop by the shop to book your appointment now or call us for availability. (845) 298-8200. 

March 6th, 2014 - Shish and Diego will be attending the fifth annual Scranton Pennsylvania Tattoo Convention the weekend of April 4th-6th. Walk ups are welcomed as are appointments ahead of time. If you'd like to reserve some time stop by the shop before hand or email us at or call the shop (845)298-8200 for availability. We have a ton of fun here every year, come join us. See you there! 


March 6th, 2014 - After a long wait, the signs are finally done and lit up.

Come and get it!


February 21st, 2014 - The shop is off to a very busy start and it's only going to get busier. we're looking to expand our family of tattooers and continue our reputation of excellence by employing only killer tattooers. no drugs, no drama. just hard work, great tattoos and making a great living in a beautiful shop in a super busy location right on US RT-9. 

guest spots are encouraged. also, we can help you relocate if you're the talent we're looking for. if this is you, get in touch -


February 21, 2014 - Shish will once again be guesting with the fine folks at Three Kings Tattoo in Brooklyn , NY on March 27th and 28th. email him at if you'd like to get tattooed. Spots always fill up fast. Also, check out for some of the finest tattooing in NYC.

February 8, 2014 - Our soft opening is going quite smoothly. Our official signage should be up mid-next week. Thank you to all that have already stopped in to check out the new space, gotten tattooed or booked appointments for the coming months. 

Also, a special big thank you to Mr.Jeremiah Shaffer for lending his photography skills to capturing some scenes from around the shop. Check out his work at


February 6, 2014 - We plan on opening our doors officially tomorrow, Friday February 7th. We can't wait to start this new chapter in our careers. A big thanks from Diego and Shish to all our friends, family and especially our clientele for making this dream a reality. Thank you! Thank You! Thank You! 

February 3, 2014 - The Boys are back from a great weekend at the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention. We got to do a bunch of really fun tattoos, met a variety of wonderful people, ate incredible food and got to spend time with great friends and make new ones. Philadelphia is a beautiful city. We Can't wait to go back again next year. Thank you for your hospitality Philly! they don't call that place the city of brotherly love for nothing.  

January 3, 2014 - Diego will be doing a guest spot at the world famous Three Kings Tattoo in Brooklyn, NY this January 24th-26th

If you would like an appointment please email him at 


January 3, 2014 - HVTC will be making the trip to the 16th annual Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention January 31st - February 2nd.

Upon our return (February 3rd) we will officially open the shop doors for business. We can't wait for our clientele to experience the new workspace. It is beautiful. 

January 1, 2014 - Happy New Year Everyone!!! from all of us at HVTC to you and yours, hoping this year brings everyone great health, happiness and success!!!