Jess Chen Tattoo Session

The New Museum is teaming up with Ace Hotel New York and Ace Hotel Brooklyn for an eight-part series that animates our shared interests in discovery and commitment to artistic pursuits. The yearlong lineup will activate the hotels with co-curated pop-ups, artist conversations, screenings, and more!

This May, the New Museum Store and Ace Hotel Brooklyn are proud to present a special pop-up tattoo parlor. Featuring renowned artists Jess Chen, Gossamer Rozen, Francis Segismundo, and Amanda Wachob–whose practices incorporate tattoo–the pop-up parlor and panel discussion will take place at Ace Hotel Brooklyn.

Jess Chen is a multidisciplinary artist with a background in fine arts and graphic design, whose work focuses primarily on her relationship with the natural world. Pushing her work in different directions is an integral aspect of her practice, as she is now exploring her new media, including ceramics, textiles, jewelry, and tattooing.

Jess will have 3 tattoo sessions on Saturday May 14th at 11am, 1pm and 3pm; each session will last approximately 1 hour. There is a specific flash art design for each session as indicated. For the 11am and 3pm session, participants will have a choice between two designs. Tattoo placement will be arms only.

All participants must adhere to the following safety protocols:
- Be age 18 and over at the time of the session.
- Provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
- Wear a mask throughout the session.
- Certify that they have not contracted Covid-19 within 14 days of the tattoo session.
- Sign a liability waiver.

All sessions are sold out, if you wish to be placed on a waitlist, please email store[at]