When Pyramid Arts Tattoo held their grand opening at 638 South Avenue at the end of October 2015 they hit the ground running. “We’ve been extremely busy – way busier than we expected,” says co-owner Ben Wight. Wight has been a tattoo artist for 18 years, spending 15 of those years with Love Hate Tattoo, a well-established tattoo shop on Alexander Street. Joseph DiProjetto (Jet), owner of Love Hate, approached Wight about opening a sister shop to Love Hate, and Pyramid Arts Tattoo was born.
After scouting locations throughout Rochester and the surrounding areas, the South Avenue space became available. “The space is amazing, we’re right in the heart of everything,” says Wight, “Everyone in the South Wedge has been so supportive, we are super happy that we moved in this area.” Pyramid Arts has a rotating roster of tattoo artists, though Wight and Ben Waara are fixtures at the shop. They are currently hiring more artists to keep up with the increasing demand. Wight’s wife, Sydney, does the bookkeeping and manages the shop.
Wight encourages walk-ins and strives to provide a fresh environment with new talent and quality tattoos that you don’t have to wait for. “We’re providing custom-designed tattoos with an oldschool street shop environment,” says Wight. Pyramid Arts is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Gift certificates and Pyramid Arts swag are also available at the shop. Contact the shop at 585-473-2787 and visit them on the web at pyramidartstattoo.com.