The entity of Last Rites Tattoo was conceived in 1991 by Paul Booth and has made its mark all over the globe ever since.
In 1998, after two years of working in a private studio in New Jersey, Last Rites Theatre opened its doors in the thriving city of New York.
A few years later, in 2005, the theatre was relocated to Hells Kitchen, NYC, where it currently resides today at 325 W. 38th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenue, NYC.
Over the years, Last Rites has developed a strong cult following for its focus on dark imagery and acquired a number of awards and accolades from around the world.
In 2007, in order to pursue bridging the gap between tattoo art and fine art, Last Rites Gallery was born. Last Rites is infamous for its dÃ©cor and aesthetic as well as having been a home for many world-class tattoo artists. The theatre continues to be a home for notable guest artists from around the world.
Last Rites has been featured in much of the media including CNN, MSNBC, Discovery, A&E, TLC, Arte, Fuse, MTV, VH1, and Rolling Stone Magazine.