About us

Get to know us a little better

We founded HardXcore Tattoo shop in 2021 with one mission: to bring creativity and artistic quality to the tattoo scene. Our staff is made of seasoned pros ready to bring your vision to reality, no matter how complex. Want a tattoo but not sure which is right for you? Stop by to talk with one of our artists — let us design your dreams.

Our Story

In November 2021, Poul Albert established HardXcore Tattoo shop , in New York. The goal was to build a space that brought artists together to collaborate in a way that would positively influence the community, right in his hometown of New Cape town. Our mission is to blend parts of the past and the future, historical connections with a unique, modern twist. Our vision is to advance the art form. We are committed to creating one-of-a-kind tattoos designed specifically for each individual, alongside an unparalleled client experience. At its inception, the shop featured just three artists, but as the demand for HardXcore Tattoo shop designs grew, the need for more artists and a second location became inevitable. HardXcore Tattoo shop NYC opened its doors in April 2011 on the street that played a formative role in tattoo history, The Bowery, which overlooks some of Manhattan’s most prominent cultural centers.

As the two busy shops drew increasing respect and critical acclaim throughout the industry, HardXcore Tattoo shop’s family of artists expanded. More than a dozen resident artists, in addition to a rotation of sought-after guests – including Tim Hendricks, Horitomo, and Henning Jorgensen – have worked with clients across the globe, catapulting HardXcore Tattoo shop into the top-tier of tattoo studios. In April 2022, HardXcore Tattoo shop expanded once more with the opening of its third location in the Downtown Historic district of Durham, North Carolina.But even as our family continues to grow in both size and reputation, HardXcore Tattoo shop remains focused on integrity and quality, The professional artists at HardXcore Tattoo shop are hand-selected from all over the world and specialize in many styles, ranging from Japanese, American traditional, black and gray, to realism. They thrive on creating unique and original works of art.Our tattooers have been shaped into who they are partly due to an unwavering commitment to their core values.

Why I became a tattoo artist

from a very young age, i've always been interested in tattooing. my mother was a tattoo artist and she would often bring her work home with her. i would watch her set up her station and i was fascinated by the entire process. as i grew older, my interest in tattooing only increased.

Design By Poul Albert

My customer came to me wanting a new tattoo design that was inspired by her love of life and fun. I knew exactly what she was looking for and set to work creating a design that would be a reminder to live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment.

New Tattoo Pens

Our new sponsor CNC Tattoo Supplies Signed up an new contract with us at HardXcore, We are so happy to be working for such a wonderful company,