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Ink-lovers take note, KasTattoo, formerly of Coney Island Avenue, has been resurrected in a new storefront  on Avenue Z, half a mile away from their previous location.

The new location, at 2103 Avenue Z, opened less than a month ago. It replaces the offices of ZRealty Services.

The owner, Kas Vilkas, wrote to tell us to say that “everybody’s welcome.”

His previous location at 2631 Coney Island Avenue opened in 2009. It shuttered in 2012, and was replaced by Tattoo Kulture.

Welcome back, KasTattoo, and good luck!

Tattoo Kulture has opened up at 2631 Coney Island Avenue, taking the former home of Kastattoo.

Kastattoo closed sometime at the end of July or early August (differing dates stated on its Facebook page and web page) after a two-year stint in the neighborhood. According to the business’ website, Kastattoo will open up in new digs, but no new location is announced.

As for Tattoo Kulture, they at least saved some money, leaving much of the storefront the way it was and even using essentially the same sign, with just the name, phone and URL altered.

Da Vinci Tattoo and Body Piercing is now open on the corner of East 19th Street and Gravesend Neck Road. From the signs in the window, it looks like they’re offering 30 percent off for their grand opening. So if you’ve been waiting for the recession to hit the ink industry before getting that “Mr. Cool Ice” tattoo, wait no longer.

Photo by Arthur Borko

Looks like there’s some new competition for Sheepshead Bay staple Vinnie’s and last year’s newcomer Kastattoo. The gas-station-turned-shopping-plaza on Harkness Avenue and Knapp Street is filling up its real estate vacancies. The latest entry is Inkheart, a tattoo and piercing shop. Given the other business occupying the corner, one can have a helluva night on that little corner. Get drunk, have a sandwich, get a tattoo and then cry about it all when you sober up with some coffee… all before the catching the latest 3-D movie around the corner! Any guesses as to what will fill the final spot? My guess is an OTB outlet; though a headshop would be nice.