Now that Kings County has switched locations to the space at 1 Knickerbocker, its new aim is to set itself apart from the institution it once was while on Seigel Street by coming up with as many extracurricular practices as possible. Once such practice is a makeshift tattoo shop that’s about to open in the back area, specifically on the stage portion of the establishment. The new owner of the bar, Brandon Noveltee, took a moment away from his twin passions of schmoozing and mixology to tell The Burning Bush about his plans.
Noveltee stated, “In the past, Kings County has relied too much on generosity and good will to get it through the tough times. Now, we’re taking matters into our own hands by embodying a more…entrepreneurial spirit. A tattoo area is just one of those ways.” When probed further about some of the other ways Kings County might be able add to its bank account, Noveltee offhandedly mentioned a prostitution ring, but much classier than Happy Fun Hideaway’s.
The Burning Bush also questioned Noveltee about whether or not he was concerned about some wayward Greenpointers getting their location confused with the much more beloved tattoo shop, Three Kings. Noveltee responded, “We’re going to knock Three Kings’ dick out of the water.” He swilled from his cocktail glass and laughed, prancing away to get a tattoo of the Jean-Michel Basquiat crown on his hand. If you wish to set up an appointment for a tattoo at Kings County, there is no way to do so. They only accept walk-ins on a case by case basis.
Written by Genna Rivieccio