With the rise of Tattoo Shop Black Ink in New York and its reality show, it also brings news and stories. Here we have 30 year old Asabi Barner who alleges a cover up she received at the shop was a BAD experience.


According to In an interview with PIX11 Asabi Barner had a Unicorn & horseshoe that she received at age 18 covered up by Black Ink. At first it was the best tattoo. The next day that wasn’t the case, Barner experienced oozing puss from the chest piece. The tattoo became raised and produced keloids as well as burning and itching. She has to use an ice pack to receive any kind of relief. Barner consulted with a plastic surgeon, only to discover that would only make matters worse by producing worse scars. When talking with another tattoo shop she was advised that her skin had been “overworked” by the artist.  Its been a little over a year and she is still experiencing pain in her chest area. She is now suing Black Ink for Negligence, reckless & careless behavior.

Barner says “In the intimate moments it creates a problem because you don’t have that confidence. I wasn’t overly confident before, but I felt good about myself. Felt good about my body, but it just changes you,” said Barner

We don’t know where this will take Black Ink or if Barner will win her case but Thickly Tat’d will keep you up to date as information is received.

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