Dukkha Tattoo is a private boutique tattoo studio housed in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC. Founded in 2016 by renowned tattoo artist Ryan Roi, Dukkha provides stylistically diverse works of art in a clean and therapeutic atmosphere that is an approachable alternative to the typical tattoo parlor. Ryan will meet with you at his comfortable Brooklyn-based studio to visualize your ideas into beautiful custom tattoos.
wikipedia describes Dukkha as:
Dukkha "Doo-Kuh" (Pāli) is an important Buddhist concept, commonly translated as "suffering", "pain" or "unsatisfactoriness". It refers to the fundamental unsatisfactoriness and painfulness of mundane life, and inspires the Four Noble Truths and nirvana doctrines of Buddhism. The term is also found in scriptures of Hinduism, such as the Upanishads, in discussions of moksha (spiritual liberation).
I chose this name for my studio because I believe that it is the Dukkha of life, or the suffering of life that is our greatest teacher. I have been through some difficult times as have we all. I've used those times to learn about myself and to grow from those experiences.
I am not a Buddhist and I do not identify with any one spiritual teaching but I do study many different teachers of spirituality and the Buddha has some of the most beautiful concepts to teach. Dukkha and it's opposite, Sukkha are some of the most influential concepts I have come across.
It also resonates with my particular form of art and anyone who has been tattooed for more than 3 hours at a time knows the meaning of Dukkha, physical suffering is actually called "Dukkha Dukkha"