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WELCOME TO
THE ULTIMATE

TATTOO & PIERCING

TUE - SAT: 11 AM - 6 PM
Appointments are preferred, call ahead for walk-in 
availability
CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAY
*TATTOOS START AT $100.00*

The Ultimate has been in operation, as a tattoo & piercing studio, since 2002. Throughout its life, the studio has employed some of the Rochester area’s top tattoo artists and piercers. The studio is owned by Elizabeth Wise, RN, the studio’s head piercer who brings her experience as a registered nurse, into every piercing that she does, as well as the day to day operations of The Ultimate. Ensuring that every procedure, whether it be piercing, or tattooing is done in the cleanest and safest manner, putting the client’s health at the forefront.

The tattoo artists of the studio are headed up by veteran tattooist, Shawn Conn. Shawn, the son of a registered nurse himself, has been tattooing since 1991 and has amassed numerous awards for his tattoo work, inclusion in several tattoo publications and an outstanding reputation in the Rochester tattoo scene. All of the experienced and talented artists employed at The Ultimate, past and present, have either been apprenticed by Shawn, or vetted by him to guarantee the best possible tattoo experience for The Ultimate tattoo clients.

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Welcome

ARTISTS

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SHAWN CONN

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After attending RIT for art and serving in the US Army, Shawn began tattooing in 1991 apprenticing under Todd "Bare" Barry and Doc Yager. Besides being in demand for his highly detailed black & grey work and pop culture portraits, Shawn specializes in blending realism with abstract in his tattoo work, creating dynamic tattoos that go beyond the traditional definition of what a tattoo is. Shawn is also an accomplished fine artist, exhibiting in several galleries throughout the United States with his paintings in numerous private collections. 

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SUE GERTNER

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Sue has been tattooing at The Ultimate for 15 years, as of 2019. She specializes in a number of different tattoo styles: She enjoys tattooing the popular watercolor style, as well as, black & grey, realism, Polynesian tribal and covering up difficult tattoos. She has become well known for her vibrant floral tattoos and her use of color theory in her tattoo work. Sue attended RIT at the School for American Craftsmen, studying metal working and fine art. After 2 years at RIT, she traveled to and lived for several years in Maui, Hawaii, where she learned to tattoo.

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SOPHIE LIBERTI

BOOKS CLOSED UNTIL JUNE 1ST

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Sophie has been creating art her whole life. She started her artistic journey wanting to pursue a career in 3D animation, but came to realize that it just didn't resonate with her creative self. Having grown up living next door to head artist, Shawn Conn, she was offered the opportunity to apprentice. She knew immediately that she made the right choice. "Tattooing is everything that I have always wanted as an artist and I’m so excited to see where this journey takes me."  

ALEXIS LINDSAY

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Alexis has always aspired to be an artist, she has experience in theatre arts, special effects and fine arts. Amongst those she also developed a love for tattooing. After receiving her Bachelors In Fine Arts from SUNY at Fredonia, she decided to take the leap and pursue that love of tattooing. 

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Artists

PIERCING

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ELIZABETH WISE, RN

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Elizabeth Wise RN started The Ultimate in June 2002 after a 25 year career in Oncology Nursing at the University of Rochester.  Initially focusing on body jewelry sales in collaboration with talented Piercers & Artists, she developed a love of Body Piercing. A solid comfort level with needles & a focus on health & safety in this industry facilitated her successful transition to becoming a Body Piercer in 2005.

KRISTEN ELIZABETH

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Kristen started working as a counter person when The Ultimate first opened its doors in 2002. She became a fixture at the shop, quickly  learning the workings of a tattoo and piercing studio. In 2007, she apprenticed to become a body piercer and being the daughter of a nurse, The Ultimate's owner, Elizabeth, she has a high standard for safety and competency  when performing her duties as a body piercer.

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TONY LIBERTI

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Tony joined The Ultimate as our Counter Person in mid 2021. His excellent customer service skills, kind nature and grasp of studio operations are contributing to his success as a piercer. He is an enthusiastic learner, passionate about body piercing and music. He's also our artist Sophie's brother making another "Ultimate family" connection.

Nick Geraci

Counter Person
Nick began his Counter Person position with The Ultimate at the end of 2022 and works alongside his siblings, Sophie and Tony!  Nick plays an integral role in assisting our clients with booking piercing appointments, answering our studio’s phone calls and text-only line inquiries and maintaining a clean work environment for our clients and artists.  With certificates of completion in both Blood Borne Pathogen and Infection Control Training & Adult CPR Training, Nick helps to uphold our studio’s longstanding standards of quality, responsiveness and professionalism!  Prior to The Ultimate, Nick worked for several years in the restaurant service industry as a prep cook and customer service associate, sharpening his customer service skills, while also beginning to pursue his life-long passion for film and street photography in 2018.  He looks forward to expanding his knowledge of the industry and continuing to become an integral part of The Ultimate’s success and well-established community reputation!
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CONTACT US

ADDRESS

 

2933 West Henrietta Rd.

Rochester, NY 14623

Phone:  585-424-1430

Text: 585-880-6080

THEULTIMATE@ROCHESTER.RR.COM

 

OPENING HOURS

​​Tuesday - Saturday: 11am-6pm

(Appts are preferred, call ahead for walk-in availability)

Sunday & Monday: CLOSED

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