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Art is process, tattooing is art, so all tattooing is centered in process. The creation of the tattoo design, applying the tattoo, and the aging of the tattoo inform all of our actions. It makes us a responsible agent in your life’s choices. When you come to us, we are always excited to begin a new journey with you. Let’s work together to make your new tattoo last a lifetime.
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Appointment Info
  • A non-refundable deposit is required to make an appointment.
  • Deposits can be made electronically through Venmo, cashapp, or paypal.
  • Deposits are deducted from the cost of the tattoo.
  • Only cash is accepted in studio.
  • Chimera does not tattoo people who are high, or drunk.
  • New York state law states you must be 18 years of age with a valid ID to be tattooed.
  • People over the age of 65 should be prepared to have their skin assessed before the tattoo.
  • Prep your skin with lotion in the days/weeks before the tattoo.
  • Get a good nights sleep.
  • Always eat a good meal before your tattoo.
  • If you have dietary restrictions bring some snacks and hydration.
  • Wear loose clothing.
  • Bring clothing to change into that can conceal specific body parts.
  • Blankets are nice for larger tattoos that will have you laying down for hours.
  • Pasties for nipples are not supplied.
  • Appointments can only be rescheduled one time. 
  • You must reschedule the appointment at least one day prior to the appointment to retain your deposit.
  • No call, no shows, and people who do not reschedule at least a day prior to the appointment will have to make a new deposit to reschedule their appointment.
  • Consultations are free.
  • Medium to large custom tattoos should have a consultation first.
  • Consultations are best if they happen in person, but can happen through email, over the phone, or in DMs.
  • Coverups require a consultation.
  • If you make an appointment for a consultation, but do a no call/no show, I will not make another appointment for a concultation with you.

Hours & More


Text/Voice: 585-506-6192


1057 Clinton Ave. South
Rochester, NY 14620


Friday: 12pm (noon) - 7pm
Saturday: 12pm (noon) - 7pm
Sunday: 12pm (noon) - 7pm
Monday: 12pm (noon) - 7pm
Tuesday: 12pm (noon) - 7pm
​​Closed Wednesday and Thursday


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Nestled into the Swillburg neighborhood of Rochester is Chimera Tattoo Gallery. A welcoming space that is identity and body positive. Contact us through text, voice, DMs, or email.
1057 Clinton Ave. South
Rochester, NY 14620
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Dale Bogucki is the owner of Chimera Tattoo Gallery. A new transplant to Rochester, NY, he is excited to start a new art journey here.
Born and raised in Indiana, he spent his pre-college years in the little town of Dunlap, just outside of Elkhart. His college years were a time of learning, queer activism, and evolution. While attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago he transitioned from F to M. A few years after receiving his BFA he moved from Illinois to Ohio.
Life in Ohio was full of community, and change. He loved participating in the Occupy movement while living there, and being deeply involved in the Leather community. However, his restless spirit soon had him moving along again.
After a serendipitous adventure to Asheville, NC with a friend he decided to move there. What a beautiful place, and what amazing adventures. Yoga, and Buddhism entered his life, he decided to live sober, wrote a lot of poetry, became a pescatarian, and met his tattoo mentor, Matt "Hillbilly Tish" Hoxit. Tish took Dale under his wing, and taught him the ways of tattooing and customer service. After finishing his apprenticeship Dale decided to open his own studio, Asheville Craft Tattoo. ACT was born and he quickly developed a solid client base. However, it seemed that Western North Carolina was not his last home.
Now Dale is in Rochester, NY. Why? He loves snow, doughnuts, Polish food, and city life. This is the final destination. Chimera Tattoo Gallery is where he tattoos, and makes art, and Rochester is the city he is busy getting to know.
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