The Hand Of Fate Tattoo Parlor, Ithaca, NY

Please stay tuned as we work on some changes to The Hand of Fate Tattoo Parlor! We are operating under new management. The shop is open during the usual hours and we look forward to seeing you soon. Jake is currently tattooing; contact us for an appointment at, call (607)319-4999, or stop by for a walk-in. Have a great tattoo idea? Let's make it happen!

If you wish to see Eddie or make a future appointment with him, please read below for his contact information or look him up on Facebook at Eddie Molina Tattoos. We hope to have him back as a guest artist in the months to come. Best wishes to Eddie and Demetra as they venture west!


August 2016: FROM LEFTY, TO OUR CLIENTS: Where do I begin? Let me start by thanking all of my amazing clients for trusting me with your skin these past 9 years at HOF. Thank you Ithaca for all of your support through my years of growth here. You've made me a better tattooer, a better artist, and all around better person. The Hand Of Fate Tattoo Parlor has been my greatest achievement to date (not including marrying the greatest gal around, but that's another story for another time). After 9 years I feel it's time for me to continue my growth as an artist, expanding my repertoire, and exploring new mediums and techniques. Unfortunately, being the "boss" is standing in the way of achieving these goals. So it is with a very heavy heart, that I am officially announcing that I will be selling HOF at the end of August. Fear not, I will be working by appointment from now until the end of July. I've tentatively accepted a job at Traditional Tattoo in San Luis Obispo, California and will be spending the entire month of August there. For this reason, my available time is limited. If you have any ongoing work, and would like to finish what we've started, please contact me or Demetra directly at the shop: (607) 319-4999. Please leave a message on the answering machine. We will get back to you as soon as possible, and try to fit you in where we can. Alternatively, you can email us at: Unfortunately, I will not be taking on any new projects at HOF. If you would like to start something new, you can contact me directly at for upcoming availability in SLO. Again, I would like to thank everyone who has helped make the time spent here in CNY so memorable. I will miss this place very much! Sincerely yours, Eddie "Lefty" Molina (Proprietor) The Hand Of Fate Tattoo Parlor P.S. The Phunky Phyz Doctor Spok will be available throughout the month of August for any of your specialty tattoo needs,,,,, or a hug! Jake will also be available,from now until the end of August, same as usual, same bat time, same bat channel.... The Hand of Fate Tattoo Parlor came into existence October 13, 2007, located in the newly revitalized West End neighborhood of Ithaca, a picturesque college town in upstate New York.  We are located minutes away from Cornell campus and Ithaca College. Originally conceived as The State Street Tattoo Parlor by award winning New York City tattoo artist Eddie 'Lefty' Molina, the tattoo shop was renamed after Eddie had a gruesome run in with a wood router during construction. He cut off the end of his left hand pinky, amended the business paperwork at Ithaca City Hall first thing Monday morning, and The Hand of Fate Tattoo Parlor was born.

Our tattoo shop in beautiful Ithaca, NY is a first-class tattooing establishment with experienced artists that specialize in completely custom work for you, the client.  Our highly skilled team of tattoo artists will work with you (and your budget!) to design your one of a kind tattoo, be it your first or the tenth in a growing collection!  We do take walk-ins without an appointment for smaller tattoos as time allows. However, if you’re thinking about larger scale work or a complex piece, we suggest coming in ahead of time for a consultation. Due to his high demand, Eddie Molina tattoos BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Eddie also has a TWO HOUR MINIMUM for NEW tattoo projects. If you would like work done by Eddie 'Lefty' Molina, please call us for his availability for NEW PROJECTS and to get on his waiting list! THANK YOU for your understanding!

We exceed all New York State and New York City Health Department and safety standards, adhering to strict procedures and guidelines to maintain a sterile environment. Owner and head artist Eddie Molina is a profesionally licensed tattooist through the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs. In addition, lab certified tests are mailed out once a month to maintain important sterilization equipment.  Your health and safety, as well as our artists' well being, is top priority.