Ninth Wave is simultaneously tattoo studio and storefront, offering custom tattoo and showcasing a carefully curated selection of handmade objects created by local and international artists. Dave Shoemaker, a tattooist with nearly 30 years experience, along with his wife Lauren Shoemaker opened Ninth Wave in hopes of offering something unique to our diverse community. Located in the costal city of Asbury Park, NJ, our vision is to bring together beautiful handmade craft of various genres, ranging from ceramic & jewelry, to many things in between.