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ESTABLISHED IN MAY, 2010, THE BOSTON TATTOO COMPANY IS THE BOSTON AREA’S MOST RESPECTED TATTOO STUDIO.  WE ARE THE 2011 & 2012 WINNER OF THE “BEST OF BOSTON” BY THE BOSTON PHOENIX AND THE 2013 WINNER OF THE “BEST OF SOMERVILLE” BY THE SOMERVILLE SCOUT

LOCATED JUST MINUTES NORTH OF DOWNTOWN BOSTON, WE OFFER THE LARGEST SELECTION OF VARIOUS STYLES OF TATTOOING & BODY PIERCING BY AWARD WINNING TATTOO ARTISTS & PIERCERS

WE HAVE THOUSANDS OF DESIGNS TO CHOOSE FROM AND DRAW CUSTOM DESIGNS UPON REQUEST.

WE ARE OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

 

~ HOURS OF OPERATION ~

MONDAY THOUGH THURSDAY 11AM – 8PM

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 11AM – 9PM

SUNDAYS 12PM – 5PM

*Piercing from 11:30-7:30 Th, Fr, Sat & Mon and 12-5 on Sun (off on Wed)

 

WALK-INS ARE WELCOME

PROPER ID IS REQUIRED

CONSULTATIONS ARE FREE

 

WE ARE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON THE RED LINE AT THE DAVIS SQUARE STOP

FULLY LICENSED AND INSURED

CASH & ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED (SORRY, NO CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS)


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Q: How long does it take to heal and what can I expect during that time?

A: A brand new tattoo will feel like a sunburn during the first day or two.  The tattoo may form a layer of dry skin or lightly scab within a few days- this is normal.  Do not try to remove any scabs or dry skin by picking at it or scrubbing in the shower- Let your tattoo heal by itself!  You should be fully healed within about 2 weeks.

Q: What do I need to do after I get a tattoo?

A: The tattoo artist will advise you on specifically what you will need to do after the tattoo.  In general, until the tattoo is healed, you will need to protect the tattoo from direct sunlight, avoid prolonged wetness (swimming, bath tubs/hot tubs,etc) and no petroleum jelly as the initial healing agent.  We do sell a specific aftercare cream that will help get the tattoo off to a great start.  Don’t be cheap and buy a $1.59 tube of A&D ointment at the local pharmacy- ointment has petroleum jelly in it and that is a no no…

Q: Does it hurt?

A: Every person is different, but generally speaking, the anticipation of any pain is usually worse than what it actually feels like.

Q. Is it safe to get a tattoo?

A. Yes, it is safe to get a tattoo.  Every tool and piece of equipment is sterilized immediately after each tattoo is completed.  All tattoo needles are 1-time use only.  They arrive to us from the manufacturer in individual pre-sealed pouches and are opened up right in front of you.

Q. What kind of tattoo designs can I choose from?

A. We have thousands of pre-made flash designs in the shop, but all of our tattoo artists do custom artwork.  If you have an idea, bring in a rough sketch or picture and the tattoo artist can draw something up for you.  We will not tattoo hate or gang related imagery.

 

Q. How much does a tattoo cost?

A. Our studio minimum is $60.  The individual pricing of a tattoo must be done in person and cannot be done over the phone, email or messaging.

Q. How old do I have to be to receive a tattoo or piercing?

A. Tattoo: Minimum 18 years of age with a license or birth certificate and picture ID.  Sorry- no one under 18- it’s the law.
Piercing:  18 years of age with a license or birth certificate & picture ID.  If under 18, you’ll need a parent/guardian present with the minor’s birth certificate and a picture ID from both the parent/guardian and minor.

 

Q.What is considered proper form of ID?

A. A state or government issued license/picture ID or a passport.  However, the picture cannot be more than two years old.

Q: Can I bring someone with me for support?

A: Unfortunately, the only person allowed in the tattoo area is the customer receiving the artwork.  Friends and family may wait in our lobby.  Children are NOT allowed in the store- Period!  It’s not that we don’t like children, it’s just that this is just not the right environment for an impressionable young mind…

Q: Can I just walk in to get a tattoo or piercing, or do I have to make an appointment?

A: Piercings are quick, so we only take walk-ins.  For tattoos, we take both walk-ins and appointments.  Granted, not every tattoo can be done as a walk-in due to time constraints, artist availability or design needs, but we will do our best to work with you.

Contact Us

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260 Elm St, Suite 102

(Davis Square)

Somerville, MA 02155

 

(617) 625-8282

 


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