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Fish by Ivana Tattoo Art

Studio Name: Ivana Tattoo Art
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Studio Name: Ryan and Brooke Cook Tattoos Location: North Little Rock, Arkansas
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Funny Guys by Steve Phipps

Studio Name: Steve Phipps Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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Wolf by Yoni

Studio Name: Cat Tattoo Location: Addison, TX
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Studio Name: Steve Phipps Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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Studio Name: Painted Temple Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Studio Name: Painted Temple Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Nemesis by Yoni

Studio Name: Cat Tattoo Location: Addison, TX
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Studio Name: Painted Temple Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Studio Name: Steve Phipps Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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Studio Name: Loose Screw Tattoo Location: Richmond, VA
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Studio Name: Nick Baxter Location: Austin, TX

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August Blog- Getting Your First Tattoo

submitted on 08.10.20

First Tattoo

            Have you been waiting years for the perfect tattoo yet the reality of scrolling through thousands of images has become so mundane that you can’t even remember what your original idea was to begin with? 

We understand.

            Making such a permanent decision doesn’t have to come at the cost of losing your time and sanity. The best way to consider a tattoo is to ask yourself a few simple questions:

Does this tattoo fit my personality?

Am I comfortable with the placement of the tattoo?

What style do I prefer the most: Realism? Traditional? Illustrative?


           After you’ve made your mind up on your tattoo design, do some research on artists that will match your ideas; is the artist capable of creating the right tattoo for. Check to see if the artist has current photos on social media and/or has a portfolio of their artwork. It’s also a good idea to see if they’ve won any awards or have been showcased in any published magazines. Look at reviews of the studio where the artist works and compare that to other studios in the area. When in doubt, consultations are always a good idea. 


            As far as the studio where the artist works, how were you treated? Was the staff polite and helpful by answering all your questions?  Did the studio offer you a tour and take the time to explain the processes they follow? How clean was the studio? Were you impressed by the quality of work that you see displayed? 


A tattoo experience is supposed to be exciting, let us show you why. Stop by to take a tour & see how we proudly distinguish ourselves from other tattoo studios.

COVID-19 Safeguards and Regulations

submitted on 08.05.20

We want to keep you guys up to date on what procedures we've been implementing to control the spread of "The 19."  We, at Darkside, take the health and safety of both our clients, and staff, very seriously.  So, that being said, there are some changes that we've made to our regular "way of doing things" we'd like everyone to be aware of.

We are currently open on an appointment only basis, so were not accepting walk-ins of any kind.  At this time, our front room waiting area is closed to the public.  Every customer will be asked a serious of COVID-10 screening quesions, when we call to confirm your appointment.  When you get here, please call us to let us know, and we will let you know when you artist is ready for you to come in.  Once inside, we will take your temperature, have you wash your hands, and fill out a COVID-19 waiver/quesionnaire, in addition to our standard waiver.  All artists and clients are required to wear a mask at all times, so please bring one with you.  We ask that you come alone to your appointment, and not bring food in the studio.  Also, we are currently not tattooing minors, or doing piercings at all, until further notice, as regulations for those types of procedures conflict with the safeguards that are in place.

As far as setting up consultations and making appointments go, we are doing them strictly over the phone, and through email, for now.  Please call, and we will be happy to set you up with an artist, set up your appointment, and provide answers to any other questions you may have.  You can email Melinda and Maddie, at our front desk, by clicking Email Us, or to email an artist your ideas directly, their email links can be found on our Staff Page.  For any more questions/concerns that you may have, don't hesitate to call - (203) 469 - 9208.

We will continue to do our part in fight against the spread of COVID-19, and updating and adjusting these policies as deemed necessary.

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submitted on 08.01.20

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