ANCIENT ART TATTOO STUDIO #1


Ancient Art Tattoo Studio is Tidewater’s longest running, artist-owned, tattoo studio chain. Established in the mid 1970’s, Ancient Art opened the doors to its first tattoo parlor in Yorktown, Virginia in the early 1980’s. Decades later, after overturning several citywide tattoo bans, this ground-breaking chain still stands strong with four reputable tattoo shops located across the Hampton Roads area: Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton and Yorktown.

(refer to the links at the top of the page to visit each location’s website)


Ancient Art Tattoo Studio’s founder, J.D. Crowe, has long paved the way for legalized tattooing in Hampton Roads. His persistence to educate the government on healthy tattoo practices during his historic battle with the cities of Virginia Beach and Chesapeake resulted in the overturning of a 50-year ban on storefront tattoo parlors—the government judging to regulate them rather than banning them. J.D. Crowe later provided assistance to the Department of Health, preparing guidelines and diagrams outlining proper safety procedures in a tattooing environment to help the department develop its new legislation. This iconic victory eventually led to similar long-time bans being lifted in many of the surrounding cities, ultimately helping to raise awareness of proper health codes, practices and procedures in an industry once plagued by underground operations.


GETTING A SAFE TATTOO THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU


Tattooing in accordance to city legislation and the Department of Health, the fully licensed staff members at the Ancient Art Tattoo Studios in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton and Yorktown all provide safe and sterile tattooing environments. They are qualified to assist you with all of your needs: designing custom tattoos from your ideas or sketches, assisting with placement options, or just answering questions so that you, the client, can make more informed decisions. Specializing in tribal tattoos, old school tattoos, oriental tattoos, cover-ups and repairing older tattoos or those poorly done, each Ancient Art Tattoo Studio location also houses impressive collections of Official Tattoo Brand™ flash sheets, filled with thousands of the world’s most popular tattoo designs, to help you in your search.


4 LOCATIONS IN TIDEWATER


If you are thinking about getting a tattoo, consider stopping by any of the four Ancient Art Tattoo Studios in Hampton Roads, two on the southside and two studios on the peninsula. Their licensed professionals will take their time to ensure that you receive a quality tattoo in a clean, healthy and sterile environment. The four Ancient Art Tattoo Studios are convenient to all the Tidewater cities, including Suffolk, Franklin, Gloucester and Williamsburg, Virginia. Ancient Art Tattoo has proudly served the Chesapeake Bay area for over 3 decades.

(refer to the links at the top of the page to visit each location’s website)

 ChesapeakeAncient_Art_Tattoo_Studio__Chesapeake.html
   YorktownAncient_Art_Tattoo_Studio__Yorktown.html
   HamptonAncient_Art_Tattoo_Studio__Hampton.html
   Va. BeachAncient_Art_Tattoo_Studio__Virginia_Beach.html

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