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Here are some of the best Baltimore tattoo artists and shops according to our research. If you think we should add anyone to the list or if you see anything that should be edited, contact us by clicking here
Hunter R Spanks
Tattoo Profile: All of the artists at Southside Tattoo provide quality work and are happy to work with whatever ideas and designs you bring to us. We will work with you until your are one hundred percent happy with the piece and leave you with a product that you will love for the rest of your life.
Tattoo Profile: With 6 full time tattoo artist and a full time piercer, DeVille Ink can handle all of your tattoo and piercing needs. We always prefer appointments, but we do accept walk-ins on a first come basis and availability.
Tattoo Profile: Our artists are true to the craft of tattooing, specialist in creating one of a kind designs in traditional, new school, and of course custom.
Charm City Tattoo
Tattoo Profile: Offering original, unique, custom, fineline, freehand, portraiture, coverup & repair work. I strongly recommend calling in advance as I run a single-artist operation and when I’m booked, the lights are off & the door is locked. Rest assured, you will be given the same attention and focus when it’s your turn.
Idle Hands Tattoo Emporium
Tattoo Profile: We welcome everyone to visit the shop and look around or meet our artist. For any more information about the Idle Hands Tattoo Emporium or about artist that is not listed feel free to contact us directly via phone or email. We gladly answer any questions or concerns as quickly as we can in a timely manner.
Tattooed Heart Studios
Tattoo Profile: John Garancheski opened Tattooed Heart Studios in 2005 with a vision to provide a unique tattoo studio environment that focuses on custom artwork creation and customer service that exceeds client expectations. Today, THS is a collective of hard working, award winning and accomplished professionals who all share the same mission.
Mr B’s Tattoos
Tattoo Profile: Mr B’s offers quality and professional body piercings to customers . Serving the area for the past 7 years, our staff is experienced and able to provide a wide variety of piercings.
Have Fun Be Lucky Tattoo
Tattoo Profile: We do fine tattoos for fine folks. From custom to classic we do it all. We also sell paintings, t shirts and other handcrafted items made by our incredibly talented staff.
Absolute Tattoo & Body Piercing
Tattoo Profile: Welcome and thanks for visiting. At Absolute Tattoo we take pride in our art and our goal is to give you artwork that lasts a lifetime.
Baltimore Tattoo Museum
Tattoo Profile: Welcome to the Baltimore Museum. Within these walls, we hope to explore the history and artifacts of modern electric tattooing. We have been a pioneer of tattooing in Baltimore, opening our doors in1999.
Tattoo Profile: Capone’s Ink is Baltimore’s hottest studio for tattoos, piercings and tattoo supplies. We do custom designs in all colors and locations, and you can count on our friendly artists for superior design work in our clean, modern location.
Read Street Tattoo Parlour
Tattoo Profile: Expert custom tattooing and friendly service in a non-intimidating environment. Walk-Ins welcome. Owned and operated by Charlie Foos.
Island City Tattoos
Tattoo Profile: Island City Tattoos is the best tattoo shop in baltimore city for tattoos and piercings. If you’re looking for someone to help you take your ideas and turn it into that beautiful tattoo you always wanted come visit us.
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Saints & Sinners
Tattoo Profile: Saints and Sinners wants your blood. Come get tattooed.
Baltimore is the largest economic hub and city in all of the great state of Maryland. It is known for its cool and quirky neighborhoods, great harbor, the world famous Johns Hopkins Hospital and its unique museums. It is shocking that Baltimore hasn’t been labeled a historical destination because if you pay attention, you will find that Baltimore is rich with history.
The city was named after Lord Baltimore and it was settled in the beginning parts of the 17th century. Baltimore’s waterfront, which is now engulphed by attractions, restaurants and shops, was what made Baltimore the chosen hub for the English and the tobacco trade. Baltimore had moved on to include sugar production as one of their main industries by the 18th century.
Baltimore is a major trading and seafaring community and they played a major role in the proceedings that helped to shape the history of the United States, which included the American Revolution. In anguish from the commerce regulations and taxes that the English tried to execute, angry merchants got together to sign agreements that would have them avoid trading with Britain. Adding to the losses the merchants from Britain were experiencing, leaders moved to Baltimore so they could join the resistance. This is the stuff that energized the city of Baltimore and between the years 1776 and 1790, the population of the city doubled and by the time 1800 rolled around, the population had doubled once more. As far as ports of entry for Europeans go, Baltimore was once ranked second. In addition, because of the Revolutionary War, the number of black residents increased a great deal because Britain offered them freedom following the war if they were escaped slaves. Even though Baltimore allowed slavery, there were more free blacks in the city than any other city in the South.
Baltimore profited greatly off of trading overseas. Britain tried to stop America from being the country that “ruled” the sea and because of this, in 1812 American declared war. In 1814, British forces attacked Baltimore. Francis Scott Key was on a British ship trying to negotiate for the freedom of a prisoner during the Battle of Baltimore. He rehashed what happened in The Star Spangled Banner. It was a poem that would end up being the national anthem of the United States.
After the war, Baltimore went through a big period of growth. Foreign trade commenced and the flour trade really took off. Flour mills were all over Baltimore by 1825. Baltimore was connected to all parts of the Midwest because of the National Road, which is now known as US Route 40. The completion of the Erie Canal by the city of New York, Baltimore’s grip on trans-Allegheny traffic was threatened. The business people of Baltimore started the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad which ended up being the first common carrier railroad in the United States. This made Baltimore a hub of manufacturing and shipping and also the second biggest municipality in America.
Fun Facts About Baltimore
People that are from Baltimore are very picky about cooking and eating of their famous Chesapeake blue crabs. The steam the crab, cover them in Old Bay and then fill their plates and tear them apart by hand all while washing it down with a beer. If you use a fork for your crab, the people of Baltimore will kindly ask you to get out!
The people of Baltimore believe that Artscape is the best art festival on the planet. More than 350,000 people show up every year to join the wildness of the Artscape all while standing in the smoldering Baltimore sun. Artscape in one of the country’s biggest festivals that you get into for free and this is a surprise seeing as how over 150 craftspeople, designers and artists show up.
The music is also fantastic in Baltimore. In 2008, Rolling Stone Magazine dubbed Baltimore the “City with the Best Music Scene.” No matter what you are into, you will find it in the city. Even though there are a great deal of hip hop artists, rock bands and they have the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore is known for their jazz music.
Another thing you should know about Baltimore is that the Inner Harbor isn’t just a destination for tourists, but also a favorite hangout for locals. Outside of great shops and restaurants at Harborplace, the sightseeing tours and cruises of old ships like the USS Constellation, you can take a nice walk or run at the Inner Harbor. In addition, to the beautiful things you can see at the Inner Harbor, you can also go see the National Aquarium. The aquarium is packed full of over 17,000 amphibians, mammals, fish, reptiles and birds. The Aquarium recently opened their wonderful blacktip reef exhibit. This reef is a replication of an Indo Pacific reef that houses over 700 creatures of the sea including 20 blacktip reef sharks.
Baltimore is the home of the national anthem. The Star Spangled Banner was written by Francis Scott Key and was written about the Battle of Baltimore where the British were held at bay at Fort McHenry by American soldiers.
To add to famous people that have spent time in Baltimore, Edgar Allan Poe, Frederick Douglass, Ogden Nash, H.L. Mencken and Gertrude Stein all called the city of Baltimore home. You can actually go see the home where Edgar Allan Poe grew up. It is located at 203 Amity Street in West Baltimore and it is named the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum. If you would like to see where he was laid to rest, you can go to Westminster Graveyard as well.
Pack your bags and take you family to Baltimore if you want to experience a great city with modern amenities and a rich history. You will not have a hard time finding something to do in this great city as it is full of history and right on the ocean. Don’t wait any longer and head over to Baltimore. You will not regret it.
Baltimore, Maryland has a rich tattoo history. Featuring shops such as Baltimore Tattoo Museum, Saints & Sinners, Read Street Tattoo Parlour, Positive Image Tattoos, and Charm City Tattoo, Baltimore is a great destination if you’re looking for some new ink. With a population of around 620,000, there are lots of potential customers for the parlors in town. Yelp currently lists 25 different shops when searching for “tattoo” in Baltimore. Google Places lists 448 different tattoo shops in the Baltimore area, which shows how competitive the city truly is. When doing research for your artist, we suggest not paying too much attention to price because quality is much more important when you’re going to be living with the artwork for the rest of your life.