Each procedure room is private and no children are allowed into the studio, letting you come in and enjoy a personally satisfying experience when you get tattooed or pierced here. So, please leave the kids at home when you come to visit. We ask this because of the adult-styled artwork (some images are pornographic in nature) in the shop as well as for health reasons. This will also let Mom or Dad relax knowing the children are safe at home and not running around outside in the parking lot.
We offer more than 1,000,000 designs to choose from as well as a nice selection of jewelry of some of the latest designs for body piercings. Whether its your first time, or you have a larger collection of tattoos and/or body piercings, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by our safe, clean atmosphere as well as by our low prices. Our piercings start at just $20.00 plus the cost of jewelry. We recommend H2Ocean aftercare product to heal your piercing.
Our tattoos start at $50.00 for any design 1” x 1” (or smaller) or script-styled names. We also offer a “pay-as-you-go” plan that allows you to pay for those larger tattoos over several sittings. Typically, a customer will come in and have the outlines done and pay for that portion. The next sitting adds shading, and the final sittings complete the color. Each sitting can be paid for at the time the work is performed, thus allowing you to spread the cost of a larger tattoo over several sittings, making it much more affordable to the average person. Usually we ask that you wait 2 weeks between each sitting to give your body time to recover and heal from each sitting.
We open at 2:00 p.m. every day (except Sunday & Wednesday, when we take time off) and stay open until 10:00 p.m. during the week and until midnight Friday and Saturday. We also gladly accept private appointments with a small deposit. We welcome walk-ins. We welcome all credit cards and debit cards. No personal checks please.
If you have an idea for a custom piece, please feel free to come in to discuss the idea with us. We will evaluate your idea and offer any advice we feel might give you the very best tattoo. The design is drawn up and you have the opportunity to review and revise the design before your first sitting. The deposit is applied to the cost of the custom tattoo. There are no art charges at our shop and we do not charge extra for color. Typically we ask for a minimum of 48 hours to develop your custom piece. Normally, a week for art development is more desirable since we are often tattooing from the moment we open until well after normal closing hours. This means your design must be drawn up during the hours we are closed and this sometimes takes us a bit more time. We do have the Internet available to us at the shop and use it extensively to research and develop custom tattoo designs.
All of the tattoo artists are creative professionals with shop experience and each has their area of specialization. All artists are very sensitive to their clients wants and desires and do their best to accommodate the client's wishes. We all take our time to make sure the work is done right the first time.
We opened in March of 2005 and since that time we’ve received numerous positive comments about our shop. Below are samples of some of the compliments our clients have passed on to us:
“I was so happy I found your shop. I’ve been to 3 other shops in the area and I’ve walked out of each one because either it was pretty dirty, or else the staff just didn’t have time to help me with my idea for my first tattoo. Thanks, Addicted 2 Tattoos, my first tattoo looks great! I’ll be back!” -GINA- Tampa, FL
“I’ve had several tattoos done at other shops in the area, but the one I got at Addicted 2 Tattoos is brighter and more colorful than any others I have. I love your work!” -TED- St. Pete, FL
“My first tattoo was put on by a friend who wasn’t a professional tattooist. I came to Addicted 2 Tattoos to see if they could fix it. Not only did they fix it, but they made suggestions about improving it, and now I have a really pretty tattoo. I think it’s great!” -LISA- Tampa, FL
“WOW, your shop is really different than the other shops I’ve been to. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the people that work there. Since I was getting my first tattoo in a “special” place, I really appreciated the privacy your shop offered during the tattoo being applied. I’m telling all my girlfriends this is the only shop they need to go to.” -ELLEN- Brandon, FL
“All the tattoos I have, I got in prison. I’ve never had a tattoo by a professional. You made the experience memorable, and I’m real happy with the tattoo. Thanks.” -MARK- Tampa, FL
“My girlfriend and I wanted matching tattoos. The people at Addicted 2 Tattoos took their time and helped us design the perfect tattoo for us. Then they made us feel very comfortable and the tattoos didn’t hurt much at all. On top of that, you gave each of us a full sized container of Ink Fixx to use during the healing process and told us in detail how to take care of our tattoos during the healing stage. We’re very happy with the work and the experience.” -JOHN & JILL- Chicago, IL
“I came into Addicted 2 Tattoos because my piercing was hurting and the shop I had it done at was closed. The piercer there cleaned it up, told me how to take care of it and even gave me a discount on a new piece of jewelry. I had no after-care instructions from the first place I went, so the piercer gave me a copy of their after-care sheet and answered all my questions, even though there were other people waiting. I think this is the only shop I’ll be coming to in the future.” -JANICE- Tampa, FL
“I didn’t have enough to pay for the tattoo I really wanted. The artists at Addicted 2 Tattoos explained how I could do a “pay-as-you-go” for the tattoo and so that’s what I did. I already have the outline done, and I’m coming in next week for the shading part. I only had to pay $100 for each sitting and this let me get the tattoo I really wanted, rather than settling for something cheaper. This really helped me out a lot. Thanks. –SUSAN- Plant City, FL
“My Dad died last year and I wanted something to remember him by. The artists at Addicted 2 Tattoos worked with me to design something dignified and eye-catching. They didn’t even charge me extra for including his name and birth/death dates. I’m really happy and now every time I look at it I feel good.” -GEORGE- Largo, FL
”What a great shop! I’ve never seen such a clean, well-run shop. You sure gave me confidence and made me feel welcome.” -MATT- Pinellas Park, FL
“Your shop was the only one I could find open after 8 p.m. in this part of town. Since I work late, it’s been a problem to find a shop that could help me after work. I got my eyebrow and navel pierced and it only cost me $50.00. That included the jewelry. It’s a great deal. The piercings are straight and well done. And, I appreciate you taking the time to go over the healing steps with me.” -SANDRA- Tampa, FL
“My daughter who is 14 wanted her navel pierced. When I took her to Addicted 2 Tattoos, they explained why, with her body still growing, it wasn’t a good idea to let her do it. So, I hope other parents will take my advice and make their children wait until they are at least 16 to get pierced.” -MARGIE- Tampa, FL
“I had some unfinished tattoos and Addicted 2 Tattoos is working with me to get them completed. They made the cost reasonable (by letting me pay-as-you-go) and they were real nice to me. Thanks.” -ALEX- Lutz, FL
“This is the friendliest shop I’ve ever been in. And, what a huge selection of designs. I really enjoyed my visit. I will be coming back here for my next tattoo and for the 2 piercings I want.” -CATHY- N.Y., NY
“I just needed a new barbell and I picked one up here for just $5.00. It is 316LV steel and for $10 the piercer put it in, made sure it was the right size and that I was comfortable with the fit. Thanks.” -CHITO- Tampa, FL
“My girlfriends and I wanted to have a private tattoo party but couldn’t find an artist who wanted to do the tats. When I called Addicted 2 Tattoos, they explained how their private parties worked and the costs. Both fit well with what I wanted. So, we arranged to go to the shop on a day they were closed, and they let us all in, locked the doors and worked on all of us til 3 AM. It was a great party and we’ve got some really fine work. You helped me make my friend’s birthday a smash success. Thank you so much!” -BRITTANY- Tampa, FL
“My son just turned 18. He’s been bugging me for a couple of years to get a tattoo, but after visiting several shops in Tampa, I thought I’d have to disappoint him because they were not sanitary looking and the people there were for the most part rude or snotty. When we found Addicted 2 Tattoos, we were both really happy with the shop and their prices, so now my son has his first tattoo and I’m not broke!” -DANNY & DANNY, JR. - Tampa, FL
“My mom wanted her first tattoo at age 50. She was not comfortable going to a tattoo shop alone, so I took her to Addicted 2 Tattoos, where I’ve already gotten 2 tattoos. She felt right at home and found a beautiful band of roses to put around her ankle. For the fun of it, she also had a rose put on her big toe. I got away for less than $100 and she got a great looking tattoo. Thanks for making her happy!” -LESLIE- Clearwater, FL
“My tattoo looks great, and I loved the price.” -BOBBY- Tampa, FL
“I’m a dancer and I needed a beautiful tattoo to compliment my legs. I found just the perfect one and it took only an hour to complete it. I’m getting more tips than ever and I think it’s because of the ‘strategically-placed’ tattoo. Thanks, Addicted 2 Tattoos!” -BEVERLY- Tampa, FL
The last tattoo shop I went to really messed up my tattoo. I came here to see if they could fix it. Not only did they fix it, but they suggested some additions and now it looks beautiful. And, now I’m not embarrassed to show it.” -SAMANTHA- Tampa, FL
“I went to Ybor for a tattoo. But, the price was so high, I didn’t get it. Then, I found Addicted 2 Tattoos on Florida Avenue. Their price for the same tattoo was more than 50% less than the Ybor price. So I got it here and I couldn’t be happier with the work!” -SCOTT- Brandon, FL
Hello, I've been researching UV ink
and tattoos as far as safety concerns and I have read a great many opinions.
My first question is have you ever encountered any adverse reactions to this
ink? My other question to you is have you ever used this ink on a Black man
(or woman). I added my picture below and the link to my website has lots
more if you want to get a better feel for my skin tone. For professional
reasons I cant have visible ink so this is something that would satisfy my
desire for ink and keep the peace in my profession. As long as it would be
invisible. Thank you
for any advice you can give. I saw you online and wanted to ask. Have a
I am a tattoo artist and shop owner in Tampa, FL that you contacted about UV inks tattoos. The white ink we have heals out to be invisible. The other colors will show up lightly on light skin, but because of the tone of your skin would be barely noticeable unless you point them out to someone. What we have been advising our clients about using UV, is that if they want a tattoo to look good in normal light AND in UV, do the normal tattoo first and let it heal, then come back and have the UV colors added over the existing tattoo. All the colors except white will show up pale in the skin, due to the extreme "waterery-ness" of the ink. Because of this, it is often advisable to go over the UV ink two times, with healing between. I have used the white only on several females who want to put lover's names on themselves. The tattoo when healed cannot be seen at all, except under black light. This is a real help for covering it up when they no longer want the name on themselves. The manufacturer advises against using normal tattoo ink with the black light ink, as one cancels the other when applied in the same area at the same time. I have two stars done in UV ink on myself. I found the healing time is about double, and the tattoos are rather pale, as I applied them to un-tattooed areas of my forearms. I use these to show to clients considering getting this type of ink. So far the strongest reaction I get is the cost, which is about double a regular tattoo because of the cost of the ink and the extra time needed to put it into the skin, it's very thin and has to be worked a bit differently than regular tattoo ink.
I hope this answers some of your questions. If you have more, please feel free to write. I will answer. Take care, and do come see us if you are in Tampa!
I just wanted to personally thank you again for putting up with Holly and I this past Saturday, you made my first tattoo experience an awesome one, and I can't wait to come in again and get more work done by you!! As a matter of fact Holly and I will be back this coming Saturday for our next tattoos!!! Like I also promised, I've enclosed some of the pictures we took, I don't know if it'll help out with the website or not. Thank you again!!!!
Amanda L. Ennis
So...you think you might want a tattoo?
I have a 14 1/2 year old daughter that wants to gauge her ears and I keep
trying to make her think, "What is the FIRST thing I want people to think
when they see me?" Because, baby, if you gauge your ears then you will NEVER
get the chance to recover from the instant judgment that will be passed upon
you by most of society that is OUTSIDE your own age bracket.
Hi there my love,
Well, she makes some valid points. I constantly have to tell parents to be the parent and tell their "children" that getting tattoos and piercings is an adult decision, and "children" should not be allowed to make this decision for themselves. But, so many parents today refuse to stand up to their underage children and put their foot down on following through with their parental decisions. I've told you about the grandmother who brought in her 9 year old granddaughter who was pestering grandma for a navel piercing. We adamantly said "NO". First they aren't old enough to make that decision, second grandma should grow some balls and third, they almost always end up with an infection because they are not supervised in their care of that piercing. They are children, they will always will play with that new piercing with dirty fingers, cause we all know children do not wash their hands as much as they should. That's why they're always getting sick!
I've not had a contagious disease since going into tattooing full time, because I wash my hands at least once an hour and never, never make finger contact with eyes, nose or mouth. That's what tissues are for. I hope you take my advice and stay well this winter. Thanks for the great article. I think I'll post it on my web site.
Talk to you soon,
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