Why Choose New Hampshire over Massachusetts to Get Your Tattoo?

November 4, 2015

Do you live in Massachusetts? You might be surprised to know just how many of our clients come north of the border from your state to see our skilled New Hampshire tattoo artists.

The most important reason you’ll want to leave Massachusetts for your next tattoo? Experience. We’ve been in business since 1977—and there’s not a single parlor in Massachusetts that has anywhere close to that amount of longevity.

In fact, between 1962 and 2000, it was illegal to operate a tattoo parlor in Massachusetts! Due to unsanitary practices in the 1950s and 1960s, there were widespread disease outbreaks in the commonwealth. As a result, the state legislature instituted a ban that lasted nearly into the new millennium.

While health standards and practices changed dramatically in the ensuing years—and we use state-of-the-art sanitization, including disposable, single-customer tattoo and piercing needles—Massachusetts was left out in the cold while we honed our skills in the Granite State. In fact, Steve and Scott Jones both started professionally inking tattoos in New Hampshire well more than a decade before it was legal to get a tattoo in Massachusetts.

You and your tattoo are going to be together a very long time, and we believe it is important to get it right the first time—and while we’re experts at tattoo repair and cover-ups, we want you to love the ink we give you from day one, and that’s why our wealth of experience matters.

The next reason to come to New Hampshire for your next tattoo? No sales tax! Right off the bat, you’ll be paying 6.25% more for your Massachusetts tattoo than you will for our expertly-crafted tattoo in New Hampshire—and that’s before you’ve heard our great prices to begin with. We don’t know about you, but we’d rather pay less for higher quality than more for lower.

So, whether you need your Massachusetts tattoo repaired or covered up, or you want one of our expert New Hampshire tattoo artists to work with you to design your next custom piece of ink, remember that we’re just a short drive over the border on route 3 in Nashua, and I-95 in Seabrook. You’ll be glad you made the trip!