Welcome to Fattys Tattoos & Piercings

Since 1994, Fatty’s has established itself as the best tattoo and piercing shop in the Washington DC/Maryland/Virginia metro area. We are the region’s leader for custom tattooing, body piercing & high quality body jewelry and we have been voted “Best Tattoo Parlor” in the Washington City Paper’s Best of DC Readers Poll in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Fatty’s has 3 convenient locations in Maryland and Washington DC all which are accessible via the Red line Metro.

Our tattooists are award winning, multi-faceted, mixed media artists who strive for excellence in their various art forms. We specialize in high quality, custom tattooing. You will notice when entering Fatty’s that our walls are not covered with the typical “pick em and stick em” tattoo flash that you see everywhere else. Our walls proudly display original fine art by Fatty and express the desire to create unique body art for every individual.

All of our piercers are experienced, knowledgable, and are dedicated to their craft. Fatty’s only sells high quality, internally threaded jewelry for the best piercing results possible. We are the DMV area’s largest and in many cases exclusive retailer of various jewelry pieces from BVLA, Anatometal, Gorilla Glass, Neometal, and SM316. Our large selection of body jewelry is like no other in our region, and we are always happy to make special orders for your jewelry needs.

Fatty’s has been featured in many media outlets including The Washington Post, NPR, Newsweek, Fox & Friends, Inked Magazine, Tattoo Magazine and many more.

Feel free to contact us by phone, e-mail, or mail with your comments and questions. Your feedback is important and we want to hear it! The quickest way to have your questions answered is to either call during operating hours, or to come on down to Fatty’s in person. Please note that we can only give accurate tattoo estimates in person.

You must be at least 18 to get body art in DC. You must be at least 18 to get tattooed in Maryland. We will perform limited piercings on minors only out of our Silver Spring location (see our “Piercing Hours & Pricing” page for a full list and ID requirements). We can only preform body art services when an official state or federal ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID) is presented.

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For general shop information, tattoo, & piercing inquiries contact us at:

Are you a tattoo artist or body piercer seeking employment opportunities in the Washington DC/Maryland/Virginia area? If you are a body artist who has experience and would like a chance to be a part of the Fatty’s Crew, please send your inquiries here: shop@fattystattoos.com

Phone: 202-452-0999

We are Open 7 days a week, Noon – 8pm

Fatty’s prefers cash but we accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover.

Check out one of our three locations: CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

Dupont Circle
1333 Connecticut Ave, NW – 3rd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036

H Street Corridor
516 H street NE Washington DC 20002

Silver Spring
8638 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910