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Welcome to Fatty’s Tattoos & Piercings!

At Fatty's we aim to provide an amazing, personalized customer service experience. We prioritize our clients health and safety which is why we work by appointment only. We also value your time. No more waiting for hours in a packed lobby for a simple body art procedure! We keep our front doors locked limiting the amount of people in the shop adding to your personal security. Unless you are an adult accompanying your minor child for a piercing we ask that you bring no one else with you to your appointment. When you arrive at the time of your appointment just press the buzzer or knock and your body artist will meet you at the door to let you in.

Tattoo appointment and estimates requests can be made online at our website by selecting the “Tattoo Appointments and Estimates” menu option.

Piercing and jewelry purchases/installation appointment requests can be made online at our website by selecting the “Piercing Appointments” menu option.

Please understand that all requests will be responded to you as soon as we are able. We are usually fielding hundreds of requests daily so we appreciate your patience.

We do not regularly answer our phones. All questions and comments can be sent to our email address: shop@fattystattoos.com

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 consistently been voted “Best Tattoo Parlor” every year in the Washington City Paper’s Best of DC Readers Poll. We have 3 convenient locations in Maryland and Washington DC which are accessible via the Red line Metro.

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 which expresses our desire to create unique body art for every individual.

All of our piercers follow standards set forth by the Association of Professional Piercers.

We only offer 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 area, 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.


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

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