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Welcome to Fatty’s Tattoos & Piercings!

We’ve instituted new policies and procedures that we will be following in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic. These new policies and procedures are temporary and are meant to keep everyone safe and healthy.

All tattooing and piercing services will be done by appointment only.

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

Piercing and jewelry installation appointment requests can be made online at our website under the Piercings menu by selecting the “Piercing Appointments and Jewelry Installations” button.

Please understand that all requests will be responded to you as soon as we are able but we are backlogged and have hundreds of requests pending so we appreciate your patience.

We also have some new temporary protocols that must be followed by all clients getting work at Fattys during the phase 2 reopening:

1. You must wear a mask to enter Fattys if you’re not wearing a mask we will not be able to serve you.

2. We will be taking everybody’s temperature at the door. If your temperature is above 100.4 degrees we will not be able to serve you.

3. We will be asking you to clean or sanitize your hands upon entering Fattys.

4. You’ll be asked to read and sign a COVID-19 questionnaire form in addition to our regular procedural forms.

5. 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.

6. Everyone must follow social distancing protocols while you are at Fattys.

During this time we will not be regularly answering our phones. all questions and inquiries can be sent to our email address shop@fattystattoos.com

Rest assured that these new policies and procedures are in place to keep us all safe and healthy during this unprecedented time and then eventually we will be resuming normal business activities in the near future.

Until then we ask for your patience and understanding. Thank you for choosing Fattys and we look forward to working with you soon!

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. 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.

Feel free to contact us by e-mail with your comments and questions: shop@fattystattoos.com


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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