Fattys first opened as a humble one man operation in 1994 in Frederick MD. Fatty quickly grew restless in the small town and chose to relocate to Silver Spring MD in 1995. There the Fattys brand began to expand, adding many talented artists to our roster and by offering piercing services. In 1996 Fatty began his body art legislation work, advocating for common-sense body art regulation in Maryland, speaking on behalf of the Maryland body art community in front of the Maryland legislature.

In 1998, Fatty’s relocated to its current home in the heart of our nation’s capital in Dupont Circle Washington DC. Starting in 2002 Fatty began winning numerous awards in various tattooing competitions setting himself apart from the pack. In response to DC government overreach, Fatty formed the DC Coalition of Professional Body Art Practitioners in 2013 continuing his advocacy work for comprehensive body art regulations.

In 2014 Fattys celebrated its 20 year anniversary by opening its second location on H street NE in Washington DC. The following year in 2015 Fatty’s expanded yet again opening our 3rd location in Silver Spring Maryland. And the vision continues…


Fatty at work in 1994

Are you a tattoo artist looking for work opportunities in Washington DC or Maryland?

If you are a hard working, honest and skilled tattoo artist looking for flexibility, independence and some really nice people to work with then

partnering with Fattys might be a good fit for you!