Fatty is the visionary behind Fatty’s Tattoos & Piercings. His tattooing journey began in 1989 when he received his first tattoo in someone's basement for $20 (kids, please don't do this!). Fatty loved the tattoo experience so much that he decided that this would be his path in life and by 1991 he had started to teach himself the craft. In 1994 he opened Fatty's Custom Tattooz in Frederick MD but chose to relocate to Silver Spring MD in 1995. There Fatty's began to offer 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 capitol 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 and continued his advocacy work for comprehensive body art regulations. In 2014 Fatty's on H street NE in Washington DC was opened in the same year as out Silver anniversary. In 2015 Fatty's expanded again opening our 3rd location in Silver Spring Maryland. And the vision continues... Fatty spends as much time as possible immersed in his creative world making art, music, writing fiction and of course tattooing. He specializes in and enjoys large-scale biomechanical, japanese, mythological, dark art, psychedelic, and realism tattoos. If you would like to work with Fatty, send him a request by email. (Note: Fatty works by appointment only out of our Silver Spring location and does not take on all requests. However he will be happy to connect you with an artist that best fits your tattoo inspiration)

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Email: fatty@fattystattoos.com