The Shop

Custom tattoos in a clean and comfortable art studio.

The Shop

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The Shop is a tattoo parlor and art gallery located in downtown Fowlerville, Michigan, nestled in an historic, century-old building. In Livingston County, the building is known as the “old hotel” and the classic, eternal character of the building’s architecture is the perfect compliment for The Shop.

We are artists.

We don’t do piercings and our work isn’t limited to tattoos.  We have elaborate portfolios of our own custom flash for you to choose from. Our art is created by the tattoo artists on staff. We’ll create custom designs for your tattoos and then retire those custom tattoo designs, guaranteeing your tattoo is uniquely yours.

A fresh take on tattooing.

You won’t feel uncomfortable in The Shop or overwhelmed by racks of flash designs picked up at a tattoo expo. Walk in the door, grab a cup of coffee, relax on the couch and enjoy our free wi-fi while you wait for your fully customized tattoo. We even have a netbook available for you to use to find design ideas while you wait in comfort.

The Shop is clean and inviting.

The business is licensed through the State of Michigan as a Body Art Facility in full compliance and has been inspected by the Livingston County Health Department. We’re happy to put even the tattoo-skittish mind at ease with a guided tour explaining why we managed to get zero code violations at our opening and follow-up inspection and what we do to maintain a sanitary environment year round.

Our tattoo clients’ demographics vary.

Our tattoo clients live in Howell, Brighton, Pinckney, Hartland, Webberville, Stockbridge and Fowlerville primarily. We also regularly see tattoo clients from the Detroit, Jackson and Lansing areas.  If you are driving further than 45 miles to get your body art, please let your tattoo artist know and we can try to arrange for a travel discount to be taken from the price of your custom tattoo. We also do custom artwork for out-of-state clients. If you are coming in from out of state, we’d be happy to help you locate lodging and point you towards dining and entertainment venues we think you will enjoy.

Our clients are both male and female, with slightly more women than men. Most of those women are moms aged 25-45, though we’ve tattooed adults of all ages. The love of tattoos is eternal in human nature, and not bound to one age group. We do not tattoo minors though. Here is an explanation as to why we have a policy not to tattoo minors even with parental consent.

Slideshow photos by Shöne Foto.

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