Artists At The Shop Own Their Own Businesses, Rent Booths

What this means for gift certificates, refunds, deposits, payments, scheduling and more. All of the artists that tattoo in our facility actually own their own businesses. They aren't subcontractors and they aren't employees. They actually just rent booths in our facility. On our end, we ensure that all medical waste is taken care of and … Continue reading Artists At The Shop Own Their Own Businesses, Rent Booths

Sexual Harassment & Tattoo Shops

What is normal? Options for if you feel uncomfortable In recent years, public discussion about sexual harassment in tattoo shops has become a national discussion. As more stories continue to pop up the news occasionally, we want to make sure that all of our clients feel safe and comfortable. We also want to make sure … Continue reading Sexual Harassment & Tattoo Shops

COVID Vaccination, COVID-19 Infection And Scheduling Your Next Tattoo

This pandemic has hit our industry hard. Tattoo shops closed for months last year, and things still haven't returned to normal. As we maneuver through this pandemic together, we have tried to keep you up to date on every detail of our reopening process. New information has come up that will again affect the way … Continue reading COVID Vaccination, COVID-19 Infection And Scheduling Your Next Tattoo

Recall Alert: Ask Your Artist To Check The Lot Numbers Before They Tattoo You Using Scalpaink, Dynamic, Antone’s Ink, Color Art Inc, or Solid Ink

Our inks were not affected by this recall. We subscribe to email alerts from the FDA pertaining to recalls, so we learn of recalls right away. None of the inks in our shop were the targets of this recall. None of our clients were ever at risk from the contamination events described in this tattoo … Continue reading Recall Alert: Ask Your Artist To Check The Lot Numbers Before They Tattoo You Using Scalpaink, Dynamic, Antone’s Ink, Color Art Inc, or Solid Ink

Michigan Licensed Body Art Facilities

Public Act 375 is the law in the State of Michigan that governs over body art facilities and tattooers. Public Act 375 made it so that individuals can't legally tattoo, brand, microblade, or perform body piercing on another individual unless it happens in a licensed facility. It also set up specific requirements for all body … Continue reading Michigan Licensed Body Art Facilities

How Old Do You Have To Be To Get A Tattoo In Michigan?

The Shop does not tattoo minors. Not even with parental consent. Sorry. Teens want to know, "How old do you have to be to get a tattoo in Michigan?" The fact is, there is no minimum age to get a tattoo in Michigan, pursuant to Mich. Comp. Laws § 333.13102. Of course, in order for … Continue reading How Old Do You Have To Be To Get A Tattoo In Michigan?

Our Best Portrait Tattoo Advice- With Images From Darl Papple At The Shop In Fowlerville

Advice for choosing a portrait tattoo artist or a portrait tattoo subject for the best outcome. Plus pricing suggestions.

What Are Photo-Realistic Tattoos?

Examples of portrait and photorealism tattoos with examples from tattoo artist Darl Papple, owner of The Shop in Fowlerville, Michigan.

Tattoos in the Workplace: More Acceptable or Still Taboo?

Written by Jennifer Swarthout "Tattoos are unprofessional." In The United States and a majority of Europe, tattoos and piercings are pulling further away from the unprofessional stereotype. In fact, most hiring adults define professionalism with values, including how you treat other people, work ethic, and personal character. Some companies fear that allowing employees to have … Continue reading Tattoos in the Workplace: More Acceptable or Still Taboo?

2nd Annual #Ink4Autism Event To Benefit The Boxing Autism Club Of Livingston County

We just kicked off our second annual #Ink4Autism tattoo charity event at The Shop! We have a month of tattooing awesomeness happening to raise money for one of our favorite local charities. The Boxing Autism Club of Livingston County  is a nonprofit organization that dives right into the needs of families affected by autism. Last … Continue reading 2nd Annual #Ink4Autism Event To Benefit The Boxing Autism Club Of Livingston County