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Wilmington, NC 28401
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Wilmington, NC 28403
Tattoo Shop in Jacksonville, NC
For 18 years now, Hardwire Tattoo & Body Piercing has been serving the Wilmington, NC community with righteous high quality custom tattoos and body piercing services. Now, by popular demand, we are proudly serving customers in our new Jacksonville, NC, tattoo shop. We are equipped with the latest equipment and all the latest trends and designs in the world of tattooing.
Now with two locations, one in Jacksonville, NC, and one in downtown Wilmington, NC, there is no reason for you to wait any longer to get the custom tattoo you've always wanted. With 15 artists on site, you won't have to worry about waiting around. We are the only tattoo shop open 7 days a week, for your convenience. Private rooms are available, and all equipment used at our tattoo shop is sterile to ensure your health and safety. We are locally owned and operated and have been in business since 1995.
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The most important thing you can do before getting a tattoo is taking the time to find the right studio and/or artist. Many people just decide on a whim that they want to get a tattoo, and enter the nearest studio without much thought about what they are doing. Some get lucky and walk away with a great tattoo, and some don't. Here are some things to help you along in making your decision, and to make sure that you get a tattoo you are going to be proud of. So, relax, and don't be in a rush to get hardwire inked.
We provide quality & safe custom tattoos!
Choosing the right tattoo shop is crucial in ensuring you get the custom tattoos you want and have a good experience in the process. Upon entering any reputable tattoo shop, you should see training and licensing certificates and/or permits openly displayed. The shop should not smell and if it does, the smell should remind you of a hospital – clean and sterile, not musty or dirty. Floors and counters should be clean and free of any ink spots. Your tattoo artist should look alert, healthy, and responsive. An absolute must in any credible tattoo shop is an autoclave – if there’s no autoclave in the shop, you shouldn’t be there either. While pets are fun to have around, a tattoo shop is absolutely no place for pets to be unless it’s a fish tank that looks well maintained. You should also be aware that different states have different regulations – know yours so you can be sure you’re in a clean, safe shop. When talking to any tattoo artist about sterility, if he or she seems hesitant in letting you visually inspect the equipment or instruments, Leave! A tattoo artist who is following protocol should have no problem letting you see the instruments he or she is about to use on your body.
Humans have marked their bodies with tattoos for thousands of years. These permanent designs – sometimes plain, sometimes elaborate, always personal – have served as amulets, status symbols, declarations of love, signs of religious beliefs, adornments and even forms of punishment. The earliest known examples were for a long time Egyptian and were present on several female mummies dated to c. 2000 B.C. But following the more recent discovery of the Iceman from the area of the Italian-Austrian border in 1991 and his tattoo patterns, this date has been pushed back a further thousand years when he was carbon-dated at around 5,200 years old.
While body piercing may not be permanent like tattoos, they can be tricky to heal and have a lot of things that can potentially go wrong with them. Being informed on how to prevent complications will help you have a positive piercing experience. Body piercing is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewelry may be worn. Body piercing is a form of body modification. The word piercing can refer to the act or practice of body piercing, or to an opening in the body created by this act or practice. The history of body piercing has experienced an increase of popularity since World War II, with sites other than the ears gaining sub-cultural popularity in the 70s and spreading to mainstream in the 1990s.
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