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I will be taking a trip to Charlottesville, Virginia at the end of next month. So far I have seen Jinx Proof in D.C. and Super Hands and Hold it Down in Richmond. Are there any shops that I am missing that are in the area? American traditional only, por fa. Also, any LSTers live near Charlottesville?

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Acme Tattoo - Cville has Jason Boyer, who is a badass who also is the touring guitarist for Sleigh Bells. Staunton, hit up Tim Forbus at Acme Tattoo - Staunton. Go to Lynchburg and get tattooed by Josh Brown. Drive up to Harrisonburg, and get tattooed by Andrew Conner. Or drive to Richmond and you have Matt Brotka at Salvation, and Mike Rennie at Absolute. Or go to Petersburg and visit Tantrum. I realize I am repeating just about everyone else's choices. BUT YOU GOT CHOICES SON.

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I don't mean to hijack this thread but it has been inactive for a while. I recently moved to VA and I am looking to get a couple large, black and grey, realistic/reproduction pieces. I am just curious if someone can give me the names and locations of the best artists in this area. I checked out all the names in this thread but they are obviously traditional artists, which is not what I am looking for. Thanks for the help!

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Marlowe Ink in Fairfax has some great artists, and they all have their own style. Corey Taylor does really good traditional, and he comes from Exposed Temptations which is a good shop, but overpriced.

I've had almost every artist at Marlowe do work on me, definitely recommend them.

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Acme Tattoo - Cville has Jason Boyer, who is a badass who also is the touring guitarist for Sleigh Bells. Staunton, hit up Tim Forbus at Acme Tattoo - Staunton. Go to Lynchburg and get tattooed by Josh Brown. Drive up to Harrisonburg, and get tattooed by Andrew Conner. Or drive to Richmond and you have Matt Brotka at Salvation, and Mike Rennie at Absolute. Or go to Petersburg and visit Tantrum. I realize I am repeating just about everyone else's choices. BUT YOU GOT CHOICES SON.

thats the guy who inked up bourdain in atx??

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Hey, I'm from the D.C area, I'm looking for an artist that is great in black/grey and specializes in traditional japanese. Does anyone have any suggestions that fit this profile?

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thanks to those who mentioned me on this thread. flattered. i should lurk around here more often....

Good Stuff Tim, look forward to our session on Thursday! BTW everyone else echoed your sentiments on the Swallow in my other thread.

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Brian Bruno is also at Absolute in Richmond.

And I know Doyle and Waugh get lots of reps, but Tony Morrell does a really nice take on Japanese. <-- Jinx Proof Crew.

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