Hiring for front desk!

We are currently in search of a new staff member on our customer service end.

Job duties include booking appointments for clients on our (sometime complicated) system so we ask that applicants are computer savvy, and quick learners. The available position is for Friday and Saturday only. Please understand that no apprenticeships will be offered at any point, and this is strictly customer service related.

If you would like to apply, please send your resume and why you’d like to work with us to red5tattoova@gmail.com

Applicants must be 18 or older.

Closing dates coming up:

Red 5 will be taking a few days of closure coming up in the next 2 weeks. 

The shop will be closing at 5pm on Friday June 29th, remain closed on June 30th, and as always we will be close that Sunday and Monday as well. 

We will also be close on July 4th in observance of Independence Day. 

Thank you for understanding, and contact the studio with any questions. 

True honor.

There are few things quite as amazing as seeing a living legend represent your studio. Whang-od has been tattooing for 85 years, and at the young age of 100 she doesn't seem to be slowing down. She is known for being the last living traditional Kalinga tattooer, and it's a long -but worthwhile- journey to receive a tattoo from her. Renato Garcia, one of Chris Garcia's brothers, was fortunate enough to get tattooed by her and made this incredible photo a reality. This is a truly an honor, and incredibly appreciated.


Christmas time tattoos! The gift of forever.

This time of year, we love that clients come in and purchase things for our studio to give to a loved one in hopes of getting them tattooed. There's nothing better than a permanent gift. 

We also receive a lot of calls around Christmas from people wanting to get their kids tattooed. Though we appreciate wanting to trust us with a permanent work of art, we do not tattoo under 18 for any reason. What can we recommend for your 17 year old? Get them a gift card, which never expires, and have them start planning a beautiful work of art, then set an appointment for their 18th birthday. You can show your support, and also ensure that they will receive a beautiful and professionally done piece. It also allows plenty of time for a solid tattoo idea to be made, and gives something to look forward to.

What ever gifts you choose to give, we hope you have a safe and happy holiday season! 

TIMES ARE A-CHANGIN' ....No really, we're changing our hours:

Many of our clients already know, as we've been getting a hold of some of you who had appointments on the days we're changing. 

Starting October 8, our studio hours will change to the following:


We have done our best to contact the clients with appointments existing on those days, but are still waiting on calls from a few. If you happen to see this, and know you've got appointments with us on those days, please give the studio a call at 757-644-6484 and ask for the manager, Alley, or email us with ATTENTION ALLEY: EXISTING APPOINTMENTS in the subject line at red5tattoova@gmail.com

We thank you for your continued support and patience as we transition to new hours.