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.


As many of you know, Martin Buechler has left for the summer, and we are unsure of a return date. Because of this, we have temporarily removed his portfolio to avoid booking confusion. He will be missed, and we hope he has a blast training dogs and experiencing the US!

Rob Beresford is currently out of town bettering himself as an artist, learning, and growing at the Explorer Tattoo Conference, and he will be back in the studio Thursday June 22, 2017.

We will be closed on the 4th of July, and re-open for normal hours on July 5th. 

Chris Garcia will be out of the studio July 5-21, and will be back normal hours July 22.

Lastly, Michael Truitt will be returning for a guest spot July 26-29, and we are stoked to have him back! Find a brief portfolio here.


Virginia Beach Tattoo Arts Festival

We've had a lot of questions regarding the upcoming tattoo convention in Virginia Beach, and we are pleased to announce that Chris Stoll and Martin Buechler will be tattooing at the convention all weekend August 12-14, 2016 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

If you have questions regarding appointments, please contact those artists. 

Super Bowl Sunday, BUT...

For those of you who aren't necessarily football fans and want to get tattooed, our artists are open for walk-ins from 5pm until 8pm! Walk-ins are first come, first served so feel free to call ahead and see if anyone is still open! We might even be able to turn the commercials on for you.

Our studio age limit for tattooing:

Lets start with that fact that it's awesome that people trust us to tattoo their children, of all places. It's appreciated. 

Though the law in Virginia says that you can be under 18 with parental consent, the artists here do not tattoo anyone under the age of 18. There are many reasons for this, some personal and some moral, but regardless it's just not something we do here for those reasons, and the fact that we did not get the insurance policy to cover tattooing minors... which will be explained further down.

The way I see it is that when you turn 18 there are a few privileges you get: you can buy cigarettes, Hustler and Playboy magazines, and you can get tattooed. Whichever you choose is up to you, or none of those things, but the point is that you have to be 18 to do those things by yourself for a reason. 

Tattoos are a lifelong commitment. It's often used as a form of self expression, which can sometimes be a momentary thing for even people over 18. I've always told anyone under the age of 18 that if you have a tattoo you want, put the artwork somewhere that you have to look at it every single day until you turn 18, or at least a year, and if you don't want to change a single thing then definitely get it done. Chances are something will change, if not the entire thing. Another issue is that people under 18 and freshly 18 usually want to put tattoos in highly visible locations. This is often considered a "job stopper" that most young people don't think about, because they just want to get tattooed. Tattoos are accessories and not necessities, and unfortunately sometimes they can stop you from getting that big job you went to school for and/or wanted so badly. 

In the event that you decide to find someone to do the tattoo, a couple of things to remember and look out for:
-Is that artist licensed, and working inside a professional DPOR/health department regulated and licensed studio? You can look up the license of the artist or a business LLC on the DPOR website. They should also be displayed in the immediate view of the public in each studio.
-Does that studio have an insurance policy that covers tattooing under the age of 18? Studios are supposed to be insured, but the policy generally doesn't cover minors unless added on.
-Did you take a chance to thoroughly look through the artists portfolio? We all know tattoos are permanent, but sometimes we get too excited and in the "I don't care who does it" mood... always care... it's your body, make sure you are investing in it wisely. 

As always, we are here to answer any questions you have so don't be shy!