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. 


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. 


We are getting together Monday,  June 20th at Venue 112 in Virginia Beach and you're invited!

Contest for the best and worst tattoos, prizes for free laser and free tattoos, sign ups start around 9pm, contests start around 10pm.

Come out, show us your best and worst, and win some prizes!

Back in action:

Lorin Hay is joining us this week, Tuesday May 17 through Saturday May 21, and will be taking appointments as well as walk-ins. 

This may be the last time we get to see him in American for awhile, so get tattooed before he officially heads back to live in Germany!

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.