Independence Day 2017

We will be closed on 7/4 to celebrate Independence Day.

Sale - May - June 2017

During the Month of May and June nostril piercings will be 20% off and all Nostril pins will be 30% off including Gold.

Tattoo Artists

Information you need to know to make an informed decision.

This page has a lot of information for you to empower yourself. Browse through it carefully so you can make an educated decision.  Please be aware that we do not automatically accept all tattoo projects.

Tenured, Associate, and Junior Artists

Artists who are tenured have been with our company the longest and have the most established careers.

Associate artists are those who have been in the industry for a while and are well into their careers. 

Junior artsits are newer in their careers and are still learning. 

We encourage each person to choose their tattoo artist based off of that artists portfolio. A portfolio helps you understand the artist's style and skill level, both of which will effect the outcome of your tattoo. 

Tenured artists will most of the time cost you more, but you may get more value out of them due to their experience. Junior artists will generally cost you less, however them being new in their careers may not get you the experience you have in mind. This is up to each individual client to decide.

Choosing your Tattoo Artist

Make sure you are doing your due diligence for your own safety

You have decided to have your body tattooed and you are asking yourself, “I want it done now, so where do I go?” In this era of bloodborne diseases you MUST be very careful who you have perform your Tattoo!

See their autoclave (sterilizer)

An autoclave is a device that sterilizes the jewelry, tools and equipment necessary to perform your piercing(s) by eliminating bacteria and its spores. The most effective units available to studios use a combination of steam and pressure. (”Dry Heat” is NOT considered appropriate for sterilization.) Absolutely no studio should be in operation without this vital piece of equipment!

Spore test Results

A spore test (biological indicator) is the only way to know that an autoclave is working properly. Biological indicators actually test the autoclave’s ability to kill even the most dangerous & resistant organisms such as HIV, Hepatitis, etc. The studio should keep recent results on file and be willing to show them to you.

Do they provide aftercare guidelines?

The aftercare for your tattoo should be explained to you and provided in writing. Read this sheet BEFORE you have the tattoo done! If it tells you to treat your tattoo with harsh soap, ointment, alcohol, or hydrogen peroxide, the studio is not keeping up with industry standards.

Is the studio well-kept and clean?

Are the walls washed and the floors cleaned? Is the staff bathed and neat? Is the restroom kept clean and tidy? Ideally, studios should have 5 separate areas: the counter, waiting room, tattoo area, a bathroom, and a separate sterilization room.

Does the studio have a license to operate?

In most cases a license to operate means that the studio meets minimum requirements and has passed some sort of inspection. To find out if your area has established standards and inspections, call your local Health Department. If a studio is operating unlicensed in an area where licenses are required, report them to your local health department or city business license division.

Portfolios

Each artist can have different styles, but don’t let this be an excuse for poorly executed tattoos.  Look at the quality of the tattoos that the artist is doing.  Don’t get caught up in a cool looking tattoo - dig right into the details to see if the artist is technically sound.  

Use your instincts

If you don’t feel comfortable with the studio or the artist you should leave. “I should have listened to my gut feeling” is something you should never have to say.

Use your head

Don’t act impulsively or be swayed by a low price. You generally get what you pay for (but some unskilled tattoo artists charge plenty). Get referrals on a tattoo shop/artist from knowledgeable friends and/or the local health department.

What People are Saying about us

“BEST Shop,  BEST Crew,   BEST Overall Experience.  I would not go anywhere else for a tattoo, I cannot say enough about the entire process...from design to the tattoo itself and then the follow up afterwards, everyone at ECW truly cares about their craft and want the customer to be happy.”

Rick

 - Google Review User

 - Yelp Review User

“The atmosphere inside is welcoming and relaxing – and most importantly CLEAN.  I will definitely be back and recommend ECW to anyone in Jax who wants a top-notch body modification.”

Sarah

 - Google Review User

 - Yelp Review User

I walked in and was immediately impressed. Nicest shop I have ever walked into. I recommend this shop to any and everybody who is into tattoos and piercings. Best piercer and shop in Jacksonville HANDS DOWN!

Caleb

 - Google Review User

 - Yelp Review User

“When I walked in, I was impressed by how clean the place was. The high tech equipment they have makes me know they take their profession seriously. I would certainly recommend this shop to anyone looking for professional staff and clean environment.

Enza

 - Google Review User

 - Yelp Review User

“ECW is the best tattoo shop that I've been in. Everyone at ECW is extremely professional. I highly recommend ECW for anyone that wants a professional tattoo. I will get more tattoos from Patrick the next time I come down from Virginia, even if I need to make a special trip for it.”

Geoff

 - Google Review User

 - Yelp Review User

"If I could give it an extra star I would. My piercing experience was excellent. James made well informed and instructed me through the entire process, I felt completely comfortable, everything was clean like doctor's office and everyone was extremely professional and I don't think I could go anywhere else now."

Jasmine

 - Google Review User

 - Yelp Review User

“Super clean environment!! Definitely a plus! I waited for maybe two minutes to go back. Before the service was performed James made sure that I was well educated on what to expect from the whole experience. Everything is sterilized right in front of you. The piercing was super fast and they use high quality jewelry!"

Kamiah

 - Google Review User

 - Yelp Review User

If I could give it an extra star I would. My piercing experience was excellent. James made well informed and instructed me through the entire process, I felt completely comfortable, everything was clean like doctor's office and everyone was extremely professional and I don't think I could go anywhere else now.

Jasmine - Google Review User

“ECW is the best tattoo shop that I've been in. Everyone at ECW is extremely professional. I highly recommend ECW for anyone that wants a professional tattoo. I will get more tattoos from Patrick the next time I come down from Virginia, even if I need to make a special trip for it.”

Geoff - Google Review User

“When I walked in, I was impressed by how clean the place was. The high tech equipment they have makes me know they take their profession seriously. I would certainly recommend this shop to anyone looking for professional staff and clean environment.

Enza - Google Review User

I walked in and was immediately impressed. Nicest shop I have ever walked into. I recommend this shop to any and everybody who is into tattoos and piercings. Best piercer and shop in Jacksonville HANDS DOWN!

Caleb - Google Review User

“The atmosphere inside is welcoming and relaxing – and most importantly CLEAN.  I will definitely be back and recommend ECW to anyone in Jax who wants a top-notch body modification.”

Sarah B - Google Review User

“BEST Shop,  BEST Crew,   BEST Overall Experience.  I would not go anywhere else for a tattoo, I cannot say enough about the entire process...from design to the tattoo itself and then the follow up afterwards, everyone at ECW truly cares about their craft and want the customer to be happy.”

Rick W. - Yelp User

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