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Madison Tattoo Artists

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  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michael S.
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This is an exceptional tattoo shop with outstanding artists. It is also a really neat place to shop with local artists. You will walk into this gallery and it will be like no other experience. the people are friendly and welcoming. This is a one stop shop for anything artistic. I would highly recommend anyone going there for a gift as well as great body art.

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    Teri R.
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    I absolutely loved my glitter tattoo! It didn't even come off when I took my son to the splash pad! Absolutely amazing! Thank you again! I will be getting more done this Summer! I love them so much! Beautiful work!


    I specialize in fully custom tattoo work. I enjoy doing portraits, anything photo realistic, bio-mech, wildlife and realistic flowers, and anything with a big, bold twist to it. I also do all piercings, and I am nationally trained in microdermals. 99% of the tattoo work that I do are custom. When you come into the shop, you will see no flash, because I prefer to always do a 1-of-a-kind piece of art work on my client that no one else will have. This is tattooing at its finest.


    We are a full service tattoo and body piercing shop. We do custom and Flash (off the wall), or bring in your design and we can get you inked. We also do have two full-time piercers on staff at all times. We do all piercings including micro dermal implants.


    I pride myself on being able to listen to my clients and give them the art that they want. Custom drawing a tattoo is a great thing,but sometimes you just want an image that you like.I prefer to draw but I can tattoo your jpeg image if you would like. Tattooing and meeting new people on a daily basis.My job gives me the ability to travel and live a pretty exciting life.


    Bad Apple Tattoo was established in 2012 by owners Matt Guirlando and Jeremy Brown. From the beginning, we wanted to provide the best in custom artwork at a shop with a clean environment, comfortable atmosphere, and a friendly, educated staff. With over 20 years of experience, our artists are some of the best in the business and specialize in everything, from traditional to new school, coverups to portraits. We are not a flash shop, and you will not find any on our walls. We provide custom artwork for each individual, so you will truly have an original piece of art on your body. Don't forget: we also offer the greatest deals on piercings in the area. So, no matter if it's for piercings or tattoos, make your next stop Bad Apple Tattoo Company for your next masterpiece. Not only will you look great, but you can also feel comfortable knowing that everything throughout the procedure was done using 100% safe, sterile, and disposable equipment used on you alone.

    Q & A

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    How long does a henna tattoo stay on?

    Typically a henna tattoo stays on anywhere from one to three weeks. Henna artists work with henna paste, also called mehndi, which dyes the skin for a short period of time. An important part of Indian culture, the use of henna has become increasingly popular in the United States, with henna artists providing henna tattoos for weddings, as event entertainment and for other special events. Henna artists typically apply their designs to the palms and backs of the hands, the wrists, up to the elbows, and from the feet up to the knees. To preserve the rich color of your henna tattoo and help it set, avoid water as much as possible within the first 24 hours of application. The color will be richest during the first week. Brides may want to have their henna tattoos applied one or two days before the wedding for optimal results.

    What is the meaning behind henna tattoos?

    Henna tattoos, as they are called in the United States, have a long tradition in Indian, African and Middle Eastern cultures. For centuries, the leaves of dried henna plants have been ground into a fine paste to be used as a temporary and nontoxic skin dye. This form of body decoration has been used in celebrations, weddings and ceremonial rites of passage in many cultures. Often in Hindu weddings, henna artists decorate the hands and feet of the bride (and at times the groom) with intricate designs. In some Muslim traditions, henna artists paint women with henna designs as they are in their final stages of pregnancy. In the United States, popular culture has adopted this beautiful body art and henna artists provide brides (and sometimes grooms) with temporary henna tattoos. Henna artists are also a popular choice for entertainment at corporate events, birthday parties, bachelorette parties and festivals. Henna artists may charge anywhere from $10 to $300 per hour.

    How much does it cost to get a henna tattoo?

    Nationally, the average cost to hire a henna artist is between $100 and $180 per hour. Rates will vary by location and the experience of the individual henna artist; it’s possible to find artists who charge less than $50 per hour. Some henna artists charge an hourly rate, especially for corporate events or festivals where they are providing service to multiple people within an hour. They may also charge flat rates for bridal and wedding services or special events. Here are some examples of average cost:

    • Hourly rate: $65-$85 or more per hour. Price is dependent on event size and number of attendees.
    • Starting rate for minimal palm designs: $15 or more.
    • Henna tattoos covering the hands and wrist and bottom of feet up to the ankle: $175.
    • Henna tattoos covering the hands to the mid-arm and feet to above the ankle: $300.
    • Henna tattoos covering the hands to the elbow and the feet to the knee: $450.
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