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Whether you enjoy bold color work, smooth black and grey shading or crisp black work, our reputable and experienced tattoo artists can create beautiful custom tattoos you will enjoy for the rest of your life. We offer full service body piercing and feature body jewelry of the highest caliber. We also sell tattoo & piercing aftercare products and gift certificates.

Here at Dark Horse Tattoo and Body Piercing Studio, we value your health and safety and want you to feel safe and comfortable in your tattooing or body piercing experiences, whether you are a tattoo virgin or a seasoned collector. From a public health standpoint, our procedures meet or exceed Virginia’s guidelines for sanitation and disinfection.

We take great pride in our work and want the chance to earn your satisfaction and loyalty. Stop by and talk to our staff to learn the Dark Horse difference today!

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Cover Ups

January 15, 2015

We do a lot of rehabilitation of unsatisfactory tattoos here at the Stafford, Virginia Dark Horse Tattoos. We wanted to share some tips.

  1. You must come in person to get an estimate.
  2. You must have some idea of what you want; references are helpful.
  3. You must be flexible with your theme because we have to make your idea fit the cover up.
  4. Almost all cover ups are two to three times larger than the original tattoo.
  5. Nearly every cover up cannot be a walk-in because art must be generally drawn in advance because it is harder than designing a fresh tattoo.


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