9/11

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DHT honors the memory of those that passed on 9/11. May those that fell Rest In Eternal Peace and those left behind remember and be comforted.

How to Schedule an Appointment

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Want to make an appointment? Please follow these tips: 1. Please come in person with references. We cannot make you an appointment without seeing what you want, how big and where on your body. These factors determine how long the appointment will take and how much it will cost. 2. Please do NOT email to schedule, reschedule or check openings. …

Cartoons and Comic Books

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I have had the great privilege to tattoo several comic book, cartoon and video game characters over the years but never with more enjoyment than now. I have a large Captain America in DC piece I’m working on. I recently finished an adorable Pokemon. I did Vanelope Von Sweetz from Wreck It Ralph, several Mario tattoos and a Harley Quinn. …

Kraken

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I drew a lovely marine themed half-sleeve that’s looking for its forever home. It’s meant to be very colorful. If you know someone into sea life, oceans, anchors, coral/reefs and of course mighty krakens send them my way. They just might get a wonderful piece.

Summer Fun

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We are very pleased to thank our fans, friends and supporters for the single busiest Mother’s Day since our inception. We did a record number of services spanning things as large as a back piece session to as small as a single initial. We enjoy a variety of clients from large scale collectors to nervous first timers. Sometimes we do …

Earth Day

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Well it’s been so incredibly busy in my personal life that I’ve barely had time to breathe. This Monday I will be traveling to New York to take a sculpture class from one of the best. Both Steve and I will be working on one-sixth scale character bust out of clay. Look for pictures on my Instagram feed @darkhorsetattoos In …

What’s New With You?

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Things are humming right along with our northern Virginia tattoo studio. Stafford is really beautiful in the Spring. Cat has turned out some interesting projects lately including some new custom art, some custome half sleeves and a new back piece project. Tattooing interesting projects makes the day go by so quickly. She has also reproduced a client’s daughter’s artwork as …

Out Like a Lion

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Well I for one am entirely sick of this Northern Virginia weather! Who can believe we got snow and sleet in the last week in March?! Crazy. Let’s hope old man winter just goes ahead and expires. I have been enjoying new inspiration after getting back from my annual pilgrimage to STL. I have been trying some new subjects and …

March Madness

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Stafford is abuzz with several new tattoo clients here at Dark Horse Tattoos and Body Piercing. We enjoyed a particularly outstanding day earlier this month which topped our daily record of deposits taken with 18 new deposits between Jon and Cat. Wow! There is great back piece in our future, a huge sleeve cover up ad countless half sleeves. Lots …

Busy Week

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It was a crazy fun week at Dark Horse Tattoos and Body Piercing! Clearly Stafford is the most rockin’ little town in Northern Virginia! I finished up a fun back piece of a skull and roses with an old school dagger. I also did a fun vintage wolf tattoo sandwiched between several other one-off traditional tattoos. I also had the …