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Short North Tattoo originally opened in 2009 as a fully custom tattoo shop and art gallery. In 2015, Short North Tattoo acquired new ownership as well as a crew of familiar Columbus artists. Together, we strive to provide the most positive and professional tattoo environment, as well as staying at the forefront of the most current sterility and aseptic procedures. From the initial consultation and conception of your ideas – to the completion of your new tattoo, we will go above and beyond what is expected to give you the best tattoo experience possible.

Whether you stop by the shop to talk to one of our talented artists about your ideas, or if you’re just in the neighborhood and would like to come in and check out the art -- we look forward to meeting you. If we have already met, or if we have had the honor of tattooing you, we thank you and look forward to seeing you again soon.



April 19, 2017 - Short North Tattoo is gearing up for summer! We have some great artists coming in for guys spots soon! Josh Kendrick will be here from April 23rd to May 1st, Dahveed and Jimmy from Native Rituals in Chicago will be here from April 27th to May 1st, and Kylie from Divinity Tattoo in Phoenix will be here April 27th to May 1st. Please stop by and say hi! 

Long time tattooer and Columbus familiar, Jay Blevins has started at the studio and will be working here full time. He is a world class artist with almost two decades of experience. His portfolio will be up soon! Check him out on instagram! @jayblevinstattoos



March 5, 2017 - Hey everyone! We hope everyone has been enjoying the warm weather this spring has been giving us! We have been super busy at the shop and have added another artist to our great team of artist. Matt Mullens has joined the crew and is settling in amongst our resident artists and getting acclimated to the shop. Stop by and say hi! You can check out his portfolio and bio under the artists tab on the website. 

We are working on having some guest artists coming through in the next few months, keep checking back for updates! 


November 1st, 2016 - A couple new things happening here at Short North Tattoo.

We are happy to announce the addition of Evan English to our team. Evan has been tattooing for 2 1/2 years and enjoys realism. Stop by the shop and say hi this Saturday for our gallery hop and check out his portfolio. For the November gallery show we welcome Brent Elam back to our shop with his newest batch of creations.  Please stop by this Saturday and check it out! We will have snack and drinks -- gallery show starts around 7p. See you then

September 29th, 2016 - Stop by for Miller's gallery show this weekend! We are putting the finishing touches on our outdoor space. The gallery show starts at 8pm and will go until 11p. Please stop by and check it out!  Party Time! 


September 6th, 2016 - We have been very busy here at Short North Tattoo. We are currently working on an outdoor space for our clients to enjoy while waiting on their appointment time or to relax while they are taking a short break.

If you haven't heard, one of Columbus' most loved artists -- Josh Kendrick -- is moving back to Austin, Texas this month. We are sad to see him leave, but we understand that growth comes in many forms and we are happy to see him move to another great city and accomplish great things! He will be coming back every few months for guest spots -- Keep your eyes peeled! 

Our October gallery show will be showcasing the work of one of our artists, Miller. Please stop by during gallery hop and check out his collection of post apocalyptic art! 


August 10, 2016 - Hey everyone, Thanks for visiting our website -- we are currently planning an anniversary party for the September Gallery hop. We will be sending out Facebook event invitations -- but everyone is welcome. Please come hang out and celebrate with us! 

Short North Tattoo

Studio - 614-947-0094


July 15, 2016 - Welcome to our new website. we are still working out some of the kinks, feel free to check everything out. Our contact info and hours are still the same. Please give us a call or send us an email if you have any questions. 

Studio - 614-947-0094