OUR STUDIO

ENCRYPTED INK STUDIO HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO PROVIDE THE ULTIMATE BODY ART EXPERIENCE. OUR LOFT-LIKE, STATE OF THE ART SPACE IS SIMPLE, MODERN AND PROVIDES A CALM, TRANQUIL, STERILE ENVIRONMENT WHERE THE FINE ART OF TATTOOING IS BROUGHT TO LIFE.  OUR STUDIO IS UNIQUELY DESIGNED FOR CUSTOMER COMFORT, PROVIDING EVERY CLIENT WITH A ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATION, FOR OUR ARTISTS TO DISCUSS, EDUCATE, MEASURE AND PLAN A FULL CUSTOM PIECE OF FINE ART THAT WILL BE YOURS FOREVER. WHEN HERE, YOU ARE CONSIDERED PART OF THE ENCRYPTED INK FAMILY. 

 

In Loving Memory of The Founder

BRANDON THORP HAD A DREAM TO OPEN UP A TATTOO AND PIERCING STUDIO THAT CATERS TO CLIENTS WHO TAKE PRIDE IN THE WORK THEY PUT ON THEIR BODIES.   THE ARTISTS AND PIERCERS AT THE STUDIO TAKE PRIDE IN EVERYTHING THEY DO.  

THE FINEST MATERIALS

NOT ONLY DO WE SPARE NO EXPENSE IN PURCHASING THE HIGHEST AND MOST REPUTABLE TOOLS OF OUR TRADE, BUT EVERYTHING WE USE IS JUST FOR YOU (ONE-TIME USE), AND IS 100% FULLY DISPOSABLE. 

UNCOMPROMISING SAFETY

YOUR PEACE OF MIND IS OUR'S.  OUR STAFF ARE FULLY LICENSED AND TRAINED IN ALL AREAS OF BLOOD PATHOGENS AND CROSS CONTAMINATION, AND ALWAYS PUT CLIENT SAFETY FIRST.

 

In-Studio Piercing

 

WE PROVIDE A SERENE AND PRIVATE ENVIRONMENT TO EXPERIENCE THE PAINFUL PLEASURE OF FULL-CUSTOM BODY PIERCING. OUR HIGHLY-TRAINED STAFF WILL ALWAYS EDUCATE YOU TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS.

GALLERY

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Freed

Shannon

Shannon began working in the tattoo industry in 2003 as a body piercer in her hometown, Washington, DC. She apprenticed to tattoo in 2009 under Tina Forever. Traveling has majorly influenced her art and design interests. In 2012, she hit the road for a year, journeying to SE Asia, East Asia, Northern India, and the EU/UK. While living in Seoul, South Korea, she guest-spotted at Tattoo Korea in Gangnam. She moved to New York City in 2015 to complete a degree in Cultural Anthropology at Columbia University where she studied the evolution of art, humankind's relationship to rituals, and spiritual practices. Shannon is currently working at Encrypted Ink by appointment only. 

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DRE IS A QUEENS, NEW YORK NATIVE DRE ALWAYS KNEW HIS LIFE WOULD REVOLVE AROUND CREATING ART. AFTER GRADUATING WITH TWO BACHELOR’S DEGREES IN BOTH ILLUSTRATION AND TOY DESIGN FROM THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, HE WOULD GO ON TO WORK FOR A FEW SMALL DESIGN FIRMS AS A GRAPHIC DESIGNER AS WELL AS WORKING CLOSELY WITH ILLUSTRATORS AS A STUDIO ASSISTANT. HE HELPED WITH EDITORIAL PROJECTS WITH ILLUSTRATOR FRED HARPER, AS WELL AS ASSIST CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATOR ERIC VELASQUEZ THROUGH VARIOUS BOOK PROJECTS. HE WOULD THEN INTERN FOR A FEW MONTHS BEFORE BECOMING ONE OF THE STUDIO ILLUSTRATORS AND DESIGNERS FOR DESIGN EDGE INC. AS A DESIGNER AND ILLUSTRATOR FOR DESIGN EDGE, DRE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH COMPANIES LIKE MATTEL, FISHER PRICE, HASBRO, AND CORTEX TOYS ON A WIDE VARIETY OF DIFFERENT DESIGN PROJECTS AND ILLUSTRATIONS. AFTER FIVE YEARS IN THE TOY INDUSTRY, DRE WOULD SHIFT HIS FOCUS INTO THE WORLD OF TATTOOING AND BODY ART. ONE YEAR AFTER APPRENTICING AT PRECISION LABS WITH ARTIST DESIGNER DRU, HE WOULD BEGIN HIS OWN JOURNEY AS PROFESSIONAL TATTOO ARTIST. TODAY DRE LIVES IN JERSEY CITY, NJ AND IS A RESIDENT ARTIST AT CULTURE STUDIOS AND ENCRYPTED INK, AND A GUEST ARTIST AT THE TAT ROOM BK.

 

THINGS TO KNOW

COST

QUOTES

PAYMENTS

TATTOO ARTISTS SPEND YEARS MASTERING SKILLS.  ANY GOOD TATTOOER HAS DEDICATED THEIR LIFE TO THIS EVOLVING AND EDGY FINE ART. BASIC COSTS CAN VARY DEPENDING ON SIZE, DETAIL, BODY PART, RESEARCH AND TIME.  REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT ONLY BUYING THE TATTOO, BUT THE ARTIST’S EXPERIENCE AS WELL.

THE FASTEST WAY TO GET A QUOTE IS TO COME IN AND GET A FREE CONSULTATION. TO SAVE TIME, PLEASE BRING ANY PHOTO REFERENCE OR IDEAS YOU HAVE.

OUR STUDIO ACCEPTS CASH AND CREDIT CARDS.  NO CHECKS ACCEPTED.

 

APPOINTMENTS

WE HAPPILY ACCEPT AND ENCOURAGE APPOINTMENTS.  THERE IS A 20% NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE DEPOSIT TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.  CONSULTATION IS FREE.  CALL OR EMAIL TO SCHEDULE.

CANCELLATIONS

RESCHEDULING MUST BE MADE 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE APPOINTMENT. FAILURE TO CALL PRIOR TO 48 HOURS WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF THE DEPOSIT. A NEW DEPOSIT WOULD BE REQUIRED FOR A NEW APPOINTMENT.

WALK-INS

WALK-INS ARE WELCOME AND WILL BE SEEN ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS, AND ONLY IF THE DESIGN CAN BE DONE THE SAME DAY.  THE ARTIST WILL DETERMINE WHETHER AN APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED.

AGE RESTRICTION

YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE WITH PROPER STATE PHOTO IDENTIFICATION, NO EXCEPTIONS!  MINORS 16 AND UP MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT DURING THE PROCEDURE. PHOTO IDENTIFICATION FROM PARENT WITH SAME LAST NAME IS REQUIRED. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY QUALIFIED MINOR, BUT DO SO IN THEIR BEST INTEREST.

PREPARATION

RELAX.  KEEP CALM.  EAT. HYDRATE.  THIS WILL BE A GREAT EXPERIENCE.  WE RECOMMEND YOU ARE WELL RESTED AND ALCOHOL FREE THE NIGHT BEFORE. ALCOHOL THINS YOUR BLOOD AND CAN AFFECT THE OUTCOME OF YOUR TATTOO. 

AFTERCARE

COMPREHENSIVE AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE END OF YOUR SESSION. MOST TATTOOS HEAL WITHIN TWO WEEKS OR SO. BE ADVISED THAT YOUR SKIN TAKES A FEW MONTHS TO FULLY GET BACK TO NORMAL, AND SIX MONTHS TO LOOK ITS BEST.

We are currently taking appointments for tattoos and piercing.
ADDRESS

                                                                                             588 Summit Avenue

                                                                                           Jersey City , NJ 07306

Tel: 201-793-0054

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