Congratulations--you've taken the first step in upgrading your tattoo and henna experience to the next level. Here at Pretty in Ink, we strive to offer an upscale experience from idea creation to stellar execution to make sure you are satisfied. We build relationships with our clientele using polished, well-crafted communication methods to develop your big idea to an exclusive custom tattoo. We are so excited to work with you and help you craft a timeless design--look around to find out a little bit more about us so you can see why we are the top choice in the DMV area for your tattoo and henna needs. Review the process, our work and some common questions before submitting an inquiry and be sure to be as detailed as possible in your request in order to provide you with realistic price quotes and scheduling. Remember, your tattoo should make you stand apart and feel Pretty in your ink.
We are busy, and we know that you are too--so we want to make this process as easy and convenient for you as possible! A good 50% of the people that ask about pricing and questions about tattoos never actually follow through with getting them done, which is totally fine--a tattoo is a big commitment to make, and sometimes has a hefty investment. However, most questions can be answered generally and most estimates can be given to save me some time in a busy work day and to save you a trip to the shop and some hours out of your life.
Is one of the number one reasons you haven’t gotten your dream tattoo because of the pain? Pretty in ink offers the ideal client experience with our medical grade topical numbing cream. Learn more about one of most popular upgrades—our advanced numbing mixture that can leave you smiling for hours during and after your tattoo
Already planning ahead on how to take care of your new masterpiece? You should be--don't waste all this time and money without taking the measure to protect your new tattoo so it lasts a lifetime! Your skin is your largest organ, and any product you put on it is absorbed into your body. Personally, i don't put anything on it that i wouldn't put in my mouth. Natural is the way to go! We created a unique hand made mixture of mango, Shea, and cocoa butters (for breathable moisture), grape seed, jojoba and emu oil (for skin rejuvenation), and frankincense and lavender (for calming effects). It is $25 and comes along with the recommended anti bacterial/unscented hand soap for your convenience.
Beyond receiving a tattoo customized just for you, our clients keep raving about their amazing experience before, during and after their appointment. We are a boutique tattoo shop, which means each experience is tailored specifically to our client. You are usually the only one there, so you don’t have to worry about being exposed. There is amazing music and ambiance along with scented candles and essential oils for relaxation. Far beyond our calming aesthetics and girly decor lies amazing conversation and a personalized experience you will never forget.
So, you’ve decided we’re a good fit! GREAT. We have developed a form you can fill out online that will give us all of the specifics we need to know to give you an accurate price quote.
PUT IT ON THE BOOKS!
Now that you’ve got your price and specifics, you’ll be sent a booking link to find the best possible time for you to come in. You’ll put down a 35% deposit that will be applied to the cost of your tattoo and we will begin the research phase!
LETS GET SKETCHING
Now here is the fun part! During this research and design phase, ill be collaborating with you via email about specifics, reference photos and more and drawing your very own custom tattoo! You’ll receive your final drawing before you ever get to the shop so you have time to critique and fall in love with every part of it—or change what you don’t like.
Come to the shop 15 minutes before your tattoo and get ready to kick it! We have a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere with great music and even better conversation. Think about upgrading your experience with our numbing cream—you may even forget you’re getting a tattoo.
KEEP IT FRESH
Now we’ve done all the hard work, its your job to leave the shop and take care of your masterpiece. You’ll receive written instructions on exactly what to do and have the opportunity to ask any questions. We hope you’'ll consider our all natural aftercare kit that we’ve made for your convenience and care!
Whenever we have down time (or a brilliant idea) we love whipping up some original designs and putting them up for grabs for our favorite clients! We have a few amazing tattoos up for grabs, check them out bellow .... These designs are available for immediate application and are priced based on the size (in inches) you want it, where on your body you are getting it, and if you want color included or to keep it black and grey. Most are designed for 8x10 and above due to small details, however some may be altered to fit size constraints and placement. If you don’t ask you’ll never know! To receive a price quote based on your size, location and color variables, fill out the form
THIS IS NOT THE FORM TO FILL OUT FOR A VIRTUAL CONSULTATION. PLEASE ONLY FILL THIS FORM OUT IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO CLAIM OR INQUIRE ABOUT ONE OF THE PRE-DRAWN TATTOO PIECES SHOWN BELLOW. FOR THE VIRTUAL CONSULTATION FORM, PLEASE CLICK HERE
Recently got a tattoo done at Pretty in Ink and I am so pleased. Jackie shows nothing but professionalism with her knowledge and talent of what she does. The shop is clean, and any questions that I had were answered with ease. Most of the correspondence beforehand was done via email but any concerns/questions that I had were answered promptly. Jackie loves what she does and it is easy to tell when you walk into her shop. I felt completely at ease and trusted her expertise. I am absolutely in love with my tattoo and I will make this my first stop for any tattoo needs in the future.
Beautiful energy from the second I walked into the room. Jackie is a sweetheart and extremely talented. The process from beginning to end was smooth and very informative. The shop was clean and girly and I was very comfortable. My tattoo is PERFECT! She even corrected my belly button tattoo to make it cohesive with the scar tattoo. The best part is the CREAMY CRACK (numbing cream). I didn’t feel a thing. I’m excited about my future tats! Thank you Jackie for a wonderful experience and a bomb tattoo. I love it!!!!!!
I had been following Jackie for almost a year before I finally decided to book an appointment with her. When I tell you my appointment WAS AMAZING! I will NEVER seek another tattoo artist to do my work. Hands down. Jackie is so professional, and personable. I felt like I had known her for years. She walked through every step of the process with me and never pressured me based on what SHE thought was best. I already have another tattoo appointment lined up!
I searched for years for a tattoo artist local to the DMV area. I was referred to Jackie by one of my closet friends. He told me to reach out to her as the ideas I had he believed she could bring them to life. 3 tattoos later and more to come I must say I've been more than satisfied with the work Jackie does. Extremely professional, also gives her professional opinion on the spot, I will have a picture and an idea, send it to her, and the feedback I get has always worked towards my favor when the tattoo is finished. She is highly recommend
I'd been following her work and several other local artists for the last year debating on which to use for the start of my sleeve, as well as a piece for my husband. Jackie is not only talented but her custom service is by far the best in the area, which to me is extremely important. I had reached out to another artist and only received an email response with a phone number no words just a number, I reached out to the number as well as the one that artist uses on their IG with no response. So I reread Jackie's site and filled out the inquiry properly as instructed on her site with my detailed vision. I immediately got a response requesting my photos and within the hour we had finalized my consultation for the first piece of my sleeve and my husbands custom piece. I booked my appointment for the next week and his for the following week, which mine was the day before her wedding and his was the day after her honeymoon (speaking of she still communicated and finished his sketch while on her honeymoon). Customer service at its finest!!!
My appointment was awesome, on time, super personable like having one of my closest friends tattooing me (I actually told my husband I want her as my new friend lol). I used the numbing service for my vintage portrait of my grandmother and I'll never get a tattoo without it, those 4 hours flew by with no pain. My husbands appointment was the same he was so impressed with Jackie's skill level, her friendliness yet still very business minded. He spent 5 hours in her chair getting his custom black panther piece, which he LOVES! We both are so in love with our pieces and can't wait for Jackie to do our next pieces.
Thank you so much Jackie!!! You're honestly one of a kind.
As we work solely by appointment, our office address is not disclosed until you receive your appointment alert. However, we are centrally located On Route 301 near the Bowie/Crofton area minutes away from Route 50 or 97.
No Children allowed
Please Arrive 15 minutes early to complete paperwork, or an hour early if utilizing numbing service.
Wear clothing that you do not care about messing up that is specific to the area getting tattooed (i.e. a tube top works well for upper back, chest, shoulders, a bikini bottom with tie string sides for hips, a bathing suit top for torso etc.)
Sorry for the inconvenience, but we do not do walk-ins. Appointment only.
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