Old Pier Tattoo

A small tattoo studio in Machias, Maine. For booking, please email me at [email protected].

Include a description of the work you are looking to have done and we will work together from there to get you a beautiful design to wear forever. :)


Hey peeps, I closed ’er up for the day and I’m headed home through this mess. If you need a gift certificate please message me and I will arrange to have it to you tomorrow. Again, please be safe! 😘🖤 love you!


I’ll only be in the shop from 11:30-2:00 today because I have lots to do before Christmas! 😍🎄❄️
I will not be taking walk-ins, I’ll just be there tidying up before the holiday break. Stop by if you’d like a gift certificate! I have a few left. 🥰 Be safe in this weather everyone! ⚡️🖤


I’ll be in the shop from 11-2 today if you need to pick up a last minute gift. 😇⚡️


I have run out of stencil paper 😵‍💫 so I have closed up shop for the weekend and I will see you all next week! Be safe through the storm that’s coming and if you need a gift certificate at any point, please message me and I’ll get you one! 😇 Thanks for keeping me so busy!


Good morning! I will be in the shop from 12 to 4 today to take walk-ins. Customers will be tattooed on a first come first served basis. Have a great day! 🖤⚡️


If you’re out and about on the streets of Machias this Christmas season, don’t miss the window displays here at 15 Main Street - Old Pier Tattoo!
We’ve got a tree for each window and this lovely little rig will be running while I’m working in the shop. ALL ABOARD! MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Hopefully you all know how appreciative I am of your support in opening this tattoo studio. I could not do this without my beautiful community at my side and I never want to sound ungrateful or mean. 99.9% of my interactions there are perfect and fruitful.
That said, there are a few things I want to reiterate about the shop.

⭐️Fridays and Saturdays are days that I take walk-ins. I very rarely will book appointments for these days because I’d like everyone to have a chance at walking in and having something small done if they want to without the hassle of booking an appointment. I tend to do only small or simple pieces on these days. Large pieces can be done with specific appointments. I work by appointment only on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

⭐️Walk-ins mean that customers are served on a first come, first served basis. If you’ve reached out to me with an idea and choose not to make an appointment but instead opt to come during walk-ins, you are not guaranteed a spot to have your work done that day. I’m sorry to make you wait, but I am the only one in the shop and I’m doing the best that I can.

⭐️Children are not legally allowed in the shop while I am working. You must be 18 years or older to be in the shop during operation hours. If you don’t have a sitter or your spouse isn’t around to care for your kids, please consider making an appointment and planning around it to have a tattoo done rather than trying to walk in. I cannot and will not put the list of people I have waiting on hold while you find

⭐️The legal age to be tattooed in the state of Maine is 18 years old and up. This is not up for debate.

⭐️My shop minimum is $100 and every hour after that is an additional $100. This is also not up for debate. I run a tattoo parlor, not a pawn shop.

⭐️”Walk-ins” are self-explanatory. If you message me during the days I take walk-ins to ask for a quote on a piece or if I have the time to do it, I likely will not answer as I am busy working. Please WALK IN and ask any and all questions you might have so I can get you squared away.

Again, thank-you all for the trust and support. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you in the shop tomorrow! 🖤⚡️


Good morning! Though I open at 11 for walk-ins, I am waiting on a delayed shipment of necessary supplies to arrive today before I can start working for the day. Hopefully it will be in soon. 🤞🏻Thanks for understanding.

I’ll still be in the shop until then doing some decorating until then. Stop in and say ”hello”! 💘😌

Photos from Old Pier Tattoo's post 12/03/2022

✨ live • laugh • loiter ✨

I had a great day with one of my besties making these masterpieces happen. Aside from tattooing, we had some great food, full laughs, and went out to scour the big city of Machias for some Christmas decor for the shop. 🎄🎅🏻✨🎁 A perfect Friday.
Love you, J! I appreciate ya beyond words. ❤️‍🔥


Don’t forget that I have gift certificates available to purchase at the shop. 🎄🏴‍☠️✨
The drawing for the winner of the 1 hour session will be on Saturday and I’ll post the result here. Have a fun and safe weekend, everyone! Love you!


I won’t be tattooing today due to a heating issue in my building that is being resolved BUT I will be here at the shop for a while for with these little gold nuggets. Come and get ‘em! 🎄✨
Thanks for your patience and patronage everyone. Love you! Xoxoxo 🖤⚡️


If you find yourself struggling to get the perfect gift this holiday season, don’t bother rushing out on Black Friday to search for it. I have it right here in Machias. ✨🎄🎅🏼❄️🦌🕯
I’ll be offering gift certificates until Christmas in the amount of one hour/the shop minimum. My family will be doing Thanksgiving on Friday so I won’t be in the shop but stop by on Saturday and pick yours up!
✨15 Main Street, Machias✨
Have a happy Thanksgiving, everyone! 🖤


A little onesie that I had made for my brand new nephew, Bronson. 🥹🖤 He’s a peanut and won’t fit into it for a while yet but I had to show it off because it’s just too cute! 🖤


Today I got to hang out with one of what I call my “music friends”. 🎶🖤
My “music friends” are people who I have befriended through the beautiful live music scene we have here in Washington County, (and even beyond that sometimes).
I met Art in Eastport years ago while following my husband around to one of his many gigs and we have been friendly ever since. It was nice to hang out with him this morning and I was honored to be asked to do this linework piece for him in honor of his sweet pup that he and his wife lost earlier this year.
Thank-you, Art! 🖤⚡️🎶❤️‍🩹🐾
It means the world to me.


Hey everyone! Things have been crazy over here on my end for a minute but that’s okay, it keeps me on my toes! My books are still open for a few appointment spots left in November & December and I will be taking walk-ins tomorrow from 12 noon on. Fridays and Saturdays are always open for walk-ins unless otherwise specified. ⚡️🖤

Today I spent some time in the shop with a handful of my family members who decided to walk in and get some work done. I am the eldest of ten children but I got to see “The Bigs” today, (the “big kids” of the family)!
Two of my brothers live hours away in other parts of Maine but each made the trip Downeast to get some ink and my mother also opted to come in and have a tattoo done. The third brother that was present was fresh out of DECH because his beautiful wife had their first BABY yesterday! I am an auntie to the most perfect baby boy that ever lived!!!! 🥹🖤⚡️ Congratulations to Riley and Joelle!

On a separate note, here’s a gnome I did today for one of my brothers and the piece above it I touched up. I gave him that one years ago. Thanks for looking! See you tomorrow!


I’ve been working on this piece for my dear friend Aura for a while now. Aura is a mother, a wife, a homesteader, an outstanding photographer, and she is currently putting everything she’s got into becoming the world’s most amazing midwife.

This piece may look a little rough or odd to you and it’s because it’s not finished. I don’t often advertise unfinished work, (for obvious reasons), but this tattoo is special because every time Aura comes in for a session, she has her talented daughter, Praise, draw the next portion of this linework garden onto her with a surgical marker right before she comes in - and then I tattoo it! How sweet and unique is that!

Thank-you for the trust and friendship, Aura! ♥️ You are an incredible human being and, more importantly, an incredible woman. 💪🏻

You can follow Aura’s awesome adventures here:
Aura Moore Photography
Birth Stories - Aura Moore, Photographer & Doula


The shop will be closed today and tomorrow. Sorry for any inconvenience that may cause. 🖤


My books are open for these two months until I fill all appointment spaces. I will be changing my hours for the winter beginning now.
Wednesdays & Thursdays will be reserved for appointments and Fridays & Saturdays will be for walk-ins only. Thank-you! I will post an update when the books are closed. ⚡️🖤

Photos from Old Pier Tattoo's post 10/29/2022

How cool are these little badasses sporting the tattoos they got from the shop for Trick-Or-Treat on Main Street yesterday!? We even had a few parents pick out designs they liked to take with them! 😎 Thanks to the rad parents for bringing your kids by Old Pier and for sending these photos along to me. See you kids in the next ten years or so for some more permanent pieces! 🥹🖤⚡️


Here are some knuckle tattoos I did this morning for a recent graduate of the ARISE Addiction Recovery program. Neil is so kind and easy to get along with! We had a great time knocking these out together and actually, Neil’s happy disposition turned my rough morning right around! ❤️‍🩹 He has been on quite a journey and I’m very proud of him!

I will be closing the shop earlier than I had advertised for today. I’m sorry to anyone that may inconvenience but don’t worry, I’ll be hosting more walk-in days per week through the winter. 😇

Thank-you all for your continued support! Have a great weekend, be safe and be good to each other. Love you! 🖤⚡️


I‘ve got to close up the shop an hour early today because I’ve run out of a few essential items! I’ll be back open tomorrow morning at 11 a.m.! 😘♥️ Sorry! Thank-you! Love you!


Today is my wedding anniversary so I thought I’d introduce my sweet husband, Kelly. 🎉💍

Kelly is the Old Pier maintenance man/property manager and my biggest supporter in this adventure of opening a tattoo parlor. If it weren’t for Kelly, Old Pier would still be only a dream and not a reality. If you’re hanging out in the shop, you might see him duck in and out while he’s working on making our building the best it can be!
Here he is wearing a t-shirt that I’m considering having available to purchase in the shop. 🥰 Isn’t he cute!? ♥️


Here’s my schedule for this week - walk-ins for days! Don’t forget to bring your little ones by the shop during Trick-Or-Treat on Main Street. I can’t wait to see all of the awesome costumes! 🎃🦇🕯🍂🍁✨

Photos from Old Pier Tattoo's post 10/17/2022

So, I’m actually TERRIBLE at
•remembering to take photos of the work I do
•remembering to take photos of the work I do BEFORE wrapping it up!!! 🫢😵‍💫

Here is only a very small handful of things I’ve done recently. Some sweet mother/daughter handwriting tattoos, gorgeous finger florals, some tiny fillers for an old friend, and some cute little creatures on some cute little creatures.

Thanks for looking! If I haven’t posted your tattoo, don’t be offended; it’s only because I have two brain cells left and I use them both to execute the actual tattoo, lol. 😛 I’ll try to remember to photograph and post more. 🖤⚡️


My bestie Jason P. Dyer sporting the illest tats I’ve ever seen in my life. Thanks for visiting the shop today, homie. Love you so much! 🖤👌🏻⚡️


Here’s the beginning of my window display this year! She’s a spooky witch, here to read your cards and tell you your future but she’s also here to scare the pants off of me when I’m walking around the shop and forget that she’s sitting there. 🫢😂

What should we name her? Drop a comment and let me know what name you think suits her. The comment with the most likes will get a treat and the eternal glory of having named the Old Pier mannequin. 🕯✨🍂🍁 Say hello to her if you’re walking on Main! 🖤


I will be taking walk-ins as usual tomorrow starting at 11 instead of 10 because I have a special appointment first thing! 🎉🎂🥳
Customers will be tattooed on a first come first served basis.

I should mention that I do have a lovely little waiting room with comfy seating, a restroom, coffee, cold bevs, comic books, regular books, music, and nice big windows for people-watching in the event that you arrive and there is a wait time.

Machias is looking absolutely divine and so colorful right now and the temperature is perfect, so you can take a stroll and check out the surrounding businesses and parks around town if that strikes your fancy instead! 🍁🍂🖤

See you soon! Love you!


Walk-in day tomorrow! See you there! 🦞



Hey look at this guy, he’s pretty cute. 💘
Thank-you Amy Roberts!


As I posted last week, I haven’t been feeling super well and that has led to me having to move appointments around and reschedule appointments that I did not feel well enough to take last week.

I would appreciate everyone’s patience with me as I have been resting and trying to get better so that I don’t miss anymore days in the shop. I will be sitting down with my calendar and getting everyone squared away tomorrow. Thank-you for understanding. 🖤✨


This mother and daughter duo was so much fun to work with today! I tattooed a lot of very fine folks for walk-ins but these beauties were my final pieces before I closed up shop.

They wanted matching tattoos and picked out a beautiful lotus flower together. This was Mama’s first ever tattoo!!!! She was nervous about it but I think we all shed some tears after she kicked this tattoo’s ass and finally got the artwork she’d wanted with her daughter for a long time. Hugs all around!!! I am so proud of her and her beautiful daughter!!! 🖤

I say it all the time to clients but you are more than a client when you give me the honor of participating in the intimate and special moments that come with tattooing. Tattoos are for EVERYONE and so is Old Pier.

Have a great weekend, everyone! Love you! Be safe. 🖤⚡️


I’ve been under the weather this week but I’m hoping to be well enough to take walk-ins as usual this Friday. 🦞

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Photos from Old Pier Tattoo's post 09/17/2022

I had a fabulous Saturday morning with Martina and Katie doing these adorable bff tattoos. They are a little shiny and red in the photos but they will be extra precious when they heal.

Seeing so many besties come through my shop for matching tattoos almost makes me wish I had friends, haha!
Who knows, maybe Johnny will get a matching tat with me one day 😉🤠🖤

Thank-you, girls! I love and appreciate you! Xo

Vampire Weekend - Sunflower ft. Steve Lacy (Official Video) 09/16/2022

Vampire Weekend - Sunflower ft. Steve Lacy (Official Video)

Good morning! 🌻🍁🍂

⚡️Books are officially closed until November. ⚡️

I am taking walk-ins today! Drop by if you’d like a cute new tattoo.

Have a great weekend everyone! Love you! 🖤✨

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Photos from Old Pier Tattoo's post 09/15/2022

Keeping with the autumnal and magical vibes this week, I had the pleasure of spending time with this beautiful human being and began this cool little leafy chest piece on her!!! She sat like a fricken rock for the whole thing and I will say that it suits her incredibly well! 🖤🍁🍂🖤

Thank-you for the trust Helen Merchant and I will be seeing you soon to add some even finer details once she’s healed up. Xoxo! 🍁🍂🖤✨


Hello peeps! I have a few important things to relay to you all before things get too busy.


Firstly, I have a handful of spots left for October. If we have not already discussed setting up an appointment and you would like to come in for one of those spots, please message this page or email me at [email protected]! Once October is full I will be closing my books until November.

Secondly, I will be taking walk-ins exclusively through the Wednesday and Thursday leading up to Halloween and will be open that Friday for you and your little ones to stop by during Machias’ trick or treat event! I so look forward to seeing everyone dressed up!

Thank-you! Love you!


these days they call me the
💀R I B C A G E R E A P E R 💀

haha just kidding but I am loving all of the ribcage pieces I’ve done lately!
Just in time for spooky season, my girl Destiny Look got this cool scythe that we got to design together. 🍁🍂🎃🗝🕯🍂🍁

Keep your eyes peeled for important announcements on this page relating to my scheduling coming up soon!

Love you all, have a great day! 🖤⚡️🖤⚡️🖤


Cameron Avery is the ideal client because she’s always in my shop, she’s always friendly, and she’s always down for literally whatever we wanna do.
⚡️Thanks Cam! 🖤⚡️


Started out the day with these stunningly beautiful, HILARIOUS twin sisters. You know the company is good when you have to stop working because you’re laughing too hard! We did some small matching memorial tattoos for them to honor their mother. 🖤💖 I also got to hang out with the coolest and most laid back dude ever and work on a little linework poison bottle filler piece for him but I forgot to take a photo of it. 😭🖤 Have a great weekend, everyone! Love you all! Be safe and be good to each other. 🖤⚡️🖤⚡️🖤


I’ll be taking walk-ins today. ⚡️🖤



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