The Order Custom Tattoos

Here you will find all the information you might need regarding getting a tattoo from The Order, Custom Tattoos. Should there be anything else you would like to know about tattoos or our process, please feel free to contact me.

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“A great tattoo is a statement, not a style. And getting it is a journey, not a destination.”

Vince Hemingson

“My body is a journal in a way. It’s like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself, whether you do it yourself with a knife or with a professional tattoo artist.”

Johnny Depp

“Beauty is skin deep. A tattoo goes all the way to the bone.”

Vince Hemingson


Ink to paper is thoughtful
Ink to flesh, hard-core.
If Shakespeare were a tattooist
We’d appreciate body art more.

Terri Guillemets

“There is no ‘underground’ community, no dark den of drunken sailors initiating themselves into manhood via cheap, ill-conceived exercises in bodily perforation; it’s just a group of people who delight in using their bodies as billboards.”

Joanne McCubrey
"Walking Art: Tattoos," Mountain Democrat Weekend magazine, 1990 February 9th

“A tattoo…. is more than a painting on skin; its meaning and reverberations cannot be comprehended without a knowledge of the history and mythology of its bearer. Thus it is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye.”

V. Vale & Andrea Juno
Modern Primitivescdit

“The tattoo attracts and also repels precisely because it is different.”

Margo DeMello
Bodies of Inscription: A Cultural History of the Modern Tattoo Community, 2000

“And this tattooing, had been the work of a departed prophet and seer of his island, who, by those hieroglyphic marks, had written out on his body a complete theory of the heavens and the earth, and a mystical treatise on the art of attaining truth; so that Queequeg in his own proper person was a riddle to unfold.”

Herman Melville
Moby-Dick

“The ink of a pen is simply the blood of a heart”

Michael Biondi

“All the time he had been talking his hands had wandered over the Illustrations, as if to adjust their frames, to brush away dust- the motions of a connoisseur, an art patron.”

Ray Bradbury
The Illustrated Man

“I am a canvas of my experiences, my story is etched in lines and shading, and you can read it on my arms, my legs, my shoulders, and my stomach.”

Kat Von D

“The creative individual has the capacity to free himself from the web of social pressures in which the rest of us are caught. He is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept.”

John W. Gardner

“The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be… The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Drawing is putting a line (a)round an idea.”

Henry Matisse (1869 - 1954)
French artist 

“Drawing is not what one sees but what one can make others see”

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris a.k.a. as Le Corbusier  (1887-1965)
French architect 

“I have learned that what I have not drawn, I have never really seen”

Frederick Franck (1909 - 2006) 
Dutch American sculptor

“Design is creativity with strategy.”

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“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”

John W. Gardner

Recent Work

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