Shaun Wjuan has had the opportunity to serve the tattoo community of the seacoast and lakes region of NH for nearly 30 yrs. and has surrounded himself with like minded artist to accomplish the goal of having a client first attitude and atmosphere. At tattoo junkies, our clients are the most important thing to us, from the moment you walk through the door, you will be greeted by our friendly and courteous staff ready to take care of all your body modification needs.
Whether it be your 1st or your 50th, getting a new tattoo or piercing is an exciting experience. It is an experience that we believe should forever bring a smile to your face.
Here at Tattoo Junkies it is our goal to provide you with a comfortable space where we can give you the perfect piece to meet your needs.
Our artists each bring something unique to the table. With various styles such as traditional japanese, illustrative, old school american, realism and fine lined ornamental, we are prepared to tackle any design you have in mind. The same goes for piercing. With over 25 years of experience, Chris is equipped with the knowledge and skill to give you any piercing that your anatomy allows.
Our work is primarily custom, so your design will be one of a kind! Bring us your ideas and inspirations so we can get working on your very own masterpiece.
The most rewarding part of what we do is seeing the joy that sets in when the work is done. Tattoos last a lifetime, and we hope that your experience at Tattoo Junkies does too.
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If you do not take care of your tattoo, it may become infected or damaged. Infections are very red around the outside of the tattoo and may have thin red lines extending from it. It may ooze, pus, or bleed abnormally. If you think your tattoo is infected, seek medical attention immediately.
If you have any questions about your tattoo or the healing process, please call or e-mail.
Because tattoo styles and tastes vary, we have a full team of artists ready to create a tattoo that perfectly reflects your exact desires. Check out our team of professional tattoo artists below:
Shaun started tattooing in 1991 and has worked along side some of the best tattooers in the country, refining his craft along the way. With nearly 30 years experience tattooing in almost all styles, he likes traditional Japanese style the most. With his charming personality, he is still creating great tattoos large and small for his great clients.
Tattooing has been in my life since 2000 when I started tattooing in New Orleans,LA. I have a degree in art and illustration which tattooing allows me to utilize. Not many people can say they use their college degree in a career that doesn’t feel like work at all. It is an honor and a privilege to have my artwork permanently embedded in my clients skin. Tattooing is my passion and I take great care in designing and executing custom tattoos for clients. Illustrative style, black and grey and cover-ups are what I specialize in.
I started tattooing when I was 18, and have been with Tattoo Junkies ever since. It’s hard to put my style into one category, but I’d say that it is mostly neotraditional. I do my best to give my clients crisp, clean, bold tattoos that will last a lifetime. I love to tattoo plants, animals and anything organic. I also enjoy doing fine line ornamental work such as mandalas and sacred geometry.
I am so lucky to have a profession where I get to collaborate with my clients to give them something meaningful and unique. Whether it be for a loved one, a favorite past time, or a representation of who they are inside - it’s an honor to see my artwork worn on people like you!
Many thanks for the love and support from my clients, old and new. I couldn’t do it without you.
I have been piercing for over 25 years.
I started piercing at a little shop in Raymond NH. For four years I worked on learning every thing I could absorb and was able to work at the first annual Boston Tattoo/Piercing convention. That was a blast and I enjoyed losing my voice for the first time giving out aftercare instructions.. I continuously built a good following by focusing on quality customer service.
After a few years, I wanted a bit of change, and I landed a job at the world class Midnight Moon Tattoo in Chichester.. That is where I met Mat Clarke, and Shaun Wjaun.. I quickly earned a reputation as one of the better piercers in the area. My clients came from near and far, and I was humbled to be able to take care of clients from every part of the country.
I made the decision to move out to Colorado Springs to get into business with my best friend.. I continued piercing for 3 years at a little shop called Art in Motion
After a short stint at FleshInk studio in Salisbury Mass, I discovered that Shaun had Started Tattoo Junkies in Portsmouth NH.. !! Shaun told me to get my shit together and come work with him !! I was thrilled to join the crew there !! That was over 10 years ago !! Wow what a wild ride...!!!
Piercing is my passion. Many piercers can do an acceptable job, but only a master can make a piercing experience truly great !! My focus has been for many years to make the experience of getting, healing, and becoming one with a beautiful piercing, the best experience possible.
At this point in my career, I have worked on generations of clients. At times, I see my clients son’s and daughters, and even have a few grandchildren of my original clients coming in for beautiful adornments that they love..
Thanks for trusting me to work on you.. I am still humbled and honored to do so for each and every single one of my beautiful clients..
We get a lot of phone calls and emails about general tattoo and piercing inquiries, so feel free to contact us at 603-740-0950 with any questions. Here’s a few that we hear the most:
Our Dover studio is located at 892 Central Ave Dover, NH 03820
Our studio offers custom design services, which means that all of our artists will be happy to create a one-of-a-kind design for your tattoo. So how do you get started? Contact us!
In person: Stop by, see our space, and chat with an artist. We prefer to consult with our clients in person whenever possible, and any available artist will be happy to answer your initial questions and guide you along. We’ll match you with the appropriate artist, depending on the tattoo style or subject matter you’re looking for, and take copies of your reference material, tracings of your body and notes on your design right away.
By phone: Call and get answers to your initial questions right away. We can suggest artists for your tattoo or schedule a time for a consult, where you can bring in your reference materials and ideas and get the process started.
Dover: (603) 740-0950
Via email: Use our handy contact form to send us an email inquiry. In order to get concise answers, please provide us with any photos or reference images, as well as where on the body you’d like the tattoo, a general size (inch by inch!) and whether you’d like color or black and grey. The best artist for the job will reply as soon as possible.
We accommodate walk-in tattoos whenever possible. We recommend arriving earlier in the day or calling ahead to check availability, as walk-ins are first come, first served. Please be aware that some (not all) larger tattoos, cover-ups, specific styles or custom designs will require a scheduled appointment at a later date, in order to give our artists time to prepare for the tattoo.
Once you’ve met with your artist and discussed your design, we take a deposit and schedule a date for the tattoo. The deposit is credited towards the cost of the tattoo, and is non-refundable in the event of a no-show. This money compensates the artist for the drawing preparation ahead of time as well as the now-vacant appointment slot. If you need to reschedule your tattoo appointment with 24 hours notice, we’re happy to do so with no harm to your deposit.
Since our custom design abilities are part of the great service at Tattoo Junkies, we do not e-mail out copies of the drawings prior to the tattoo appointment. However, we’re more than happy to show off the drawing in person! We recommend calling ahead for this, to make sure the drawing is complete and/or your artist is available to chat with you.
We’re happy to make tweaks to the drawing, in order to ensure your satisfaction in the finished tattoo, and we look forward to your feedback. Please be aware that major overhauls to the drawing (or many many rounds of minor edits) may result in additional cost.
When You Arrive
Please arrive on time, sober, showered and not sunburned, with the appropriate clothing to be tattooed. We will not tattoo anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol. For your own added protection against infection (and our comfort while tattooing you!) please arrive recently bathed, and without any lotions or cologne applied to the area of the tattoo. Sunburns, cuts or damage to the area of the tattoo will likely require rescheduling the tattoo appointment.
Appropriate clothing consists of clean, comfortable garments that allow the artist access to the area of the tattoo. Please be aware that ink stains on your clothing may occur during the tattoo.
Our minimum is $70, and most tattoos are priced per piece. For large scale tattoo work, our hourly tattoo rate is $150 per hour. It’s impossible to tell you the exact price without seeing the design. Pricing depends largely on time, size and amount of detail. You might want a tattoo that’s very small with a lot of detail that will take twice as long as something much larger but more simple. Some body parts may also contribute to the price. If you want something on your arm, it will be much easier and less time consuming than something on the stomach or ribs, so it will be cheaper. The best way to get an estimate is to show us your ideas!
NO. Tattooing minors is illegal in the state of New Hampshire. We strongly encourage you to wait until you come of age: young men especially tend to hit growth spurts in their late teens, and it would be a shame to be stuck with a tattoo that’s stretched and distorted out of shape because it was done before you finished growing!
Yes! Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with photo ID, and provide a photo ID (school ID) and birth certificate, however, we do not pierce minors under 15 years of age. Please contact us in advance to consult with our piercer, as we reserve the right to refuse certain piercings to minors.
In the state of NH it is legal to tattoo these body parts… BUT as professionals, we reserve the right to refuse tattoos that will not hold up well or look good. Keep in mind, we want you to be happy and look good long term, so if you want a tattoo in a spot that won’t heal well, we won’t do it.
We are happy to tattoo feet, as they usually hold up well. They will always fade faster than other tattoos because of the wear of feet in general. We will not tattoo on the bottom of the foot, the heel, or the side of the foot. These spots turn blurry after a short amount of time on most people, and will look like a stain or smear. Any place that is wrinkly on the foot is usually a heavy wear spot. We try to stick to the top of the foot onto the ankle.
Most of the time we won’t do these. There is a rough spot on the knuckles of your toes that is the heaviest wear spot, and a tattoo would not stay. If we did tattoo on the toe, it would be on a spot that is not on the knuckle. Toe rings do not hold up. The inside turns blurred and looks like toe lint after a short time.
The backs of the hands and near the thumb is tattooable. We prefer people to have sleeves or heavy tattoo work before getting their hands tattooed, in order to preserve your job opportunities in the future. Hands, like feet, wear faster than most other body parts.
We do not generally tattoo rings. They look awful after a short time (sometimes only a couple of months) and the underneath fades off leaving a blur on the sides. We do tattoo knuckles (the top of your finger before the first knuckle). If you wanted a ring, consider getting something on the top of the finger instead. This will hold up better. All finger tattoos need touch ups from time to time and are harder to heal. On a knuckle, you can usually only fit 1-3 letters max.
Text is deceiptively simple as a tattoo– it’s just words, right? However, replicating a font cleanly in skin requires precise attention to detail, as minute inconsistencies in repeated letters will immediately jump out to the viewer. Obviously, the more ornate the font, the more time it takes to tattoo, but that doesn’t make simpler fonts any easier to tattoo– there’s no room for error! Text on sensitive body parts like the ribs, chest, hands or feet should be given careful consideration: can you sit well for the duration of the tattoo? Small twitches or sharp breaths in these areas can make a huge difference in the success of your tattoo with unforgiving text.
Sometimes text makes a bold statement, and sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Instead of names and dates, consider honoring your special person or place with representative imagery– this way you can commemorate something important, and also have an aesthetically beautiful and engaging tattoo.