We are excited to announce our second location in Branford, CT opening May 1st, 2021!

Covid-19 Shop Policies:
· A face mask must be worn at all times while inside the shop if not fully vaccinated. You do not need to wear a mask if you have been vaccinated.
· You must have an appointment to enter the shop. We do accept walk-ins if they are approved ahead of time, please call before you come to the shop.
· We are still limiting the amount of people inside the shop however you can bring one person with you for your appointment. They must be 18+ and wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. Please do not bring your children to your appointment, they will not be allowed to enter.
· We are now accepting in person bookings and consultations. Please stop by during normal business hours to skip the email line. (Highly recommend) Please enter wearing your mask.
· We are still accepting cash payments for final payments and tips.
· We are still accepting appointments for 16 & 17 year olds. However, you must complete a video chat with both parents before booking an appointment. Then one parent will need to sign a waiver. You will still need valid state issued IDs from both parents, child and birth certificate.

Our Story

THE NAME

Black Hatchet Tattoo Co. was originally named Painted Soul Tattoos. Painted Soul Tattoos was created by Megan Jean Morris with her apprentice Ricky Borchert in May 2011. In June 2017, Megan decided it was time to move her career out west and sold the shop to Ricky and his wife Katrina. Together, they worked hard to make Painted Soul better than ever. Eventually, coming to the realization that the name Painted Soul Tattoos was another person’s vision and it was time to re-brand the shop into something of their own. After months of brainstorming, design, and stress, Painted Soul Tattoos became Black Hatchet Tattoo Co. in November 2018. The name Black Hatchet Tattoo Co. was derived from Ricky’s social media name (HatchetRicky) which plays tribute to Ricky’s love of skateboarding, horror & art. The new name was just a stepping stone as a complete shop renovation and expansion followed in early 2019.

THE ART

Many of our artists started their art career as a child, then pursued art in school, and now hold bachelor's degrees. Others have traveled the country, learning from the nation’s top artists. We keep our standards extremely high, making sure our clients leave our shop with a tattoo that is not only beautiful and unique but executed properly so it will hold its beauty for a lifetime.

THE PHILOSOPHY

Our shop was built on a love for art, superb quality, and the drive to always improve. At Black Hatchet, we expect our artists to be improving on a daily basis. We have an open floor plan which might seem a little contradictory to the modern standards of private tattooing rooms for each artist to accommodate their clients' privacy. We still value our client’s privacy, however, the best way for constant improvement is for our artists to work with each other. The open floor plan allows the artists to see what other artists are doing, it allows them to learn new techniques, and most importantly it opens the door for communication for opinions and advice on every tattoo. This is so important for constant growth and for the quality of tattoo that we strive to provide. We will work with every client to accommodate any privacy concerns using privacy partitions!

At Black Hatchet Tattoo Co. we promise that you will receive a tattoo that will far succeed your expectations!

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Hours & Location

Sun & Mon: By Appointment Only
Tues - Sat: 10A.M. - 6P.M.

1056 South Colony Road
Wallingford, CT 06492

66 North Main Street
Branford, CT 06405

Contact

If under 18, we require both parents consent.

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