Tattoo, Piercing

Since 1999

Vertigo Tattoo & Body Piercing

We are widely known for our custom artwork and cover-ups, so don’t hesitate to stop by with an idea, a photo, a sketch on a napkin, whatever… We’ll take your ideas and transform them into a one of a kind tattoo that is uniquely you.


& Piercing

First and longest running shop on the Outer Banks.

Year-round shop is known for its creativity as well as being an hygienic establishment. They employ talented artists and also do piercings. There is plenty of jewelry in stock from which to choose.

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EST 1999

Print your personality.

Our studio is a safe, clean, and inclusive space with friendly and talented staff. Go home with after-care kits and detailed instruction on how to care for your tattoo or body piercing. They use autoclave sterilization.



Finding a tattoo style

Finding a tattoo style before your consultation is beneficial when explaining your design to your artist. It can get confusing knowing the differences between the genres so here is a guide to familiarize yourself of the most popular styles today.

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We specialize in many styles ranging from American traditional, all the way to photo realistic and everything in-between


Pain & pleasure

Some of our amazing works -

Styles offered: American Traditional (Old School), Neo Traditional, New School, Japanese (Irezumi), Tribal/Polynesian, Mandala, Lettering/Script, Line Work, Dot Work, Black and Grey, Realistic, Portrait, Watercolor, Sketch, Geometric

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