We first opened our doors on November 20, 2012 in downtown Madison. A Dead Anchor Tattoo is located downstairs in 1925 Monroe Street, downtown Madison, WI, walking distance from Camp Randall Stadium. The artists specialize in custom tattoos, portrait work, black and grey realism, neo traditional, watercolor, and more.
We strive to bring you the highest standards in tattoo procedures while also providing you with a fun-filled atmosphere. We are a private studio that offers a unique experience, with you as our primary focus. All our services are by appointment only. We do not take walk-ins, so it won't interrupt your time, and we will not answer incoming phone calls during your appointment, giving you our full attention.
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What makes A Dead Anchor Tattoo different?
We are a private, customs studio that is by appointment only. Each artist at our shop specializes in tattoo styles that best fit them. We pour our heart and soul into every piece we do, that's why we only take requests that inspire us. We want to give you our full attention, so during our sessions, we prioritize tattooing and connecting rather than answering phone calls.
How do I book a tattoo with one of your artists?
Filling out a consultation form for the artist of your choice is the best way to start a tattoo consultation at our shop. Our consultations are free and hosted online. Our artists will communicate with you via email because it is the most effective way for us to keep all our requests in one place.
We understand busy schedules and limited availability, so we will work with you to set up a date and time that works for your schedule and ours. Some of our artists take tattoo deposits to book appointments. Please read each artist's FAQ section of their website for more information.