About Us

Who We Are


Pinz-N-Needlez, located in the historic U Street Corridor, is among Washington DC’s premier tattoo studios. Founded in 2006, Chris opened the doors to Pinz-N-Needlez on July 3 to artistically connect with & serve over 1,000 tattoo enthusiasts annually in the years to come.

Specializing in black skin, the mission of Pinz-n-Needlez is carried out by the housed artists who do more than tattoo. Associated with other like-minded artists and shops such as City of Ink (Atlanta, GA), Black Lotus (Brooklyn, NY), & Effum Bodyworks (Baton Rouge, LA), we seek to provide our clientele with the BEST tattoo experience that life may have to offer.

Interested in Our Work?!

Please be sure to observe our strict shop policy outlined below and FAQs. We hope to serve you soon!

Shop Policy

All appointments must be made in person at the shop, with a mandatory $50 deposit to secure time in the chair.
We DO NOT price tattoos, give consultation, or discuss artist availability via email or phone.
All persons wanting services MUST have valid, government issued identification.