With a move to Franklin St. Ascension Tattoo, formerly known as Tar Hell Tattoo, has dug it's roots into the culture and life of Chapel Hill. As the oldest and most trusted shop in Chapel Hill, Ascension Tattoo is a small space with lots to offer. Meghan and James are there for you step by step and feel the better connection the client and artist make the better the piece the client receives.
Lettering, original art, freehand and realism are the mainstay of this shop. Friendly people who will make you happy and comfortable if it's your first time or your a seasoned pro.
|Tar Heel Tattoo owner James Padilla and Meghan Thayer, who handles the business side and now is learning to do tattoos, are working to integrate to the shop into the community. Padilla wants the shop to be seen as more than a tattoo business, but as a place for artists from different walks of life.
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The Chapel Hill Herald Nancy Oates
When the designs are chosen with care, tattoos have a power and magic all their own. They decorate the body but they also enhance the soul.
- Michelle Delio