GUEST TATTOO ARTISTS COMING TO STAY HUMBLE!
I am proud to host these great tattoo artists, please look them up and contact them to get a tattoo while they're in town! Any tattoo artists interested in doing a guestspot please email me
with a link to your tattoo portfolio and some dates you would be interested in working.ELECTRIC PICK
from Deep Six Laboratory
OCTOBER 13TH AND 14THcraiggardyan
from Deep Six Laboratory
OCTOBER 13TH AND 14TH
from Artfuel tattoo shop
NOVEMBER 23RD AND 24TH
@electric_handsSHAWN VAN OVEN
DECEMBER 16TH AND 17TH
COMING SOON:RYAN THOMAS
from Black 13 tattooDEREK BILLINGSLEY JODY DAWBER
from Picture House Tattoo StudioSTAY HUMBLE TATTOO COMPANY
801 W 36TH STREET
BALTIMORE, MD 21211
***MY APPOINTMENT PROCESS HAS CHANGED due to the overwhelming amount of projects I have chosen to take on. My schedule has become overloaded and to make my life easier and to make artistic progress with my tattooing I WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING ANY NEW APPOINTMENTS UNTIL JUNE OF 2015. At that point I will only be booking in 3 month increments, with top priority going to projects I'm most interested in. This was a very tough decision to make and I'm really thankful that so many people choose me to do their tattoos, however booking 11 months in advance just isn't reasonable with a hectic social schedule and a new baby. I made this decision to alleviate scheduling issues and to ensure that every day I am working on tattoos that challenge me and help my progression as an artist. Unfortunately this means I will be very selective with the tattoos I choose to do, so I will be turning down a lot of tattoos. If I choose to not do your tattoo please do not take it personally, I will gladly refer you to another artist. I appreciate your interest in my work and if I choose to tattoo you I will continue to provide the best experience and work possible.
My name is Dave Wah and I am an award winning tattoo artist and portrait artist. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, I work at Stay Humble Tattoo Co in Hampden on the corner of 36th street and Chestnut Avenue. I have been tattooing in Maryland since 2002 and I am constantly trying to learn and grow in this business. I specialize in black and grey portrait tattoos as well as bold illustrative tattoos, and some of my favorite things to do are neo-traditional and traditional tattoos. Whatever works best for the subject matter and the client. Along with the portrait tattoos I've been really excited to focus on my own style, which tends to blend realistic elements with a neo-traditional tattoo approach. I pride myself in being a well-rounded artist, capable of approaching and tattooing in many different styles, doing whatever it takes to make the tattoo look amazing. I enjoy doing both black and grey and color tattoos, each tattoo has its own unique challenges which I always look forward to. I no longer do COVER UPS or "FIX" poorly done tattoos, sorry, but it's just not something I have time to do anymore. Your time and money is definitely spent best with me on a new, custom tattoo. I travel to quite a few tattoo conventions up and down the east coast, as well as across the United States, so if you aren't from the area make sure you check the "conventions" tab on my website to see if I'll be near you in the future. I appreciate you taking the time to look through my portfolio, there are many great, amazing and talented tattoo artists in and around the baltimore, DC, and virginia area, and I am truly grateful if you choose me to be the one to do your next tattoo.
I certainly appreciate those who are willing to wait for quality work. I feel very fortunate that I have so many clients that travel to get their tattoos for me, I routinely tattoo people from all over the United States especially up and down the east coast, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington DC and Virginia.
*All of the work here is custom, unless otherwise noted. Please do not copy or reproduce any of the images.
MY HOURS ARE:
(PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM HOURS)
STAY HUMBLE TATTOO COMPANY
801 W 36TH STREET
BALTIMORE, MD 21211
I got into the tattoo business at Artistic Creations Tattoo Studio which is now called Crucial Tattoo. That shop is located in Salisbury, Maryland, stop by there if you get a chance and check out their work, they are all great artists. In 2001, I began my apprenticeship under Eric Booth, owner and artist at Artistic Creations. Eric taught me the essentials of the trade, and I'm very lucky he took on such a young apprentice. I was only 18 at the time, going back and forth between classes at Salisbury University and the tattoo shop. Eventually I graduated college with an art degree in drawing, and I decided to continue my career as a professional tattoo artist. I worked at Artistic Creations for 5 years before gaining an interest in playing music. I started a band and began to pursue a career in music.
Fast forward 2 years: After travelling and living in costa rica, living in ocean city, maryland, and playing music full time, I began to feel the urge to get back into tattooing. This time I would enter the tattoo world with a passion to learn, and I was willing to dedicate my life to becoming the best artist I could be.
I got the job at Little Vinnie's Tattoos at the westside shop and it completely changed my life. I'm now at the Finksburg location full time and all of the artists have helped me so much. I'm constantly learning and trying new things. When you surround yourself with talented people it's easy to learn and evolve as an artist. I feel like working at Vinnie's, with it's great history of artists, really inspired me to push myself.
Tattooing is hard work. I'm constantly tired, anxious, and stressed out. But I love everything about it. I wouldn't trade my job for the world. I've made a promise to myself, and to my clients, that I will approach every project with respect. I will give it the time it deserves and I will never settle for mediocre. I will learn, grow, and become the best artist possible.
I've started the next chapter of my life, I've opened Stay Humble right off of the avenue in Hampden. If you've never been there before you have to see it.. its amazing. Hope to see all of you there soon!