DAVE WAH - Tattoo Artist
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*** I AM PROUD TO ANNOUNCE I HAVE OPENED MY OWN SHOP IN BALTIMORE!!! HERE IS THE INFO:
STAY HUMBLE TATTOO COMPANY
801 W 36TH STREET
BALTIMORE, MD 21211
410-235-1234
www.stayhumblebaltimore.com ***

My appointment processed has changed, I am currently limiting the amount of projects I take on. Return clients and projects that interest me most will have top priority, however feel free to email with your ideas.

Hello,
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 country, 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.
Thanks!
Dave

Due to my increased work load and number of appointments and tattoos, I recommend contacting me AT LEAST SEVEN TO EIGHT MONTHS before you would like to get started on your tattoo. I wish there was a way to get everyone in quickly, but there is only so much time in the day. I've changed my appointment process and am going to be more selective with the projects I choose. It was a tough decision and I really hate to turn projects away, but scheduling so far ahead is complicated and overwhelming. I will try my best to respond to everyone though and I will gladly refer you to another artist if it is a project I can't fit in my schedule. Please don't take it personally if I turn down your idea, the decision is solely based on my schedule and my quality of life. 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 up and down the east coast, including 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:
MON-FRI 11-6ish

IF YOU ARE LOCAL TO THE AREA AND WANT TO GET A TATTOO:
COME TO THE SHOP! The only way I can set up an appointment for you is if you come to the shop. Call in advance to make sure I'm there. Bring any reference images you have with you, we can discuss your tattoo in detail and set up an appointment. see ya soon.

IF YOU ARE TRAVELING FROM OUT OF TOWN OR OUT OF STATE TO GET A TATTOO:
Please fill out the questionnaire under the "APPOINTMENTS" tab and email it to me, I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

(PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM HOURS)
410-235-1234
STAY HUMBLE TATTOO COMPANY
801 W 36TH STREET
BALTIMORE, MD 21211

You can also email me and we can arrange a time to meet and discuss the tattoo.

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!