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The Club

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste death but once.” -WS

The artist puts pride in creating "one-off" designs so that you're walking around with something as unique as you! Although on a normal daily basis we do not offer small flash style or trendy Pinterest tattoos we do set aside some days out of the year to offer smaller custom pieces for the people who don't necessarily want larger work so that we can accommodate everyone. In this shop we try to honor the old while being open-minded to the new. 

This is a space created for you to feel respected, relaxed, and taken care of. 

The reason we chose to use the term "club" is since our opening we unintentionally but very quickly created a community of people who were proud and excited to show off the artwork that came from the studio. This then led to more of the community connecting to each other through the art and the experience. It was almost as if they had gone through some sort of initiation. 


Often times, to a client who was the last of a group of friends to get tattooed by Gio, or especially someones first tattoo, it was said "Welcome to the club!" which was returned with smile and excitement but also happy the pain was over. 

Above all else, we strive for artwork that is:

Bold. Beautiful. Creative.

Violent Delights Tattoo Club is located in the heart of "Grit City" Downtown Tacoma, Washington. We are an appointment only tattoo shop and do not take walk ins at this time. The club is located inside of the historic Merlino Art Center off 6th Ave. and Fawcett.

508 6th ave. suite 7
tacoma, wa 9402

5 star reviews

"Perfectly placed in just the right spot! Gio can take your idea and make it even better!"

"Beautiful custom made work."

"First tattoo done today and Gio was impressive. I love how it turned out!"

"Really appreciate Gio's artistry."

"Gio created a kick A$% memorial tattoo in honor of my dad. His linework and shading are phenomenal. His work is unique. Gio is very honest and knowledgeable about what will and will not work." 

"I can’t thank Gio enough for his amazing work."

"I would recommend this shop to anyone looking for a tattoo from a first timer to a seasoned vet. Gio is a great artist and wont lead you in the wrong direction."

"Great clean and friendly shop."

veteran owned & operated tattoo club Proudly serving TACOMA, washington & the PNW.