Jinx Proof was established in 1996 by Tim Corun and Karl Hedgepath. It was the first tattoo shop to open in Washington, DC since 1983, and is the premier shop in the area. Our artists offer expert tattooing in a broad range of styles, and we are proud to host a wide variety of internationally known guest artists.

Each artist works in an individual, semi-private station, and total privacy is available upon request. All tattooers practice the same universal precautions providing a clean and sterile environment.

Appointments are offered 7 days a week and same day appointments are offered subject to availability. If you are interested in custom work, or need something drawn up, please call 202.337.5469 or send us a message for a consultation. The best way to make an appointment is by using our:

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The best way to book an appointment is by using our Tattoo Appointment Request Form. In some cases in-person consultations may be necessary. All piercing is done on a walk-in basis, we do not take appointments for piercings. Please call the shop for daily availability.

We require a non-refundable $100 deposit for all appointments. This deposit is applied to the final session of the tattoo. If you are interested in setting up appointments for large work, please call the shop first (202.337.5469) to schedule a consultation. This will ensure that the artist you want will have time set aside to talk to you about your design, measure the area, answer questions, and estimate the number of appointments necessary. Please bring any reference with you at that time.


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