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.

We are currently offering tattooing BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. 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 email ([email protected]) the shop for a consultation or to book an appointment.

3285 1/2 M St. NW, Washington, DC

Jinx Proof Tattoos


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We are currently tattooing by appointment only. Please email the shop to schedule any tattooing services.

Our lobby is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. This means that we are only allowing clients who are having procedures done in to the shop. NO GUESTS are allowed to remain in the lobby. When you arrive for your service, please call the shop for entry.

MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES. This is a D.C. mandate and not up for debate.

Piercing services are offered daily, except Wednesdays. Please call for hours and availability.


The best way to book an appointment is to email ([email protected]) the shop with a detailed description of your project. 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 deposit for all appointments. For smaller tattoos, the deposit is usually between $80-$120. For multi-session work, the deposit is pre-payment for two hours ($350 – $450 depending on the artist). 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.