Winter is Here!!! Dec 14, 2019
The sun has gone south for the winter, and NOW is the perfect time to get tattooed! Winter is the optimal time to heal your fresh tattoo, so call or come in now and get some new ink! Need a gift for that hard-to-shop-for family member or friend? We have Gift Certificates available! Get them a gift that truly will last forever! Please keep in mind our Gift Certificates are artist-specific. Haven't been tattooed here before? Check out our portfolios for inspiration and see whos style speaks to you!
Until the end of December we are having a Walk-in SALE!! Get $50 off of 2 hours or more! Call today or e-mail us your idea and availability to get a deal on some fresh ink! Be sure to mention this ad to get the discount!
Disclaimer: Only valid for walk-ins, not pre-scheduled appointments. Must be at least 2 hours per person. Not valid on/with gift certificates. Based on artist availability, first come first serve basis.
The holidays are quickly approaching! Have an upcoming appointment with us that you just can't make it to? Let us know ASAP so we can try to utilize that time and keep our artists busy! When you book an appointment with us, we do let everyone know it is not refundable and comes off of the total tattoo cost, but if you don't give us enough notice when you cancel your appointment, you will lose your deposit and will be required to bring in a new deposit in order to reshcedule. Most of our artists ask for at least a few weeks notice for cancelations, which gives them enough time to fill that spot and preserve your deposit. We understand that losing your $50 deposit may be upsetting, but please keep in mind that your artist loses the rest of the total for that appointment and the time. Even if your appointment is for a free touch up, give us as much notice as possible! We do offer free touch ups within one year of finishing your tattoo, but if you reschedule last minute, you may be asked to pay for your touch up appointment. If you wait until we call to remind you about your appointment, it is too late! Call us before we call you!!!
The House of Tattoo will be closed:
Wednesday, December 25th
We will be open for the first half of the day on Tuesday, December 31st.
Happy Holidays Everyone!!!
The Annual Portland Tattoo Expo is Coming!!! Aug 29, 2019
Hey everyone! The 11th Annual Portland Tattoo Expo is right around the corner, and we are looking for our next collaborative tattoo canvas!! We are looking for someone interested in getting a full back tattoo over 2-3 days by at least three of our artists: Big Ben, Carson and Miles! Please give us a call and come in for a consult if you are interested in being the next big deal at the Expo!!
Conditions for collaborative tattoo:
Must be over the age of 18 with valid ID
Must be available October 11th-13th
Should be willing to sit for several hours and multiple days
Must be flexible on design
Should have clean canvas(would prefer not to be a cover, but not ruling it out!)
Please call the shop at (503)492-9998 to book a consult and discuss pricing. Hope to hear from you soon!
Happy Summer!! Aug 2, 2019
Summer has finally arrived! You know what that means: it's time to go out and play!! Just remember, sunblock sunblock sunblock!!! UV rays are your tattoos worst enemy and we can't tattoo over sunburns, so keep the SPF handy! Headed out on vacation? Don't forget to check your appointment dates and give us a heads up if you need to reschedule!
On a related note, The House of Tattoo will occasionally be closed for special events! We will post the dates here, as well as on our Facebook page, so don't forget to check in and please call ahead before stopping in just in case!
We will be closed:
Saturday, August 3rd 2019
Sunday, August 18th 2019
Friday-Sunday October 11th-13th- Portland Tattoo Expo!
Thursday, November 28th 2019-Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, December 25th 2019 -Christmas!
Friday-Sunday January 24th-26th 2020
We will post any further closures as soon as possible! Thank you all for being so awesome and understanding! Enjoy the sunshine!
The House of Tattoo has two new members!
Congratulations to Nate and Mr. Say! Our two apprentices have completed the program, recently became licensed and are ready to tattoo you! Call the shop for availability!
Hope to see you soon!!
Fall is here! Oct 16, 2018
Hey everyone! Fall is finally here, and now is the perfect time to get tattooed! Call the shop to book a consult with any of our incredibly talented artists! Already have an appointment booked, but just can't wait? Don't forget to call us on Saturdays to get on your artists waiting list!
We would also like to take a moment to thank everyone who came out to see us at the 10th annual Portland Tattoo Expo! We hope you enjoyed the expo and got a chance to see the collaboration in progress, and see our apprentices painting live! You guys rock! We hope you had as much fun as we did :)
In other news, our two very talented apprentices are super close to finishing their apprenticeships, but it's not too late to get some custom body art at apprentice prices! Please call the shop for availability.
The season of giving is fast approaching. Looking for a gift for someone special? Come in and grab a gift card! Looking for a gift for someone who's not into body art? Our shop is also an art gallery! We have a wide variety of art to fit any budget, so come in and check it out!
We hope to see you soon!
Important Announcement for 2018!! Nov 20, 2017
An Important Announcement from The House of Tattoo!
We have managed to keep our hourly rates from changing for over a decade now, thanks to all of you!
Alas, costs still continue to rise and with the Minimum Wage increase this year(and we all know our staff is well worth increased minimum wag), so we will finally need to be increasing our artists hourly rates. This increase will take effect January 1st, 2018. Thank you for understanding that our quality of tattooing and art is worth the necessary rate increase.
As of January 1st, 2018, rates will increase as follows:
Big Ben will go from $120 per hour to $150 per hour
Carson & Miles will go from $100 per hour to $120 per hour
Wait, what if you already have an appointment scheduled with an artist?? Don’t worry! Until December 31st, 2017, our rates will stay the same as they are now, so get your appointments booked for this winter now! Booked with Ben in January?? Call us on a Saturday and we will pull you in sooner!!
**CUSTOMER APPRECIATION BONUS!!** We are offering a deal to help with this transition! If you come in and buy a Gift Certificate between now and December 31st, we will honor your Gift Certificates at our current 2017 rates until March 31st of 2018!
We would like to thank all of you for helping to make our business a success! We greatly appreciate all of your support. We will continue to provide you with excellent customer service and incredible body art to the best of our ability at The House of Tattoo! You guys rock!!!Oct 19, 2017
The rain has arrived, the weather is coolin' down and holidays are comin up fast. Tattoo season is here!
Give an ever lasting gift this holiday season by purchasing a gift card for any amount for any of the artists in the shop.
Better get your gifts early :)
PORTLAND TATTOO EXPO Aug 16, 2017
The 2017 tattoo expo is just around the corner!
Convention takes place Friday October 13th through Sunday October 15th
Come see us at the booth by the front doors in the same spot as last year :)
Spring is here! Mar 7, 2017
Mark your calendars, the first day of Spring is March 20th!
This brings up a few important thoughts regarding your tattoo appointments, as well as planning ahead for aftercare during weather changes.
Spring is a busy and GREAT time to get tattooed. The weather in Oregon is still mild and makes healing a breeze. If you are planning on a large multi-session piece, especially in a hyperexposed area such as a sleeve, you'll want to get started soon. Summertime is not ideal for healing pieces of that size and that sunshine can really beat up fresh ink.
Get your booty down here and let's get started!
Bring on those Springtime feels Oregon.
Sep 20, 2016
We'll be tattooing all weekend at the Portland Tattoo Expo this year!
Come see our booth and check out awesome artwork from some incredibly talented folks. Join us October 7th, 8th and 9th for some good times.
Summer is just around the corner! May 17, 2016
The sun has made some early appearances and we think this summer season is gonna be a hot one! That means, it's time to strategize about when and where you're goin to get that new tattoo. Come visit us at the shop soon if you are a lover of that sunshine and plan to make SPF your BFFF over the summer! Feb 22, 2016
It's almost that time of year where we need to start thinking about protecting our work from the summer sun. This is especially crucial for those forearm/sleeved pieces. So if you have plans to tattoo those hyper exposed areas, get your booty down here and get something scheduled before the heat wave rolls through Oregon! Bring on the sunshine and the SPF.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR AWESOME CLIENTS! Feb 11, 2016
Thank you all who came out to the Notorious B.E.N show to support the music and The House! We had a blast!
Catch us all together again outside of the shop for the March Fourth Marching Band performance on March 4th at the Crystal Ballroom!
$100 HOUSE OF TATTOO GIFT CERTIFICATE GIVEAWAYJan 27, 2016
Come out to the Notorious BEN show on February 5th at the Analog Cafe in Portland. Link for discount and tix below.
No joke, but have your jokes ready! $50 gift certificate goes to the best short joke or two liner. Jokes will be judged by House artists, so bring on the humor! $50 for random giveaway.
Use the promo code NOTORIOUSBEN185 for a discounted ticket (offer expires Jan. 31st)
See ya'll there
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HOLIDAY THERAPY SPECIAL:Dec 11, 2015
Use a gift card (purchased at any point) between now and the 1st of the new year and receive an additional $50 off the total price of the piece. Weekends excluded and total value must be $100 minimum.
Holiday Deals!Nov 25, 2015
Hey folks it's that time of year again!
The best gift is a gift that lasts a lifetime. That's why we are offering TWO killer specials on gift cards;
*BLACK FRIDAY: Buy a gift card for any amount and receive 10% off. We'll be in the shop from noon till 9pm on Friday.
**HOLIDAY THERAPY SPECIAL: Use a gift card (purchased at any point) between now and the 1st of the new year and receive an additional $50 off the total price of the piece. Weekends excluded and total value must be $100 minimum.
--> Combine both deals for an absolute steal!
NEW WEBSITE FINISHED!Mar 8, 2015
Check out our new look. This beautiful new website built by www.tsohonis.com features regular frontpage news updates, tattoo of the week, and a cool search window. Thanks Sam!