CRUCIAL TATTOO STUDIO - Maryland Custom Tattoos
KrakenAngel Devil GirlBlue Space SwirlBluMech legGray Floral UnderboobGreat Gray WaveMedusaScreaming SkullSushi RollSpirit AnimalsSnow WhitesShark ShoulderPastel FlowersNadine's sleeveBlue OwlAudrey Kawasaki inspiredSesame StreetsCupcake Queen"Till Death"Skull Rose WindsMetal MechRed Galaxy (coverup)skull with rosesbee with flowerGladiator GhostOzric TentaclesPOW/MIA CrossRed FoxAnchor & FlagsLion HeartMucha GirlLotus SkullBulldawgMarilyn's GhostBlooderflyZombishDreddmau5kneeling knightSkull BladesKristin Earth Seasons 1SeasonsWater LotusLife LockClose ShavenKoi Arm 2Seagull ShipMohawk IndianMantis FlowersGypsy Skullskull fairyTree WindsPaisley BirdLion on legPurple HeartMonster BurgerI Love LucyColor PhoenixMystic GardenHello Zombie"Rex"Love DadLiving Dead GirlEvil aliveThe MachineStreet StylesBaby BoygreycatWindwaveCeltic TreeSweet Pea Bouquetkoi splashNautilus TentaclesJellyfish RisingGreat White RibsFlower Garden 2Blow WindVwingsRagin' RobinColor Key"Servant"Flower Sproutlavender lotusFlower CurlB.A.D. dogKitten on footHello Kitty KeyRose WindsgunsmokeFloral verseDolphin ReefCoral seasRasta beachPirate SailsKoi WindowAirborneAmerican Eagleskull smokeNavy SkullGoat HeadScorpioTHE410Money to BurnRyleighMAXXIMPULSEOVERDOSESacrificial Sleeve"MOM"HeavenlyStolen SoulBright Ideaskull rosePlatinum Pin-upMonkey MaskstarflowerWitch's BrewWhite LotusHorse Wave (coverup)Gray LillySacrificial Sleeve -sparrowRumble BeeLotus SmokeSacrificial Sleeve -SnakeHoly BookMidnight MicAncient AnkhCyclemechmellow moonskull rosesHawaiian floral Summer VinesIris sideGold Pin-upFamily BouquetDual Bloomwinged lightFaerie footSacrificial Sleeve -rosesBlack AggieHorseshoe portraitDawgC-130Mike's girlNice & NaughtyCasino Cash 1Casino Cash 2Black RoseAnchor MemorialGhetto Blastin'HumachanicPolar BearrainforestfroggerSpring BirdBlue BirdsAlien Intelligence Scarab ShipFlower Garden 1Daisy BugColorflyDead Can DanceAngel WindsCartouche
Jon's Tattoo Work
Tattoos by Jonathan Kellogg

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Tahoe Tattoo Show
July 20-22, 2018 - South Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Virginia Beach Tattoo Festival
August 10-12, 2018 - Virginia Beach, Virginia

Tampa Tattoo Arts Convention
October 12-14, 2018 - Tampa, Florida

DC Tattoo Expo
January 11-13, 2019 - Washington D.C.

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You can get specific scheduling information by calling the shop, 410-860-1999

I usually have a heavy workload, and am sometimes booked solid for many weeks at a time in advance, and this leaves me with limited time to answer all of the incoming emails. I try to address all of my emails on my days off each week, so please be patient if I do not respond within a day or two... or three ;) Thanks for understanding!

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You can always call the shop for immediate information regarding my earliest availability to do a tattoo, or to meet for a consultation to discuss a future project.

Crucial Tattoo Studio
28754 J Ocean Gtwy.
Salisbury, Maryland 21801

I am an internationally acclaimed, award winning Tattoo Artist working out of Salisbury Maryland, near Ocean City Maryland. I work at a custom based tattoo shop called Crucial Tattoo Studio, located in Spring Hill Plaza on business route 50 on the west side of Salisbury Maryland. We are about 28 miles west of Ocean City Maryland, and about a two hour drive from Washington DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

I appreciate you taking the time to look through my Tattoo Portfolio and I realize there are many great tattooers available these days for you to choose from for your next tattoo. I am grateful for all of you who select me to make your tattoo ideas become a reality, and truly appreciate the large number of people who are willing to wait for a quality tattoo, as well as travel from many states away to come and get tattooed by me. I could not do what I do, and expand my artistic horizons without each of my clients who chose to be a part of this ride with me. Thank You!

I began Tattooing in 1997, and have had a lot of fun learning, and expanding my artistic boundaries over the last decade or so. My tattoo portfolio consists of a very diverse array of styles that I have attempted over the years, which has left me a very well rounded tattooer who can handle almost any style of tattoo with a great outcome. I enjoy doing black and gray tattoos, but I am most known for my full color tattoos, and my use of heavy color saturation with smooth blends of color. I am not sure that "my style" can be described easily, but I am told often that people "know my work when they see it".
Although I do go through artistic phases from time to time, the styles of tattoos I am interested in most, are "unrealistic realism", "new school", "bio mechanical" and other forms of "bio" work, "fantasy", "celestial" and "sacred geometry" work.

I tattoo by appointment only, and usually book tattoo appointments many weeks in advance. Most of the projects I do are on a large scale, highly detailed, or complex designs which require many return visits to complete, so I will schedule a series of appointments for these projects to ensure we can complete the tattoo within the shortest time frame possible. I am truly blessed to have so many great people coming to me with their tattoo ideas now, and with that comes the opportunity to ensure that every day I am working on tattoos that challenge me at this point in my career, and help my progression as an artist. Unfortunately this also means I will be more selective with the tattoos I choose to do, and may be turning down tattoos that I feel do not fit for me right now. If I choose to not do your tattoo please do not take it personally, I will gladly refer you to another great artist if you like. I appreciate your interest in my work and if I choose to tattoo you I will continue to provide the best experience and tattoo work possible!
I am currently focusing my tattoo art towards image based tattoos only, which means I will very rarely, if ever, incorporate any text in the tattoos I do. I also have moved away from most cover ups, and I no longer "FIX" poorly done tattoos. Sorry, but I want to do the best tattoos I can do, and I feel that most of these cases are better off looking in to tattoo removal options, which have become much better, and more cost effective in recent years. This will open many doors for people with unwanted tattoos, that a "non removal aided cover up" cannot approach.
Your time and money is definitely best spent with me on a new, custom tattoo, that we can explore every option to get down to the best tattoo possible.

*ALL TATTOO APPOINTMENTS ARE SET UP BY THE SHOP BY OUR SHOP STAFF AT 410-860-1999 Speaking with an artist does not guarantee you a spot at the shop unless you follow through with one of our counter persons up front.

All of the art work featured on this site is custom, unless otherwise noted. Out of respect for my clients, and myself, PLEASE DO NOT COPY OR REPRODUCE ANY OF THE IMAGES found here! Thank You!