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Tattoos are permanent pieces of body art – make sure you get yours from the best. In Jacksonville, NC, the tattoo studio everyone trusts for amazing work is Hardwire Tattoo. We are skilled, professional, detailed, and friendly tattoo and body piercing providers for the surrounding North Carolina areas. It’s in our best interest to offer services in a well-maintained, sparkling clean, highly-professional, yet fun tattoo parlor.

For well over 20 years, we have gained an exceptional list of satisfied returning clients, as well as plenty of referrals and new faces. We are equipped the way all piercing shops and tattoo shops should be – with the latest technology and equipment, the cleanest facility, and the most talented artists. Our staff utilizes the safest and most sterile supplies and procedures while offering mind-blowing designs while offering vegan ink for our tattoo designs.

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Hardwire Tattoo has 19 artists, private rooms, and group discounts. Hardwire Tattoo has multiple locations that have been longstanding for decades. We make sure your tattoo idea is carried out with quality. At Hardwire Tattoo, we also have a body piercing shop for your piercing needs. Trust our clean facilities and talented artists for all your tattoo and piercing needs. Our tattoo shop accepts Visa & MasterCard.


From Navel, Ears, Brow, Nose, and Beyond. Hardwire has the best piercers in all of Jacksonville, NC. Stop by our shop for a consultation or give us a call. Rest easy knowing you'll be pierced by experienced hands that know exactly how to pierce and train you on how to take care of a recently fresh piercing.

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A 20+ year veteran in tattooing, I was born and raised in central West Virginia. After High School, I attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh to study Industrial Design and Illustration. I completed my apprenticeship under Jason Roderick formerly of German St. Inksmiths in Shepherdstown, WV, and Cherry Bomb in Martinsburg, WV.

After my apprenticeship, I bounced around until I opened my studio in 2007, Pirate Tattoo in Western Maryland. In 2013 my family and I decided it was time for a change of scenery. We relocated to Jacksonville, North Carolina, and I have been a resident artist at Hardwire ever since. I enjoy working in all styles of tattoo, including, but not limited to Black & Grey, Color, Traditional, Japanese, and New School. My schedule is Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday via shop hours. Appointments are highly encouraged but I can accommodate walk-ins.

Nate Dog

I started at Fast Freddy’s Superior Skin Art under the guidance of Wild Bill Debuc. Bill was mentored by Sailor Bill Killingsworth a legend in the Tattoo world, even to this day. I am honored to learn under these men , they taught me the in’s and out’s of tattooing and hustling. From there I moved back home to NC , then back down to Tallahasee FL where I worked at Dixieland Capitol City Tattoo, where I decided as a young artist that I wanted to do whatever came through the door, all styles , I have never wanted to limit myself from being able to connect with my clients. I love doing portraits, Bio-mechanical, Japanese, old school tattoos, new school tattoos, tribal, Black and grey, Geo-metric and Color bomb tattoos, I tend to do a lot of military themed tats nowadays , being next to Camp Lejeune , and Camp Johnson, Marine corp bases, I live in Jacksonville with my wife Meghann who helps me with everything, and for that I am appreciative. I look forward to creating whatever you can come up with and doing it to the absolute best . I never scrimp on the products I use , only the best, quality tattoos take quality products. the standards I set for myself can be seen in the work I do.


After immigrating to the US from Germany in 2019, I began my tattoo apprenticeship under Nate. I’ve always had an interest in art and have a background in Special Effects in London, UK. Tattooing had always been something I’ve wanted to do, but I have never had the opportunity to learn until I moved to Jacksonville, NC. Aside from being a tattoo artist, I also do watercolor paintings, digital art, and costumes in my free time.

I especially love to tattoo insects, snakes, and other animals, as well as skulls, flowers, and fantasy creatures. My preferred styles are Black and Gray, Neotraditional, Etching, American Traditional, and Dotwork.

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