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Here at Shocker Tattoo we look to inspire our clients while being inspired by them. Through our attention to detail and experience we look forward to providing our clients with a safe, comfortable environment, as well as a unique, intimate experience. We will give you the best quality tattoo or body piercing you can always be proud of under the most sterile of conditions. All of our licensed artists are highly dedicated to their medium. We pride ourselves in having a deep respect for the history of body modification and adornment, as well as for the tremendous artists who came before us, and the people who elevated this craft to where it is today.



We are always looking for talented Tattoo Artists or Piercers! If you’re interested in a full-time position please contact us by sending an email to, or call us at 518.426.TATS (8287) to set up an interview.

We would like to hear from experienced artists with portfolio work to share, and we are a no drama, drug free establishment!

We offer a great place to work, along with sign-on bonuses and longevity bonuses!

Now offering Tattoo Removal!

We use the Sybaritic TA-2 Skin Clear which is a Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser. The Q-Switch laser is proven to be the most effective way of removing a tattoo. Non Q-Switched lasers and Intense Pulsed Light theraphy (IPL) are also used but are not as effective at tattoo removal. Plus there is the risk of them damaging the skin around the tattoo. Not all lasers remove all the pigments in a tattoo and some work better on certain colors then others.

How does tattoo removal work?
When you get a tattoo, the pigment is driven into the skin and deposited within the skin's dermal layer. Through a process called selective photothermolyis the TA-2 Skin-Clear selectively targets and fragments most tattoo pigments, while leaving surrounding tissues unharmed and intact. The Body then eliminates the resulting smaller tattoo ink particles.

How long do i have to wait between treatments?
4-6 weeks is best, to give your body a chance to heal and dispose of the ink.

What is the downtime?
There is no downtime, you can return to work the same day!

How many treatments does it take to remove a tattoo?
Typically between 4-10 treatments are needed. It depends if you just want the tattoo lightened to place another tattoo over it, or have it completely removed. It also depends if it is a professional or homemade tattoo, what color(s) the tattoo is, how big the tattoo is, what type of ink was used and how fast your body heals and disposes of the ink.