“This is an area with deep-rooted tattooing history. We aim to honor those roots while modernizing and improving artistic and technical abilities.”
Steve and Annette moved here from Philly and New Orleans.
Annette worked for JD Crowe, and when he offered the pair a chance to take over the famous Ancient Art Tattoo Shop in Chesapeake, they made it happen. The business was handed over and after minor renovation was re-opened as Electric Magnetic Tattoo in October 2016.
Annette was born in Washington D.C. She grew up in SW Miami and learned to tattoo in Daytona Beach from Ms. Cindy Lael and started working with her in 1989. Annette had a traditional apprenticeship that lasted approximately 18 months.
She then was invited to work with the infamous Lou Scabaris in Miami at Tattoos by Lous. It was there that she met Troy Lane and Mikey Badda-Bing. She emulated the style they were doing in Miami at the time.
In 2000 Annette was offered the chance to buy a shop in the downtown area of New Orleans and jumped at the chance to get it. She changed the name to Electric Ladyland 2 and started kickin ass! The shop grew very fast and was Voted #1 12 years in a row, starting with the first year it was opened!
What our customers say
Copyed my son's name perfect she was amazing highly recommend family vibes among the artists didn't over charge me either
I went a week ago very nervous to get my very first tattoo and Steve was my artist. He was so patient, making sure I knew exactly what was going... read more
I absolutely adore the individuals that work here. And the atmosphere is great. This design was done by Bo to represent the military life my husband and I lived
Martin is an amazing artist and just did a hell of a tattoo. This is my second one from Martin, and couldn’t be happier. The first one he did was... read more
Lester did my tattoo and I love it it was to honor my grandmother who passed away recently. He worked with me and what I wanted and negotiated the price... read more
Excellent tattoo shop, lots of neat designs and a really friendly environment. Jake did my piece and I love it, I recommend everyone there and I will be going back... read more
Martin is awesome!! He did my first tattoo and he's such a nice and cool guy. He made sure I was comfortable the entire time and made sure I was... read more
I only go to Martin for tattoos. He is extremely kind and talented. My most recent tattoo is my favorite one yet. He took his time to make sure it... read more
Tattooed by Martin twice. Was recommended here by a friend and glad I was. High standards and awsome atmosphere. I will return. *Update* I have been there 2 more times, and... read more
This place is amazing!! They take walk-ins, everyone is super kind and professional, they'll answer any questions you have and make sure you have all the info you'll need. The... read more
Been tattooed by 3 of the guys here let me just say they are hands down the best in the area!!Professional, creative and knowledgeable. My go to spot for all... read more
Extremely friendly staff! Had my belly piecing done by Chris, I'm glad I chose this studio! Chis was amazing 😊 He guided me through everything and was gentle! It was... read more
Went here to get a tattoo on my birthday. The staff were SO friendly and accommodating!! My fiancé also got his (first!!) tattoo and it was a great experience. Highly... read more
Monday 11am - 9pm
Tuesday 11am - 9pm
Wednesday 11am - 9pm
Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday 11am - 9pm
Saturday 11am - 9pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm
757 485 8700
1005 Canal Street,
Chesapeake VA 23323