About

“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

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!

“We started putting out solid work with strong lines and bright colors. Being a street shop, with plenty of veterans, we made it easy to draw in folks who wanted that style of tattoo. Our attitude is ‘let’s do it now, and its not a problem’. We were ready for anything that was thrown at us.”

Our Artists

Annette LaRue

Lester Garcia

Steve tiberi

chris williams

Martin Buechler

Charlie Ciggs

What our customers say

  • 5 star review  Absolutely love this place!! The staff is very friendly and the owner is very very nice! Everyone there goes out of their way to make sure that the customer is... read more

    thumb albert roddy

    5 star review  Got a tattoo on my 21st birthday in June! Lester did my most recent one. Chris did a tattoo for me last year! I cannot stress enough how great these artist... read more

    thumb KiAndre Howard

    5 star review  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

    thumb Wayne Vanderhoff

    5 star review  Me, hubby, and my sister came and had a great time! Staff was amazing, very friendly and comfortable to be around. Chris did a great job and I'm loving it!... read more

    thumb Jenny Hyde
  • 5 star review  They were very friendly and I love the work

    thumb Kat Lawrence

    5 star review  I got a tattoo my little girl drew and it’s awesome. Lester did it and his lines are awesome as well as his shading. Definitely going back and hopefully... read more

    thumb Tony Moore

    5 star review  Wow Chris did a awesome job on my new tattoo I still have more tattoos to go and chris will be the one to do it. Ask for Chris he... read more

    thumb morgan bayse

    5 star review  My experience was super awesome! Went there talked with Chris, he’s very cool and down to earth individual and made the atmosphere comfortable. We looked a few different tattoos lettering... read more

    thumb Erica Jones
  • 5 star review  Great shop. Very professional and a reasonable price for the work that they do. I went in with an Idea of getting a Browns tattoo and they went above and... read more

    thumb Carter Riggenbach

    5 star review  Chris was very professional great sense of humor. Very clean and sanitary.

    thumb Avis Hawkins

    5 star review  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

    thumb Ellasin Allen

    5 star review  Tattooed by Martin twice. Was recommended here by a friend and glad I was. High standards and awsome atmosphere. I will return.

    thumb Wayne Vanderhoff
  • 5 star review  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

    thumb Kayla Prosper

    5 star review  I just got my 12th tattoo here by Chris & it was absolutely a great experience, probably by far the best one I have had in any tattoo shop. I... read more

    thumb Taylor Jarratt

    5 star review  Went into the shop on the 16th for a tattoo. Definitely recommend them all, 100%. classic tattoo shop feel and vibe, as well as they were very clean. all the... read more

    thumb Abby H

    5 star review  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

    thumb Loni Knockum

Open:
Monday 11am - 9pm
Tuesday 11am - 9pm
Wednesday 11am - 9pm
Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday 11am - 9pm
Saturday 11am - 9pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Contact Us
757 485 8700

1005 Canal Street,
Chesapeake VA 23323