“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
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
The staff was amazing. Super clean. Did more than I expected. I was a walk in and they took me right away. Made suggestions and... read more
First we were walk ins and they were absolutely so awesome and nice and they were busy! I got a hand tattoo of a bee and flowers by Charlie (my... read more
Chris is a phenomenal artist and a true master of his craft. I couldn't be more pleased with his work and when the financial stars align I will return for... read more
Tattooed by Martin twice. Was recommended here by a friend and glad I was. High standards and awsome atmosphere. I will return.
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
Top notch tattooers, capable of executing any style of tattoo you could possibly want. Extremely friendly, and inviting environment. Lots of great stuff on the walls (you can NEVER go... read more
Awesome job, great price. Update: went back a year after this tattoo with a concept. They helped me plan it and did an amazing job. So many people ask me... read more
Went in on Friday the thirteenth to get a tattoo with a friend and create some memories. Lester killed my rib cage heart tattoo! Solid line work and awesome shading.... read more
I got my first tattoo back in 2019 by Chris and he was super awesome. Very kind and made me feel super relaxed. I just recently got another one by... 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
Been a little while since I’ve stopped in, but anytime someone asks for a shop recommendation, this is the top of my list. Charlie is my favorite artist I‘ve had—... read more
Awesome experience! Very friendly staff (as opposed to other places I tried). Jake was awesome and welcoming! Lester hooked me up with my daughters name on my forearm.... read more
Myself, husband and daughter all got tattoo's to honor my son who recently passed away. Steve, his wife and Chris were so supportive taking care of us. The... 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