New and improved blog!

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Hey guys!

Welcome to the new and improved weekly blog. We will be posting here every week with a wide variety of topics. We will keep you up to date with any events we will be apart of or hosting, interviews with artists for you to get to know them better, tattoos our artists have done the past week and other things to help you guys connect with our wonderful staff and artists! Hell, there may even be some of our favorite recipes on here. We can do whatever we want! I, personally, am very excited to have this level of communication with the people who truly make a difference for us, you guys, our wonderful clients.


If you were not aware, Hell City Tattoo Festival is rapidly approaching. It will be held April 20th-24th just a few blocks away at the Columbus Convention Center. We, of course, will have a booth there featuring Ian Friend (@ifriendtattoos) and Skoty Fox (@skotydont). Be sure to check them out there. This is one of the biggest and most badass tattoo conventions in the country and is not to be missed. Click on the link for more info!

Also very exciting, during the weekend of Hell City, guest artist Darren Ashbaugh (@darrenash) will be joining us! Click the link to check out some of his work and slide into those DMs to make sure you get in with him.


Lastly, I touched on it last time, but we have changed our weekend hours to be able to tattoo longer and more people. Our schedule will remain the same noon – 10pm on Monday – Thursday. However, Friday – Sunday we are open from noon – midnight! Some of our artists days and hours have changed as a result of this, so make sure to check their profiles on our “artists” page to see when each of them are here.


Until next time, guys! Have a great week!


March Gallery Hop/Ohio State Fair

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Hey guys,

Just want to give you a few quick updates! For starter, we will be working to update the website a bit to feature more from our wonderful team of artists. Be sure to check back regularly to see what we have to offer!


We have extended our weekend hours! We will be open from Noon-10pm Monday – Thursday like always, but open Noon-Midnight Friday – Sunday to give you guys more opportunities to get some great tattoos!


It’s just a couple of days away now, but we are having an art show/party for the March, Short North Gallery Hop! We will be featuring art by tattooers from all over Columbus, free beer provided by @pabstohio and music provided by @_charlestownsend. This will be held on Saturday, March 3rd from 7-10pm or later!


Lastly, we will once again be hosting the Best Tattoo contest at the Ohio State Fair on Monday, July 30th! We are working diligently to make this a fun and great even, as always, and showing off some amazing tattoos! There will be plenty more updates leading up to the even, so please make sure you check back regularly for all of the info! You can see what other contests the Ohio State Fair has to offer by heading to


Thanks for reading! Talk to you guys soon!


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Hey, guys! Its getting cold out there. That means the summer is over and you no longer have to worry about impromptu trips to the swimming pool, sunburns or vacations to get in the way of the healing process of your new tattoo. Its the perfect time for a new one, if I do say so myself! It also means that the holidays are upon us. Not sure what to get the person who has everything? How about a gift card for a tattoo. We have those! Pick whatever amount you would  like. We can even add tax onto the total! And now for the really important part, holiday hours:

Thanksgiving: Closed

Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed

New Years Eve: Normal Hours

New Years Day: Normal Hours

We will also have some guest tattooers this winter!

First up, Chris Smith (@smithy_btm) from Baltimore will be here November 23rd – 27th.

Then we have Shawn Hannon (@shawnhannontattoos) from New Jersey here from January 5th – 8th.

Last, but not least, Zack Hunter (@southpawtattoos) from North Carolina will be here from January 25th – 29th.

We are also in the process of adding a piercer to our team, so be on the lookout for updates about that!

See you soon, guys!


Grand Opening Party/Gallery Hop

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Hey guys! We are very excited to share with everybody our beautiful expansion of High Street Tattoo! We now have two floors of incredibly talented artists right in the heart of the Short North arts district. The expansion officially opened in the early part of October and we are hosting a grand opening party to coincide with November’s Short North Gallery Hop on Saturday, November 4th at 7pm. There will be a DJ cranking out hot jamz as well as free beer for those 21 years of age and over. All of our artists and management team will be on hand to meet, chat and hang out with all of our old friends and new friends to be made! We are very excited to share the occasion and the expansion with you lovely people! The shop will be open at the regular time that day. Lets party!

Grand Opening Party/Gallery Hop

Saturday, November 4th at 7pm

High Street Tattoo

872 N High St


High Street Tattoo Pop Up Art Show, Saturday June 3rd 7pm-10pm.

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Join us and meet the complete High Street bunch during the Short North Gallery Hop, Saturday, June 3rd. From 7pm-10pm.

See the art of the 11 artists under the High Street Tattoo roof. Paintings and more from artists Joey Knuckles, Biggs, Haley Zontini, Scott Denhalter, William Murray, Skoty Fox, Chad Patzer, Ian Friend, Blake Hall, and management Jimbo Tamoro and Megan Stafford.

FREE BEER will be served to those 21 and up. Event Sponsored by Pabst Ohio/Pabst Blue Ribbon. ID’s checked at door. Come enjoy art, drinks, music and party with our bunch!

872 N High St. Col., Oh



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High Street Tattoo’s Joey Knuckles and The Ohio State Fair proudly bring you our Third Annual Ohio’s Best Tattoo competition at the annual Ohio State Fair. July 31st, 2017,  located in the Showcase Pavilion. Registration begins at 12pm and the event runs from 4:00 pm-6:30pm.

Come join Emcee, Joey Knuckles and the crew of High Street Tattoo and feast your eyes upon the variety of  tattoos found amongst the crowds, listen to live music and learn a little tattoo history all for you and your families’ entertainment! You could win Ohio’s Best Tattoo!

Event is free to enter.

To see more about the event click here for the Ohio State Fair website for detailed info.

Our panel of judges will judge tattoos based on:

Best Overall Male

Best Overall Female

Best Black and Grey

Best Traditional

Best Color

Best Large and Small Scale

Please remember the Ohio State Fair is a family event and tattoos will be checked upon registration (No nudity or “suggestive” tattoos, i.e. violent or gang related tattoos).

2016 Ohio’s Best Tattoo Competition at the Ohio State Fair

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High Street Tattoo brings its second annual competition to the bustling Ohio State Fair in a meticulous search for the world’s best tattoos! We’ve searched far and wide from every corner of this Earth’s vast open expanse to proudly present a competition of epic proportions! The finest, most finessed lines! The most vibrant, dynamic colors! The most compositionally sound designs that intricately follow the flow of the human form!

Come join High Street Tattoo, the Ohio state Fair, and the Short North’s most charismatic character as the event’s emcee, Joey Knuckles, as we exhibit the world’s most magnificent artistry on the canvas of the human body! Accompany us to a tattoo extravaganza that will leave your jaw on the floor and awe permanently engraved into your eyeballs! Prizes and awards will be presented to all the winners. So, be prepared for a spectacle of splendor in a wonderland of visual grandeur.

The 2016 Ohio’s Best Tattoo Competition begins at 5:00pm, 8/1,  at the Showplace Pavilion at the Ohio State Fair shortly after the Old Familiar Beard Bash. So, if you think that your tattoo has what it takes to win amongst a veritable pantheon of creative beauty, then stop by and compete. Registration begins at 12:oopm. We look forward to seeing you there!