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Clinton Gifford

Paul Black

Raleigh's Premier Custom-Only Tattoo, Piercing, & Removal Studio

Visit one of our two locations nestled in the heart of Raleigh

While walk-ins for piercings are always welcome,
quoted wait times
are not guaranteed and can be long.
If you prefer not to wait, please book a time
Appointments are required for all children under the age of 12.
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Mad Ethel’s Tattoo was established in September 2012. Nestled in the heart of Raleigh, NC, our artists thrive in a dynamic atmosphere of art, food, music, and culture. At Mad Ethel’s, we are pleased to offer our customers superior work by only the finest tattoo artists.


With over 100 years of combined tattoo experience and 50 years of piercing experience, the artists at Mad Ethel’s are able to offer you expert advice, ensuring that the tattoo you have in mind becomes a true piece of body art. Our artists encourage our clientèle to find something unique that truly fits them as an individual.


Since every body is different, we specialize in one of a kind tattoos, ensuring that the content and placement of your tattoo works best with your body to showcase your unique piece of art.


"When the designs are chosen with care, tattoos have a power and magic all their own. They decorate the body but they also enhance the soul."
- Michelle Delio, Author of TATTOO

expertise 2021
expertise 2022
best of downtowner
downtoner award
2014 award
2015 awards
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As featured on WRAL local news

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