American Classic Tattoo is artist-owned and operated.

Established in May of 2012, the City of Newport News granted American Classic Tattoo the privilege to conduct business as the first tattoo shop to operate within the city limits.

Conveniently located in the heart of Newport News at 11516 Jefferson Ave, we are minutes from Patrick Henry Mall, Williamsburg/Newport News International Airport, Christopher Newport University, Port Warwick, City Center, Newport News Shipyard and Fort Eustis.

We welcome walk-ins and we also create custom art in any style. Our business hours are from noon to 8PM Tuesday-Saturday, and noon to 6PM Sundays. Our shop is closed on Mondays.

We insist on the finest sterile techniques and universal precautions to promote cleanliness and healing of tattoos. All artists have received specialized training and adhere firmly to the State and City Health Department regulations and criteria.

If you would like more information on booking appointments, deposits, etc., please see our FAQ page.


  • Your Idea

  • Drawing

  • Pricing

  • Tattooing

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