RETIRED and CLOSED MAY 2018

MARKS OF THE SPARK TATTOOS

MARKS OF THE SPARK TATTOOS

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artists and co-owners

 Marks of the Spark Tattoos was a

two-person studio for 25+ years with 

Artists/co-owners Alfie and Margie (husband & wife team).


Background includes Maryland Institute College of Art. 

Award-winning tattoos

Award-Winning Tattoo work 

Twenty-eight Awards


What's in a name?

'Marks' (tattoos) of the 'Spark' (spirit)


RETIRED 2018

 

Professional Artists

 Alfie created Artistic, Award-Winning Tattoos, and custom designs for clients.

 After tattooing originally, Margie later became the full-time manager of the studio.

 Both Alfie and Margie create artwork in other mediums.

REVIEWS


 "One of the best tattoo experiences I've ever come across...have recommended over and over again.  Don't worry about lingering for a walk in - you will have to make an appointment  - often weeks or months in advance. Well worth it."


 "This shop is wonderful... I brought in pictures with ideas and Alfie was able to put it together into a tattoo better than I expected.  He is a wonderful artist." 

FULLY RETIRED 2018

  • After 25+ busy years in our original location, we retired in May 2018.
  • A new owner of the building let us know that he'd be turning our studio into office space for his construction business. It wasn't feasible to relocate (being close to retirement), so we retired in 2018.
  • Many Thanks to our clients over the years. It was great to meet and work with everyone!


SAFETY


  • Universal Precautions
  • All work in compliance with State and Federal Health regulations
  • Aseptic technique
  • Professional, sterile, single-use materials 
  • Single-use, disposable: apron, sleeves and nitrile gloves  
  • Disposable, single-use protective barriers for machines, cords and surfaces
  • Printed  handout for 'after care'  instructions
  • Health Department inspected and approved 



SHOP POLICY   


*Drawing fee is non-refundable. Drawings are for reference for work at Marks of the Spark and are held on file for three months. All drawings are property of Marks of the Spark Tattoos.


*Client's reference material must be picked up by client on 'drawing ready' date (from signed drawing form) or on date of tattoo appointment.  Marks of the Spark Tattoos is not responsible for material left past these dates.


*Appointment deposit is non-refundable and is usually applied to cost of tattoo. Deposit is forfeited if client does not reschedule appointment (with minimum 24 hr. advance notice) to a date within three months of the original appointment date. 


*One Free touch-up, if needed, after following 'care of' handout instructions. Set up touch-up for completion within 4-6 weeks after original date of work. 


All clients must be 18 + with current State photo ID.


*All Gift certificates were used or already expired before studio closing date.


Marks of the Spark Tattoos is not responsible for unforeseen circumstances affecting clients, the studio and/or choices made by clients; that results in work not completed. 


Notices re: retiring/closing studio were posted on website and social media, as well as at the studio and on forms for clients, Forms included signed appointment/drawing forms, signed consent-waiver forms, as well as 'care of'' and 'touch-up' forms.


* Time frames were coordinated with date for retiring and closing studio