About Us

Exemplary Piercing in Charlotte, NC

Our artists provide the best service that no other tattoo shop in Charlotte, NC could offer. They have the most advanced skill for the craft and are trained to give exemplary service that is incomparable to any other tattoo parlor in Charlotte, NC.

Tattoo Bill

Tattoo Artist and Owner

William Guy Thigpen. My friends call me Bill. I am a 3rd generation tattoo artist. In October of 1999, I became owner and operator of Tattoo Bill's. My experience in tattooing began when I was a child. My father and grandfather were tattoo artists, so I guess you can say I was born into the business. I also am a Marine Corps veteran, former police officer, a 32° Mason and an Oasis Temple Shriner. My son Chris is also in the business as our family's 4th generation.

Chris Thigpen

Body Piercer

I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC for 30 years. I am 4th generation in the business and Bill is my dad. I have been piercing for 11 years. I specialize in traditional and exotic body piercing.

Tattoo - I am the store mascot. I have been at Tattoo Bill's for more than 11 years. I can talk and have over a 100 word vocabulary. My friend "Simon" has recently joined me, so come in to hear what we are talking about.

Franklin G. Thigpen CLS

Certified Laser Specialist

Tattoo Bill's Tattoo Removal was founded by Franklin Thigpen, a lifetime Charlotte resident who realized there is an undeniable need for affordable tattoo removal services now and in the future. Our business concept is simple…remove tattoos at affordable rates, utilizing the best laser equipment and certified laser technicians available. We do not perform any other type of aesthetic laser treatments. We believe that by focusing on tattoo removal exclusively, we will become the premier laser tattoo removal center in Charlotte and the surrounding areas. When I decided to open Tattoo Bill's Tattoo Removal, I mandated we use only the best laser. I personally tested four other types/brands of tattoo removal lasers and quickly realized the Medlite C6 cannot be beat for removing unwanted tattoos. This laser can remove all colors of the spectrum when the unique hand pieces are used.

Jeff Brown

Born in Rock Hill, SC and graduated from RHHS and York Tech, where I studied graphic engineering. I have been tattooing for 10 years and enjoy all the different styles. I really enjoy Custom freehand Tribal. Prior to becoming a tattoo artist I painted children's nursery's and designed paint schemes for several NASCAR teams. In my spare time I enjoy NHRA Drag Racing and fishing. I have a son that has served in Iraq, two stepdaughters and 3 grandchildren.

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Michael Johnson

Tattooist since 2008. I'm new to Charlotte and really appreciate the community so far. I've been tattooing all along the east coast, from Florida to New York and i think I've found a place to call home. prior to tattooing I obtained a degree in graphic and fine arts and i continue to draw and paint every day. The goal is to give you all clean solid tattoos, feel free to look at my work. Make sure you come in to get one though!

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Oh hey, I didn't see you there...

My name is Jasmine, I have been tattooing for 14 years.

I’m originally from Canada and have been living in the Charlotte area for 4 years now. 

I love tattooing all styles, from girly to gruesome I enjoy it all.

Watercolor, full saturated color, black and grey and a lot of cover-up work! If you are not in love with a tattoo you have, let's get it covered up with something beautiful! 

I also do microblading, which is very natural looking (semi) permanent eyebrows. 

Feel free to check out even more of my tattoos on Instgram: @thirteen_tattoos0130

And email me for any enquiries - Jasmine@tattoobills.com

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Trent Walker aka “The Tall One.”

I’ve been tattooing for 10 years now and enjoy doing all subject matter but working in black & grey is my favorite. 

I attended the Art Institute & received an associates degree in graphic design.


Answers To Frequently Asked Questions:

  • I am very tall.
  • I don’t play basketball. 
  • The weather is great up here!

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John R. Rainey Jr

John R. Rainey Jr. is a custom tattooist with over thirty five years in the industry, and formally the owner of Alternative Arts Tattooing in Charlotte NC, for over thirty years. His specialty is in designing and tattooing in the style the client requests. His favorite quote is: You’re only as accomplished as your last tattoo, so do each and every one no matter how simple or complex, as though your entire career is going to be judged by it. 

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Megan Adams

Microblading Specialist

Hello, I’m a Microblading Specialist. I specialize in microblading and combo brows (microblading with a mix of shading) I’ve been involved in the beauty industry since 2011. I’ve attended the cosmetology program at LBWCC in Alabama in 2010 as well as the microblading/microshading course with Lux Brow Academy in 2018! Making my clients feel happy and beautiful is the most rewarding part of my job!!!

Alannah Perryman

Cosmetic Tattooist

I am a permanent cosmetic tattooist. I have specialized in the beauty industry for over 6yrs. I studied and was licensed in the beautiful town of Boca Raton, Fl. I graduated from ACAS academy and this is where I learned the art at its finest. My area of expertise is with the tattoo Powderfill Eyebrows, Eyeliner, Lip liner, Full lip color and specialty Lip ombré! I live,work,breathe this beauty breakthrough!

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