Tattoo Parlor in Frederick, MD
Whether you want your next tattoo to be a design the world can see or something more private, Time Bomb Tattoos & Curiosities in Frederick, MD, wants to be the tattoo parlor you trust. We're highly experienced in the industry, and our professional staff works hard to keep our environment clean and comfortable.
Creative Talent at Your Service
Our artists are custom award-winning, and they have an eye for detail. We take pride in making our customers' tattoos exactly what they've imagined. We understand that your body art tells a story about you, and we only want to add the best to that tale. We have extensive options ready for you, and we can also create a personal design.
When you’re ready for your next tattoo, Time Bomb Tattoos & Curiosities serves the entire Frederick area, and we're locally owned and operated. We want to earn your long-term business, and we have flexible appointment availability for your scheduling convenience. If you're looking for a reputable tattoo parlor, call us today to set up an appointment.
If you're looking for a way to express yourself, tattoos from Time Bomb Tattoos & Curiosities in Frederick, MD, will help you use your body as a medium to show people who you really are. We're a locally owned and operated business, and our award-winning artists can provide you with the design you've been looking for.
At Time Bomb Tattoos & Curiosities, we believe that the human body can and should serve as a canvas. And we also believe that piercings are the perfect way to send a message about who you are. At our facility in Frederick, MD, we offer a wide variety of body piercing options to suit your style and taste.
Just as great as the first
This was my second time coming to Time Bomb to be tattooed by Colin. Both experiences were super great! All of the staff is very chill and they are all amazing artists. Both of Colin's pieces on me, one in color and one just black, are both so amazing and perfect! I keep getting compliments on them both. I will definitely come back for future tattoos
Professional, safe, and reassuring
I have gotten 2 tattoo here, but the reason for my review is their amazing treatment of my 10 yo son. He wanted his ear pierced and I knew Time Bomb was the place to go...they were friendly while we waited, the procedure was explained in detail to me and my son. They were extremely clean and careful. It was done so well, my son laughed when the needle went through. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Daith piercing by Danni
Danni did a great job... She explained everything that she was doing and put me at ease... I definitely will go back for my daughters cartilage piercing... The shop is great and very clean... The people are friendly which is a great perk :)
Time Bomb Tattoos is such a cool place! I was visiting Fredrick and randomly decided to get my cartilage pierced and I'm glad I chose this place to do it. They were very professional and so funny that it made me less nervous! One week later and the piercing is still doing great! Thanks guys
Consistently top-notch experience
Gordon has been working on a huge tattoo piece for me for a couple years now. He is also working on a full back piece for my husband. Our experiences have always been fantastic. Time Bomb is clean, comfortable, and very well -equipped. The entire staff is pleasant, knowledgeable, engaged, and supportive. I love what Gordon is doing with my piece - he has helped from design through execution. Sarah, Miranda, and Brad are also all very skilled. The artists bring different styles so many personal preferences can be met. Sarah does beautiful watercolor and fine detail work. Miranda has a lovely touch with script and floral work. Brad does striking traditional tattoo styles. Gordon designs and executes very complex, highly personal pieces. I recommend all of them.
Amazing first tattoo experience
Last night I got my first tattoo ever, and I can't tell you how fantastic Time Bomb Tattoos was for this process. The staff were extremely friendly, the process was very straightforward, and the quality of care was excellent. I was given great aftercare instructions, and the tattoo is exactly where I wanted and what I wanted. They also are great on timing- as in right as the needle was hitting a place where my pain threshold was, there was a brief break for me to catch my breath, without me even having to say anything. For a person who had never had a tattoo before, this was exceptional, in my opinion. And I can easily say that because of this experience with this shop, I'll most likely be going back for seconds. Thanks so much to Capt. Gordon for a phenomenal experience, and everyone at Time Bomb for a wonderful shop!
Clean, Comfortable and Thoughtful
My husband and I got tattoos yesterday and the staff was great. We are very happy with our new body art! Our artists gave thoughtful advice considering our styles and with it being our first tattoos, they considered comfort. Everyone was friendly and we are very satisfied. I highly recommend this business and will return for future tattooing and/or piercing desires.
Awesome and talented artists
My friend and I did a quick swing by to see if there were any last minute open spots and there were! The talented artist helped me with my design and gave me extra ideas in case I wanted them. Tattoo came out exactly what I pictured!
Clean and friendly!
Today I got my nose pierced at Time Bomb Tattoos and Curiosities. All staff was friendly and everything kept in a sterile environment! I'm extremely satisfied and will be returning to get more work done! 10/10 would recommend!
Vision Brought to Life
As always, Time Bomb is very inviting as soon as you walk in the door with all of the oddity art and friendly staff. I got my tattoo from the artist named Colin. He was very easy to talk to and also played really good tunes during my visit. He is a very skilled and unique artist and I highly recommend his services and plan on coming back soon. Many thanks to Colin and the Time Bomb staff!
Can't wait to return!
I've been with the same tattoo artist for a few years now and have been nervous to try someone new. I friend of mine talked me into trying Time Bomb and I'm not sure if I'll ever return to my old artist! Miranda was absolutely incredible. She had wonderful suggestions which allowed us to collaborate with ideas and the work came out more beautiful that I could have ever expected. The new locations is beautiful and all the employees are so kind and helpful.
I took a friend to get their ears pierced while in the decision process of getting a nipple piercing. We got to the tattoo shop and it took about 20 minutes for the whole ear piercing operation. Throughout this time, I had been constantly asking random questions about nipple piercings. "How bad does it normally hurt?" "What's been the worst experience you've seen/heard?" etc etc. The answers were always straight forward and informative. I'm pretty sure the piercer's name is Danni. After my friend's piercings were done and paid for, I thought about getting this piercing in depth. I know that the employees at Time Bomb made me feel comfortable enough about this choice and made me receive excitation in the decision process. Danni led me to the back room, described the whole process to me, kept explaining while she was prepping the needle, let me know step-by-step what she was doing right before she did it, and helped me with clarifying the aftercare. I definitely tipped 20%. One piercing with the tip included was $60. I felt so happy and relaxed walking out of their building. A few days later I received a follow-up email from Time Bomb about proper aftercare. Best experience I think I could've acquired in this area.
Being from Boston and here in Maryland for work I decided to get my Daughters name's tattooed on the inside of my bicep one on each arm. While looking for the right place I choose Time bomb for many reasons. This place is amazing and extremely friendly!!! My artist was Brad, This guy is AWESOME at what he does!!! Not only did he do my daughter's names but I went back for another and another again today for another awesome Bradskills tattoo.Time bomb aslo has displays of the other artist's work and they are also top notchthat work there. I just wanted to thank Brad and all the workers and artists at Time bomb for an awesome experience and hope to be back for another amazing Tattoo Thanks..
Nothing but compliments on two fronts
I received a tattoo from Capn. Gordon on September 30 and had a wonderful experience. He was very professional, honest, and friendly. My new ink is on my chest and i work with the public in a tattoo friendly company. Customers compliment the piece on a regular basis and often ask for the shop and artist name. I share both eagerly, hoping they visit the shop and have the same awesome experience that I did. While tattooing can be uncomfortable at times, Capn. Gordon uses a light hand and achieves amazing results. If you have an urge for ink, visit this shop.
Clean, great service, knowledgable staff
I got my septum done and it looks great. The piercing was done quickly and (almost) painlessly. I also got some help picking out some custom jewelry. They have a great selection and were very informative. I will be back for more piercings.
Sarah did a great job of making my first tattoo a wonderful experience! I walked away wanting another almost immediately! It looks beautiful and origional and Sarah is wonderful at what she does! She listened to what I was looking for and immediately responded with better than I would have imagined. I Will be back for sure! Had a great experience with the whole shop! Wonderful communication as well!
My sister and I had a very pleasant experience with our piercer! Thanks
Professional and Friendly
I got my ear pierced today and she was very nice and went over everything from beginning to end. Didn't have to wait long and the shop has interesting items to look at:) Would definitely go back again.
I was completely satisfied with my tattoos and the staff was friendly.
The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Sarah Rice is an amazing artist who is patient, talented and will work with you to customize your piece . Highly recommended.. Definitely will return again.
Quick and beautiful!
Loved my new tattoo! It was quick and beautifully done.
Best place for tattoos and body piercings
Miranda did a Grrst job on my tattoo. She took a simple tattoo and turned it into a beautiful unique piece! Thank you so much Miranda I will be seeing you soon!!!
I LOVE THIS PLACE!!! Just got my first tattoo not even 2 hours ago and I was soo nervous! Like I nearly peed myself lol! Sara was amazing! She was sweet, patient, funny and all around amazing! I will be going back for more! And that's saying something cause I have severe OCD
Fantastic Tat by Brad
Very professional and top notch qualitu, Brad was fantastic
Professional, Clean, Great Artists
I am more than glad that I chose Time Bomb for my first tattoo. The staff behind the counter made the process simple and quick, and Colin was a wonderful artist. Swift and neat, as well as careful to detail the aftercare instructions. His lines were great and the tattoo looks fantastic. Highly recommended!
Always go see the Captain
My first experience with Gordon was when I was turning 22. I went more than a few years between sessions and when I wanted to have another piece done, there was no other choice but to go back to Gordon at Time Bomb. His work seriously speaks for itself and anyone who sees my ink I rave about Gordon. Get your appointment with the Captain. No better artist to go to...
Professional and friendly
I loved the Time Bomb. I got my septum piercing there. It was quick and safe! I went again with my sister to get her tattoo and that was great too(: I recommend 11/10 to go!
Tom did a great Job I highly recommend Time Bomb for what ever you wish to done I plan on returning to have another Piercing.
excellent service & very clean!
I walked in to get my septum pierced yesterday. I was warmly greeted & got a lot of answers to all my questions about my specific piercing. my piercer, Tom, was awesome! he walked me thru everything & was very honest about my septum being deviated. he told me he would do everything he could to make the piercing as perfect as possible. after it was all done, he had me look at it & asked if I was satisfied, for if I was not, he could re-do it. needless to say, I was very happy w my septum & overall experience. I watched him take new needles & other equipment out of sealed packages. he wiped down his work area before & after! I would def come back for another piercing & would recommend anyone to come here!
I recieved a piercing from Time Bomb and I loved how cautious they were about cleanliness. Always washing their hands, always wearing gloves. Very satisfied!
This is not your average tattoo shop. The place is super clean and filled with fascinating items for sale and just to gawk at. Beyond The amazing facade, the artists are also remarkably talented, and very easy to work with. I started a leg sleeve with Captain Gordon last night... extremely creative and original artwork, and unmatched execution. If you're looking at getting high-end work done, this is your place.
Tattoo cover up
OMG, I love Brad, he is AMAZING!!! I've had the ugliest dragonfly tattoo for years that looked like a kid drew it and he redid the entire thing and it looks gorgeous and sexy!!!! Brad is the man!
If you are in down town Frederick, Stop by Time bomb!!!!
I got my traguses pierced today by Tom at Time bomb. Store is very unique with oddity stuff yet very clean. Tom was very informative and gentle that whole piercing process was smooth and nice! I'll defiantly recommend Time bomb and especially Tom for a piercing.
Clean environment and my tattoo artist was the bomb! She took her time and mAde every moment comfortable for me.
I got my first tattoo at Timebomb and it was such a wonderful experience. The artists were all very friendly and knowledgable, and my tattoo turned out exactly how I wanted. Could not have asked for a better experience.
My experience at Time Bomb was a wonderful one. This was my first time getting a tattoo and the staff was friendly and accommodating. Sarah did a fantastic job and was very sweet and patient with a newbie like me :) I would recommend this place to anyone seeking a clean, sterile, and wonderful tattoo experience!
I love time bomb tattoos & Curiosities. They are very polite and friendly. The store is clean and I trust that they follow all health codes and keep their store safe and hazard free. I've gotten a tattoo and piecing their, as of now, both are perfectly fine and offering me no form or discomfort. Would deffinately go again.
Time Bomb Outdoes Itself Again!
Last year, Capt. Gordon created a unique compass rose arm piece on my left bicep that continues to stun people who see it. The design was one of a kind, the execution flawless, and the detail incredible. At that time, I left a glowing review. Well, last night he finished a companion piece on my left arm, a clipper ship under full sail in a highly ornate, interwoven filigreed frame. The design was derived from 19th century engravings and handbills advertising what was around the time of the Gold Rush the swiftest way from New York to San Francisco: around Cape Horn on a swift sleek clipper carrying clouds of sail. The design was beyond challenging, but this amazing artist rose to it, and blew my already demanding expectations away. This piece combines extremely precise and fine linework, and very difficult combinations of overlapping elements. I cannot describe, but only thank and commend him, for the careful planning, intense concentration and attention to detail, and mastery of the medium it took to execute this evocative work. Gordon cared about the historic context of the piece, worked with me to refine the design, and make it a worthy companion to the piece on the other arm, in a great collaborative way. His judgment calls on execution, color, shading, and his amazing, signature high-relief accent were superb. Gordon took all the time and care necessary to bring this difficult piece to life. I will proudly wear his art the rest of my life. I would be remiss, too, if I didn't comment on how warm, professional, safety conscious, clean, and friendly everyone at Time Bomb is, and their new digs are spotless and fabulous. Thank you all! If you want something special, above and beyond the ordinary, these are the folks you need to see.
Will always go to Time Bomb
Capt Gordon did a third eye dermal piercing for me. I was nervous. He did a great job. The dermal looks amazing! I love it. If you're looking for a great piercer, tattoo artist, look no further than Time Bomb. The store is full of stunning items and Gordon and his crew are the best!
They took me in last me and did an amazing job on my Namaste tattoo. I would go there for my next one.
Love my heart tattoo on the back of my neck. Will return for another. Very clean and wonderful staff.
I absolutely love Time Bomb. I have gotten my tattoos and piercings from them. They just make you feel at ease. They are just amazing!!!
Awesome Time, Cool Shop, Friendly Workers
Being my first time having any type of piercing I was slightly nervous. But the staff at Time Bomb quickly eased my nerves. They walked me through everything that we would be doing and everything ran smoothly. I would seriously recommend Time Bomb.
They were super helpful in designing my tattoo and ensuring that it was exactly what I wanted. The total cost was significantly higher than what they had quoted me pervasively but definitely worth every penny considering the amazing quality.
Great pricing, clean, and positive attitude.
Amazing with everything.
Great pricing, fantastic environment and people they make you feel so welcome. They have helped me a couple of times and do amazing job with piercings. The only place I will go to and trust.
Clean and professional
I have had piercings and tattoos done here and I won't go anywhere else! With the best online reviews and testimonial from friends and family it was a no brainer to go to Time Bomb. The staff is friendly and knowledgable and they really work with you to get every last detail right about your piercing/tattoo. I highly recommend this shop!!
I came to have my nose pierced. Everyone in the shop was so friendly. My piercer was great and explained everything about the process. It was quick and I am so thrilled with how it looks! Would recommend this tattoo parlor to anyone.
Awesome service and great art work.
It was great experience!!!
It was a great experience
Nice shop, friendly staff would go back for more Ink jobs
I got my daith piercing at time bomb. On all levels it was great there shop was clean they were polite. The piercing part was excellent they are very good with working with you. I had no pain it was fast too. I go to time bomb for all my piercings!
Will be going back. Loved the atmosphere and the tat work was to my satisfaction
I've worked with almost all of the artists and piercers, and they are all spectacular. They take the time to make sure you get exactly what you want, and keep everything clean and sanitary. I've had little experience with other tattoo and piercing businesses and none compare to Time Bomb!
Extremely clean building and very kind and knowledgable staff!
Awesome place & great talent!
Love my tattoo that Captain Gordon did! Very helpful and provided excellent input on helping me decide exactly what I wanted & he made it all come together perfectly. Everyone is very friendly and helpful!
I went it twice because the first time I forgot my birth certificate. I got my navel pierced by the apprentice piercer and it's perfect! They worked with me to figure out how I wanted it done etc. very nice place, definetly coming back.
very caring staff
The staff here was awesome. Miranda did my art piece and after some problems with damage of a cast molding I was very upset. The staff was great in trying to offer suggestions for repairs and show of empathy. Miranda unselfishly did the right thing although I did not expect her generosity of her actions. In my eyes it demonstrates the kind of person she is but also want kind of business is run here. I need to see her to follow up but have been so busy. I am in the works for another one.
Great artists high quality customer service
Sarah is wonderful. I had a small tattoo on my shoulder that I wanted covered and she did a amazing job. She made me feel very comfortable. I am completely satisfied this is the second tattoo she has done for me and will see her again when I'm ready for another!
I've never had a piercer make me feel more comfortable and relaxed. I can't remember the woman's name for the life of me but she was so sweet and made sure I was calm and ready the entire time.
I really enjoyed and appreciated his professionalism ...just go you will not regret it
Miranda is Awesome!!
My spouse and I both got a tattoo. Miranda was reading our minds as we tried to describe what we wanted. She immediately picked up the idea and created the perfect tattoo that we wanted. Then with professional aptitude and a very steady hand she executed the art perfectly in the location we chose. The shop is very clean and the staff is so friendly. My phone battery was going out and they even had a charger to let me charge it so I could get photos. It was the best Friday night adventure and we will definately be back to see Miranda. We have more ideas for other tattoos. TimeBomb Tattoos!! You Rock!
My husband and I both got tattooed. The work Colin did was amazing. The studio itself is super clean and the staff are knowledgeable and nice. We will be back for sure!
Captain Gordon and crew are the Kings of Tattoos
Gordon and the folks at Time Bomb are great!! Such s gentle touch, I actually fell asleep while Gordon was working on my tattoo. Admittedly I was afraid at first. But just before we began, Gordon shared with me a quote from a 13th century Sufi poet named Rumi. Gordon said,"The wound is the place where the Light enters you." - Rumi After that the fear immediately left my body and prepared me for the deep meditative sleep I soon found myself in. WOUNDERFUL EXPERIENCE! And my Tattoo was so awesome, a reality TV show was made around it. Drew Howe King of Mann & TV Personality
Pierced by Danni
My wife and I got pierced at Time Bomb recently -- her right helix, my left eyebrow. Danni, our piercer, was reassuring, professional, and extremely good with the needle! Everything was clean, and everyone was pleasant. I love the "Victorian gothic" feel of the front shop. Will definitely come back for my next body mod. <3
Absolutely killed my tattoo of two feathers hanging from my back 5"&3.5" with shading....Literally drew up what I wanted based off two pictures and a few words, directly on my skin. We made one minor change (a bit wider/longer on one feather) Free hand. Directly onto the body, with only two examples and a few words of guidance! That's amazing to me! And he absolutely perfected the art work within the hour. 45mins or so! Something I thought and have been told could take upwards of two hours or more. Would HIGHLY recommend Brad! And very unique setting as well as wonderful staff! Will be back many more times for sure!
Karin is awesome!
Karin did an amazing job. Very satisfied with my tattoo. I will be coming back again for a touch up on a previous tattoo.
Danni was awesome! She's done a couple of my piercings, and they have all turned out fantastic! Plus, the whole staff is very friendly and the shop is well maintained (:
Time Bomb is great - I've been for two tattoos, about a year apart. The most recent one was just a few weeks ago and it was a custom piece by Sarah that I couldn't be any happier with if I tried. This is a great shop and I'll definitely be back for another sooner rather than later.
I have had 5 tattoos there and the staff there are great. Sarah is a perfectionist and gives good advise on placement and the look of the tattoos. The new location is awesome as well. I will be returning for another...thank you!
This was the biggest piece of artwork that I'd gotten done, and I was more than a little apprehensive. However, from the time I found Time Bomb to the moment I settled my bill was nothing but amazing, professional service. I initially started an email correspondence with Sam, who responded to all my emails in a timely, friendly, and professional manner. An appointment was set up for my preferred time slot and day. My artist was Colin, and after I walked into the shop, he greeted me and immediately put me at ease. Colin went above and beyond to help me nail down exactly what I wanted for my design, eventually printing out four different slightly different variations so that I could see how they would look on my body, and explaining each step of the process. I should also probably mention at this point that I am *highly* needle phobic, and mentioned this to Colin. He made me feel so comfortable that I almost forgot the needles, and kept me updated on each part of the design and process. He also let me take breaks as I needed. Bottom line: Great service. Amazing artwork. I am so ridiculously happy with this tattoo that I am more than happy to go back to Time Bomb again!
So much fun!
Miranda was fantastic.. This was my first tattoo and she was fantastic. Fun and funny and very easy going. I was nervous but that went away quick and while uncomfortable it was not as painful as I thought.
My first tattoo !!!
Wow Thank you so much for my very first Tattoo at the age of 53 !!! Brad was awesome and I love it !! Thank you Ava for all of your help as well !!! A night to remember !! ❌⭕️❌⭕️
Timed perfect and quick
Timebomb Tattoos is Awesome!!!
I love this place!! Everyone is very nice and helpful. My best friend and I wanted matching full moon tattoos and got scheduled with Brad. He did awesome detailed realistic full moons for us on our forearms. The shop also sells some very cool and unique items. I will continue to go to Timebomb Tattoos for my future tattoos and tell friends about them as well!! :-)
Karin - visiting artist but a valuable addition
I had a custom tattoo designed by Karin this past Saturday. It was a Trash Polka style piece which can be more difficult because it is more of collage than an entire scene or picture. She created an awesome design. It was to cover an entire half sleeve. Karin worked extremely hard and tattooed the piece for an entire 7 hours. We worked well together and I will return when she is back to get more work done.
Great prices, friendliest staff, very clean
Had my first tattoo done by Colin, couldn't have been happier with it. The reciptionist was very friendly, the whole staff is very warm and welcoming. Best place in the area in my book!
Awesome experience, awesome tattoo
Sarah whipped up a design of exactly what I explained, which was the culmination of 3 different photos plus extra changes. And very friendly atmosphere.
Time bomb tattoos was really accommodating and had awesome service! I highly recommend!! It was very safe/clean and all the tattoo artists were great.
I chose Timebomb because of how clean everything was, and everyone working there was beyond nice and helpful which made me so comfortable! This was my first tattoo, and I was freaking out inside but Colin was amazing!! He is so so talented, and I could not be happier with the results. When I saw the finish product I was amazed with how real it looked! Definitely the best in Frederick by far with not only quality, but customer service as well!
High quality service and friendly!
I went into their shop for a small tattoo, they were extremely nice and did an awesome job! The shop was so interesting and extremely clean! Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a tattoo, piercing or any other modification!
Best tattoo parlor in Frederick, MD
I was tattooed by Sarah Rice at Time Bomb Tattoos. She is an awesome artist. The shop is extremely well maintained and quite comfortable. All the artist are very friendly and answer all question. I would definitely recommend Time Bomb to do any tattooing you need.
Thanks Brad you're the best, my new tattoo its perfect
Super Professional and Informative, Very Skilled
I had a great experience at Time Bomb to get my nipples re-pierced. I was worried that the scar tissue would make for an unpleasant time, but the piercing artist was very confident and talked me through everything. She is currently training two apprentices and they stayed through the procedure. Overall I had a great time and will definitely be going back, if not for new jewelry when these heal, then absolutely for some of their taxidermy or another piercing or tattoo. Don't flounder around. Just go check them out, they're fantastic. You won't be displeased :)
Beautiful shop. Great atmosphere. Staff is great. I am hooked. I will be back for more.
this shop is interesting and beautiful. All the staff were professional and friendly. Honestly, I probably won't go anywhere else now. My experience here was top notch I'm very happy.
Just what I wanted
I am so glad I tried this place. Awesome staff, clean, professional and great work. They made sure I got exactly what I wanted. Very happy.
Super nice and will definitely come again
I came in for a half sleeve with Brad and he's absolutely amazing, he's really nice and super quick, I was in pain with my tattoo and I felt bad cause I was wiggling around and tensing up and he didn't let it bother him and would reassure me that it was okay, awesome guy, would definitely recommend him if anyone ever wanted a tattoo. And sorry brad, I know I was a pain in the ass with me getting mine but I'll be coming back to you for my next tattoos!
Friendly, professional and very talented
Miranda is an amazing artist. She does amazing tattoo work. She works with you to perfect your tattoo design. I have gotten three tattoos from her and I will be back again. The staff is super helpful and easy to work with.
11 and Counting
Ten of my tattoos have been done by Gordon and the most recent by Miranda. I'm proud to have the artwork and often get compliments for it. This is not just for younger people. I'm 69 now and got my first ink just before my 60th birthday. Living near Philadelphia, my going to Time Bomb is a 3-hour trek. I would not go elsewhere, though. Looking forward to the next one!
I went and got a tongue piercing. They were friendly, they made me feel comfortable. They didn't have me waiting a long time and it was quick when she pierced me. It was just a great experience.
I am so in love with my first mother/daughter tattoo. The work that Sarah does is so clean and neat and she is such a top notch tattoo artist. The vision I had for my tat she nailed it to a tee...If you're thinking of getting a tat, definitely go to Time Bomb and ask for Sarah!!!!♡♡♡♡♡♡
Great service & tattoo
I went in for my first tattoo and didn't know what to expect. Sarah designed it off of a little bit of nothing and it looks GREAT. Everyone comments on how good it looks. I would recommend any of the artists at Time Bomb.
professional and friendly environment
I have gotten all of my tattoos from Sarah at Time Bomb and I absolutely love her work and will never go anywhere else! Everyone is so friendly and make you feel so comfortable! And the shop itself is so clean and beautiful! Best tattoo shop for sure!! ♡♡♡
Clean, Professional, and Just Down Right Awesome Envirornment
I was extremely pleased with my experience at Time Bomb. I stopped in to get some information for my first tattoo and to get my nipples pierced. They were able to do the nipple piercing right then. Every step was completely explained in detail to to me. It was done with expert precision, swiftness with minimal pain. I would highly recommend this shop. I was then able to meet for a few minutes for a brief consultation with a n artist to explain what I would like for my first tattoo. I cannot wait for my appointment next week.
Amazing! Will never go anywhere else for a piercing. The woman was very professional and extremely polite. Highly recommended.
Tattoo and Nose Piercing
Done by Brad. Awesome artist and professional piercing. My girl and I have had 3 tattoos and a nose piercing in the last two months. All have been done professionally and with care and we have no complaints. Five thumbs up!!!!!
Not Going Anywhere Else
I went to Timebomb a very abstract idea. I had gone to previous tattoo studios and no one was able to hit exactly what I was looking for. I had walked into Timebomb Tattoos and Curiosities, and sat down with Captain Gordon for the better part of an hour. He explained how it would work and what would need to go into for it to look it's best. I left and was completely confident in Capt. Gordon's ability to create what I had envisioned. A week passes and I absolutely love this tattoo. I couldn't have imagined it would look this good. I will not go anywhere else for my tattoos and highly recommend them to anyone else
Sarah was friendly, professional, and helpful. Studio was clean and relaxed.
My piercing was very quickly done and didn't hurt
I've always been a friend and fan of the people at Time Bomb and admired their work. I recently had a fairly difficult cover up done by Gordon and I can't express how happy I am with it. Not only is he a great artist, he ha the experience and empathy to understand the process and knows just when to ease up. Every time it would get near my tolerance limit he managed to go for more ink or do something else that gave that momentary break you need when working on a difficult or painful area (trachea and collar bone specifically.) I'm glad to say I've gone from being a friend to being a client and will definately be staying with Time Bomb for all my future work. くコ:彡
Wow what an amazing job Sarah did on my tattoo everyone there was very friendly, patient and nice...also the place was really clean....I will be returning for more!!!!
Best place to go!
Danni was an amazing piercer! Very experienced and explained everything she was doing before she did it! Sarah is one of the best tattoo artists, she really listens to everything you want. The shop is clean and sterile. Very well run business. 10/10 recommend
Clean, professional and super friendly!
Very helpful, and knowledgeable, artist are on point!
This is THE place to go
Gordon is incredibly talented and experienced. He also possesses the understanding behind the meanings of the art and work he performs. I will only trust certain art and body modifications to him. I wish I lived closer, as he'd have much more of my time, money, and support. I've had piercings and am in the process of a full-arm sleeve from Capt Gordon. The new shop is beautiful and conveys a higher sense of the art and artists that work there. I like the new additions of retail and curiosities. You can't go wrong trusting a permanent piece of body art to these fine folks.
Brad pierced my nostril and my ear cartridge yesterday and it was the best I've had done yet (my third ear cartilage) Clean shop, clear instructions and someone I would take my children to without hesitation. The shop is very nice and everyone in it is helpful. Excellent environment and service and quality!
Best tattoo shop!
Love everyone who works there - very professional, friendly, and fun. Three tats from Sarah Rice and want more. Love, love, love her work!!!!!!
My 9 year old daughter had her first ear piercing done like many young girls at Claire's in the mall. Due to their inexperience, they didn't position the right side home correctly and her ear ended up tearing in half and requiring plastic surgery. We were told if she ever wanted to re pierce she would need to go to a professional. We made the best decision ever when we chose Timebomb!! This was the most incredible experience. Everyone was so kind and gentle and it was practically painless for her. I can't say enough wonderful things about Brad and how he treated my daughter. I would and will tell anyone else who is looking to pierce their ears - young or old- to go to Timebomb! 5 star service, clean, calm, relaxed and amazing staff.
Clean, Professional, Friendly Shop
I was in recently with my husband who was getting a large shoulder piece done by Capt. Gordon (absolutely stunning custom design). I adore the shop vibe; incredibly clean, professional and compassionate artists, friendly staff...this is everything you want a tattoo shop to be And More. If you're in the market for new ink, put these folks at the top of your list ;)
Time Bomb is da bomb.
My artist Sarah is a wizard. Took the time to get my concept exacrly how i wanted. The whole staff is very friendly, engaging snd professional. Very clean and tastefully decorated shop. Pleasurable experience. Highly recommended.
The shop is pristine. All of the staff are professional, respectful, and amazingly talented!! I had a large shoulder/arm piece started and even picked up a couple of the curiosities ;) Would recommend to ANYONE!!!
I got a tattoo on my back from Miranda and she did an excellent job! Cleanest shop I've ever been too with a great staff. Definitely would recommend to anyone!
Fantastic People, Quality and Service
Beautiful store with super friendly staff! Excellent work and very professional! Great attention to detail and took time to make sure it was done right! Would recommend and go back again!
They were super kind and helped with everything! It's definaltly my place to get my next one! Highly recommended
Everyone here is incredibly friendly, and Captain Gordon's art is to die for! Loved my experience here and have been recommending this place to all of my friends!
High Quality Service
The Customer Service Alone here is Awesome!
Not enough words...
I am over the moon with my new tattoo by the Captain. Gordon is professional, friendly and knowledgable. His experience shows and he is generous in sharing it with clients. The staff is genuinely uplifting and helpful. I was there when the neighborhood was holding their children's trick-or-treating event and the shop manager, Ava, greeted each child cheerfully, remarking on their costumes and playfully chatting with them as they chose their candy. I absolutely recommend this shop for your tattooing and piercing needs!
Wonderful for the second time!
I got a small butterfly tattoo on the back of my arm, done by Collin ( who was guest spotting and I highly recommend him to anyone). The whole shop was personable and fun. They made my friends and I feel so welcome the whole time! Collin is very professional but also very fun! He gave me exactly what I wanted and even pointed out that I might want to shift the angle to be more aesthetically pleasing which I so appreciate now. I would recommend him to anyone and I will definitely be going back to him in the future ( so long as he stays ) Thanks guys!
Sarah's customer service and professionalism was outstanding. She started by placing the stencil for the head of my dragon and after that she free handed the rest of my tattoo...which took time and patience being that I was getting a chest panel with 3/4 sleeve tattoo. I'm looking forward for my next session. Her colleagues at Time Bomb Tattoo & Curiosities were very nice and friendly to me and all the costumers that came in to the shop. The shop has a large variety of interesting decoration that is for sale too. Overall amazing experience, I'll definitely recommend others to come to get tattooed here.
Professional, Quick, and Easy!
I had my Septum pierced about two hours ago and the experience was amazing, Dani explained everything thoroughly and was great at putting me at ease! I'm in no pain and I love my piercing! I would recommend this shop to everyone!
Amazing work, personable staff, and superb professionalism. The artists have a loyal following and it's very evident why. The curiosity shop bits really are interesting and quite unique. Love the look and feel of the new location!
I've gotten two major tattoos here, both including an incredible amount of detail. The first time, I had a ready-made design (an octopus) that Capt. Gordon executed perfectly. The second time, I had a consultation that netted me exactly the design I needed to get (a squid); it took two sittings, it takes up half of my thigh, and it's incredible. If you need intricate, exacting detail, this is the place to go. On top of all that, it's bright and clean and they give very clear instructions on how to take care of your art. I live in Wheaton, but it's worth the drive to make sure I get the best work out there.
I have several tattoo's from different artist and I need to say, this most recent one that Capt. Gordon did at Time Bomb is without a doubt the most detailed/best looking one I have ever had done. Thank you so much for an awesome job.
Miranda did one of my tattoos as a walk in and was great. I've since gotten three more by Sarah, and she is totally awesome. She takes my ideas and brings them to life, free handed right onto me. She's great with watercolor and does amazing line work. I can't even count the amount of compliments I've gotten on her work on my shoulder/sleeve.
All around awesome.
love the shop and everyone we came in contact with while we were there. walked in and immediately Miranda starting working with me on sketching my tattoo, then she got to tattooing, and may I add she's pretty fan hilarious! the shop was clean and they have a lot of cool shit to look at and buy if you're interested. enjoyed it so much that my husband booked a session with Miranda in a couple of weeks. and I'll be back to work on my sleeve.
Such an amazing experience!
Sarah did my first tattoo and I couldn't be happier with the final result. She helped work with me to get the exact design I wanted. Everyone there was very friendly and very helpful and very reasonable proces. Definitely recommended! I know where I'm going to get any other tattoos or piercings!
Definitely Worth Every Penny
Miranda did the most beautiful cover up tattoo. If you want a professional, clean and reputable place to get any Tattoo and Piercing this is your place. Everything was explained in full detail which is always a plus. Great friendly staff as well. I witnessed pass customers come into the place and I got the sense of just plain ole great customer service and the building of life long relationships. I would go back again and recommend to everyone that I know.😍
Brad has incredible talent! Easy going, skilled, and friendly - he put me at ease from the moment I walked in. And my ink....gorgeous!!! The lines are crisp and it looks better than I ever envisioned. He listens well and creates beautifully. (My ink is left shoulder blade with an antique and 3d effect. Everyone, including my most trusted inked friends, are amazed by just how great a job he did.)
shara rocked it out loud . I brought a picture in and she made it better than that her own creation. this was perfect different like I wanted. I will be going back to see her on a regular.
Great staff and friendly environment. I've had work done by Sarah several times and not only is she a great listener to your ideas she gives sound advise about your artwork before the needle starts.
Only place I will go
I had known Capt as a close friend for years before I made an appointment with him to get my first tattoo done. Being new to tattoos - he was amazing in explaining everything to me and working with me. The biggest thing for me is my fear of needles, but that didn't deter Capt from doing my tattoo. I am so greatful that I went to him because he was very understanding and compassionate. Not only was it a complete joy to work with him, but also all the staff at time bomb tattoo. Everyone is so professional, friendly, and most importantly hygienic. In the end, you can see all the passion and dedication that all the staff there put into their work. I always recommend time bomb tattoo in a heartbeat whenever someone is looking for an artist. I wont let anyone else tattoo me.
Very High Quality and Trustworthy Artists
I have been thinking about getting inked with a specific design, which I think captures the essence of the person I strive to be, for several decades. In the end, I could not bring myself to trust someone I didn't know to execute his or her vision of the design on my old hide, permanently. Then a band mate and car buddy referred me to Capt. Gordon at Time Bomb. I saw examples of his work, checked out the shop's reputation, and decided to give these guys a chance. After two sessions and almost done with healing, I can recommend Gordon and the entire staff at Time Bomb without hesitation, or reservation. The piece was a bit unusual, with an old fashioned aesthetic one doesn't typically see in tattoos, but Gordon "got it" immediately. He listened carefully to my rather unfocused description of what I was trying to evoke, and meticulously hand-drew the design from the example I gave him, taking the time it took to get it right. When it came to the needles and ink, I couldn't help but notice how clean, careful and professional Gordon was. He concentrated deeply as he worked in both sessions, but took the time to answer all my stupid questions and laugh at my lame jokes. But the way he envisioned and executed all the small and intricate design and color details was the high point of the experience. Lines and shading and colors that looked almost random to me in the order in which he applied them all came together at the end to produce a striking work of living art. Gordon charges for his long experience and talent, but if you want a unique piece reflecting serious craftsmanship and creative artistry that will endure a lifetime, he's the man. The whole shop seems to steer by the high standards he sets. Highly recommended. In both sessions, I watched as other artists worked on other customers. I was quite impressed with their skills, professionalism, and communicative, friendly manner, as well.
I've known Gordon for years; and I can say without reservation that the art he has left upon me is a true expression of the soul - both his and mine. It was an inspirational moment when Gordon - with an initial first idea of my own - sat down with me at the light board and showed me a masterpiece. What now rests in ink on my outside truly captures the picture that lives inside me. The rest of the Time Bomb crew is an eclectic mix of talented artisans; and amazing individuals. At each sitting, they all made me feel - in some way - like a member of the family. From the second I walked in the door, the human warmth was palpable. These are good people - talented, real and a joy to be around. If you seek a beautiful tattoo or piercing, and you want to experience a once in a lifetime experience, give Danny a call and make an appointment to speak with one of the artists. Or drop by the shop for a chat - you will not be disappointed.
Long Time Client
I have been coming to Time Bomb for the last 10yrs. The level of talent and service is unmatched. I would highly recommend Time Bomb to anyone considering tattoo work, piercings, or body mod. Gordon and everyone on staff are excellent at what they do.
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