Setting-up an
Appointment with Us

-Appointments are set by consulting in the Studio and putting down a deposit. Most consults take 20-30 minutes.

-The amount of the deposit will be applied toward the tattoo
and taken out of the cost of the last sitting. Please provide us 
with a minimum of 48hrs notice if you need to reschedule.
Any rescheduling done in less then 48hrs will forfeit the deposit
and require another deposit to be made for the newly 
scheduled appointment. (Deposits are non-refundable)

-To set a time for a consult, email the Artist of your choice or call the Studio. Feel free to stop by anytime to do a consultation. (Most consults are setup thru email.)

-Artists' individual hours can be found on their personal page.

(Appointments are set-up in-person. We don't set-up appointments over the phone.)

-Walk-ins are taken at a 'first-come first-serve' basis when we have availability and are normally only available when we have cancellations.

Please feel free to email us ideas that include descriptions and images (include size and placement). We don't give quoted prices by email or phone, though we can sometimes give you a rough estimate. Stop by the shop to get an exact quoted price. 

We check emails and phone messages frequently. Most responses happen within 48hrs.

Tattoo Aftercare

1- After 3 hours remove the bandage gently
and wash with warm water and mild soap.
Don't re-bandage.

2-Apply a thin film of A&D Ointment,
Bacitracin, Aquaphor, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil,
or Tattoo Goo 4 times a day for the next 7 days.
After 7 days use a mild 'healthy healing style'
lotion for the next 7-10 days or until the skin
returns to its pre-tattooed condition. Don't let
the tattoo dry out. Keep the tattoo constantly

3-Avoid the sun and tanning booths for 2 weeks.

4-Don't soak the tattoo for 2 weeks. Avoid the
bathtub, jacuzzi, swimming pool, and ocean.
Showering as normal and cleaning over the sink
with brief moments of water running over the
tattoo is what you want to do. Use mild soaps
and antibacterial soaps.

5-Avoid products with heavy fragrances.
Fragrances contain alcohol and chemicals that
will damage the tattoo. If the tattoo burns when
ointment is applied, wash it off immediately,
discontinue use of that product, and use one of
the previously mentioned ointments.

6-Don't rub, scratch, or pick at the tattoo while it
is healing. Loss of color and/or infection may
occur. Be gentle with the tattoo and let it
naturally shed the top layer of skin. Don't assist
in the peeling. You will see some color come off
with the top layer of skin as it sheds. This is
normal. The tattoo is permanently implanted in
the deeper layers of the skin.

7-Extreme and repeated sun exposure will
damage the pigments of the tattoo and cause it
to fade over your lifetime. To avoid this apply
25 SPF sunblock or greater when in the sun for
extended periods.

8-Most of the healing takes place over the first
2 weeks. The skin that has been tattooed will
return to looking like the surrounding skin after
4 weeks.


*Some exercising after getting a tattoo is ok. Avoid lifting weights and over-exerting the area that was tattooed for 7 days... eg. if you have just gotten an arm tattoo, excersize your legs. Cardio is ok from day 1. Make sure to clean the tattooed area after sweating in order to remove bacterial build-up from sweat. 

If you have any questions or concerns please
don't hesitate to contact us. We are happy to
answer any and all questions.

VST is now offering a $20 'Numbing Package Service' that can be applied to any Tattoo Session. 

Feel free to email, call, or stop in to find out more details. Also Ebanel's website has tons of information on this fantastic, high-end, professional product.



Numb 520 is manufactured in an FDA-registered, ISO 13485 certified facility. By encapsulating lidocaine into liposome, Numb 520 is absorbed by the skin and thereby maximizes the numbing effect as an OTC drug.

Lidocaine works by temporarily blocking the pathway of pain signals along nerves. It does this by stopping the sodium from entering the nerve ending at the site of the pain.

Non-oily numbing agent.

Developed for use before the session/treatment, Numb 520's unique blend of botanicals, including aloe, help reduces skin inflammation and redness. As well as expedites the healing process, and Numb 520 is 100% safe to use on sensitive skin.

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How to Find Us


We're normally open Monday 11am-7pm, Tuesday-Saturday 1pm-9pm, & Sunday 6pm-9pm. Checkout our Artists' pages to view their personal hours. (Our hours do sometimes fluctuate. Please feel free to call ahead to make sure we are open.)

We're currently working on an appointment only basis. We're not taking walkins at this time. Email one of our Artists to request a consult to begin the scheduling process.

Contacts Tattoo Designer

3955 West Market Street, York, PA 17408, United States

SHOP Telephone:  717-843-6101 

​nemo,  txt his cell: 717-680-0328


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Tattoo Preparation

-Get good rest the night before.

-Eat a large meal an hour before
 coming to the shop.

-Bring ‘fuel’ food and drink: foods with carbs,
 vitamins, and sugar
 (Your body needs fuel for the adrenaline it will
 be pumping and a healthy bloodsugar level keeps
 you from getting lightheaded.)  Proper hydration   regulates blood pressure.

-Avoid alcohol for 24 hours prior to your tattoo

-Mental preparation, be focused on the task at   hand.

Reviews continued:(We no longer use a guestbook on the site. Please leave a review on our facebook page or on our google account. Also checkout the shop facebook page for more updated reviews. Thanks) If you need a tattoo designer for custom tattoos such as rose tattoo designs, flower tattoo designs etc. , contact us.

Logan said: September 9th, 2015 11:37 am Won't ever go anywhere else. Ryan always kills it, and does it for a more than fair price. Always leave the shop 100% happy with my new art!

Lorine Kellner said: September 2nd, 2015 9:54 pm I've been a client of Nemo's for the last 20 years. As well as a fan of Vivid Skin- much love and respect to the artist's there. Lorine

Josh Galinato said: September 2nd, 2015 4:16 pm I shopped around and decided I wanted Ryan to work on a big piece I'd designed. He was able to break it down and enhance it really well. I get so many compliments on the piece and I've recommended multiple people head to vivid skin. I couldn't be happier with the work.

jose ortiz said: August 24th, 2015 1:10 am this place is the bomb they all do great work Jeff thnxs for all the work u have done and i look forward to having u do more , im in Orlando,Fl but will be coming back up to visit and will be making an appt 4 more work keep up the gd work u guys

Mike said: November 9th, 2012 11:51 pm Just recently got my first color tattoo of a tarantula done by Ryan. The detail was amazing! Thanks Ryan for a outstanding piece of artwork!

LeAnn said: July 26th, 2012 4:19 pm I got my first tattoo done by Jeff, and it is absolutely amazing!! I came in with a picture that I loved and walked out with art that was better then I expected! Thank you so much I LOVE IT!!!!

Frankie "Five Aces" said: January 29th, 2012 4:08 pm I went to Ryan for some touch ups on previous tats, He not only cleaned them up and enhanced them, but added some subtle touches and made them alive again! My wife just received her 1st Tattoo from Ryan and it is superb! I strongly recommend any of the artists at Vivid Skin for your next Tat!

Amanda Ferree said: August 20th, 2011 1:12 pm I've had my new tattoo for about two months now and it is amazing! Ryan you did an awesome job of bringing my vision to life and I have had so many strangers complement me on my tattoo. Even my partents liked it!

Jason Shauck said: August 13th, 2011 9:50 pm Ryan, thank you for the good cover up it looks great thank you ans as far as i concerned your the best tattoo artist around

Scott said: June 27th, 2011 3:01 pm Thanks for fitting me in on Friday. My wife loved her surprise! Don't be surprised to see her getting my name tattooed in the near future. I'm spreading the word about VST!

Becci said: June 12th, 2011 9:43 pm Hey Jeff thanks so much for my new Tattoo. You did a really good job and when I get my next one I will come see you. Thanks again Becci

Lori said: April 4th, 2011 10:25 am Ryan, Absolutely thrilled with the tatt you did for me. You really brought what I already had to such a great finished piece. If I have anything else done, you will be the only one that I go to. Everyone loves it!

Kasey May said: February 14th, 2011 10:42 pm Thanks Ryan for the awesome tattoo. I will def be in again for more. I have a couple ideas and Ill be in to get you to draw somethings up for me. Thanks for a great tattoo shop. Ill never go anywhere else!

Doug Fresh said: January 27th, 2011 2:04 pm Wuzz up brotha, just hopped on the site to see whats the latest. Check out any new thingsgoing on. Stuff looks awesome. Keep up the good work! Peace, Doug

Ryan said: January 11th, 2011 5:00 am Thank you to all of you for your continued support of Vivid Skin Tattoo Studio. We appreciate hearing the reponses to your tattoo experiences. Please leave your comments here in the guestbook. -Ryan