1648 Whitten Rd
Artist owned and operated, Studio 42 specializes in many different styles of artwork, including graphic new school, black and grey, Japanese, and traditional. The shop currently boasts 5 tattooers and their aim is to provide the best artwork possible while maintaining a comfortable family like atmosphere for their clientele. Owner Dustin Schild says, “We take a ton of pride in our work. We do not do cheap bullshit ass tattoos.”
Dustin got his start in 2000. Over the years, he developed the skills to tattoo a multitude of styles, but he has become known for American traditional and Japanese tattooing. “I don't like putting up any walls or specific titles on my work as I don't want to limit myself to anything in particular. My goal is to give the client the tattoo of their dreams and make their day, month, and year,” he says (IG: @DapperDustin42, @42tattoomemphis). Rates are $150 per hour for larger work. Smaller, one session pieces generally are given a flat rate based on detail, placement, and time.