Seeking: Tattoo Artist, & Part-Time Shop Assistant

We’re seeking two people to be a part of our shop, and Lightwave!

Firstly, Witch City Ink is searching for a tattoo artist with a minimum of 5 years experience along a solid portfolio that includes original artwork as well as custom tattoos. A positive attitude is also a must, as is being drug and drama free. Please note that we are NOT seeking apprentices.

Please submit letter of interest and a link to your portfolio to

We are also looking for a competent, motivated, and reliable person for a part-time shop assistant position at Witch City Ink in Salem, MA and our sister shop, Lightwave Tattoo in Saugus, MA. Should be skilled/knowledgeable in web/computer/graphic design work, customer service, and general cleaning/organization. Familiarity with tattoos and art is a plus. Applicant MUST have access to a vehicle, as this position will be split between the Salem and Saugus shops.

Duties will include general shop maintenance/cleaning, website work/updates, appointment management, customer service, equipment sterilization, stencil making, and general office management.

Requisite skills: Mac OS X, Photoshop, WordPress/basic internet and html knowledge, social networking (utilizing facebook, twitter, etc.), strong customer relations, professional and business composition/typing.

Please submit resumes and cover letters to the above email address, or:

Witch City Ink
186-3 Essex St.
Salem, MA 01970

Squirrel by Sharonn

I suppose if someone were to say the words “squirrel tattoo,” you would probably imagine something on the ridiculous side. But, Sharonn is the queen of all things whimsical, and this piece is just that. Along with colorful and let’s face it.. adorable. The client was fascinating, having such an affinity for the little creatures that she and her husband actually run a squirrel rescue organization. Unfortunately, they were unable to bring any baby squirrels by the shop, which might be a positive thing as we probably would have died from the cuteness.

While we have you, here’s a bit of shop news: We are officially back on our summer schedule, opening the shop at 11am and closing at 8pm. We always recommend making an appointment if you can, and lately our artists have been busier than ever. We are doing our best to accommodate walk-ins, but with the exception of a few open gaps in the schedule, all of our artists are booked out anywhere from one week to a month+ in advance. We welcome you to stop by and chat, email us at, or give us a call at 978.744.9393 to set up your next tattoo!