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MISSION

We here at Ben Around take pride in the craft of tattooing and demonstrate it through each piece that is done in our studio! Tattooing is one of the oldest professions as well as one of the oldest art forms in history. We pay careful attention to the fit and flow of each of our pieces and our goal is to ensure that each tattoo, no matter how big or small, gets done right the first time. Our team strives to create a unique atmosphere to get the custom piece of art that you would want to wear forever and can cherish for the years to come.

 

REVIEWS

You’re in good hands at Ben Around. See why our customers consistently vote us the best place to get tattooed in Central VA!

Aja Linton 
I walked in this past Sunday and Ryan took care of me. He is so personable as well as phenomenal artist. I couldn’t be happier with the result. Thank you all at Ben Around for the great experience, I will be back in the future and will recommend any and all to go there.


Tegan Medico 
I dropped off a sketch for a sizable tattoo with Ryan, and he made it fit my form perfectly, manipulating it just enough to make it work while still staying true to the original idea. My tattoo turned out better than I had envisioned. I’m happy every time I look at it!


Gina Andersen 
I could not have asked for a better experience – it was my first tattoo, and Molly worked with my friend/artist to make it perfect. I’m delighted with the result, and I’d recommend highly.


Dru Iron Wolf King 
Best place to get a tattoo, big or small… If you don’t believe me, go in and check it out.


Ryan Saunders 
So I saw a post on Facebook showing some ink gun technique and I thought about how great of an artist Ben is. After my rant on how proper technique is key to great tattoos, I shared this with all of my FB friends and I figured I might as well put it here too to show y’all some love. It’s long, but worth it.
If you’re in the Virginia area, please check out Ben Around Tattoos in Charlottesville, VA. Ben (the owner) designed my sleeve from some pictures I printed out online, he hand drew it on my arm using a book of human facial expressions (a legit art book, one of tons on their shelves), and he’s been tattooing for 17+ years. He knows his shit about after care and his technique is flawless. I’ve had 8 hour sessions where he works in the same 6 inch area the whole time shading the same spots over and over and it is fairly painless (to me anyway). He paints art pieces and that’s what you’ll see on the walls of his shop, actual art (not flash). His apprentice, Molly, does great work too and you can see the other artist’s portfolios on the website and their work is excellent as well. It truly is a custom shop experience and they will work with you to make sure you get exactly what you want. If you do end up going (or calling), make sure you talk to Ben and then tell him that Zombie Sleeve Ryan sent you (he’ll know who you’re talking about, my sleeve is rather unique). They are the best shop in all of VA, in my opinion, and you will walk out of there with a fantastic tattoo as well as piece of mind knowing that you got worked on by professionals.


Elena Allison Kidwell 
Got my first tattoo done here by Ryan and I’m so happy I choose this shop. The experience was fantastic and he even had me laughing instead of grimacing through my rib tatto. The tattoo looks perfect, thanks to Ryans advice and design skill and healed nicely (also with his advice) Definitely going to be the place I come back to get my second


Marshall Maloney 
Molly did an AMAZING job. Well definitely be a repeat customer


Justin Hunter Clatterbuck 
I did some research in trying to find a good tattoo place for my second, more detailed, tattoo. I liked their portfolios so I tried Ben Around and was not disappointed. Ryan drew up an amazing piece and did an excellent job. I’m coming back here from now on.


Dustin Snow 
I walked in yesterday to get ben to draw up a tattoo and was lucky enough to catch him when someone cancelled on him so he did my tattoo the same day and i must say ive never been more happy he did a great job and ill surely be back soon.


Jamie Page 
gorgeous work, I’m in love with the new addition to my palette. The staff were all incredibly friendly and accommodating, I’m happy to take my money back here in the future!


Emily Fontanilla 
Walked in looking for some line work to be done. Not only did Ryan do it beautifully, he did it in less than an hour! Couldn’t be happier about it.


Kate Volhein Pack 
I had a tough cover up that most artists wouldn’t touch. Ben knocked it out of the park! I can’t wait to come back!


Lee Siple 
Amazing tattoo artist!


Astrid Sheehan 
Thank you for providing professional, talented and super friendly service in an awesome atmosphere!


Vince Redd 
That’s my dog!


Bridger Scott 
Ben did a amazing job on my piece excellent work and people


Starlet Hargraves 
Best artists in town, as well as wonderful people.


Adam McCormic 
Got my 2nd Tat done here. Turned out phenomenal!


Alfonso Montiel 
Clean professional great artists


Cara J Young 
I got my first tattoo here, it was my 18th Birthday present. It turned out exactly how I hoped and it was very easy to take care of. Planning on getting my second one here in a couple months. Love the place.


Angelina Bennett 
Got my first tattoo done here and will most defiantly come back for another one!


Kimberly Osby Robison 
The greatest bunch of artists you will ever meet


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