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Welcome Y'all!

We are a very small, extremely busy tattoo shop in Gatlinburg, TN.

Appointments are HIGHLY recommended.

Prior to booking with us, we respectfully ask that you take a moment to familiarize yourself with how we operate by reading through our policies and procedures below. This helps us to respect everyone's valuable time. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to respond. 😀

We schedule all appointments according to the individual tattoo being requested, so shop hours will vary.
All appointments are offered FCFS (first-come/first-served)
We book ALL appointments through the provided form.
  • Reserving An Appointment
    In order to value everyone's time, we have streamlined our booking procedures. All appointments are scheduled exclusively through the designated form. ** We do NOT offer cover-ups/ touch-ups/re-workings or add-ons to other artists' work ** When you request an appointment, please provide us with as many details as possible. This will help us estimate the necessary time and allow our artist to prepare ahead of time. Keep in mind that your design will be based solely on the images and descriptions you provide in the initial request form. Therefore, it's crucial that you provide us with as much information as possible. Once we receive your request, if the dates you have requested are available, we will send you an email containing links to your invoice for your non-refundable/non-transferable deposit and Consent for Tattoo Procedure Waiver to be completed to secure an exclusive appointment time. We schedule all appointments according to the individual tattoo being requested, so shop hours will vary. (PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK/SPAM FOLDERS) Please note, deposits are to secure the artist's time and to ensure that you are committed to getting the tattoo you have requested. We allocate specific time for each requested tattoo design, and if you choose not to proceed with the tattoo for any reason, the deposit will be forfeited as payment for the service providers' time. We strongly encourage you to read our deposit policy prior to scheduling. *** No deposit - No appointment- No appointment - No tattoo ***
  • Pricing Guidelines
    EVERY tattoo starts at the shop minimum of $200 (approx 1" x 1" ) basic location/no color and goes up from there based on many variables such as but not limited to: size/style/location/etc. Once you and the artist agree on all the details AT the appointment, the design will be placed on the grid, which will determine the final cost. This is to keep things fair and ensure uniform pricing for all clients. Due to the complex nature of our work and the many variables involved such as size, location, style, client individuality, last-minute changes, etc., we WILL NOT give you a price range, rough estimate, guestimate, approximate, ballpark figure, roundabout, or whatever YOU want to call it... for a tattoo over the phone or email. With too many unknown variables it would be unfair to give anyone pricing over the internet. We always want our clients to be happy; not feel like they have been overpromised and underdelivered. Our main focus is that you receive a good, solid tattoo, in a professional, clean environment created by an artist's complete focus on your appointment. Offering the same no-nonsense, fair, safe, friendly studio that we ourselves would expect if we were getting tattooed. ​ ​
  • Deposit Policy
    A tattoo deposit is REQUIRED to secure ALL appointments. Deposits are to secure a time slot and cannot be refunded, transferred, shared, gifted, used for a later date, etc. The deposit amount will be deducted from your total and your balance will be due AT the appointment prior to starting the procedure. ​For multi-session tattoos, the deposit will be held as payment towards the last hour of the last session of the tattoo. ​All tattoo deposits are non-refundable/non-transferable. Deposits will be forfeited in full in the case of:​ I do not appear for a tattoo appointment; I cancel or attempt to reschedule an appointment; I arrive more than 15 minutes late to a tattoo appointment; I arrive at a tattoo appointment without government-issued identification; I arrive under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Because Covid-19 and its consequences are no longer unforeseen or unexpected, our deposit policy is in FULL execution as of Jan 2022. IF at any point, there are government orders for a shutdown, all clients on the schedule, with paid deposits, will be notified individually by email/phone to discuss options/refunds. Upon paying a deposit you acknowledge that you have communicated your final tattoo design idea as thoroughly as possible and have reviewed the artist’s prior works to decide that the artist can implement your idea to your satisfaction. No drawings or drafts are emailed or otherwise previewed to clients before their scheduled appointment time. Please understand that creating a tattoo design based on a client’s concept is subjective and that variations may exist between your concept and the finished design. This is why we encourage you to give us as many details as possible when requesting an appointment. If the finished design is not to your liking at the appointment, minor changes can be made at the artist’s discretion. However, substantial changes to the design or the request for an entirely new drawing or draft will require a new deposit/new appointment date or time, and the original deposit will be forfeited as payment for the artist’s drawing time.​​ ​ ***No design changes will be made after paying a deposit, so again, please be sure to communicate your design details as effectively as possible before securing an appointment*** ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
  • Touch-Up Policy
    All touch-ups MUST be done after healing (2-3 weeks) AND no later than 90 days from the date of the original application. Beyond that, it’s considered a new tattoo and you can get it “touched up” when you book your next paid tattoo appointment. IF your tattoo requires a touch-up, it will be determined once it’s fully healed, BY the artist, once contacted with a current image of the tattoo. A deposit is required to secure ALL appointments. Deposits are collected to secure the artist's time and will be refunded back to you on the day of the appointment. IF for any reason you do not attend the appointment the deposit will be forfeited in full, and kept as compensation to the artist for the missed appointment. Not all tattoos NEED a touch-up, especially if cared for during the healing process. We can tell if a tattoo is improperly cared for, and we will charge FULL price for a touch-up in these circumstances. At World Famous Smokies Tattoo, we uphold the utmost standards of cleanliness throughout all of our tattoo procedures. It is crucial to acknowledge that the client maintains complete responsibility for their aftercare. REMEMBER: The healing process is half the work! 🤗 Once leaving the studio the tattoo will be an open wound that you are responsible for. Tattoos can take between 3-6 weeks to heal. During this time, how you treat your tattoo is fully out of the control of the artist. Any reactions that may occur as the result of lax aftercare or poor hygiene are the client's responsibility. Aftercare instructions are given to the client before leaving the studio (on the back of your car decal) & detailed support is available on our website or by email thereafter if needed. We do NOT recommend/guarantee tattoos on the wrist/hand/fingers/neck/face OR ankles/feet/toes Full price will be charged for “touch-ups” on any of these locations. Our artists are trained to apply your tattoo properly the FIRST time; which is part of the reason we don’t recommend or guarantee tattoos on hands/feet/neck. If you’re getting a tattoo in one of these areas, it will most likely require a “touch-up”. Therefore, it should be done by an artist close to home.
  • Do you accept walk-ins?
    Yes, however... Walk-in availability is NEVER guaranteed... appointments are ALWAYS highly recommended. We are a very small shop, in a high-traffic tourist destination, due to the high demand for our artist, we recommend reserving your appointment 2-3 months in advance. While we do accept walk-ins, due to our limited availability, we can only accommodate them on a first-come, first-served basis and only during gaps between scheduled appointments. All appointments are offered FCFS (first-come/first-serve)
  • Do you have parking?
    YES. For the safety of our clients and artists alike; our facilities both inside and out, are also well lit with audio and video monitoring 24hrs a day.
  • I'm 17, can I get a tattoo? With parental consent?
    NO. You must be at least 18 years old and must present a valid government-issued photo ID for proof.
  • I forgot to pick up my t-shirt/hoodie on the way out, can I purchase these online?
    You sure can 😀 please visit our online store here.
  • Can my kid(s) hang in the shop while I get tattooed?
    We respectfully ask that you DO NOT bring children or groups of guests with you to your appointment. We are a very small shop, with little extra room; please limit your guests to one at a time. We want this experience to be focused completely on you and your new artwork! We'd be happy to make suggestions for activities in the area for those clients with families/friends looking for something to do while you are here - Gatlinburg offers a lot to explore, and we know you'll all have a great time. There is a trolley service available throughout the immediate area and a stop right in front of the shop! Why not have an adventure while you're here? Be sure to check our interactive map (located also on the Where page) for suggestions on accommodations, dining, bars and activities for yourself or anyone else who might be traveling with you. We know vacations are busy and will do our best to accommodate your schedule if possible.
  • Do you do piercings? Sell body jewelry?
    No, we are strictly a tattoo shop... offering ONLY good, solid tattoos.


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