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About us

Do you wish there was a tattoo shop you felt so comfortable in, it felt like home when you walked in the door? How about a place where the artist takes your idea you have in mind and turns it into a beautiful piece of art, who takes just as much pride in doing the tattoo as you will wearing it? Well, Alley Cat Joe's Tattoo Studio is that place! 

Alley Cat Joe's Tattoo Studio is the premier tattoo shop and lounge in the Holden Beach/Shallotte area.

Your not just a dollar amount, your family!

Why Alley Cat Tattoos?

Alley Cat Joe's Tattoo Studio uses the best of equipment, world-class standards of tattooing, and our Hygiene standards meet International levels. Along with using vegan ink, everything that touches your skin is new like the needles, ink caps, gloves, razors, etc to make your tattooing experience a memory for a lifetime. Private rooms are available for piercings as well as Private Tattoo Sessions by Alley Cat Joe himself. Alley Cat Joe's Tattoo Studio features a team of highly skilled artists, who share a passion for tattooing and for connecting with clients to bring their artistic visions to life.

Don't take it from us,

see what others have to say!

Dee "the chili man" Cowger of Whitetail Frenzy and Shark Tank, the owner of The Custard Stand - Webster Springs has a message to share with everyone. It was an absolute joy to have his family in the shop.

Custard Stand Chili the official chilli of Alley Cat Joes

Listen to Ron Shirley from Lizard Lick Towing, he knows

Ron Shirley

The Chili Man

Hipster Girl


“Joe took good care of us. It was my wife's first tattoo and she is in the medical field so she is very particular but Joe and Chris made her feel at ease and she had a good experience getting her first tattoo. Thanks guys, we will for sure be back to yall.”

Our Goal

Alley Cat Joe's Tattoo Studio is committed and is religiously working for the growth of Tattoo Art in Holden Beach, NC. Providing quality tattoos, aftercare products, workshops, and proper information are some of the ways we help this art get the deserved Love and Respect. Our aim is to provide you with a piece of art you will be proud to wear. We offer a clean, friendly, and professional studio to ensure that your tattoo experience is as enjoyable as possible. 100% privacy and comfort guaranteed.

Beyond Tattoos

Alongside the tattoo studio, we are opening a lounge offering pool tables, video games, a non-alcoholic bar, reading nooks, charging stations, an outdoor venue for concerts and performances, a mini skatepark as well as a fire pit to hang out around and get toasty.

Official Aftercare Products

We offer a full line of Safe, All-Natural Tattoo and Piercing aftercare products. Our line meets all standards and regulations, providing a Natural and Quality experience soothing and caring for your new Tattoo or Piercing