Welcome to Pain and Wonder
Tattoo and Body Piercing


***We now require proof of vaccination in order to receive Piercing services located underneath a face mask***

If you have concerns or questions please call ahead (706) 208-9588

Thank you for your understanding


We are carefully considering how and when we will begin to adjust our protocols. Our #1 priority is safety. 

-All studio visits now require an appointment. We’ve made that as easy as possible! Check out Piercing or Tattoo information pages for booking options.

-Come in alone to your appointment. If you need a chaperone you can reach out to a friend via FaceTime or other app so long as their mic is muted. Minors, please bring 1 parent only.

-Wear a mask. If you don’t have one, we will have them available to purchase. You must correctly wear the mask inside the studio during your entire visit. 

-Please do not arrive early to an appointment. Please ring the doorbell at your appointment time.

-PLEASE If you’ve shown any signs of illness, do not come to the studio. We will reschedule your visit over the phone or email.

-If you’re bringing jewelry with you to be put into a healed piercing, bring it in a plastic ziplock bag or other small disposable clear container.

Bring photo ID, eat before arriving, be fully sober.

Pain and Wonder is, arguably, the most renowned tattoo and body piercing shop in Athens. It was the house of change at the mid-1990s when an artist representing the shop held a public demonstration protesting a county-wide ban against tattoo shops. The ban had been instated after a few artists and customers at a rowdy downtown tattoo parlor got the shop run out of town. After the dramatic scene of a downtown tattooing demonstration, followed by the swift http://www.healthandrecoveryinstitute.com/adderall-adhd/ arrest of the artist in question, the ban was finally lifted, and what we now know as Pain and Wonder was established.


Monday-Thursday: 11am-8pm

Friday & Saturday: 11am-8pm

Sunday: 1pm-7pm

Studio Policies

  • We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.
  • Under no conditions will we provide services to anyone under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
  • Children are not allowed in the studio due to some materials of a graphic nature, general liability and the necessity for artist concentration.