Welcome to Pain and Wonder
Tattoo and Body Piercing


We will reopen on May 11th. Please email Painandwonder@gmail.com with any questions or concerns or to make an appointment for the future.

We have established protocols to protect workers and clients! From now till we get to the other side of this all services will be provided by appointment only.

Come 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. 

Wear a mask. If you don’t have one, we will have them available to purchase.

Do not come early. We will meet you at the door at your appointment time. 

If you’ve shown any signs of illness, do not come to the studio. We will reschedule your visit. 

If you’re bringing jewelry with you to be put into a healed piercing,  bring in in a clean plastic ziplock bag.

We are not doing oral or septum piercings at this time. 

Same as before:

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.