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6106 Jahnke Rd., Richmond, Virginia 23225

Monday - Saturday 12pm - 8pm
Sunday 1pm - 6pm

804-233-8783 | true.rva@gmail.com

Scott Calcaterra

Scott Calcaterra - True Tattoo profile

My career in tattooing began back in 1990... i had just turned 18 had started getting tattooed at this new shop out in Tampa.  The owners were nice and it was run by a husband & wife team, Jim & Vickie Harris.  The boss lady wanted to go out of town and needed someone to answer phones and greet the customers.   I was the man for the job!  After doing this a few Saturdays, my name showed up on the schedule!  After a couple of years of doing this part time, my passion grew into the art aspect of tattooing and started focusing on apprenticing.  While apprenticing, the shop I was working for hosted a Tattoo convention.  I got to meet a lot of people from all over the country that were only ever seen in magazines!  It was an amazing point in my career!

So somewhere in the mid 90's I started my formal apprenticeship and started tattooing!  Fast forward to 1999 and I got a job offer here in Richmond, VA.  I moved here and fell in love with this city.  I started doing a lot of traveling, going to conventions all over the country.  In my travels, I learned a lot from other tattoo artists and happened to win a few awards along the way.  I opened True Tattoo in 2007 and currently work with a great group of individuals!  Swing by the shop and set up an appointment.  I love doing large scale tattoos and fun one shot stuff too!  Being versatile is one of my specialties.  Bring me your bad tattoos...I love a cover up challenge!