A Tattoo Experience

For Every Body

Thundering Shrimp Tattoo is more than just a tattoo studio; it’s a unique experience. Situated in the heart of Emerald Isle, NC, just a short drive from Cape Carteret, our studio is a sanctuary for those seeking ink and inspiration. Whether you’re an art lover, a beach enthusiast, or simply someone looking for a serene space to express yourself, you’ll find solace here. Step into our relaxed oasis, where the essence of beach life merges harmoniously with the soothing sounds of the waves, crafting an atmosphere that’s truly one-of-a-kind. We invite you to come and experience it for yourself – visit us today!

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Cape Carteret, NC Tattoos & Piercings

Serving Cape Carteret, North Carolina


At Thundering Shrimp Tattoo, we cater to Every Body. Our primary aim is to establish a welcoming environment where all customers feel at ease while we work together to craft your ideal tattoo. Our experienced artists, with over 20+ years of expertise, possess the knowledge and creativity to bring your vision to fruition. Whether you have a clear concept in mind or need assistance in designing the perfect tattoo, our team is here to assist you every step of the way. We accommodate both scheduled appointments and walk-in clients, ensuring flexibility and convenience for all. If you’re in Cape Carteret or the surrounding area, a brief drive to our shop is all it takes to embark on your tattoo journey.

our team

Meet Our Artists

Taylor Costa

Tattoo Expert

Kenya Skornik

Tattoo Apprentice

Chris Hoosier

Piercing Alchemist

Mason Flythe

Front Desk Manager

Tattoo Shop Near Cape Carteret, NC

Thundering Shrimp Tattoo serves tattoo and piercing clients throughout Eastern North Carolina, including: 

Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Cape Carteret, Emerald Isle, Swansboro

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