Whistle Stop Studio


Whistle Stop Studio provides professional tattooing in a clean and friendly environment.

We are located in the Hyattsville Arts District on the 2nd floor of the colorful SOHY Arts Building just steps away from Vigilante Coffee, Franklin's Brewery and General Store, Sangfroid Distilling, and Pyramid Atlantic.

Tattoos are by appointment. Walk ins accepted Wed - Sat 1-7 pm if time permits. 

Must be 18 w/valid ID

Shawn Brown


A true local, Shawn was born in DC and raised in Hyattsville next to the train tracks on the property that is now Busboys and Poets and The Palette Apts. After tattooing in the area for close to 20 years, in June of 2018 he opened Whistle Stop Studio with his wife Michelle. Shawn enjoys tattooing classic American and Asian designs, cycling, hops, cast iron and good times.  He has sung in punk bands since his teenage years and is currently the lead vocalist in the bands Dag Nasty and Red Hare.

What's Going on at The Whistle Stop

Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival 2019


Whistle Stop Studio will be open for Hyattsville's Arts and Ales Festival Saturday Sept 21st and Michelle will have photography for sale in the studio.

Porch Fest 19


Whistle Stop Studio will be closed Saturday Sept. 14th so Shawn can participate in Porchfest with a new music project, P.O.A.

Tats for Cats


Whistle Stop Studio is having a fundraiser for A Cat's Life Rescue July 20th & 21st.  Selected tattoos are 100$ with 50% donated to A Cat's Life Rescue.

SOHY Tattoo Art Show


Whistle Stop Studio will be participating in the SOHY Tattoos Arts Show, Opening date is Oct. 27th 2018. Hyattsville bird artwork by Shawn Brown

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Whistle Stop Studio

4331 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781, United States



Tattoos are by appointment. Walk ins accepted Wednesday - Saturday 1-7pm if time permits.  Must be 18 with a valid ID. $60 dollar minimum.  Cash, PayPal, Venmo accepted. Any deposit made goes towards the price of the tattoo and is non refundable.