It all Began in 2009,


We started as a two-man show in the back of a chopper shop
&
has since grown into one of the largest tattoo shops on the east coast.


Click Below to Learn more about us.
heart
What We Love to Do.

Only through persistence and originality have we persevered,
turned obstacles into stepping-stones and learned every step of the way.
Now, we offer more then ever before and still produce custom and creative tattoos here in Maryland.

tattoo2
DESIGN AND CREATE

COMPLETELY CUSTOM TATTOOS FOR EACH AND EVERY CLIENT.

Check out our latest work Here!

tattoo4
PROVIDE NOT ONLY QUALITY WORK,

BUT ALSO A QUALITY EXPERIENCE.

tattoo
OPERATE AS THE ONLY COMPLETELY

GREEN, ECO FRIENDLY TATTOO SHOP IN THE UNITED STATES.

Meet Our Very Talented Artists!

RawInk is a diverse collection of talented, friendly artists and piercers in one of the largest shops on the east coast.
bobby-18
Bobby [Owner]

From graphic designer, with years in the printing industry, to tattoo artist. Bobby officially began his career tattooing in Silver Spring, MD 2003/4.
A first impression that struck Bobby was having to choose his first real, professional tattoo from a wall of flash designs, and even though “flash” on the wall is the tradition / norm for how we have always chosen the design that was going to permanently “set us apart”, Bobby couldn’t help thinking that the “creativity” was lost and carbon copies were all you could get from a tattoo shop. That idea eventually became the basis for what RAW INK would stand for, once established in 10/2009. Not just your average “street shop”, but a Studio of creative, experienced artists that do more than copy tattoo designs picked off a wall. RAW INK will always be unique!
Formally trained in fine arts and graphic design at MCAD (Maryland College of Art and Design) and Montgomery College, Bobby spent twelve years in the printing and graphic design industry. This experience gives him a special perspective on his artwork and layouts.
Bobby’s favorite subject to tattoo is underwater creatures and their habitats but he is well rounded and up for any serious challenge. 90% of his designs come from markers free-handed to the body with reference pulled from his own library of photographs, sketches and even from one of the many saltwater fish or reef tanks kept at the shop. This lets the tattoo flow with your body like it was meant to be there.
“I saw society opening up to tattooing but every tattoo I saw was the same! Probably because its all the same reference (google), so of course there will be similar ‘copies’… My goal is to use unique reference and to give one-of-a-kind tattoos by spending the right amount of time nailing down the design first with every customer, and then drawing the design to best fit the contours of the body.”

PORTFOLIO

IMG_9781
Chriz

Chriz is our new addition to the group. He has brought knowledge and talent that he built up though his experiences working in the New York tattoo scene, and his refreshingly similar views of the industry and thirst for achievement molds well with the common goals of our shop. We look forward to seeing him grow along with the shop and our friendly customers.

PORTFOLIO

Edit-12
Jason

About Me Coming Soon.
If you would like to get to know me before hand, Feel Free to give me a call!

PORTFOLIO

Edit-5
Eric

Eric is a loyal friend from way back. Creative from the start, his travels and life experiences have landed him here at RAWINK STUDIO, close to his hometown, bringing a culmination of influences together and creating his own unique style of art. Eric is very much a product of his environment. Here at RAWINK, he creates art on everything from wood to street signs. His independent style of tattoo designs are a mash between street art styles and traditional american tattoos. His dedication to this style of tattooing is met by his sincere passion to provide an honest and straight forward guidance through the tattoo process, ensuring the end product is truly a personal and one-of-a-kind tattoo, created by Eric Bovenzi.

PORTFOLIO

edit2-5
Matt

Matt comes from a talented family of artists and musicians. While following his passion for music, he turned his sights to another form of art. Drawing became a part of him, and he pursued his passion at Montgomery College. Falling into a culture where art is prevalent on the skin of his peers, his attention had turned again. Tattooing became a medium he must learn.

Matt spent his whole life around art so it is easy to justify his passion for tattooing. He has developed a fine eye for details that would most likely be overlooked in the simplistic tradition of american tattoo designs that he favors. This unique touch setts every tattoo he does apart from the crowd and at a level of quality most dream to achieve.

PORTFOLIO

edit2-2
Josh [Piercer]

About Me Coming Soon!
If you would like to get to know me beforehand, Please give the shop a call!

PORTFOLIO

CONTACT

  • Raw Ink Studio

  • 18630 Woodfield Road

  • Gaithersburg, MD 20879

  • Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 9pm
    Sunday: Closed

  • 301-355-5666

Rotate Your Phone To Portrait Mode