Mayhem New Hampshire tattoo shop's history & best tattoo shop in NH

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Mayhem Ink Inc. 1994

On Feb. 4th, 1994 Phone Number (603) 595-8282  was issued to our the best New Hampshire tattoo shop,  Mayhem Ink Inc., 44 Broad St, Nashua NH,  Even though the Founder, Artist, & Location has changed the phone number remains the same!  If your looking for the best tattoo shop near me in Salem NH check out Mayhem Tattoo @ 369 S. Broadway.  We are within 30 min from Methuen & Lowell.  Same quality tattoo for less $$.   



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Best tattoo shop in NH: Mayhem 59 Main St

The move from Broad St to 59 Main St was due to a strip mall forcing us out.  We were no longer right off the highway for our Boston & Lowell customers and the cost was high to rebuild our shop. 

We were surrounded by 6 other tattoo shops and the business was slow. 2014 the  original owner decided to move on and I decided to see if we could save Mayhem. 


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2015 We started with this team of Artist

2014: Mayhem Ink Tattoo was formed by new owner.   If you don't have honest, talented, professional tattoo artists you don't have one of the best tattoo shops in NH.  Since this photo we have gone through 26 Tattoo Artists.  Four left on their own & on good terms the others still bouncing from shop to shop and we wish them all well. Search for us by:

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59 Main St move to 89 W Pearl St Nashua

Katie

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2015: Katie started her apprenticeship when she was 17 yrs old & at 18 yrs old she received her apprentice license.  Katie's growth as a licensed tattoo artist is amazing with her fine line tattoos & color saturation makes her #1 pick for watercolor tattoos & detailed & mandala tattoos. Katie will support Nashua & Salem location to ensure both shops become one of the best tattoo shop in NH.  Katie is definitely one reason why we are noted as the 6th best tattoo shops in NH & voted #1, the best in Nashua by Best of the Best & Hippo Magazine.  When you search tattoo near me, check out Mayhem in Salem or Nashua conveniently located within an hour from North Andover and Boston.  

Randy

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2015: Randy came to Mayhem for an apprentice ship.   He was still serving, Search & Rescue as a helicopter pilot.  Randy is still with Mayhem as Artist & Member.   After working in a few tattoo shops he decided to return to one of the best tattoo shops in NH & his home.  Randy will be in the Salem NH location and by appointment only in Nashua. Search for us by best tattoo shop near me 

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59 Main St Shop

59 Main St Shop

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If it was easy to be the best tattoo shop in NH it wouldn't be Mayhem. 

Our moves: 

 Broad St to 59 Main St Nashua was due to a strip mall going in & pushing us out.  Unfortunately, the expense to build the new location & tattoo shops were popping up everywhere & it was hard to recover & by 2014 we were in financial hell.    Nov. 1st, 2014 Mayhem was reformed & member took over to save the company.  

We started 2016 debt free & I remember saying finally I will see some profit!  March 2016 we noticed Mayhem was dropping towards the river & due to the owners expense to fix a sink hole we were asked to move by end of April. 

 After 22 locations we decided on 89 W Pearl St Nashua NH & started yet another very expensive renovation.  

2017 there was a fire in another section of our building & shut us down another week to repair floor & wall ....it was a little scary.  

When are patrons would come in and say "your the best tattoo shop near me" and they were coming from Lowell, Boston, Fitchburg, & Manchester NH and then being voted #1 by Hippo and Best of the Best magazine if gave us the drive to build our second shop in Salem NH. Of course we ran into so many issues and now the corona virus but ....if it wasn't hard it wouldn't be fun.   Tattoo near me? Mayhem

The Lion Logo

The Lion Logo

The Lion Logo

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2014 The Lion Logo had replaced the original Devil Logo. It just didn't seem to fit the best tattoo shop in NH.  We started brain storming for a new logo.  Skull Logo: done a thousand times.   Crossed Machines Logo: every other tattoo shop has it.   As we were packing up to move Randy found the original plastic/rubber cut out of our original logo, our little red devil.  No other tattoo shops had anything close to it so we made the decision to keep the original logo for Nashua and Salem NH> best tattoo shop near me 

May 2016: 89 W Pearl St Nashua

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May 2016: 89 W Pearl St Nashua

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After thinking about the logo, the long struggle to saving Mayhem from closing (ya, I know all you other shops thought it would close lol), moving the shop with 4 other people in the rain, having to renovated 89 W Pearl St (hadn't been touched since 1904) and it took every penny & a four wheeler when I ran out of money, me & few others working 15 plus days for the month & I haven't stopped.  One year later there was a fire that shut us down again but I stayed positive, kept pushing, kept recruiting artist and best tattoo shop in NH was back up and running.  If it was easy every one would be doing it. 

Logo for Salem:  we did a survey & it was really close  with the vote to keep the idea of the original logo. Both tattoo shops proudly display our original logo!

89 W Pearl St, Nashua NH 

369 S Broadway, Salem NH 

Both shops are within an hour drive from North Andover & Boston. 

Who created our Red Devil Logo?

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Andy, former Mayhem Artist shared where our little devil came from or what he remembers; 

an old flash set he drew in 96 or 97, when he worked in Ohio. It's a spin off the old school devil, Hot Stuff.  He was a character from Harvey Comics way back in the 40s and 50s, part of the Caspar group of characters.  John, Mayhem's founder liked the version from Andy's flash set & adopted into the logo. Later, Andy drew up more versions, to make him more new school.  

Mayhem Ink Tattoo, 89 W Pearl St Nashua NH will keep the little red devil for their home & one of the best tattoo shops in NH.   Will he come to Salem? best tattoo shop in nh? best tattoo shop near me?  Mayhem Salem or Nashua