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Keepsake Custom Tattoo

About Us

Keepsake Custom Tattoo & Body Piercing is the premier studio on the seacoast. Our artists specialize in all forms of artwork in order to meet our client’s needs. Our customers are serviced in spacious rooms with only the highest safety standard and attention to sterility. Every tattoo we perform is created, and designed for the customer to be performed only once. No flash, and no wall art. We pride ourselves in our artistic ability to produce that one of a kind image that ensures your tattoo is your own. Keepsake is also the best place to receive that new body piercing you've been wanting. We are the only legal studio in the immediate area of both Salisbury and Hampton Beach offering body piercing. We use only the highest-grade surgical steel materials to reduce the risks of infection and allergic reaction. Our veteran piercer, holds the highest degree of sterility and merit, offering numerous amounts of piercings to the individual. Come to Keepsake and meet our talented staff. Our award-winning artist are here to guide you through the process every step of the way.

What a great experience!
I was a little nervous because it was my first tattoo, but they were great. Theyfira explained everything in detail and made me feel very comfortable.

Susan Ingham


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    Brent Cummings

    Owner and lead artist with nearly 3 decades of experience. Realism, portrait work, hes got you covered. Portfolio
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    Nate Bernstien

    Style abounds in Nate's work and evolving traditional styling. While at Keepsake, he's surpassed all expectations. Portfolio
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    Trained under Dan Carroll in 1999, began tattooing in 2000, and started with Keepsake in 2010. Jay specializes in nature, animal and realism themed pieces. Portfolio
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    Mara has been a professional tattoo artist for over 10 years. She brings her particular set of skills that range from solid line work to watercolor. Portfolio
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    Korie has been a professional tattoo artist for over 20 years. Korie specializes in all aspects of tattooing and custom design. Realism, traditonal, or portrait work, Korie will create something special for you. Portfolio
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    JOE D

    Joe began piercing in 1999 at Golden Tattoo in Salem, NH. He has worked all over the north east and all the way to Denmark. He uses only the finest to pierce with; grade 316 LVM surgical steel and grade 23 titanium. Portfolio


Do you schedule appointments for consultations?

Consultations are free but they do require a scheduled appointment. You can always come into the shop and talk to a manager or floor staff, but if you need to speak directly to an artist an appointment is needed.

What are the do's and dont's prior to being

It is recommended to get a good nights sleep and eat before getting tattooed. Try to wear loose fitting clothing and avoid using fragrant perfumes or colognes. Do not come for your tattoo intoxicated. If you are drunk or under the influence of illegal drugs you will be refused and will lose your deposit.

What do I need to provide when inquiring about
getting a tattoo?

If you are planning on getting a tattoo, please make sure you include all the information listed.

  • Subject matter, and size of your tattoo

  • Where on your body you'd like your tattoo

  • Referenced photos you'd like to use

  • * Please note, we will not tattoo someone else's tattoo on you. You are more than welcome to have it used as a reference of style and or subject matter, but it must be changed to prevent copying another artist work.

  • Photos of the area being tattooed; this only applies to cover-ups and gap filling tattoos.

  • Also if you have any scars, birthmarks, or anything else you think would be important for the artist to know about, please let us know beforehand.
  • Prices & Payments

    • What is our policy on deposits?

    Your deposit is nonrefundable. If you need to reschedule your appointment we require a full 24-hour notice or you will lose your deposit. We are more than happy to reschedule your appointment if need be, but the 24-hour notice is required to give us an opportunity to fill the spot again in a timely manner. Deposits are $80 and this amount is taken off the total of the tattoo at the end. If you do need to reschedule and have not provided 24hr notice you will lose the $80 deposit, but the same goes for us; if we have to reschedule your appointment we will take $80 off the tattoo for you as compensation.

  • Does a consultation cost anything?

  • No, your consultation is free, although an appointment is required for a consultation. Contact the shop to schedule a consultation with one of our artists.

  • What is my tattoo going to cost?

  • During your consultation with the artist, you will be provided with a rough estimate on how long they think the tattoo will take. This will give you a general idea of the price, but this is not exact. There are many factors in how long your tattoo will take, including the location of the tattoo on your body (some spots are more difficult than others), the size of the tattoo, how detailed the tattoo is going to be, how well you are able to sit during the tattoo, etc. We do our best to provide you with as accurate of a price/time but again, it's just a rough estimate, it could be more or less.


  • What is your recommended aftercare for my new tattoo?

  • The artist will bandage your tattoo before you leave. Within the next few hours remove the bandage and wash the tattoo with warm water and nonscented antibacterial hand soap. Let the tattoo air dry or gently pat it with a towel. Give the tattoo a little time to breathe and then apply a thin layer of ointment. We recommend Vitamin A & D. Avoid using too much, only a small amount is needed. Do this for the next few days, applying ointment when needed.

  • Will my tattoo scab?

  • Everyone heals differently, but it is more than likely that the tattoo will scab and flake a small amount. Avoid picking or scratching, this can damage your tattoo.

  • Will my tattoo fade?

  • There is always the chance that a tattoo will fade over time, but with proper care, you can help to prevent this from happening as much and keep your tattoo looking beautiful for years to come.

  • Why does the color not seem as bright and the black not as dark after it's healed?

  • When you get tattooed the ink is in two different layers of the skin, the epidermis, and dermis (epidermis is on the surface and the dermis is located deep within the skin). When you first have your tattoo done you are seeing the ink in both layers of the skin. As is heals the top layer of skin will be replaced with new fresh skin. This means that once the tattoo is healed you are seeing the ink through a layer of skin.

    Services Provided

  • Do you do piercings?

  • Yes, we do a wide variety of piercings. Contact the shop with any questions about piercings offered.

  • Do you sell body jewelry?

  • Yes, we offer a large selection of body jewelry and accessories.

  • Do you do cover ups or rework old tattoos?

  • Yes, we do both. This will be something you will need to speak directly to an artist about. Please schedule a consultation if you are requiring a cover up or rework of a tattoo.

  • Do you do ultraviolet tattoos or tattoo in just white ink?

  • No, we do not do ultraviolet tattoos. We do not do all white tattoos either, as they do not usually stay looking bold after they heal. We take pride in our work and want your tattoo to look as best it can for as long as possible.

  • Do you take walk-ins?

  • Yes, we do take walk-ins, but cannot guarantee that there will be an artist free. Walk-ins are taken when the artist has free time and space available. If there isn't an artist to take you then and there, you can always book an appointment for a later time.

    About the Shop

  • What is the shop telephone number?

  • The telephone number is:


  • What are the hours of the shop?

  • The shop hours are as listed.

    Monday : CLOSED
    Tuesday : 12pm - 9pm
    Wednesday : 12pm - 9pm
    Thursday : 12pm - 9pm
    Friday : 12pm - 9pm
    Saturday : 11am - 10pm
    Sunday : 12pm - 9pm

  • Do you allow children in the shop?

  • Yes, children are permitted to be in the waiting area but cannot be in the artist stations/piercing room (unless getting ears pierced).

  • Do you have social media?

  • Yes, you can find us on the links listed.




    Keepsake Custom Tattoo


  • Is the shop wheelchair accessible?

  • Yes, we have a room located on the first floor that is used for anyone who is unable to go upstairs to the artist stations.