Tattooing by Margaret Bushell

You can now find me at:

Scarlet Moon Tattoos
634 Charles Street, Unit D
Staunton, Virginia 24441
Email me at:
Instagram: @margaretbushelltattoo, #margarethurtme @scarletmoontattoos

Facebook: @scarletmoontattoos @margaretbushell

I've been tattooing professionally since 1998. I apprenticed in 1996 in Jacksonville, Fl (where I lived for 30 years). I've worked in shops up and down the east coast, from Florida to Boston, and through fate I ended up in Harrisonburg, VA. I spent 19 years at Painted Lady Tattoos, and I have built up an amazingly diverse clientele ranging from all walks of life. Through fate, an opportunity to take part in opening a new shop with a couple of really wonderful guys happened, and Scarlet Moon Tattoos in Staunton, VA was born. Change can be scary, especially after being in one spot for 19 years, but I’m really excited about our new shop and can’t wait for everyone to see it! I am so grateful for everyone's continued patronage over the years that I've been at Painted Lady, and look forward to meeting new ones at Scarlet Moon Tattoos!

It is my goal to be versatile in many styles of tattooing, and not trying to limit myself to just one. So I won’t say I’m a specialist in any particular area, but I have to admit that black and gray is my favorite style. I really enjoy doing stuff with lots of detail, or lots of color and I'm always up to try something different.

I try to be as gentle as possible through the tattooing process, as I know these things sometimes hurt. You will be treated with kindness and respect by me, no matter what the tattoo is - I understand that a lot of thought and consideration goes into your tattoo of choice, and I am more than happy to work with you on your ideas. The customer is my primary focus, and I want to be able to provide the best service possible - as this is not about me, it's about YOU and what YOU want. So check out my work and come by and see me!