Who are we?

Unknown Tattoo Co. was established in 2015 by Travis Broyles. Originally the studio was named NiteOwl Tattoo Northwest and in July of 2019,  we changed our name to Unknown Tattoo Co. to re-brand the business and better serve our clients that we love so dearly. The shop is still owned by Travis and his wife Sara, and is operated with the same passion and work ethic that the business was built upon back in 2015. In August 2020, we moved to the beautifully historic Snohomish Washington! 1118 1st St in Snohomish is our place of business!

Unknown Tattoo Co. is dedicated to bringing you award winning tattoos at a first class experience. Our resident team of tattoo artists are extremely passionate about all things art and are available to accommodate you for all of our tattoo needs! We are open five days a week with a wide variety of talented resident artists – as well as an array of guest artists from around the globe. We hold tattooing in the highest regard which makes us devoted to providing you a fully custom tattoo, in a comfortable and clean environment with the absolute best artistry and customer experience available.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us!


Do you have to have an appointment? Do you take walk-ins?

We do work by appointment but we are always happy to take walk-ins if time allows! If you do not have an appointment you are more than welcome to call ahead to see what our day is looking like. If you are seeking large tattoos, then we highly suggest making an appointment to allow for your artist to prepare for your future tattoo.

What are the shop hours?

Our hours are 11am to 7pm, seven days a week. Please call ahead to make sure we are open, as sometimes we do have events to attend, or are at a tattoo convention!

Where are you located?

We are located in historic Snohomish Washington right on 1st street! Our address is: 1118 1st St – Suite 1 Snohomish, WA 98290. The closest cross streets are 1st St. and Ave. C. Our shop is in the same building with Retreat Plant Company. Our entrance is located off of Ave. C directly behind of Cathouse Pizza. We do not have any parking, so feel free to park anywhere on 1st street or on any of the neighboring streets. Please note that if you park in the alley where we are located, you will likely be towed. If you have any issues finding a parking spot or finding the shop, please give us a call for assistance at: 425-322-5630

Do you do piercing?

We do not. We only specialize in tattooing.

How old do you have to be to get tattooed?

The state of Washington requires that you are at least 18 years of age to get tattooed. Valid ID, Drivers License, Military ID, or Passport is required to get a tattoo.

What forms of payment do you accept?

At this time we accept cash only.

How do you price tattoos?

Our artists price based on size and detail (by the piece). We have a shop minimum of $80 dollars. Everything starts there and goes up depending on size and detail. We do not charge hourly rates for tattoo services. However, from time to time – on large scale work, an artist may charge an hourly fee. Your artist will disclose this with you if they feel that it is appropriate for the job.

How do I schedule an appointment to get tattooed?

The easiest way to schedule an appointment would be to swing by the shop and speak with an artist directly. An appointment is not needed, and a consultation only takes a few minutes! The artist can go over all aspects of the tattoo with you in person, and they can get you set up with an appointment (or multiple appointments for larger tattoos). Please remember to bring any artwork or ideas with you, as well as a deposit to hold your appointment. The deposit is between $60 and $100 depending on how much work is to be done and is non-refundable.

You may also email the shop at: [email protected] to begin the appointment process as well. Please send over any artwork or ideas along with a description of what you would like tattooed, where you would like it at, which artist you would like to be tattooed by, and etc. When emailing please keep in mind that it may take us a few days to get back to you. We are a very busy shop and receive a lot of emails per day. For immediate results, stopping by is always the best bet. We do not schedule appointments over the phone – however feel free to call to see how our schedule is for that day to get in as a walk in, or to see if an artist is in for a quick consultation.

If you are looking to schedule with one of our amazing guest artists, please email that artist directly. We make announcements on our instagram page of upcoming guest artists as soon as we know they are coming – usually months in advance. On each post or flyer, the artists email address will be listed. Shoot them an email directly and they will get you set up! Please keep in mind that they may charge smaller, or larger deposits – and pricing may be different for each traveling guest artist coming to Unknown Tattoo. They are traveling from all over the world just to come to here to tattoo you. Typically most guest artists will book in advance for their visit and usually will not have time for walk ins – so we highly suggest booking an appointment with the guest artist you’d like as soon as they are announced!

A non-refundable deposit for an appointment? What’s that about?

When making the appointment we require a $60 or $100 non-refundable deposit to setup and hold the appointment. The deposit comes off the total cost of your tattoo. The price of the deposit depends on the size of the piece you are getting for the scheduled appointment. A lot of work goes into setting up and preparing for an appointment. Taking a deposit gives us security to begin work and gives us more assurance that a client is serious. Deposits are non-refundable! If you can’t make an appointment we require at least 48 hours notice by phone or in person or you will lose the deposit.If you don’t show up, you lose the deposit. If you cancel in advance you don’t lose the deposit. We will roll the deposit to your new appointment time. We value our time and yours, please give us as much notice as possible when canceling.

When a customer has multiple sessions to complete a piece, we will roll the deposit to each appointment and it comes off the last appointments cost.

Do you offer any permanent cosmetics?

From time to time we do have cosmetic guest artists which are able to accommodate these services on an “appointment only” basis. Feel free to shoot us an email to see which services may be rendered based on the guest artist that would be traveling in. Each artist offers a different array of cosmetic services so please be as specific as possible when emailing over so we can get you to the appropriate artist.

What happens if I miss my appointment?

While we prefer at least a weeks notice, we require at least 48 hours notice to cancel an appointment. If notice is not given, or a customer doesn’t show up, they will lose their deposit.

How do I care for my tattoo?

Your artist gave you an aftercare sheet right before you left. Sometimes we give you a paper copy, and sometimes we email it! Misplaced it? Not a problem! Just give us a call at: 425-322-5630 or email us at: [email protected] and we will send you another copy!

Can I bring my child to my appointment?

By law, you have to be at least 18 years of age to be allowed in the tattooing areas. We highly suggest that you consult with your tattoo artist to see if it will be possible for your child to come with you to your appointment.