Michael Hastings, while well-rounded in all styles, is a specialist in traditional western tattooing. He provides a valuable service as a “walk in tattooer” — there is no need for extensive consultations, long strings of emails, or weeks of waiting for tattoos. Appointments are, of course, always encouraged, but he prides himself on accommodating the impulsive and providing simple, no-nonsense on-the-spot service.
Although the term “old school” is thrown around frequently in the tattoo world, Michael firmly believes in traditional tattooing. This does not necessarily mean eagles and anchors; rather, it signifies respectable work preformed with honor, discipline, esteem for the past, and guardianship of the future.
As of Summer 2016, Michael can be found at Chameleon Tattoo & Body Piercing in Harvard Square.