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This was from an acetate stencil. Old school. We have some real cool stuff. Come in and ask for the cool stuff.

We love doing our thing. This is an original flash design by jim. Stop in and ask for the cool stuff. We’ve got you

We are eating BBQ today with our families. Hopefully you’re doing the same. We’ll be back in 7/5.

Walk ins are first come first serve. Calling only gets a maybe. If we answer. Show up and talk to us. If we have time we’ll take good care of you. If we don’t have time ,we will set an appointment. All appointments require a $50-$100 deposit 🙏🙏

You can reach our artists and see more of their work and professionalism on Instagram.


5 months ago
Olivia is the best pierced ever! She answered all my questions and made sure I was feeling great throughout the entire procedure. She has pierced my nose in two places, my lip, and my daughter's ears. 10/10 would recommend.
- Claire E
2 weeks ago
Was able to get a tattoo from Brentlee a few weeks back and I couldn’t be happier. He took my general idea and came up with a beautiful piece. I get comments daily on his fantastic skill work. Clean shop and friendly staff. Won’t go anywhere else.
- Justin P
8 months ago
I have gone to this location for 7 of my 10 tattoos, 5 of them with Jim, and 2 of them with Brentlee. And every experience here is a pleasure. It’s a friendly, welcoming environment for people of all walks of life, they are quick, sanitary, precise, and professional. All their work is done beautifully, and they always have great prices for their work. No matter what your art style of preference is, Gem City has an artist for you. Best tattoo club in Dayton, and I’d say in Ohio in general. I will always be a repeat customer here as long as I have skin with blank space to fill in. Remember, tip your artists and piercers!
- Greg D

Technically sound tattooing.

GCTC offers American traditional, Japanese traditional, Black and Gray  realism and bright color tattooing. A very clean shop that we would tattoo our mothers in. Stop in and check out our Gentleman Tattoo Artist. Follow us  @chumdad1 @typhoid_misty @alexcoopertattoos @ogbrentleejames @j.gonzalez.tattoos  @wyattmitchelltattoos

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436 East 5th Street
Dayton, OH 45402

Business Hours

Mon:12:00 – 6:00 PM
Tue:12:00 – 6:00 PM
Wed:12:00 – 8:00 PM
Thu:12:00 – 8:00 PM
Fri:12:00 – 8:00 PM
Sat:12:00 – 8:00 PM
Sun:12:00 – 6:00 PM
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