Redemption Tattoo Makes Mark on Cambridge

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The area around Porter Square Shopping Center might be at the top of your mind when it comes to places to grocery shop, pick up some kitchen supplies, or even catch a European soccer match at a pub with friends. But it’s also home to the best tattoo shop in Cambridge.

Located in the heart of Porter Square, along the stretch of Massachusetts Avenue that ambles its way into Cambridge from Arlington, Redemption Tattoo is home to more than a half dozen of the Boston area’s most celebrated tattoo artists. From the colorful animals and emotive human faces on sleeves designed by Erick Lynch, to the intricate designs of natural and industrial images by Dierdre Doyle, to the iconic characters and scenes of Adam Lo Russo, Redemption Tattoo has a style for anyone looking to get some ink.

With a spacious storefront and plenty of its artists’ work on display inside, the tattoo shop offers a welcoming environment for both first-timers as well as those more experienced in the culture.

Open seven days a week, Redemption offers walk-in consultations (but they do encourage appointments when possible). And if you’ve got a friend considering finally coloring in a chest piece, or a relative who’s always wanted a tattoo but never taken the initiative, Redemption has you (literally) covered—just buy them a gift certificate.

This story appears in the Scout’s Honored 2019 print issue of Scout Cambridge, which is available for free at more than 220 drop spots throughout Cambridge (and just beyond its borders) or by subscription.

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