Tom Veling has been tattooing professionally since 2009. He specializes in Classic and Traditional tattoo designs, but is not limited to that style. He can also create a custom design for you in various styles including lettering, black & grey, illustrative, or fine line. Tom holds himself and his tattoos to the highest standards. He is constantly learning and growing in his pursuit to create the best tattoos he can, along with a unique and memorable experience for each of his clients.
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A little background...
Tom grew up in Northern California, but moved to Pennsylvania in 2008 to learn to tattoo. He completed a formal apprenticeship and tattooed full time in Pine Grove, PA until 2013. He and his wife missed CA, so they moved to sunny San Diego where he honed his skills as a walk-in, street shop tattooer. He learned to tattoo in many styles, attaining the skill set to tattoo almost anything that came through the doors.
After 5 years in San Diego, Tom and his family were looking for a change. They wanted a slower and quieter pace of life. Towards the end of 2019, they decided to move back to rural PA, where Tom got his start in tattooing. A few months later, the Covid pandemic happened. That changed everything. After months of being shut down, with the future unknown, Tom decided it would be best for himself and his family to open a small, one man shop in beautiful Orwigsburg, PA.
Small World Tattoo