​​Retired​ & Closed
May 2018
after 25+ years ​

Alfie and Margie's

Marks of the Spark Tattoos​

Frederick, Maryland



  • Universal Precautions - All work in compliance with State & Fed Health regulations 
  • Aseptic technique.
  • Professional, single-use Sterile materials.
  • Artist wears single-use: apron, sleeves & gloves for each client.
  • Machines as well as clip cords, trays, etc. utilize single-use, disposable protective barriers.
  • Sterile bandage for each client, along with printed and verbal aftercare information.
  • Studio is Health Dept. inspected & approved.



After 25+ busy years, we'll be Retiring and closing our studio in May 2018

 The new owner of the building, where our studio has been located since
opening in 1993, has notified us that he'll be turning our studio into office space for his construction business. 

 Since it's not feasible to relocate our studio after 25+ years [and close to retirement in our careers]; we'll be retiring and closing our studio, Marks of the Spark Tattoos, in May 2018.

*As of May 2018; we're now retired and have closed our studio.

*Many Thanks

to all of our clients over the past twenty-five plus years!

It's been great to meet and work with everyone!

​​Marks of the Spark Tattoos


 Artistic Tattoos ('marks') that reflect your Self ('spark')
    Award-Winning Tattoos by Alfie for 25+years 
Best of Frederick 2016 & 2017 

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Shop Policies

Drawing fee is non-refundable. Drawing fee is for labor only, and completed drawings are used for reference for work at Marks of the Spark  Tattoos. (Drawings are held on file for 3 months). Drawings are property of Marks of the Spark Tattoos and are not given out to clients.

Client's reference material must be picked up by client on the 'drawing ready' date or the date of appointment.  Marks of the Spark Tattoos is not responsible for material left past these dates.

Appointment deposit is non-refundable. It is usually applied to the tattoo appointment, but is forfeited if client is a 'no show' or if the appointment is not rescheduled (with minimum 24 hrs notice before appointment) to within three (3) months of the originally scheduled date. 
All clients must be 18 + with current State issued photo ID. 
Safety - see info below.

All Gift certificates have been used or expired as of April 30, 2018.

* ​Marks of the Spark Tattoos is not responsible for unforeseen and/or varying circumstances for clients and/or the studio, or choices made by clients; that prevents work from being completed. 

* Notifications about Retiring & the studio Closing  have been posted and updated since 9/30/17 on the studio website, social media, signage at the studio, studio appointment/ drawing slips and informed consent/waiver forms.