Throw away your preconceived notions about tattoos, people with tattoos, and tattoo parlors! While many people picture ex-cons and leather-clad gruff bikers as the usual tattoo recipients, tattoos have had a long and significant role in many cultures from ancient times to the present. Still today, members of some indigenous communities continue the traditional practice of marking their bodies to indicate their positions or status within their communities.
And today, many people “ink” their bodies as a form of self-expression – to celebrate their individuality and the symbolisms that are important to them. At Dixer Tattoo, custom tattoos are an art form. As you look at the amazing variety of art on display in the bright and modern Dixer Tattoo studio, you can see the inspiration that Dixer gathered from his years of working and traveling all over the world.
If you’ve ever thought about a tattoo, or if you already have one or more and are looking to add another, check out Dixer Tattoo and speak to the loquacious Dixer or any of his friendly artists! They will inspire you and answer any questions you have.
Read more about them below from the owner, Emmanuel Chavez Galicia “Dixer”.
Tell us a little about Dixer Tattoo.
We create custom Tattoos, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Murals, Custom Apparel and beyond.
What makes Dixer Tattoo unique in Fairfax City?
I provide a world-class experience.
What encouraged you to take the leap and get started?
I have been here 4 years, and I like the geographical location: “The Heart of Northern Virginia”
What inspired you to open a business in Fairfax City?
What do you enjoy most about having a business in Fairfax City?
Fairfax has a very mixed population so I really enjoy being able to work amongst many cultures.
How has Dixer Tattoo changed since its opening?
What do clients say they love about Dixer Tattoo?
My clients enjoy the world-class art and environment inside my studio.
What are some of your fondest memories or biggest successes?
We did a fundraiser for the Lyme Warrior that is currently looking for cure of Lyme Disease. In the event, we tattooed clients and donated the profits to the organization. We were featured on the news by a local TV station.
What’s next for you and Dixer Tattoo?
I would like to find a building and create a Mecca for the education and further movement of Tattoo art and Art in general!
Are there any fun facts you would like residents and visitors to know?
We do Free Tattoos, just ask!
When you’re not working, where in Fairfax City do you like to spend time?
I like to visit parks and restaurants around the city.
How can people follow you on social media?
Our website: https://www.dixer.one/