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Custom Tattoos & Piercings by

Derek Crockett

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Custom Tatoos, Piercings, & Body Modification

Crown Custom Tattoo Studios
4.8
Based on 211 reviews
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Olivia Goodnight Howle
Olivia Goodnight Howle
12:54 30 Sep 21
The owner is super rude. Do not recommend. It's really easy to treat someone with kindness. After talking to my friends... about the experience they said they had a similar experience with him.read more
Tatiesworld
Tatiesworld
18:26 24 Jul 21
Love this place. Went today got 2 piercings and they were very professional funny and patience. The receptionist was... very friendly, I felt like I knew her forever. And Derek was very nice funny as hell. Definitely going again. This is my new spot. Love those guys already. Til next week.read more
Nashari Williams
Nashari Williams
15:32 18 Jul 21
Great little shop with a friendly little shop owner! He's tatted but as sweet as pie. I stumbled upon his shop while... leaving the Panda Express across the street and came in while he was working on a tattoo piece and asked if he was available for nose piercing that night. Though he couldn't get to me that night he promised to get me in the following morning. I came back and he got me in and out in 10 min flat!❤read more
Melissa Crawford
Melissa Crawford
00:43 14 Jul 21
I went to Derrick today for a cover-up tattoo and I want to tell you Ive never been happier with someones tat work. He... is a great artist..I would recommend him to anyone..hes kind and cares about his work and about you..hes very experienced and know what hes doing. I haven't done nothing but grin from ear to ear since he done it. Thank you Derrick..well worth the time,, the drive and the money!!! From now on all my work will be done thru him..no one else!! And again Derrick THANK YOU!!!read more
Brady Teague
Brady Teague
19:34 06 Jul 21
Derek was simply amazing. This was my first and I couldn't have had a better experience. Stimulating conversation,... brought my idea to life and was a professional. Really couldn't recommend any higher.Great work Derek!!read more
Nicole Bonnell
Nicole Bonnell
18:37 26 Jun 21
Very friendly staff.. Kinda pricy for the work you would recieve. Not bad but definitely not the best.
niyahs world
niyahs world
22:31 09 Jun 21
Derrick was amazingggg, funny down to earth. I can't wait to come back for my future services and refer friends and... family 💪🏾🤞🏾🔥read more
Ty Hall
Ty Hall
05:37 08 Apr 21
I made an appointment with Derek for a cover up tattoo on my breast. He is super friendly and made me very comfortable.... I asked for hearts to cover up some butterflies. As he was setting up everything, he asked what was my favorite color. Surely I thought I was just getting black inked hearts but he gave me 3 hearts. One purple, blue, and green 💜💙💚💛 and outlined them with yellow. I was super satisfied and happy. I got more than I asked for and my price was still the same so of course, I left a tip. Now I’m thinking of what to get next lol. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for professional and friendly artist 💞read more
tatiana shapoff
tatiana shapoff
16:25 20 Mar 21
I had a both my hands done. Derek is amazing. Perfect lines. Great attitude.Completely and highly recommended!
Anna Gail Donalson
Anna Gail Donalson
21:31 19 Mar 21
Awesome experience! Highly recommend going here for your tattoo! Came here from out of town and was able to create a... tattoo for my mom, sister, and me that matches perfectly! Super nice and easy going atmosphere.read more
Amelia Donalson
Amelia Donalson
21:30 19 Mar 21
Derek was Amazing! He gave me and my mother and sister our tats and they look so good, he was so fast but so detailed... it was awesome! WE wanted something really small and fine lined and he totally nailed it! Totally recommend going to see him!read more
Isabella Medina
Isabella Medina
17:43 16 Mar 21
Very clean, very professional! Made me feel better about my first tattoo. 10/10 would recommend. Gave me the best... ostrich tattoo!🤙🏼read more
Tj Logue
Tj Logue
23:21 08 Feb 21
We went here not knowing what to expect and got the ABSOLUTE BEST tattoos. Derek was very easy to get along with, he... made the atmosphere very open and comfortable. I definitely recommend this place to everyone wanting a great, clean tattoo! Update years later; Still going here. Just went and got my tongue pierced, Amanda is AMAZING! ♡read more
raymond bedard
raymond bedard
15:52 30 Jan 21
Derek was fantastic. He understands the art of tattoo. He made sure it would line up, we checked placement, actual... conversation the entire time. The store was clean and efficient. Definitely going back and will recommend him to anyone that asks.read more
The Moral Misanthrope
The Moral Misanthrope
04:18 25 Jan 21
My experiences at Crown have simply been AMAZING. Derek not only sang softly to me while he tattooed me, but he rubbed... my feet afterward and held me while I cried. I'm totally kidding. Seriously though, Derek and Amanda are both incredibly talented artists and very easy to communicate with. I've had work done from both of them, and it's always a wonderful experience.read more
maya williamson
maya williamson
09:09 22 Jan 21
Very great experience. I have been going here for about 5+ months now and things have been wonderful. Atmosphere is... peaceful and Derek and Amanda really take care of you no matter what your getting done. Very professional and both are crazy crazy talented. Plus as a customer its really refreshing knowing that not only do they know how to work with the spectrum of all skin shades but they think of how the art will look 15 to 20 years down the road. This is a place where you dont have to worry about anything at all. Wouldn't go anywhere else!read more
Fred Falcones
Fred Falcones
04:14 22 Jan 21
I met Derek at Crown Custom Tattoos about8 weeks ago and he created on my chest my 2 sons initials And my place of... birth in South AmericaI went back twice in the last two weeks and Derek created my Army Airborne wings on my right arm and My M16 rifle expert badge on my left armI provided samples of what I had in mind and Derek created All of the art work to perfectionHe likes to take his time to prepare and he only saw me after I scheduled an appointmentBut once he started to work on me he was totally dedicated to my art workDerek is a true artist and he listens well soI always got the work that I expectedHe is also a man of many interests and we exchanged great stories while he created my art workI have worked with two other Tattoo artist before but they got creative and I got a version of what they thought I wantedDerek is a professional that talked with me and reviewed my art work with me to make sure that is what I wantedI highly recommend Crown Custom TattoosAnd pound for pound this is the best Tattoo shop In townFredread more
Miranda Dillon
Miranda Dillon
03:17 22 Jan 21
Absolutely love Derek. Does excellent work. I have gone here for all of my tattoos, drove 10 hours from Florida because... of the quality and trust in this place. Highly recommended.read more
quasha hudson
quasha hudson
23:56 12 Jan 21
Had the pleasure of letting Amanda do me and my daughter industrial tattoo. She was amazing!! Very knowledgeable and... professional . She made us feel as comfortable as possible which made our experience getting pierced for the first time aamazing! I highly recommend Amandaread more
Krystal Bell
Krystal Bell
20:38 12 Jan 21
Girls time out got some piercings (industrial and tragus)and the experience was nice!! Amanda is amazing and Derek is... cool. Despite being booked and busy his response time was great. Amanda took her time with us and the piercing was like a breeze!!! I would definitely go back. Thanks so muchread more
Blair Mullis
Blair Mullis
17:15 15 Dec 20
Derek has been my artist for 20 plus years. Always has great conversations. Knows how to make you comfortable.
J'Cori Hall
J'Cori Hall
17:29 06 Dec 20
Derek was awesome! My earring ball fell out and he fixed me up very quickly. Highly recommend
Jessy Sparks
Jessy Sparks
21:34 24 Nov 20
Derek is always amazing! Great work and very friendly service. Clean work space and fair prices. I cant wait to come... back for my sleeve!read more
Jerry McFarland
Jerry McFarland
21:39 20 Nov 20
I recently went to Derek for a piercing, I can’t say how comfortable and relaxed he made me feel. Derek took the time... to explain the process and steps leading up to the piercing.Thank you Derek for the great experience!read more
Emma Russell
Emma Russell
21:14 13 Nov 20
Very poor scheduling. Scheduled me an appointment for 4pm and then told me he could not fit me in until 6:45pm. I do... not recommend this place.read more
William Pendergraft
William Pendergraft
19:46 05 Nov 20
Love this shop, i’ve gone to derek for the past 3 tattoos i have gotten and i am in love with every single one. he is... so proficient with time and speed while doing an amazing, tedious well crafted piece. always has the best vibes and he’s a very nice guy. 10/10 you should go here over anywhere else in charlotte!read more
Aalena Caldwell
Aalena Caldwell
21:49 12 Oct 20
Just saw Derek for a septum piercing! He was so friendly and personable and the service was so quick, clean and... professional! Great price as well! I am so confident in the aftercare instructions he explained also! Been waiting 2 years for the guts to get this done and I am so happy I got it done here!!read more
Michelle Becerra
Michelle Becerra
19:09 03 Oct 20
I made an appointment for a cover up of an old tattoo and not only did he deliver what I requested he outshined beyond... my expectations! I am so in love with my tattoo! He was patient with me and kept conversation to keep me distracted from the pain which I truly appreciated. I am going back for every tattoo I get and I already have 2 lined up that I want. He has a customer for life with me!read more
Madison Roach
Madison Roach
11:55 01 Oct 20
Super cool, super talented, and has amazing prices!!! Derek was even nice enough to fix up another one of my older... tattoos that he happened to notice while he was working on me which was so nice of him. Will 100% be going back!read more
victor graham
victor graham
01:12 12 Sep 20
Great guy. Done business with him many times. Very knowledgeable and dosent mind helping fellow artists out with his... experienced expertiseread more
casey brooks
casey brooks
23:54 02 Sep 20
Derek is a wonderful and outgoing person!!!!! I love my tattoo!! And can’t wait to go back!!! I will never go to anyone... else for a tattoo. ☺️☺️☺️read more
Justin Wiley
Justin Wiley
20:42 02 Sep 20
I love my new ink and he is awesome to work with and spot on with what I wanted !
MRS. WARRIOR
MRS. WARRIOR
16:18 18 Aug 20
Derek is by far ONE OF THE BEST TATTOO ARTIST I've gone to for 20 years. He's very PROFESSIONAL and his ARTWORK is... FLAWLESS.read more
Flawless White
Flawless White
03:29 15 Aug 20
I will definitely be back to get another one
Bella Zago
Bella Zago
06:37 17 Jul 20
It was very easy to schedule an appointment and Derek even opened an hour early for my mother and me. He was easy to... talk to and was very kind when I was getting my tattoo. (Side note: It was my first tattoo and was the best first experience a person could have). I definitely recommend him.read more
Kevin Oliphant
Kevin Oliphant
17:34 14 Jul 20
Derek is such a great tattoo artist! He gave me my first tattoo and I’ve been back ever since. He’s a very respectable... man and provides great deals on his line of work!!! I definitely recommend him, he gained a loyal customer!!!!read more
Raquel Melvin
Raquel Melvin
23:11 17 Jun 20
I got a memorial tattoo a couple of days ago and its better than i could have ever imagined. Derek helped me pick out... exactly what i wanted and the tattoo is beautiful. Derek's work speaks for itself, I can not wait to get my next one.read more
Cara McGee
Cara McGee
18:09 15 Jun 20
Derek is amazing!! I was super nervous and he gave me immediate peace of mind. I have had two piercing done by him so... far and highly recommend anyone looking for a shop to check him out! Great pricing and quick! Thanks Derek ✨✨read more
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derek crockett tattoo artist in charlotte north carolina

Hello! I’m Derek

Tattoo Artist & Body Modification Expert

 asI’ve been piercing and tattooing since I was a teenager. That was almost 30 years ago. I’ve owned my own shop on South Boulevard in Charlotte, North Carolina for 20 years.  I’ve won multiple awards for tattooing.  I’ve invented more piercings than I can count. Due to the insane demand, the best way to contact me is to call or send a text.  I do every style of tattoos and piercings.  There is no style I can’t do.  There is no technique I can’t do. I do everything. More pictures are added to the gallery pages regularly. so keep coming back for more eye candy.

Some people call me a legend. I just like to call myself Derek Crockett.

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Watch! Here’s a short video of Derek Crockett starting a sleeve for a customer with a Lion tattoo. Derek talks about the steps he takes to ensure that the shop here at Crown Custom Tattoo in Charlotte, NC is always clean to prevent any cross contamination from one customer to the next. Derek has always taken this seriously… even before there was a pandemic.

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