SHOP BIO - Paradise Lost , a unique tattoo studio, was founded in 1997 by Chris Haas and Troy Hinson. This amazing shop is located at 223 West Main St. in Kutztown, PA. Browse through our numerous portfolios and reference books and let us help you develop your custom tattoo. Paradise Lost is a comfortable, smoke free, sterile environment which offers award winning custom tattooing in private rooms. Custom artists are on staff at all times to help make your Tattoo idea one of a kind.
Our wall of Fame contains famous people that Paradise Lost has tattooed, as well as the many autographs from our favorite bands and celebrities. We have Tattooed and pierced some of the biggest names in the adult film industry : Jenna Jameson , Shane, Janine and Kendra Jade. Bands that we tattooed and pierced include Greenday , Slipknot, Rockabilly Legend Robert Gordon and those Psychobilly madmen The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns. Other band members tattooed: Scott from Lifetime, Jeremiah from Weston, Jeremy and Nate from 50 Caliber Kiss, Troy from I Want to Kill You and Wolfpac, Dave from Maddog Surrender, Jim from the Overdrives, Andy from Rancor, Quentin from the Barnstormers , and Ronnie from Strange Brew.
Get Tattooed where the celebrities go, come in and let us customize your next tattoo.
We are 100% hospital sterile, there is an autoclave on premises and a brand new, sterile needle is used for each customer. There is no substitute for professional work. If quality, experience and professionalism is what you're looking for, then come down and check us out at:
223 West Main Street
Chris - Tattoo Artist
CEO of Paradise Lost Inc., Chris Haas has been tattooing since 1991. He specializes in Celtic knotwork, portraits, cover ups, and custom tattoo work. Chris's art background involves mixed media including sketch art, pen and ink, watercolor and acrylic painting, wood working, sculpting and photography. Some of Chris's Art influences are: Pushead, Glenn Danzig, H.R. Giger, Edward Gorey, Louis Royo, Frank Frazetta, and Boris Vallejo.
Chris Tattooed some of the biggest names in porn: Jenna Jameson and Shane. After tattooing Billy Joe and Mike from Greenday he went on to tattoo 5 of the 9 members of Slipknot including front man Corey Taylor, and Corey and James from Stone Sour. He also tattooed Rockabilly Legend Robert Gordon and those Psychobilly madmen The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns. Other band members tattooed by Chris: Scott from Lifetime, Jeremiah from Weston, Jeremy and Nate from 50 Caliber Kiss, Troy from I Want to Kill You and Wolfpac, Dave from Maddog Surrender, Jim from the Overdrives, Andy from Rancor, Quentin from the Barnstormers, Jesse from the Speedkings, Ryan from the Handsome Petes and Ronnie from Strange Brew. Chris Tattooed in Vichy and Lyon, France and in Derry and Portrush, Northern Ireland .
Tattoo Healing Care Instructions
1. Wash hands with anti-bacterial soap and warm water
2. Wash fresh tattoo with anti-bacterial soap and warm water.
3. Pat dry with a clean paper towel and apply ointment with your clean hand
4. DO NOT touch your tattoo with unclean hands/ DO NOT let other people touch your fresh tattoo.
5. Recommended Ointments: Neosporin, Triple Antibiotic,
Mycitracin, Bacitracin, H2Ocean,
Tattoo Goo or Tat Wax
~ Ointments other than those listed are NOT recommended ~
6. DO NOT use hand lotion during the first 2 weeks. Your tattoo is a mild puncture wound , It is NOT dry skin.
7. DO NOT soak your tattoo in Bathtubs, Hot tubs, Swimming Pools, Oceans, Lakes, etc. for 2 weeks. Showering is fine.
8. Cover your tattoo in sunlight using an opaque patch or clothing that will block out light. Refrain from tanning during the healing process.
9. Cover your tattoo whenever around dust, dirt, etc. to prevent Infection.
Uncover your tattoo whenever in a clean indoor environment.
10. DO NOT pick any scabs that may appear or scratch your tattoo.
11. Call us if you have any questions.
1. What are your business hours?
We are open 2 pm - 9 pm Wednesday through Saturday for walk-ins and appointments. We do offer special appointments on request. So if you are not available to come in at our normal business hours, let us know and we can set something up for you.
2. I am not 18. Can I sign for myself or can my sister who's 18 sign for me?
NO. You need to be at least 18 years old with photo ID to sign for yourself. PA state law prohibits tattooing a minor without parental consent. If you are under 18 with photo ID you will need a Parent with Photo ID to sign for you to get a tattoo. Bring a school ID (Name and Photo) and Birth certificate for you , and your parent brings their Driver's License, state issued ID, Military ID or Passport. Family members other than your Parents cannot sign for you unless a court of law has granted guardianship to them. In that case, your court appointed guardian will need to bring in the legal documents stating guardianship. All legal documents and photo IDs are subject of approval or rejection by Paradise Lost Tattoos.
3. Do tattoos hurt?
Depends on where on your body you get it and who you ask, but for the most part, yes.
4. Can I get it numbed with anything?
There is a 5% Lidocaine numbing spray that can be applied. It does not require a prescription (it is over the counter) and can be applied during the tattoo.
5. Do you have aftercare instructions?
Yes. We have Tattoo aftercare instructions that we give to every customer. We also go over them with you and we are always available to answer questions on tattoo healing.
6. Does drinking before getting tattooed make you bleed more?
Sometimes... Drinking heavily the day before can thin your blood. A few drinks will not. Do not come in drunk expecting to get tattooed. We will not tattoo you if you are visibly intoxicated.
7. Do you guys do cover up tattoos?
Yes. That is one of our specialties! The best thing to do is stop down and let us look at what you have to work with.
8. How much do tattoos cost?
Each tattoo has its own price depending on the size, detail, color, and where you want it on your body. For pricing please stop in for a price quote.
9. Are payments cash up front, or can you use a credit card or personal check?
Payment Is Cash, Credit or Debit Card Gift Certificates (from Paradise Lost) are also accepted. Personal or Business checks are NOT accepted.
10. Are you guys sterile with your needles and stuff?
Yes. We have an autoclave on premises, Autoclaving is the only form of sterilization that is 100% effective. We use brand new sterile needles for each customer and they are disposed of after each use.
11. My girlfriend and I want to get tattooed. Can you use the same needle for both of us to save money?
NO. Quality and cleanliness comes with its own price.
12. Can I bring my own design in to get tattooed on me?
Yes. We can customize any design you have just for you.
13. Can I just walk-In or do I have to set up an appointment for a Tattoo? Depending on the size of the Tattoo and the availability on our schedule, yes, we can take walk-ins. Large tattoos will almost always need a scheduled appointment.
14. Why are places cheaper for tattoos?
You will always find somewhere cheaper, but you get what you pay for! Don't trust shore tattoo shops, hair or nail salons, or “ tattooing from their home” hackers. Look at the people's work that they've done and let that speak for itself. You're going to have that tattoo for the rest of your life. Spending a little more the first time is always better than spending a lot more to get it covered or reworked.
15. Did you guys really Tattoo and pierce those celebrities?
Yes. Our parlor is loaded with the photos of the celebrities we Tattooed.
16. Do you guys offer Tattoo Apprenticeships?
Yes. E-mail or call the shop to speak to Chris. When e-mailing please include your name and phone number. Chris will call you and answer questions about becoming a Tattoo Apprentice.
17 . Why did you choose the name Paradise Lost?
Paradise Lost is an epic poem by the 17th-century English poet John Milton first published in 1667.
It is the story of the battle between Good and Evil in Heaven and on Earth, of Humankind and Angels both Risen and Fallen. The Gothic artwork of Gustave Dore , accompanied Paradise Lost as well as Dante's Inferno and other works which included beautiful woodcuts of Angels and Demons. The Eternal conflict of Good and Evil, which both have been expressed in tattoo images, is the reason we chose Paradise Lost and it's Gothic Imagery.
When sending us e-mail please be aware it may take more than 24 hours for us to respond. We are very busy in the shop from day to day ... and don't always get to check e-mail.
Be advised when sending us e-mail or calling, that there is too much involved in calculating tattoo quotes, to be done through these methods. We will not give quotes over the phone or e-mail. Scanned images or digital photos will still not be enough. All customers must stop into the shop for tattoo price quotes.
We no longer do piercings or sell body jewelry. E-mailed questions about piercings or body jewelry will not be answered as we are very busy answering many e-mails about Tattoos, drawing custom Tattoo designs and Tattooing.
We have moved to a new location at
223 West Main St. Kutztown, Pa. 19530
We are located across the street from Firefly Bookstore.
mailing address and actual location:
Paradise Lost Tattoos
223 West Main Street
Kutztown, PA. 19530
Wednesday 2pm to 8pm
Thursday 2pm to 8pm
Friday 1pm to 9pm
Saturday 1pm to 9pm
All other hours are
by private appointment
scheduled in advance