John and Marie have strived to present to the Northern Michigan area, a "body art studio" where anyone, of any age is welcome
and made comfortable to visit.
Much teaching is involved in their studio, as they feel, their customers deserve to be aware of the end result of their decisions in
the placement and choice of tattoos and or body piercings....
Customers under 18 are welcome with their parents/or legal guardian....John and Marie- offer unsurpassed guidance and after
care instruction for each customer,for young clients, the parents approval and inclusion in all decisions, along with aftercare
instructions is on top of Pour Boiz Tattooz list.. for anyone under 18 years of age.
Sometimes our advice on placement, of your design and sometimes just your design, may sound like we are tryng to be your
parents.....we aren't .....this is permanent, and we feel it is our job to make sure.. you are sure the design and placement is
...what you want to live with, and that it won't affect a job opportunity, your employment now or in the future.
Follow-up and "help" is always available for any of our clients. And yes; even those of you who have gone elsewhere....and just
need some advice.....stop in or call us at the studio.
|John and Marie Ritchey have been together now for over fifteen years.......operating Pour Boiz Tattooz. They were
one of the last tattoo businesses allowed to operate in their home in Kingsley. John has tattooed for over thirty
years in the area and has become one of the best known "Fine-line and cover-up artists in the Northern Michigan
area. He has in the past four years expanded into "Portrait" work along with scar cover-ups......He has more to
come.....with introducing cosmetic tattooing in the near future...
Marie has been a Licensed Practical Nurse and an EMT for the past 38 years here in Traverse City...and has
added Full Body Piercing to the business in the past 12 years.
We have the pleasure of announcing that John "Savage" Bissonette is joining us...he is a welcome addition to our
"family" here at Pour Boiz..look for his webpage soon...
And we are introducing Ernie Hromada a licensed registered nurse...to our customers, he is learning the "ropes"
from John and hopes to become the next new artist here at Pour Boiz, we are excited that he is considering
putting his artist talents to skin...
They go to a number of conventions,and seminars throughout the year and keep up on current changes in the
The studio has the respect and seal of approval from the Grand Traverse Health Department and welcome
anyone; to call them to inquire.....and also to stop by anytime.
***You do know it is illegal to tattoo and body pierce without a license in Grand Traverse County.....even on
yourself...... you must be licensed and be in a business not a home... working........contact the health department
or you can even bring their equipment in to us...........and get a free tattoo..............!!!!!!
Encourage your local pawn shops to NOT sell tattoo and body piercing equipment to unlicensed individuals..Help
us keep the Grand Traverse Area safe and professional................
|A Little Bit About Us