1808 Tattoo was started with a love for tattooing, culture and the shop’s home of Naples, NY. Although the town of Naples was established in 1789, it wasn’t until the year 1808 that it was given its name. We hope to preserve and continue traditions of the past and present with classic and custom tattoos, taking pride in creating visual history that will last forever. Our artists and their work are a reflection of this effort. Versatility is an expectation we do our best to meet, but also encourage and welcome the recreation of classic imagery and design. We chose to open our shop in a secluded area of the Finger Lakes Region because we believe that atmosphere is an element to any experience. 1808 is surrounded with popular walking and hiking trails, fishing, local restaurants, breweries, wineries, neighboring “Mom & Pop” shops, and scenic views of the Naples Valley. Professional tattooing and lifestyle is the heart of 1808 Tattoo.
Meet Evan Schapp, owner of 1808
Evan drives his talent from a family background in art. At a young age, he was exposed to drawing techniques and lessons taught by his Grandmother. This was an early acceleration that would lead to a history of artistic medium including graphic design, painting, photography, videography, calligraphy and culinary. At a moment in high school, during what was most likely a distractible drawing session in class, he was turned onto the idea of tattooing. Drawing on paper quickly turned to drawing tattoos on himself, and mimicking popular tattoo designs of the 90s in his sketchbooks. His attraction to the tattoo culture was also partly derived from his heavy involvement in skateboarding. After traveling and exploring the country a bit Evan found himself in the Culinary arts, working his way through local restaurants to eventually become an established Chef. During his career in the food industry his family grew. Evan decided to revisit the idea of tattooing after his 3rd child. He would eventually move onto his tattoo apprenticeship with close friend, mentor and owner of Markus Tattoo, Seth Markus. After nearly 5 years working with his friends in Mendon, NY the idea of opening his own shop was sparked. Evan is now owner and artist at 1808 Tattoo. Although his tattoos can be very versatile, his main interests and specialties are in American Traditional, Neo Traditional, Lettering and black & grey floral work.When he's not tattooing, he is skateboarding, snowboarding, camping, doing more art or spending time with his wife, Jasmine and their three kids.
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FAQs-And After Care
The first few days and weeks for a new tattoo are the most important.
Make sure you care for it properly.
Below is the healing procedure and do’s and don’ts we recommend.
We recommend you follow the advice of your Tattoo Artist.