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Home Sweet Home Tattoo is a custom tattoo studio founded and owned by Brooklyn native Magie McGowan (formerly Serpica). Magie tattooed her way through Coney Island, Bay Ridge, and Sunset Park in the early 2000's before landing in Staten Island where she eventually opened her first studio, Milk and Honey Tattoo.


At this shop we believe that tattoos are a form of self-expression and we strive to create unique designs that reflect our clients' individuality. Magie has been trained in and works through a trauma informed practice, where all bodies of every shape, size, gender expression, skin color, and neurdivergence are welcomed and embraced.  Having over 20 years experiences, and having endured FIT's illustration program, Magie is well versed and proficient in many styles of tattooing.

Home Sweet Home came to fruition at the end of 2023, after the intense detail and craftsmanship completed by her talented husband, Brian, whose famous mural stands on Springfield Ave in Maplewood. The name was thought up by Magie's wonderful bonus daughter, Margo. It fit so perfectly, as the McGowan clan of four kids and too many cats also reside in Maplewood.

Woman owned Tattoo studio in Maplewood NJ


At Home Sweet Home Tattoo, we offer a wide range of tattoo services including custom designs, cover-ups, touch-ups, and more. Our artists work with all skin types and are experienced in many styles including traditional, blackwork, fineline, watercolor, and realism. 


Our studio is a clean and welcoming space designed to make you feel right at home during your tattoo experience. We use only the highest quality and sterile equipment to ensure your safety and satisfaction. Come visit us and see for yourself!


We care about your tattoo healing process and want to ensure that you have the best experience possible. That's why we provide thorough aftercare instructions and sell aftercare products such as tattoo balms and moisturizers.


We love our SOMA/MAPSO community!  We plan to host events beyond tattoo (Macrame workshops, music, and more!)


Have questions about getting a tattoo at My Site? Check out our frequently asked questions page for answers about our services, pricing, aftercare, and more. Still have questions? Feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help!

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