BILL CLAYDON'S TATTOO WORLD
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!
We serve Fayetteville, Ft. Bragg and the surrounding areas with some of the best tattoo artists in the industry. We are Fayetteville's oldest and original tattoo shop. 10 years in a row voted best place to get a tattoo and piercing — fayetteville's best artwork, atmosphere and attitude since 86'. Come see why we are the World Famous Bill Claydon's Tattoo World!
You can’t talk about this town’s long history in ink without talking about Bill Claydon, whose first shop here was beside the notorious Rick’s Lounge on Hay Street. Claydon’s legacy dates to the 1940s in Oceanside, California, where his father, retired Marine Buzz Claydon, set up shop, inspired by the likes of Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins and his bold, iconic style.
The younger Claydon cut his teeth in the shop, situated near Camp Pendleton, starting with a “devil dog” chewing a cigar on his father’s arm, then a half-dollar sized rose on a friend who just happened to be hanging out. He learned from greats like Ed Hardy and Lyle Tuttle. His chest, sides and right forearm bear Hardy’s signature designs: a furrow-browed tiger, a fanged ape, a massive elephant with raised trunk and curled tusk. Claydon carries the art on his flesh, a long-sleeved scar-and-stain tribute to the evolution of tattoo. Since opening up Bill Claydon's Tattoo World in 1986, Bill has become one of Fayetteville’s favorite celebrities and he has the plaque in his booth to prove it. A lifetime achievement award is in the form of a metal American flag. It was from Fayetteville’s first All-American Tattoo Convention in 2017.
Today the shop is filled with some of the best artist in the industry. We have some Fayetteville staples who have been tattooing at Tattoo World since the early days and some of the newer and best upcoming artist Fayetteville has seen in some time. If your local, you know who we are, we tattooed your mom! If your new around town, come check us out and see why year after year we are consistently voted Fayetteville's best Tattoo Shop. We are world famous! Come see why.
The staff at Bill Claydon's Tattoo World are constantly evolving within the industry by learning new methods, ideologies, and appreciating the work that others do. With this level of attention, it’s no surprise that many of our clients return back to us for additional piercings time and time again. Your experience will be enjoyable and stress free — stop by today to see for yourself.
5955 Yadkin Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303
Monday - Saturday: 11am - 10pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm