WELCOME TO THE WORLD FAMOUS
BILL CLAYDON'S TATTOO WORLD
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!
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!
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.
Welcome Bill Claydon's Tattoo World, the legendary tattoo shop in Fayetteville with a rich history! Our shop is home to the finest artists in the industry - a perfect blend of seasoned veterans and top-notch emerging talents. Whether you're a local (chances are, we've tattooed your mom!) or new in town, come experience our world-famous artistry that has made us Fayetteville's best Tattoo Shop, year after year. Don't miss out on the opportunity to join our ever-growing family of satisfied customers. Check us out and discover why we're truly a cut above the rest!