Our Story

Why “Fallen Saints”

“Know that a saint is nothing more than a man who has fallen short of gods glory, time and time again. Yet, had the courage to pick himself back up and move forward, until he found the true path of righteousness.”

Growing up Chris Vann’s grandfather was heavily tattooed, even though tattoos were very unpopular. His grandfather was an amateur tattoo artist. Chris got the idea for fallen saints from the teachings of his grand mother. His grand mother was a devout methodist who spent time teaching Chris the ways of faith. The quote above was something his grandmother truly believed in and Chris continues to love this quote today.

How We Are Different

Welcome to Fallen Saints Tattoo Studio!

We are a family-owned, high-end tattoo art studio specializing in tattoos and piercings of all kinds. We have all new state of the art equipment, including back lighted tables, ergonomic chairs and private rooms. Our lobby is home to a flat screen television equipped with cable, Netflix, and an Xbox available for our guests to enjoy while they wait.

We are located in the hub of Jacksonville, on the main strip of Western Blvd within walking distance of the mall and many different fastfood restaurants. You can find us at 353-C Western Blvd Jacksonville NC, 28540.

Walk ins are welcome, but you may also make an appointment by sending a request below, messaging us on Facebook, or by giving us a call.

We are open seven days a week, Monday-Thursday 12pm-9pm, Friday-Saturday 12pm-11pm, and Sundays 12pm-6pm.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Meet the Artists

Christopher Vann

Chris is the Founder, Lead Tattoo Artist and Manager here at Fallen Saints Tattoo Studio. Chris has always had a love for art. He has been drawing for 28 years and tattooing for 10 of those years. Chris comes from a long line of active duty military family members and was active duty himself for 6 years. Art Inspirations:  Bob Tyrell, Halo, Roman Abrego, Josh Payne, Luis Royo, and many others like them. These artists are inspirations to Chris because he is pursuing a career in realistic tattoos, as well as color portraits and vibrant color pieces.

Chris outside of the studio:

In Chris’s spare time he enjoys playing video games, painting, drawing and studying new tattoo techniques. Chris also loves to stay up to date on new age tattooing and art theory.


Craig Simpson

Criag is the son and grandson of proud prior service members. Craig takes great pride in his art and strives to provide quality work for a great price for the brave men and women of the armed forces. Craig has been a full time artist for a little over 4 years and nothing makes him happier than seeing the pleased looks on his clients faces when he has finished with their new tattoo! Style: Craig is a big fan of the neotraditional style and black and grey work. He is transitioning into realism work and always enjoys a challenge.

A message from Craig Simpson

“For anyone reading this come on down to Fallen Saints to see what we’re about and I promise you won’t be disappointed!”


What We Offer

Custom Artwork Tattoos


Tattoo Cover-ups

40 Years Combined Experience

Fun Atmosphere

Satisfaction Guarantee

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We look forward to bringing your vision to life! Our artists are extremely talented and specialize in creating a completely unique tattoo just for you! 

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FAQ: Aftercare Instructions


Have more questions?

We are happy to help!

How long should I leave the Dry-Lock Bandage on?

Leave the Dry-Lock bandage on for a minimum of 4 hours to a maximum of 10 hours. This allows your skin to build up its protective layer against bacteria and gems. When you remove the bandage, there will be ink on it. This is normal!

What do I do the first time I remove the bandage?

Always wash hands with an antibacterial soap before removing bandage. Never re-bandage tattoo!

Wash tattoo with a neutral soap such as Neutrogena. Gently use your hands to rub soap over tattoo. Never use a washcloth or sponge. Pat dry tattoo with a towel. Never rub your tattoo dry. This will help avoid pulling any of the ink out of the skin that may be attached to a scab.

How often should I clean my tattoo?

Clean your tattoo 3 to 5 times a day until heated. When the tattoo begins to scab and dry out, apply lotion. You want to keep the tattoo moist, but not wet.

What type of lotion should I use while healing?

When choosing a lotion, you must choose one with no fragrances and no acre or oil removers.

We recommend that you use Lubriderm or Moisturel, which are both a basic dry skin lotion with no additives that may react with your tattoo. We have found that some intensive dry skin lotions contain additives that react with tattoo ink, causing the ink to reject.

How long will it take for my tattoo to heal?

Average heating time is anywhere from 7 to 14 days.

What do I do if it itches?

Never pick your scabs, no matter how itchy they may become. Lightly slap the tattoo to get rid of the itch.

What if I need a touch up?

Touch ups are free for 60 days, except for feet and hand tattoos, which have a $60 touch up fee.

What about showers and swimming?

You may shower 4 hours after receiving the tattoo. However, do not shower in really hot water and not for an extended period of time (no longer than 15 minutes).

No baths or swimming until completely healed (ex: ocean, lakes, hot tubs or swimming pools) because this will cause your tattoo color to fade. Lake water may contain bacteria that may cause an infection to the tattooed area. You may bathe and swim as soon as your tattoo is completely healed, meaning there are no more scabs.

Is sun exposure allowed?

You must keep your tattoo out of the sun and away from tanning beds until you are healed. The sun and tanning beds will fade the color in your tattoo faster than anything else. When you are healed, we strongly recommend applying sunscreen to your tattoo.

Should I apply antibacterial cream or medications to my new tattoo?

You do not need to apply Polysporin, Bactine or any other chemical product to your tattoo. Soap and water, along with oxygen, will heal your tattoo after than anything that contains chemicals and synthetics. Chemical products will cause a longer heating time and may react with your tattoo ink.

Contact Us

353-C Western Blvd Jacksonville, NC 28540
(910) 378-7189

Open 7 days a Week!
M-Th: 12pm-9pm
F-S: 12pm-11pm
Sunday: 12pm-6pm

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