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Don Sonn

Born and raised in Monmouth County NJ, Don became interested in art at a young age. As so many others, he was influenced by fantasy and record cover art, rushing home from school to watch Bob Ross on PBS. Relocating to Maryland after high school, he decided to sleeve his arm, leading to spending requisite time in the tattoo shop. Finding that feeling of comfort and belonging spending time in a shop rekindled an old desire to become tattooer.

In 2003 Don began apprenticing in Hanover, Pennsylvania under Charles Freeland. He has developed his craft learning many styles of tattooing a street shop environment will provide. Longevity, clarity of image, and clean solid lines with black shading have remained the goal, continuing his personal artistic development. Always learning and studying the amazingly diverse world of tattooing is a daily inspiration.


After years of developing his craft, he and his wife opened Emmitsburg Tattoo Company in November 2015 to build the shop he has always envisioned. A personal, friendly and professional environment in which clients feel comfortable and always welcome. Hope to see you soon!

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