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Sam Adams

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Born and raised in the Quad Cities, Samuel Adams experienced a true Midwest upbringing. Sam graduated with an associates degree to pursue a tattoo apprenticeship in his hometown. Upon moving back to the Quad Cities, Sam apprenticed under Chelsea Frame at The Happy Cat Tattoo in Moline, IL. 

Particularly drawn to the American Traditional style, Sam aims to revive traditional designs from the past and deliver quality tattoos with a rich history. He still likes drawing pirate ships—mostly on people.

UPDATE ON 4/18/23:
Sam will be guest spotting at The Silver Key Tattoo from now until the end of June. If you are intersted in getting tattooed by Sam, please visit his website at or email him directly at Samuel Adams

Sam's Hourly Rate: $100

Sam's Specialty
  • American Traditional

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