Frequency Tattoo Company

Stained Glass Lady

John Howie

David McCall

Frequency Tattoo Company


Frequency Tattoo Company opened the doors to its brand new facility in March of 2014. Since then, Frequency has maintained a commitment to the highest possible standards of tattooing excellence, clinical-level hygiene and customer service—all at a fair price, in a comfortable and friendly environment.

Frequency Tattoo Company is an entirely custom studio, meaning there are no standardized templates, making every tattoo truly one of a kind. Versatile and talented artists John Howie and David McCall work with each client to create a unique piece, carefully considering aesthetic and placement, all while maintaining the integrity of the customer’s original idea.

Frequency isn’t simply an in-and-out tattoo shop; it’s a commitment to artistry, community and the customer, constantly striving to set new industry standards. Walk-in or by appointment, come in and see us, you’re always welcome.


I just got my second tattoo from John Howie and he is the absolute best. His shop has a great atmosphere, and everything was so sterile and clean. He himself is a great artist to work with and I will definitely be returning to Frequency.

Casey D.

My wife and I just got our second tats from John Howie, and I can't express how impressed I am with this shop. Way relaxed and cool vibe, professional to the core and killer, killer artists. I got a Jules Feiffer illustration on my forearm, and the rendering was spot on - especially impressive given the non-standard tat image. Will be back, and back, and back.

Mark G.

I love this place, so much. I went in with a last minute tattoo, and Joseph was amazing. The shop is so professional and so unique and artfully decorated. I felt so comfortable in the atmosphere. All the artists are so talented, and I cannot wait to return for another tattoo or three in the very near future.

Paige M.

John Howie has a gentle girl-like touch; being tattooed by him is like getting tickled by a midget riding a unicorn.

Jess C.

  • John Howie | Custom Tattoo Artist

    John Howie


    With a fine arts pedigree, John Howie has been working as a professional artist since 1996. After tattooing for over a decade, John opened his own studio, Frequency Tattoo Company, in 2014. Fueled by a genuine passion for tattooing, John’s strength lies in his versatility—from American traditional to delicate portraiture, John delivers. Committed to both his craft and clientele, John’s work has been featured in Philadelphia Weekly, Revolver Magazine and Apple Jacks Studio.

  • David McCall | Custom Tattoo Artist

    David McCall


    Award winning tattoo artist David McCall has been perfecting his brand of tattooing for the last 12 years. With two decades experience as a visual artist, David blends elements of conceptual art and traditional tattooing to achieve his unique style. A Philadelphia resident, David is a frequent guest at Lower Manhattan’s Fine Line Tattoo NYC and Seven Stars Tattoo in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. David is a loving husband and father of cats.

Frequency Tattoo Company

4038 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia,PA 19129
Phone: (267)331-8804


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