Proudly Serving Philadelphia Since 2014


Our Artists


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Liz Glitz
Liz Glitz
Liz has degrees in Advertising Design and Industrial Design, but tattooing is where she found her passion.

Liz began her tattoo career in the spring of 2012 and has been developing her own personal style ever since. Her focus is on neo-traditional and ornamental tattoos, as well as fancy custom scripts. She loves to create anything decorative, fantastical, witchy and/or awesome. Outside of tattooing, Liz loves her cats, music, nature, pole dance, and rainbow shiny things!

To book with Liz, please visit her website:

John Howie
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.

To book with John, please send him an email at

Friendly, professional, committed to clients, and DAMN GOOD ARTISTS. My sister and brother-in-law have been raving about this shop for years; so much so that I made an appointment for when I was visiting (even with my own artist at home.) BEST DECISION EVER. SO happy. Now I know what all the fuss is about.

Jaime F.

About Frequency Tattoo

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, Anna Sylvan, and Liz Glitz 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. Thanks for checking us out!

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.

Location & Hours

Frequency Tattoo Company

Frequency Tattoo Company

4038 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129

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Our shop is open to appointments only.

Came with a rough sketch and John was able to refine it for me. Great guy to chat with, even better tattoo artist. Really happy with the work he did; will recommend to my friends in the area. Definitely a solid tattoo parlor.

Elliott F.