Proudly Serving Philadelphia Since 2014

Our Artists


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Liz Glitz
Liz Glitz
Liz began her tattoo career in 2012 but has loved to express herself creatively ever since she could hold a crayon. Her specialty is neo-traditional and ornamental-style tattoos. She loves to create anything whimsical, decorative, feminine, cute and/or spooky. Outside of tattooing, Liz loves her cats, music, nature, circus arts, Halloween, and rainbow shiny things!

To book with Liz, please visit their 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 them an email at

BG Galdes
BG Galdes
Heyo crazy peeps it’s BG! I’m a feisty funky fresh 21 year old who has been slinging ink for about 3 years now. Tattooing was never something I thought I would be doing, but with my intense love for art, along with a push from covid, I have been able to make a living and start a career for myself and I could not be happier. It has truly been amazing starting my tattoo journey and I’m only getting started.

To book with BG, please send them 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.