The Tell Tale Heart is a one-of-a-kind, high end custom tattoo studio and fine art gallery. 

Opened in March 2016 by veteran tattoo artist Shane Faulkner and filmmaker Jovanka Vuckovic, THE TELL TALE HEART takes its name from the famous Edgar Allan Poe short story, and is the culmination of the founders’ combined lifelong passions for tattooing, film, art and literature. We welcome you to visit our spectacular space to view rotating museum quality collections, buy fine art by world renowned artists, or book an appointment for your dream custom tattoo with one of our exceptional tattooers. All of our artists are by appointment only and usually booked a few months out, but we also accept “walk-ins” subject to artist availability. Please call us to see if we have someone available for small to medium same day tattoos.  Subscribe to our mailing list to receive announcements about our special events! (Sorry, we do not do piercing.) We are located on historic Brant Street in downtown Burlington, just a few steps from City Hall. Street parking is free on weekends downtown, so pay us a visit and see why we keep getting voted BEST TATTOO STUDIO IN BURLINGTON every year!

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With more than 86 years combined professional tattooing experience, our team of world-class artists is here to bring your vision to life.

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The Tell Tale Heart is proud to welcome senior artist Sinead Stewart to our tattoo family. With over a decade of experience, Sinead brings a unique style and attention to detail to her original designs. Check out her sample gallery today!

By Appointment Only for your safety and ours. Our "New Normal" rules for safe tattooing have changed. We have set the highest safety standards.  Please be patient while we slowly reopen in strict phases. Please read our NEW COVID-19 BOOKING GUIDELINES.