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Use your body as a medium to show people who you really are. Our award-winning establishment can provide you with the design you’ve been looking for.

Body Jewelry And Curiosities

We carry a wide variety of body jewelry, from the basics, to the fancy, but our shop isn’t just for body art – we also have a huge assortment of curiosities for those interested in the more peculiar things in life!


We believe that the human body can and should serve as a canvas and that piercings are the perfect way to send a message about who you are.

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Market Street Artists Suite

Did you know that we have an AirBNB apartment above the shop? We are located in the heart of downtown Fredrick Maryland, making this space the perfect option for anyone looking to explore the town.

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Karen Bitzel
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Excellent customer service, both in person and via email. Clean and welcoming environment. I was glad I could get my tattoo in the back room as I would have been uncomfortable in the front of the shop with an audience of waiting customers and casual visitors to the shop. Colin was courteous, professional, efficient, and precise in his work. He gave clear directions about the process as well as after care instructions. If you are interested in a tattoo, you can feel confident that you will get exactly what you want if you come to Time Bomb!
Jessica Hopkins
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Had a wonderful experience here for my piercing with Capt Gordon. He was kind and had great conversations about travel. Definitely eased my nerves. The shop itself is impeccably clean and lots of neat trinkets to browse. Reasonably priced, great customer service, great experience
Angelica Smith
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The piercer was professional and courteous. He listened to my concerns and preference in placement of the jewelry. The office was clean and sterilized. Very interesting aesthetic. I'll definitely return for my next tattoo or piercing!
Scott “Wiki” Nakoski
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I cannot recommend this place enough! Super clean, super friendly, and just such an unique place. Every staff member is passionate about tattoos and body modification. The staff here take your safety and comfort seriously, which makes the experience so much smoother. Each artist has a personal style they excel at, but they are all incredibly talented. The lobby, a.k.a. their curiosities shop, is full of neat stuff, too!
Emilie Meade
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Literally best experience for getting my nose pierced. My best friend and I did it together. Entire thing start to finish took less than 1hr. The girl up front took the time to explain the different jewelry and help us pick it out, then Christie was fun, chill and took the time to listen to our long term goal of wearing hoop jewelry and making sure when they pierced the hole would be in the right placement. Shop was clean, staff friendly, 10/10 will be coming back for jewelry change/future piercings!
Ali Tagert
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I had an awesome experience at Time Bomb Tattoos & Curiosities. I walked in just to check it out and left with a helix piercing and a new hair pin! The whole staff was welcoming. The establishment was clean, professional, and super fun to look around! I highly recommend them.
Ariadne Crete
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I have had the best experience here! Chris did a line tattoo that is a work of art, and my second nose piercing by Christie was amazing. She was the most calming, warm human! Chris and Christie, you two are amazing! I am never going anywhere else to get piercings/tattoos done.
Nicole Hammonds
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Very clean and wonderful staff! Definitely going here for any more piercings!!! Christie made me feel comfortable and she did a awesome job!!
Christell San Martin
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Very welcoming staff and clean work place. The owner explained in detail different options and helped me choose the best way to go with the tattoo. Highly recommend!
Julia Singer
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I have gotten my nose and cartilage pierced here and they healed amazingly, along with my back tattoo:) I’m planning to get more piercings and tattoos done, the artists and piercers are just amazing. Much love to them and the environment they create! I absolutely recommend coming here for any of their services!!
Molly McCook
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Everyone was so nice and so professional, such a good experience! Definitely going back and definitely recommend!!! Got a navel and conch piercing.
Greg Carbone
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Cleanest place I've been in! Amazing atmosphere, friendly staff, and extremely talented artists. If you're looking for a place to get you done right, look no further!
Abby K
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Chris, thank you again for another great tattoo! This tattoo was painless and I was already confident that I was in great hands, from my last tattoo. I’m always happy to see Chris and all the other wonderful employees, so thankful for you all and your lovely shop xx,
Anthony Gonzales
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Colin does amazing work, pulled the picture out of my head and made it a reality! The shop is taking spectacular COVID measures and really made me feel at ease. Overall awesome experience! Will definitely be back for more
Michelle Garwood
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I got my very first tattoo today and had a wonderful experience. Colin was so patient with me and really listened to what I wanted and did a perfect job! I’m so happy with the results and can’t wait to get my next one! I’ll definitely be back!
Holly Brewer
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Got my nostril pierced two weeks ago and it was a great experience. Place was very clean and Capt. Gordon was very professional. There were so many options for jewelry and the girl at the front was super helpful and friendly. Piercing itself was quick and surprisingly not painful at all! Love it!
Ben Lewis
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Took my almost 13 year old daughter in to get her ears pierced a second time today. Terrific experience and Christie was the bomb! Super sweet and really helped my daughter relax. Cannot recommend enough! We will be back for sure!
Joanna Kuehne
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Captain Gordon took time to help me find the perfect placement for my new tattoo. He was professional and the experience was painless. I would visit Time Bomb again, there’s so many neat things to see in the shop!
Shelly Ehlert
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Loach did such awesome work on this little flower piece for me. I love it!
Patt Wood
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Absolutely love this shop! Got my first visible tattoo on my arm last week. Captain Gordon did a fantastic job. Exactly what I wanted. Price was great too. My wife will be getting her first tattoo here next week. Shop is immaculate. Staff made us feel very comfortable. Can't rate this shop high enough!
Alyssa Neal
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Professional. Clean. Friendly. Captain Gordon is a phenomenal artist who has mastered his craft. I traveled out of state to be tattooed by him, and without a doubt I would absolutely do it again. This was an elite experience. 11/10
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