Our Story So Far

Dylan and Ryan met at a tattoo shop several years ago and became friends while sharing their interest in sweet old-school tattoos. Shortly after, they started scheming to open up a shop of their own, and in February of 2017, Forest City Tattoo & Gallery was born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio on South Taylor Road. The small space took on it's own unique personality as Ryan and Dylan spent more time there, drawing, tattooing, and making new friends. After 15 months or so of growing as a team, they realized it was time to move into a bigger neighborhood and a larger space. Now you can find them and the rest of their team nestled into the west end of Lakewood, Ohio on Detroit Avenue, in a bigger space which was built from the floor up by Dylan and Ryan. Come visit us and enjoy our gallery space while we talk about your next tattoo!