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Helltown Settlement on the isolated tip of the Cape Cod sandbar spawned the illustrious Mooncussers of lore. The original beachcombers, legend has it that the Mooncussers walked the 'back' beaches far from town on dark and moonless nights, carrying lanterns to signal passing ships just offshore. The unlucky ships' captains would sometimes mistake the lantern lights as signals of safe harbor and steer towards shore. Many of these ships would meet their end on the treacherous, shifting sandbars of the "Graveyard of the Atlantic," where the ocean would batter and break up the ship, casting treasures of all sorts onto the beach for the Mooncussers to salvage. If the moon was bright, it would foil these plans, and the salvagers became known as "Mooncussers."


        Mooncusser Tattoo Studio was established in 2002 by Provincetown’s first officially licensed tattooers, after a decades long ban that outlawed tattooing was finally lifted in 2001.

       Our tattooers and our piercer all have many years of training in the artistic and technical aspects of our fields. We use the best equipment and sterile techniques to keep you safe and provide you a top quality piece of artwork. We love what we do and continuously educate ourselves through hosting accomplished tattooers and piercers at Tattoo Summer Camp, attending conventions and seminars, and otherwise pursuing our art. We are fully licensed by the Provincetown Board of Health, CPR and FirstAid certified and trained regarding Bloodborne Pathogens and sanitary procedures.

We love creating tattoos in a place that inspires with its beauty, the creativity of its people, and its outlaw place in history!

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Mooncusser Tattoo & Piercing (est. 2002) is looking for an experienced and dynamic piercer to join us in Provincetown, Cape Cod during our high season, Memorial Day through Labor Day. You must be self-motivated, outgoing, calm under pressure, excellent in communicating with the general public and motivated to exceed the expectations of our clients in care and service. 


Mooncusser is a top notch, fast paced, busy shop and host of Tattoo Summer Camp--a wild whirlwind of visiting artists, tattoos, piercings, houseboating and enjoying the bustling streets of Provincetown. This presents a unique opportunity to meet and work alongside more than 100 different guest tattoo artists & friends from all over the country and parts of the world!


We will provide supplies and equipment, high end jewelry and experiences most only dream of. We can also help you secure housing. 


Are you interested in joining our fast paced, hardworking and fun loving group? Would you like to spend a busy few months in the heart of Provincetown, one of the most beautiful, vibrant and famous summer destinations on the East Coast?


Please email serious inquiries to including a portfolio and resume. No drama, no bullshit. We look forward to hearing from you.