Globe Electric


If you follow my Instagram you already know I got a pretty sweet tattoo on Valentine’s Day.

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I figured this tattoo and shop were blog worthy and here’s why: The shop is gorgeous, super clean, and quiet. Getting a tattoo can be nerve-racking when people are walking in and out of a shop and there are several machines buzzing or conversations happening all at once.

Since Eric & Susan (shop owners + tattooers) are the only people tattooing, they are  a”by appointment only” shop, which means no walk in traffic. This keeps the shop environment extremely relaxing and comfortable.

Eric was my artist. From our first email, to the in-shop consultation, to the finished product I was impressed. Eric was professional and efficient. He listened to all of my ideas, took plenty of notes, “coffee cup, not girly, american traditional.” He executed the perfect tattoo and made me comfortable the entire appointment. I usually get a little nauseated or faint when it comes to needles, but I was fine!

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toward the end when it started to HURT

Tattoos hurt. There’s nothing you can do about that. But the environment and the artist can contribute a great deal to the comfort part. With that said, this was the easiest time I’ve had with a tattoo.

Eric & Susan are both very cool, talented people, who excel at their jobs. I can’t say enough great things about my experience at Globe Electric. It definitely will not be the last tattoo I get from there!

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aaand finally, the finished product!

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If you’re in the DC area I highly suggest you send your ideas to these artists. You can email them at to schedule a consultation. Below are their Instagram accounts (check out their work!) & shop information.

Last Week’s Workouts

Monday: 7.5m interval (2m warm up, 4 mile repeats each @ 6:40/pace,  cool down)      

Tuesday: 3m easy 9:30/pace, 25min TRX legs, 3 x 6 toes to bar                                          

Wednesday: 5m hill sprints (30 sec sprints x 6.5% 6:35/pace + 1 minute walking recoveries)

Thursday: Rest

Friday: 5.1m easy 9:25/pace

Saturday: 11m long run w/10k tempo (3m warm up, 10k @ 7:30/pace, 1.8m cool down)

Sunday: Rest

Total Miles: 31.6

How did everyone’s weekend workouts go?

Tattoos? Anyone have a good or bad experience with them?

Author: She's Going the Distance


12 thoughts on “Globe Electric

  1. I don’t have a tattoo but yours is cool! Very creative. Great runs this week, keep it up!

  2. I really love your tattoo. That is freaking awesome.

  3. I am definitely not a tattoo person myself (or a piercing person or … well, heck, all I wear are my wedding band and a claddagh ring from Lisa), but I think it is cool that we’ve (mostly) progressed to the point where you can not only get a tattoo without being in the military and actually be proud and share it! 🙂

    That place looks great – I wish more places had that approach, because I know when my wife got her naval pierced as a friend was getting a tattoo, while the place was clean (my wife being a lab person she literally checked their autoclave records), the atmosphere was loud and brash.

    Also – cool tattoo! 🙂

    For me – after 12 days and >130 miles, I planned to take this weekend off. And I did. Now back to it!

  4. It looks great! And I would definitely need a clean, quiet shop like that if I ever got a tattoo. (Which I highly doubt will ever happen- if I was going to get one it probably would have happened when I was in my rebellious late teens/early 20s!)

  5. Nice work! No tattoos here. Maybe in the future I’ll come up with something that I know I will love forever. My friend has a beautiful colorful sleeve on her upper arm that I love but I don’t think I’m brave enough to do it.

  6. I have like 10 different ideas for a running-themed tattoo. But paying for one is a catch-22: the money required for some ink could also go towards a race. What a pickle to be in!

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