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Matthew "White Trash Matt" Zimmerman.
Resident Artist at the Maryland and Florida locations

I have been tattooing since 2001. I opened up Low Tide Tattoo Gallery on August 1st 2010 to fuse my love for photography, painting, tattooing and of course, surfing! The 2200 sq. foot art gallery offers a wide variety of national, international, and local artists work. I wanted a laid back atmosphere without the "get em in, get em out, make money, hustle" feel. I prefer doing custom tattoos, and think every piece should represent the person it is on. I have been published in several national and international magazines, as well as a few paintings and tattoos published in books.

I enjoy tattooing anything aquatic, ocean related, and anything with bold lines and bright colors. I also enjoy doing illustrative tattoos, micro tattoos, lettering, black and gray and I love the challenge of doing cover-ups.

To see more of my work, please visit my personal website at-

A little about the artist-
I apprenticed under Joe Hooker and Carroll Sass in Pasadena Maryland for 3 years before venturing out along the east coast and taking an ambitious approach to finding other artists to work with. Working in studios from Maryland, to California, Florida, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina, and then settling back down in Maryland. In 2009 I started touring heavily on the convention circuit all over the globe, traveling to Canada, Italy, South Africa, Australia, and Amsterdam. I couldn't be more thankful to the great artists I have met, and worked with along the way. I would like to thank all of the clients and friends who have followed me back and forth across the world, if it weren't for you, I wouldn't be where I am today. Thank you!

In my spare time outside of the shop you can find me behind a camera working on my photography portfolios, painting or at a beach surfing.