Made-Rite Tattoo is a custom tattoo shop and purveyor of hand pulled screen printed apparel.
We are located in Portland, Maine; a small vibrant city rich with culture and craftsmanship, as well as an impressive culinary scene, and a fascinating maritime history. John Biswell grew up in Portland and started tattooing here in 1993. He established Made Rite Tattoo in 2006.
We believe art comes first.
Tattooing is both art and craft and that philosophy is the basis of everything we produce. We draw, paint, study, solder our own needles, and build our own machines. We have great reverence for the tattooers who came before us. Tattooing is an art form with an incredible history. While understanding and respecting our elders we keep an eye to the future. Each artist at Made-Rite possesses unique talent, passion, and vision. We are individuals, who together, make up a collective of dedicated professionals committed to creating beautiful work.