Diversified Ink was founded over twenty years ago by tattoo artist, Ed Sheffer. Ed originated from southern Maine and began tattooing at the age of 18. After becoming licensed, he opened his first tattoo studio in Limington. Later, he worked briefly in studios in Portland and Brewer before opening Diversified Ink Tattoo Studio in Bangor in the year 2000. Ed successfully grew the shop over the years, moving from Hammond Street to Harlow Street, and finally to the Penobscot Plaza, where D.I. currently resides.
Thanks to Ed’s vision, standards of quality, and his passion to produce cutting-edge tattoo work, Diversified Ink has flourished from a one-man studio to having seven licensed tattoo artists and a licensed body piercer on staff. Our studio is spacious, clean, and welcoming. Each licensed artist works in their own private space and brings a unique style of tattooing to our customers.
Despite tragically losing Ed to a motorcycle accident in 2020, Diversified Ink continues to carry on his legacy of always striving to do our best, looking for opportunities to grow professionally, giving back to the community, and providing excellent tattoo work supported by great customer service.
The safety of our clients is of the utmost importance at Diversified Ink. We ensure that all tattoo and piercing instruments and materials are either thrown away or sterilized in a high-pressure, high-temperature autoclave after each use.