a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.
"Pilgrim's Progress is an allegory of the spiritual journey"

synonyms: parable, analogy, metaphor, symbol, emblem
"Saramago's latest novel is an allegory of social disintegration"

a symbol.

At this point in life, we are mostly an appointment-based shop.   We are very small, kind of hidden away, and really excited to be here in Florence! It's not that we are shy, we just are trying to make sure that we are the right fit for each client.  We do take walk ins- so please stop in or give us a call! 

  If you have any questions about the sort of work that we do and think you'd be interested in figuring something out, thank you for thinking of us!  Shoot us an email, and one of us will get back to you asap.   Be sure to give us a day or so to respond because technology can be a pain in the butt, aaaand we don't always have the answers right away!  It will also help us A LOT if you could be very descriptive in what sort of imagery you're looking to get, where on your body, about the size you're envisioning and your budget if you have one. You can also send over links or photos to inspirational images you may have found on the web. 

The way that it works:

You take a look at our work here online, share your concept via email and one of us can take the rest from there!  We love to give you our best, and you will get a better tattoo when you give us creative control! 


 This is a common thing that we see.  Often times, people will come into the tattoo shop and show us a photo of someone else's tattoo.  "I want this one, exactly!" you say, and it makes us sad!!!  YOU are a one of a kind individual and we want to help you express that!!!!!!  There is nothing wrong with being inspired by someone else's look- we all are to some degree, BUT, we are here to give you a one of a kind, unique, custom tattoo.   Besides, you wouldn't want someone else walking around with the same tattoo YOU just sat through and paid for, right?  We are here to build something just for you, so let the other fellow keep theirs!  This is our guarantee from us that what you are getting is just. for. you. 

Who and what is Allegory Tattoo?

Allegory Tattoo is Florence, AL native Ulyss Blair and his wife, Evas' Tattoo shop and art gallery. Here they focus on one of a kind, unique, custom tattooing.  Joined by Daniel Evers and Cammeron Donnely, you are encouraged  to email, or call with any questions and ideas you may have about getting your new tattoo.  We hope you'll come see us!