Crissie McBride is the owner, operator, and only artist of True Grit Tattoo Parlor and has been tattooing professionally since 2000. She specializes in cover-ups and an illustrative style catering to the requirements of each individual piece. Not much is considered “out of the wheelhouse”.

In her spare time when she isn’t scrubbing the studio floors or toilets, she reads, draws, paints, sculpts, travels, watches movies, plays video games, and snuggles her pets.

Crissie is an active member in good standing of National Tattoo Association, Alliance of Professional Tattooists, and Arkansas Body Modification Association.

Contact Us

1405 Fayetteville Road, Suite D Van Buren, AR 72956

(479) 782-4748

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Crissie is above and beyond professional. She helped me figure out exactly what I wanted forever on my body. Her line work is amazing, her tone is constantly professional, and the shop is immaculate. I highly recommend her and her shop.

Nic Long

Absolutely Loved This Store! I got my very first tattoo from this shop and I am absolutely in love with how it turned out. Most definitely will be back there to receive my second tattoo because I just know it will be. Thank you so much!

BBee Nicholle

Crissie is an amazingly talented tattoo artist!! I loved my tattoo she gave me and I would recommended her to anyone! She is by far one of the best tattoo artist in the Fort Smith area! Her tattoo shop was very comfortable and clean. If you want a top of the line artist to tattoo you- go see her!!

Jettie Stec