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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Tucson Tattoo Artists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Ancient Art Tattoo

Ancient Art Tattoo brings 40 years of experience with tattoo artwork to the Tucson area. The studio has a reputation for being clean, friendly, and safe with specialties including custom designs, traditional pieces, lettering work, portrait tattoos, and permanent makeup. Owner/artist Dennis Dwyer is a member of National Tattoo Association, is member and former director of 10 years for the Alliance of Professional Tattooists, and has won numerous awards including the Bob Shaw Golden Achievement Award. Ancient Art has also been featured in Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, and the shop sells tattoo supplies including disposable tubes, needles of different sizes, tattoo machines/guns, kits, and tattooing accessories. Mr. Dwyer holds a Masters in Theology as well and has a series of recorded sermons on his site.

Black Rose Tattooers

Black Rose Tattooers has been a Tucson tattoo parlor since 1995. The group features several artists at two separate locations in the area and has galleries for all tattooers online. Past clients have appreciated the clean and friendly atmosphere, talented ink work, and comforting staff, especially for newbies. Individuals can stop by the shop or phone in to make an appointment, pricing is only given in person, and minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian with the same name as the minor proven by photo ID or a legal document and photo ID. Black Rose Tattooers was voted Best Tattoo Parlor by Tucson Weekly from 2010 through 2015 and is open seven days a week. Clients can also request piercings services.

Copper State Ink

Copper State Ink brings over 35 years of tattoo practice to Tucson. The owner is known for taking his time with his incredible pieces, and the other in-house artist has a formal background in art and can handle a variety of styles such as black and gray, portraits, Japanese inspired, and full color. The studio does not tattoo anyone under 18 years of age, children are not allowed during tattoos, photo ID is required, and other studio policies can be found on the company's website. Copper State Ink is open seven days a week, although appointments are required on Mondays and Sundays, and clients can find useful aftercare instructions online as well. Pricing for all pieces is given during a personal consultation.

Sacred Art Tattoo Studio

Sacred Art Tattoo Studio has been tattooing individuals throughout Tucson for almost 20 years. Clients have access to 11 different tattoo artists and can peruse each of their portfolios online to get an idea of their styles, and piercings, as well as body jewelry, are also available. Sacred Art is known for maintaining a clean and sterile environment in all of its work and for striving to cater to any custom artwork request via its versatile team of talent. The studio is open seven days a week from 12 PM until 11 PM, and past clients have praised the group's caring, considerate, and professional services. An online form allows interested parties to conveniently contact the team as well.

Sanctity Tattoo

Sanctity Tattoo has been a tattoo studio serving the Tucson area for almost 10 years. Owner and tattoo artist Jay Cavna has been seen at the annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention and is known for his expertise, creativity, and kindness, and the entire group enjoys a good amount of repeat business as well as out-of-town clients due to its friendly staff, amazing designs, and dedication to cleanliness. All artist portfolios are available for viewing online, and customers can also purchase various T-shirts, flash art, and sketchbooks from Mr. Cavna online as well. Sanctity Tattoo has been featured in the Arizona Daily Wildcat, is open every day of the week, and operates by appointment only.

Tucson, AZ 85719


The Painted Lady

The Painted Lady brings decades of experience in tattooing to Tucson residents. Clients visit the studio for its friendly staff, professional service, unique designs, and clean environment and have access to a selection of artists who ink black and gray, color realism, fine art, American traditional, neo-traditional, custom illustration, Celtic designs, and micro tattooing. All artist emails are listed online for easy contact, and a gallery and bio are available for each. Customers can also receive piercings as well as choose from a wide selection of body jewelry, and the shop emphasizes the importance of proper tattoo maintenance with a range of premium aftercare products as well. The appointments section of the website includes deposit requirements and policies for minors along with other FAQs.

Tony 4 Fingers Tattoo

Tony 4 Fingers Tattoo handles tattoo artwork in Tucson. Styles available include Oriental, realism, custom lettering, traditional, new school, and tribal, and the artist can ink large or small pieces in color as well as black and gray. Tony Stannard is a former US Marine, has a Certificate of Completion for a Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Training Class, and specializes in custom designs in collaboration with a client's ideas. The tattooer follows strict guidelines and precautions as set forth by OSHA and the Red Cross such as single-use needles and disposable pigment caps, and all biohazardous waste is removed by a certified biohazard waste removal company. Clients can contact Mr. Stannard via an online form, and all pre-tattoo consultations as well as actual appointments take place at the Trinity Art Collective in Tucson.

Trinity Art Collective

The Trinity Art Collective is a Tucson tattoo parlor. The shop features five award-winning artists who specialize in styles such as black and gray realism, color realism, Asian, new school, lettering, and portraits and provides a safe, clean, and comfortable environment. The group employs the newest equipment and techniques to render top-quality body art per each individual's unique needs and vision, and galleries as well as bios for each tattooer can be viewed online. Clients can bring in their idea with any photos or drawings for reference, an artist will sketch it up, and then the tattoo will be brought to life in the desired location. Customers can also purchase aftercare products, various apparel, and artwork at the store as well.

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