Laurels
Best Tattoo Artists
in Los Angeles
2017

Why These Tattoo Artists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored tattoo artists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best tattoo artists in Los Angeles, CA.

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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.

Alchemy Tattoo

Alchemy Tattoo is a Los Angeles tattoo studio that is open seven days a week. The studio’s tattoo artists focus on traditional style tattoos, but are skilled in a wide variety of styles. The tattoo studio provides services for walk in customers as well as by appointment. Alchemy Tattoo’s studio space includes both a traditional tattoo shop and a gallery space.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 666-1313

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American Electric Tattoo

American Electric Tattooing is a Los Angeles tattoo studio that was founded in 1999. The studio provides tattoos in a wide range of styles from single needle portraits to old school traditional tattoos. American Electric Tattoo is open seven days a week and provides services for walk-in customers as well as by appointment.

Los Angeles, CA(213) 413-6530

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Art & Soul Tattoos, Los Angeles

Art & Soul Tattoos, Los Angeles is a Los Angeles tattoo studio that was founded in 1996. The studio has a large staff of experienced tattoo artists as well as guest artists from around the world in locations such as Australia, Europe, and Japan. The studio is open six days a week and provides services for walk-in customers as well as by appointment.

Los Angeles, CA(310) 202-7203

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Body Electric

Body Electric is a Los Angeles tattoo studio that was founded in 1992 and is currently owned by Brian Keith Thompson. The studio’s staff of tattoo artists has decades of combined tattooing experience. Body Electric offers customized tattoo services in color and black and grey, as well as cover-up services. The studio’s staff are experienced in a wide range of styles such as realism, Japanese, tribal, anime, traditional, American, lettering, and more. Body Electric also offers body piercing services.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 954-0408

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Broken Art Tattoo

Broken Art Tattoo is a Los Angeles tattoo studio that was founded in 2005 by owner Jeremy Swan. Jeremy has been tattooing since 1995 and has starred on TLC’s America’s Worst Tattoos. Jeremy and his studio staff of tattoo artists specialize in a wide range of tattoo styles such as American Traditional, Japanese, black and grey, portraits, and lettering.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 661-4777

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Dark Horse Tattoo

Dark Horse Tattoo is a Los Angeles tattoo studio that was founded in 2010 by owner Bryan Burk. Bryan has nearly 20 years of tattooing experience and specializes in traditional Americana imagery as well as Japanese and Asian styles. Tattoo artist Adam Warmerdam has 10 years of tattooing experience and focuses on western imagery, detail, beauty, and humor in his tattoo work.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 665-7345

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Generation8Tattoo

Generation8Tattoo is a Los Angeles tattoo studio that was founded by owner Dave Hatton. Dave has over a decade of tattooing experience. The studio offers tattooing services for walk-in customers as well as by appointment. Generation8Tattoo has a number of additional tattoo artists on staff who specialize in a wide range of tattoo styles.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 591-0808

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Hailin Tattoo

Hailin Tattoo is a Los Angeles tattoo studio that was founded in 2013 by Hailin Fu and Gloria Zhang. Hailin and Gloria have over 20 years of combined tattooing experience and specialize in Chinese historical and mythological styles. The studio is open six days a week and operates a studio space that is full of genuine antiques and artifacts from Asia.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 466-0036

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Hidden Los Angeles

Hidden Los Angeles is a West Hills tattoo studio that was founded in 2012 by Richard Carniglia, Brett Herman, and Chris Velasquez. The studio also operates a dedicated art gallery within the studio space and has hosted multiple art shows. Hidden Los Angeles’ tattoo artists have over 40 years of combined tattooing experience and participate yearly in bloodborne pathogen training and the monthly Crosstex Biological monitoring program.

West Hills, CA(747) 888-3539

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Incognito Tattoo

Incognito Tattoo is a Los Angeles tattoo studio that was founded in 1993. The studio offers tattooing services primarily by appointment, but occasionally provides services for walk-in clients. Incognito Tattoo’s staff of owner Jason Schroder, Sara Lou, Henry Lewis, and Amelia Rose have decades of combined tattooing experience.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 661-0720

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Ink Ink Tattoo

Ink Ink Tattoo is a Venice tattoo studio that was founded in 1995 that is owned and operated by original proprietor Karina Mayorga. The studio is open seven days a week and the studio’s tattoo artists specialize in a wide range of tattooing styles including black and grey, color, lettering, portraits, symbolism, surrealism, conceptual art, biology, architecture, and occult. The studio also provides tattoo cover-up services.

Venice, CA(310) 314-7703

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Noskos

Noskos is a Los Angeles tattoo studio that was founded by owner Konstantin Nossachev. The studio is open six days a week and offers custom tattooing services. Konstantin’s clients speak highly of his professionalism and creativity, as well as the cleanliness of his studio and equipment.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 251-1519

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Onizuka Inc

Onizuka Inc is a Gardena tattoo studio that specializes in Japanese traditional and Tebori style tattoos. The studio has multiple tattoo artists on staff as well as various guest artists. The studio’s clients speak highly of the clean studio as well as the staff’s friendly, welcoming, and pleasant natures.

Gardena, CA(213) 626-0374

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Purple Panther Tattoos

Purple Panther Tattoos is a Los Angeles tattoo studio that was founded in 1991 and is currently owned by Graham Chaffee. The studio staff has over 60 years of combined tattooing experience and specializes in custom tattooing. The studio has been featured on the Discovery Channel, as well as in Inked, Savage, and Tattoo magazines.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 882-8165

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Rabble Rouser Tattoo

Rabble Rouser Tattoo is a family-owned and operated Los Angeles tattoo studio that has a staff of tattoo artists with over 60 years of combined professional experience. The studio provides services for walk in customers and by appointment. The studio’s staff are highly experienced with a wide range of tattooing styles. Rabble Rouser Tattoo offers gift cards for customers as well.

Los Angeles, CA(310) 730-6124

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RicRoks Tattoos

RicRoks Tattoos is a full-service Los Angeles tattoo studio that was founded in 2008. The studio is open six days a week. RicRoks Tattoo’s tattoo artists have over 30 years of combined tattooing experience. The studio also offers piercing services for clients. The studio’s clients speak highly of the studio’s clean environment, as well as the patience, professionalism, and friendliness of the studio’s staff.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 344-9663

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Studio City Tattoo

Studio City Tattoo is a Studio City tattoo studio that was founded in 1992. The studio is also an authorized Bill Wall Leather Jewelry Dealer. The studio also provides body piercing services and has a staff of highly qualified tattoo artists and body piercers. Studio City Tattoo offers numerous types of piercings including basic earlobes, basic cartilage helix, forward helix, body piercings, industrial piercing, and dermals. All of the studio’s artists are licensed with the Los Angeles County Health Department.

Studio City, CA(818) 769-4049

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Swag’s Tattoo Lounge

Swag’s Tattoo Lounge is a Los Angeles tattoo studio that was founded in 2006. The studio is open seven days a week and offers high quality custom tattoo services. All of the studio’s artists have certifications from the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Training Class and are registered with the Department of Public Health. The studio’s clients speak highly of the studio’s cleanliness and the professionalism of the artists.

Los Angeles, CA(310) 391-5181

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Tinta Rebelde

Tinta Rebelde is a Los Angeles tattoo studio that was founded in 1997 by owner Rockabilly Ray. The studio is open seven days a week and also offers full body piercing services including navel, bridge, dermal, ear lobe, eyebrow, industrial, basic cartilage, lip, nostril, and tongue piercings. The studio’s tattoo artists specialize in a wide range of tattoo styles.

Los Angeles, CA(213) 626-0051

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Unbreakable Tattoo

Unbreakable Tattoo is a Studio City tattoo studio that was founded in 2008. The tattoo studio offers custom designed tattoos for clients and is open six days a week. Unbreakable Tattoo has a large staff of highly experienced tattoo artists who specialize in a wide range of tattooing styles.

Studio City, CA(818) 763-5910

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