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Best Tattoo Artists
in Sacramento
2019

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 analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best tattoo artists in Sacramento, CA.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 114 76 19

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.

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Aces and Eights Tattoo Parlor

Aces and Eights Tattoo Parlor is located in Old Sacramento. The artists stay up-to-date on aseptic tattooing and are licensed and certified to perform their work. The shop provides a variety of art styles, including tribal, full-color, custom, and other styles. Clients have praised Aces and Eights Tattoo Parlor for its honest, professional staff and clean shop.

Sacramento, CA 95814

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Capital Ink Tattoo

The artists at Capital Ink Tattoo specialize in traditional styles, realism, old-school, neo-traditional, and other tattoo styles. The shop also provides body piercing services and accepts walk-ins seven days a week. Clients have praised Capital Ink Tattoo for its friendly staff and comfortable, clean space.

Sacramento, CA 95814

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Fallen Angel Tattoo

Fallen Angel Tattoo has been serving the Sacramento and Citrus Heights areas since 2001. Each artist specializes in different art styles, including realism, neo-traditional, and graffiti. The tattoo studio also provides body piercing, including dermal anchor piercing, and carries a large selection of handmade jewelry. Fallen Angel Tattoo was featured on FYI's Red Hot Design, and the owner has done on-camera work with Epic Ink. Some of the artists can be found at local conventions such as City of Trees Art & Ink Expo Sacramento and Sacramento Wizard World Comic Con.

Citrus Heights, CA 95621

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Forever Tattoo

Forever Tattoo has been serving Sacramento clients since 2003. The tattoo shop uses natural pigments in a sterile environment. The studio has four resident artists who specialize in a variety of styles. Clients have praised Forever Tattoo for its laid-back and friendly artists who pay attention to detail.

Sacramento, CA 95818

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Imperious Rex

Imperious Rex is a tattoo parlor based in Citrus Heights that has served the area since 2013. The tattoo shop creates realistic, full-color, portraits, and other tattoo styles. Clients have given positive feedback for the studio's clean space, beautiful decor, laid-back atmosphere, and personal, professional artists.

Citrus Heights, CA 95610

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Legacy Tattoo

Since 2006, Legacy Tattoo has been serving East Sacramento clients. The tattoo studio specializes in styles including American traditional, Japanese, black and gray, realism, portraits, and other styles. Clients have given positive feedback for Legacy Tattoo's funny, personable, and skilled staff and the shop's easygoing atmosphere.

Sacramento, CA 95819

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Leonardi Tattoo

Leonardi Tattoo specializes in custom tattoo work. The tattoo shop stays up-to-date on the latest health and safety standards, and its artists are fully licensed. The resident artists have more than 25 years of combined experience in tattooing. Clients have given positive feedback for Leonardi Tattoo's kind, humble, and talented artists.

Sacramento, CA 95841

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Liberty Tattoo

Liberty Tattoo has been serving Sacramento-area clients since 1979. The studio, based in Folsom, has won multiple awards, including Best All Around Tattoos at the 2015 Tony's Place Bordello Ball, Second Best Arm at the 2012 Renegade Rendezvous, Best Leg at the 2009 All American Tattoo Festival, Best Sleeve at the 2008 Living Ink 2nd Annual Halloween Tattoo Expo, and other awards. Liberty Tattoo has been featured by Tabu Tattoo, Skin Art, Tattoos for Men, International Tattoo Art, Tattoos for Women, and other publications.

Folsom, CA 95630

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Monroe Tattoo Parlor

Monroe Tattoo Parlor, based in Orangevale, designs custom tattoos in styles including portraits, black and gray, and color tattoos. The studio also provides body piercing, and is open seven days a week for appointments and walk-ins. Clients have given positive feedback for Monroe Tattoo Parlor's reasonable prices and professional, friendly, and talented artists.

Orangevale, CA 95662

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Monster Ink Tattoo

Monster Ink Tattoo practices a variety of tattoo styles, including black and gray, Japanese, tribal, portraits, lettering, realism, cover-ups, and other styles. The studio was voted among The Best Tattoo Parlors in the Sacramento Area by CBS Local News, and the owner won second place for Award Winning Artist 2009 Best Tattoo of the Day at the 2009 All American Tattoo Festival. Clients have praised Monster Ink Tattoo for its friendly, talented, and professional artists.

Sacramento, CA 95811

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Reclamare Tattoo

The artists at Reclamare Tattoo each specialize in different styles, including illustrative, realism, floral, black and gray, and full-color. Each artist has a gallery section where clients can get a feel for their individual styles. The shop accepts walk-ins, but prefers appointments. Clients have given positive feedback for Reclamare Tattoo's friendly and talented artists.

Sacramento, CA 95818

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Red Dragon Tattoo and Piercing

Red Dragon Tattoo and Piercing has been serving clients since 2002. Based in Rocklin, the tattoo parlor also does body piercing and is open seven days a week. The body piercers are fully licensed and certified in health and safety codes. Clients have given positive feedback for Red Dragon Tattoo and Piercing's clean shop and genuine, helpful, and kind staff.

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River City Tattoo

River City Tattoo is a body piercing and tattoo studio located in Old Sacramento. The shop creates a comfortable atmosphere for its clients and specializes in a variety of styles, including portraits, black and gray, floral, and other styles. The tattoo parlor has been serving Sacramento clients since 2001. Clients have praised River City Tattoo for its clean space and friendly staff.

Sacramento, CA 95814

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Royal Peacock Tattoo

Royal Peacock Tattoo has been serving the Sacramento area since 2007. The tattoo shop specializes in custom artwork, American traditional, Japanese, black and gray, realism, and portrait styles. The studio has a large library and Internet research facility for tattoo inspiration. Royal Peacock Tattoo is open seven days a week. Clients have praised the shop for its friendly and fun staff.

Sacramento, CA 95816

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Sacramento Tattoo & Piercing

Sacramento Tattoo & Piercing has been serving the Sacramento area since 1991. The tattoo shop has three full-time tattoo artists, one part-time artist, and two full-time piercing artists. The studio has been featured by Urban Ink, Tattoo Revue, Tattoo, Skin & Ink, and Savage. Clients have given positive feedback for Sacramento Tattoo & Piercing's beautiful art with attention to detail, clean shop, and patient, friendly staff.

Sacramento, CA 95818

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Side Show Studios

Side Show Studios specializes in custom tattoo artwork. The Sacramento tattoo parlor placed second in the 2012 Sacramento News & Review's Best Place to Get Inked and won the 2010 Sacramento News & Review's Best Tattoo Artist, the 2009 Consumer Business Review's Custom Tattoo Studio of the Year, the 2008 Sacramento News & Review's Best Tattoo Parlor, Best Place to Ink Up, and Best Tattoo Artist, and other awards.

Sacramento, CA 95818

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The American Tradition

The artists at The American Tradition each have more than 10 years of experience in the tattoo industry. Founded in 2008, the tattoo studio provides a variety of art styles, including American traditional, floral, full-color, and other styles. Clients have praised The American Tradition for its clean, organized shop and helpful, knowledgeable, and laid-back artists.

Sacramento, CA 95811

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The Exotic Body

The Exotic Body is a Sacramento tattoo shop that has served the area since 1990. The business carries a large selection of internally threaded body jewelry, which causes less trauma to the skin. The studio's jewelry selection includes materials such as gold, wood, stone, glass, and titanium. Clients have given positive feedback for The Exotic Body's organized shop, timely appointments, and knowledgeable, friendly staff.

Sacramento, CA 95816

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Wild Bill's Tattoo

Wild Bill's Tattoo has been serving the Sacramento area for more than 35 years. The tattoo shop, based in Roseville, has been voted Best Tattoo Shop by readers of Sacramento Magazine for eleven years in a row. The owner of the studio has been tattooing for more than 40 years. The shop's work has been featured in Tattoo Magazine, Skin Art, Easyriders, In The Wind, Iron Horse, Outlaw Biker, and Biker Lifestyle.

Roseville, CA 95678

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