Laurels
Best Tattoo
Artists in
Boulder
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 Boulder, CO.

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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.

Blue Rose Tattoo and Piercing

Blue Rose Tattoo and Piercing opened in 2010. The professional artists have experience in all tattoo styles including full color, black and gray, portraits, and cover-ups. The body piercing experts specialize in basic piercings, dermals, extreme body modification, and flesh suspension. Blue Rose has locations in Denver and Boulder and is open seven days a week.

Denver, CO(303) 287-9844

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Boulder Ink

Boulder Ink is Boulder's oldest tattoo shop and has been in business for over 20 years. The studio is home to six experienced tattoo artists that offer custom art in varying styles. Previous clients are appreciative of the friendly atmosphere and the knowledge of the staff. Boulder Ink is licensed by the Boulder County Health Department.

Boulder, CO(303) 444-7380

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Bound By Design

Bound By Design is a Denver-based tattoo and piercing studio. The team is composed of 12 professional tattoo artists and two experienced piercers. The artists are well-versed in all tattoo styles and have a strong focus on providing quality artwork. The studio is health board inspected and all needles are single-use. Bound By Design was awarded Best Tattoo and Piercing Studio in Denver by the Best of Westword.

Denver, CO(303) 830-7272

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Claw and Talon Tattoo

Claw and Talon Tattoo is a custom tattoo studio in Boulder. The studio has three professional in-house artists and often features guests artists. The team provides quality art in a comfortable atmosphere and previous clients compliment the artists' professionalism. Claw and Talon is open seven days a week.

Boulder, CO(720) 379-6577

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Fallen Owl Tattoo

Fallen Owl Tattoo Studio provides custom tattoos to the Denver area. The studio opened in 2010 with a focus on client comfort and safety and is a BBB accredited business. The professional artists specialize in many styles including fine line black and gray and full color. Fallen Owl has been voted top tattoos by Denver's A-List and has been featured in publications such as Inked Magazine.

Lakewood, CO(303) 232-1350

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InkSmith Tattoo

InkSmith Tattoo is a tattoo and piercing studio in Louisville. Kevin opened the studio in 2012 and has 15 years of tattooing experience. He is joined by artists Kaitlin Green, a sacred geometry tattooist, Danny Argote, who specializes in traditional Americana and black and gray portraits, and Ben. Denice, co-owner of InkSmith, has five years of piercing experience. The team at InkSmith is dedicated to providing a clean and comfortable environment.

Louisville, CO(720) 985-4259

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Mantra Tattoo and Piercing

Mantra Tattoo is a custom tattoo shop and piercing studio located in Lakewood. Mantra has a team composed of ten experienced tattoo artists that specialize in a range of styles and a professional piercer. Previous clients are complimentary of the knowledge and talent of the artists. Mantra is open 7 days a week and features a large selection of clothing and body jewelry.

Lakewood, CO(303) 239-8282

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Marion Street Tattoo and Gallery

Marion Street Tattoo is a custom tattoo studio in Denver. Shop owner Ryan Williard opened Marion Street in 2010 and is joined by artists Nate Stephens, Brandon Huckabey, and AJ McGuire. The trained artists specialize in a variety of tattoo styles including traditional. The team at Marion Street is focused on creating a comfortable environment and previous clients commend the team's friendliness and creativity.

Denver, CO(303) 832-3717

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Monkey Fist Tattoo

Monkey Fist Tattoo is a custom tattoo studio in Denver. The studio opened in 2010 and previous clients compliment the team's level of artistry. The artists have a strong focus on providing clean and quality artwork and follow a strict sanitary routine. Monkey Fist accepts appointments and walk-ins and offers free consultations.

Denver, CO(720) 328-6358

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Parlour Tricks Tattoo

Parlour Tricks Tattoo is a tattoo and piercing studio in Golden. The studio's services include custom tattoos, flash art, piercings, body modifications, and suspensions. The professional piercers and tattoo artists are focused on providing quality body art in a sterile and friendly environment. Previous clients commend the artist's talent and are appreciative of the studio's comforting atmosphere.

Golden, CO(720) 726-3854

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Rising Tide Tattoo

Rising Tide Tattoo is a custom tattoo studio in Boulder. Owner Phill Bartell has nearly 20 years of professional tattooing experience and is joined in the studio by veteran artists Darren Hall and Danny Carson. The artists are experienced in all tattoo styles and collaborate with clients on design. Previous clients appreciate the team's professionalism and the quality of artistry they receive.

Boulder, CO(303) 500-5046

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Skinhouse Tattoo Studio

Skinhouse Tattoo Studio is a custom tattoo studio in Longmont. Artist Raul Regalado began Skinhouse in 2009 with a focus on creating a comfortable and clean environment. Raul has over seven years of tattooing experience and builds lasting relationships with clients through strong customer service. Raul specializes in a range of tattoo styles and offers complimentary consultations. Previous clients appreciate Raul's warm personality and his detailed artistry.

Longmont, CO(720) 491-7375

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Smokey Banana Tattoo

Smokey Banana Tattoo is a tattoo and piercing shop in Broomfield. Owner Tom Cross has over 35 years of tattooing experience and opened the shop's current location nearly 10 years ago. The professional artists specialize in a variety of tattoo styles and previous clients are receptive to the friendly atmosphere of the shop. The shop includes Meredeth's Mug Shots, a permanent makeup and skin care service, and an art gallery.

Broomfield, CO(303) 438-9499

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Sol Tribe Tattoo and Body Piercing

Sol Tribe Tattoo & Body Piercing is a Denver-based studio. Sol Tribe provides custom and cosmetic tattooing, body piercing, dermal anchoring, branding, and scarification, and offers a large selection of organic and non-organic body jewelry. The studio is a collective group of professional artists and all piercers are required to be a part of the Association of Professional Piercers. The team at Sol Tribe is focused on providing quality service in a comfortable environment.

Denver, CO(303) 832-1311

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Think Tank Tattoo

Think Tank Tattoo is a Denver-based studio that has been in business for nearly 15 years. The staff is composed of nine professional tattoo artists that specialize in distinct styles. Previous clients are appreciative of the helpfulness of the staff and compliment the talent of the artists. Think Tank Tattoo is a custom tattoo studio that welcomes walk-ins.

Denver, CO(720) 932-0124

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Travis Koenig

Travis Koenig is a Denver-based tattoo artist with nearly 20 years of experience. He currently works at Bound By Design, where he offers custom art. Travis specializes in large-scale projects and has a strong focus on decorative tattoos that include natural elements such as flowers, animals, and mythological creatures. Travis tattoos by appointment and has a three-hour minimum session.

Denver, CO(303) 832-8282

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Tribal Rites Tattoo and Piercing

Tribal Rites Tattoo and Piercing has been in business since 1994. The three locations in Longmont, Westminster, and Boulder offer custom tattoos, body piercings, and body jewelry. The talented artists specialize in all tattoo styles and work with clients on design. Tribal Rites' team is customer service-oriented and previous clients applause the professional service received. Tribal Rites was awarded "Best of CU & Boulder" on multiple occasions.

Boulder, CO(303) 449-4611

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Tribe Tattoo

Tribe Tattoo is a Denver tattoo and piercing studio with over 15 years of business. Artist and owner John Slaughter is joined by a team of professional artists that specialize in a variety of tattoo styles. The artists have experience in custom tattoos, original script, and cover-ups, and are focused on the needs of the client. Previous clients are appreciative of the studio's professionalism and artistry. The studio includes an art gallery that features original paintings.

Denver, CO(720) 904-8904

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William Thidemann

William Thidemann is a Denver-based tattoo artist. He has a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University and has over 20 years of tattooing experience. William worked at a handful of Denver-based tattoo studios and opened Mammoth American Tattoo in 2014, where he works currently. As a tattoo artist and shop owner, William provides a relaxed environment while continuing to push his creativity to a new level.

Denver, CO(303) 455-2855

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Yeyo Mondragon

Yeyo Mondragon is a Denver-based tattoo artist who specializes in watercolor tattoos and custom lettering. Yeyo works at Certified Customs, a tattoo shop and streetwear boutique established in 2005. The artist provides quality custom art with a strong focus on customer service and previous clients are appreciative of the detail Yayo puts into his artwork.

Denver, CO(720) 366-6925

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