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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 Denver, 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.

Alternative Arts Tattoo

Alternative Arts Tattoo provides custom tattooing and body piercing to the Denver Metro area. The studio opened in 2003 and emphasizes cleanliness, high-quality artwork, and friendly customer service. Customers have the option of bringing their own artwork, choosing from the studio's selection, or describing the piece they want. The studio is also known for its altruism and works with several charities and non-profits, such as The Action Center.

Littleton, CO(303) 972-7797


Bound By Design

Bound By Design is a Denver tattoo and piercing shop located in the center of Capitol Hill. Bound By design is a fully health board inspected shop that autoclaves their equipment for their clients' safety. The shop is the winner of "Best of Westword- Best Tattoo and Piercing Studio in Denver."

Denver, CO(303) 830-7272


Chris Collinsworth

Chris Collinsworth started his apprenticeship at Max Tats in 1999 and has been tattooing ever since. For 15 years, Chris Collinsworth has honed his skill in Japanese, traditional, and neo-traditional tattooing. He spends his free time immersed in the fine arts, painting using watercolor, liquid acrylic, and other mediums. He is currently working at Think Tank South Tattoo in Littleton, Colorado, where he is available by appointment or walk-in.

Littleton, CO(720) 328-8513


Dedication Tattoo

Dedication Tattoo is located on South Broadway in Denver, Colorado and charges $150 per hour. They specialize in a variety of tattoos, such as bold traditional, Japanese, clean black and gray, delicate script, and much more. The artists are well-educated and know how to work with the body to create high-quality tattoos. Clients praise the artists at Dedication Tattoo for being talented, professional, and friendly.

Denver, CO(303) 733-0315


E.O.D. Tattoo

E.O.D. Tattoo is located in Denver, Colorado on Capitol Hill and is willing to take walk-ins seven days a week. The shop minimum is $80, and all of the artists take cash and a few take credit cards for their clients' convenience. They bring in guest artists for variety and host special events with great deals. The studio does custom tattoos and piercings, and they maintain a 5-star rating on Yelp.

Denver, CO(303) 333-4880


Fallen Owl Tattoo

Fallen Owl Tattoo Studio opened in January 2010 and is located in the Denver Metro area. Every year since the studio's opening, Denver's A-List has voted it one of the top tattoo studios. Adam Rose, the studio's owner, dedicates about half of his business to helping children, such as his program that trades ink for toys. The shop is open every day from 12 noon to 9 P.M.

Lakewood, CO(303) 232-1350


Fortune Cookie Tattoo

Fortune Cookie Tattoo is located in Downtown Denver, two blocks from the 16th Street mall. They are involved in the community and attend several big events at Civic Center Park. Each artist has their own unique style and is willing to work closely with their client to make sure the tattoo fits the client's personality, needs, and budget. The studio also offers piercings that start at $30 per piercing.

Denver, CO(303) 893-4003


Landmark Tattooing

Landmark Tattooing is a Denver tattoo shop that is open for service six days a week. Monday and Sunday are appointments only, but Tuesday through Friday is open for walk-ins and appointments. The shop hosts several events, such as the Flora Fauna Art Exhibition and Benefit. Clients speak highly of the studio's work, saying that the artists create quality tattoos with clean lines and attention to detail.

Denver, CO(303) 955-4531


Love N Hate Elite Tattoo Studio

Love N Hate Elite Tattoo Studio is based in Denver, Colorado. The studio consists of several experienced artists who specialize in various styles, such as photo-realistic and black and gray photo realism. The artists are well-trained and accomplished tattooers. The most experienced artist in the shop has been tattooing for over 10 years. Customers highly recommend Love N Hate Elite for anyone looking for creative and top-notch tattoos.

Denver, CO(303) 936-3353


Mantra Tattoo and Piercing

Mantra Tattoo and Piercing is a full-service tattoo shop in the Denver Metro area that is open seven days a week. In addition to their line-up of talented artists, the shop brings in guest artists, who they announce on their website ahead of time. The shop offers a variety of piercing services that include septum piercings and Daith ear piercings. They also sell apparel, such as hoodies and hats.

Lakewood, CO(303) 239-8282


Marion Street Tattoo and Gallery

Marion Street Tattoo and Gallery is a Denver tattoo shop that offers black and gray, color, traditional, and portrait tattoos.The artists are skilled tattooers with years of experience, and many of them have backgrounds in the fine arts. The studio also holds special events and deals, such as a Friday the 13th event where clients can get specific tattoos for $13.

Denver, CO(303) 832-3717


Monkey Fist Tattoo

Monkey Fist Tattoo opened in July of 2010 and is located in North Denver's Tennyson art district. Monkey Fist is a full custom tattoo shop that is open to both walk-ins and appointments seven days a week. The shop's artists are willing to travel to multiple cities for conventions and top clientele.

Denver, CO(720) 328-6358


Sol Tribe Tattoo and Body Piercing

Sol Tribe Tattoo and Body Piercing is a Denver studio that offers custom tattooing, cosmetic tattooing, professional body piercing, dermal anchoring, branding, and scarification. The shop is dedicated health and safety, and they require their piercers to maintain a membership with the Association of Professional Piercers. The shop offers discounts during the holiday season and sells gift certificates. They also sell apparel and organic and non-organic body jewelry.

Denver, CO(303) 832-1311


Theoretical Ink

Theoretical Ink is a custom tattoo shop in the Denver Metro area. They are a by appointment only shop that is willing to do earlier and later times by request. Customers can pay in the store the day of their appointment, or they can pre-pay online for convenience. The studio is Tri-County Health Board approved and only uses state of the art equipment.

Aurora, CO(303) 750-0133


Think Tank Tattoo

Think Tank Tattoo is based in the Denver Metro area and is willing to take walk-in consultations and walk-in tattoos. Some of the styles they offer are realistic color tattoos, geometric tattoos, and portraits. The studio will work with their client to provide an artist who is the best fit for the client's needs. They also bring in guest artists from Think Tank South.

Denver, CO(720) 932-0124


Til Death

Til Death is a Denver tattoo shop comprised of artists who are dedicated to creating the best environment for their clients. Through an appointment only system, Til Denver is able to focus on each client's needs without distractions. To ensure even more convenience for the clients, Til Denver allows clients to schedule appointments and request artists online. The tattooists specialize in several different styles from lettering to illustrative-realism.

Denver, CO(303) 297-1612


Travis Koenig

Travis Koenig is a tattoo artist in the Denver Metro area. He started tattooing in 1998, and his focus is large-scale projects, such as decorative tattoos and mythological beasts. He works at Bound By Design by appointment only.

Denver, CO(303) 832-8282


Tribe Tattoo

Tribe Tattoo has provided the Denver area with custom tattooing, watercolor tattooing, piercings, and paintings since April of 2001. Denver's A-List ranked Tribe Tattoo the #2 tattoo and piercing shop in Denver. The customers praise the artists at Tribe Tattoo for being skilled, friendly, and attentive. In addition to their reasonable rates, the shop sells gift certificates during the holiday season.

Denver, CO(720) 904-8904


William Thidemann

William Thidemann is a tattoo artist and oil and watercolor painter in the Denver Metro Area. William Thidemann has over 20 years of experience and a BFA in Painting and Printmaking with a minor in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. He participates in several art shows around the country. He is currently the owner of Mammoth American Tattoo, where he works by appointment only.

Denver, CO(303) 455-2855


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