Best Tattoo Artists in Washington DC

Why These Tattoo Artists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Washington DC 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. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Laughing Hyena Tattoos

Laughing Hyena Tattoos is a piercing and tattoo parlor in Washington DC. It is the only tattoo shop in DC with a five-star rating on Yelp, and it won second place for Best Tattoo Shop in DC from the Washington City Paper. The artists at Laughing Hyena Tattoos offer a wide spectrum of experiences and style types, including realism, cross-hatch, and indigenous designs. Body piercing types and prices are posted online, beginning at $50. Interested customers can follow Laughing Hyena Tattoos on Instagram to see past work.

Washington, DC 20010


Tattooed Heart Studios

Tattooed Heart Studios is a tattoo parlor in Hanover that creates one-of-a-kind designs. The studio books a limited number of clients and has been serving customers for over 10 years. A past client writes: "I am very fortunate to have found such a great place as Tattooed Heart Studios. My Sister-In-Law recommended me to Amy Nicholls, and it has been one of the best things I have done in a long time!"

Hanover, MD 21076


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