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Best Tattoo Shops in Fort Lauderdale

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Fort Lauderdale Tattoo Shops 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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Dania Beach, FL 33004

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5.0 (534)
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5.0 (188)
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4.5 (42)

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Into the Woods Tattoo & Art Gallery is located in Dania Beach, Florida. The studio is set up as an art gallery and a tattoo shop to provide a unique experience in a safe and friendly environment. The high-end body art gallery offers paintings, illustrations, and tattoos. The studio also offers seminars and workshops on everything from life drawing with live models to advanced tattooing techniques.

  • Watercolor Tattoos
  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Neotraditional Tattoos

3300 West Hillsboro Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

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4.5 (60)

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Black Rose Tattoo has been creating tattoo designs for Fort Lauderdale residents since 2010. Its tattoo artists cater to a variety of tattoo styles, such as Japanese, abstract, neotraditional, and tribal tattoos, and they observe safety and health standards. A native of Dominican Republic, Gil Machado worked in Pompano Beach's Funhouse Tattoo for a decade prior to establishing Black Rose Tattoo in 2010. He appeared on the TV show "Tattoo Titan" and helped a project company named Tattoo Projects.

  • Body Art
  • Portraits
  • Piercings

1409 West 49th Street, Hialeah, FL 33012

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Fame Tattoos is a tattoo shop serving Miami and Fort Lauderdale in Florida. The artists of Fame Tattoos have over 50 years of combined experience, including attending conventions to gain knowledge and expertise. They design partial or full-body custom tattoos, from simple phrases to elaborate art. The welcoming and friendly shop also provides all-natural, non-laser tattoo removal using the Tattoo Vanish Method. This process is far less painful than traditional laser tattoo removal and it requires up to 50 percent fewer treatments.

  • Body Art

2536 North University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065

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4.0 (61)

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Colorfast Studios in Coral Springs provides tattoo services to clients throughout Fort Lauderdale and South Florida. Its team is comprised of experienced tattoo artists specializing in various tattoo styles. Vincent Moisdon, the company owner, is a South Florida native. He started in the tattoo industry in 1999 and opened the studio in 2003. Throughout the years, Vincent has received numerous awards and has served clients in New York as well as in England, France, and Italy. His specialties lie in large-scale Japanese-themed tattoos.

  • Watercolor Tattoos
  • Neotraditional Tattoos
  • Geometric Tattoos

831 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

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Babylon Tattoo, one of Fort Lauderdale's oldest shops, has been providing customers quality work for 20 years. Its team of artists handles a wide range of styles such as portraiture, realism, traditional, American and Japanese, lettering, and tribal. Babylon Tattoo also offers body piercing done by a state-certified professional. It has a reputation for working in a safe and sterile environment and for only using long-lasting ink and single-use needles for every tattoo.

  • Piercings
  • Traditional Tattoos

5675 South University Drive, Davie, FL 33328

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3.5 (20)

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Double Cross Tattoo is a custom tattoo shop based in Fort Lauderdale. It handles different body art styles and colors, like black-and-white animal portraits, oriental characters and designs, photorealistic images, and full-color sleeves. Its artists can also make their own designs, be consulted by clients with their own ideas, and make cover-ups or fixes for existing tattoos. Additionally, the shop offers regular piercing and microdermal surface piercing services. Its staff consists of artists with over 30 years of combined tattoo experience.

  • Traditional Tattoos

2028 East Oakland Park Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306

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4.9 (46)
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5.0 (12)

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Ink Addiction Studios is a tattoo shop based in Fort Lauderdale. The tattoo artists have an extensive background in fine arts and five decades of combined experience in the industry. They have brought in this expertise when customizing tattoo designs to the client's specifications. They offer consultations and are able to work on different tattoo styles, such as portrait and designer tattoos. Since it opened in 1998, the shop has been adhering to health and safety standards.

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Piercings
  • Body Art

600 Prospect Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

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4.0 (12)

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Magik 5 Tattoo is a professional tattoo shop in Oakland and Fort Lauderdale, South Florida, specializing in new school, realism, Polynesian tribal, and illustrational ink tattooing for both men and women and offers an open and friendly environment with a free consultation. Its team of talented artists can create any style of tattoo working directly with clients to create a custom design and transforming ideas into amazing art. Magik 5 is available Mondays to Fridays, from 12 to 11 pm.

  • Body Art

325 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444

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Vatican Tattoo Delray is a tattoo studio in Delray Beach that extends its services to the community of Fort Lauderdale. It strives to maintain a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for tattoo enthusiasts and first-timers alike. The studio’s artists design pieces in various styles, including traditional Japanese, colorwork, traditional American, and black and gray realism. Located in the bustling Pineapple Grove Art District, Vatican Tattoo Delray doubles as a fine art gallery that showcases the work and talent of local artists.

  • Body Art

3145 Northeast 9th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

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4.8 (43)
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4.5 (39)

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Stefano’s Tattoo Studio offers a wide range of body art services to the community of Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas. The studio was established in 2015 by cousins Stefano Alcantara and Bror Wensjoe, realizing a life-long dream of opening their own tattoo shop in South Florida. Its resident artists specialize in various tattoo styles, including black and gray realism, neo-traditional, blackwork, traditional American, and linework. In addition to these, Stefano’s Tattoo Studio also offers body piercing services.

  • Body Art

833 Southeast 8th Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

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4.9 (134)
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5.0 (24)

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South Seas Tattoo Co. is a premier custom tattoo studio is owned and operated by award-winning artist Rob Soli. The all-custom tattoo and piercing studio is located in Deerfield Beach, Florida, and serves Fort Lauderdale, Broward, and Palm Beaches. The studio uses single service disposable needles and meets all local, state, and industry standards in sterilization techniques and specializes in Polynesian tribal, portraits, realism, and fantasy art for both men and women, catering to the ultimate tattoo collector exclusive location that provides individualized private appointments.

  • Body Art

5100 West Commercial Boulevard, Tamarac, FL 33319

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4.9 (33)
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5.0 (8)

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High Spirits Tattoo, Co., is a tattoo studio that serves clients in Fort Lauderdale. It consists of award-winning artists who bring a wide range of tattoo styles, such as portraiture, black and gray realism, colorwork, and traditional American. To put clients at ease during their sessions, the studio’s staff strives to maintain a friendly atmosphere. High Spirits Tattoo ensures a safe and enjoyable experience for customers with its equipment and sterilization products.

  • Body Art

927 Sunrise Lane, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

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4.6 (131)
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4.0 (71)

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For over 30 years, Tattoo Blues has built its reputation for quality tattoo and piercing services in Fort Lauderdale and the South Florida community. It offers tattoo services including tribal, black and gray, biomechanical, letterings, realism, and anatomical designs. It can also work on portraits and full-body Japanese designs. Its artists can also create custom tattoos on the spot. They are trained in safe and proper tattooing to assure safety for all of their clients.

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Body Art
  • Portraits

3013 Southeast 5th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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5.0 (4)

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HCFL Tattoo is a tattoo shop founded in 2015 by owner and artist Chris Nunez that has starred on Miami Ink for all six cycles. The tattoo shop offers partial or full body custom tattooing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The shop has four artists: Chris Nunez, Albert Martinez, Michael Lee Suarez, and Twignasio Sparks. Each artist has a gallery of tattoos that include beautiful custom designs. HCFL offers a wide variety of tattoos to fit every client's needs and specifications.

  • Body Art

1360 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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4.0 (10)

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Love Hate Tattoos is a custom tattoo parlor serving people in the Fort Lauderdale area. Its artists can handle color and black and grey tattoos in different styles. Owned by Ami James, the shop has starred in a 2005 reality show on TLC called Miami Ink. Located in Miami Beach, Love Hate Tattoos is open seven days a week from 11am to 11pm and accepts both walk-in and pre-scheduled clients.

  • Neotraditional Tattoos
  • Traditional Tattoos

FAQs

  • Introduction

    A tattoo is body art that leaves permanent designs or pictures on the skin. They're applied via needle by depositing ink onto the second layer of skin. While the first tattoos were applied manually with a single needle that was first saturated in ink, today's tattoos are done by a machine. These machines feature multiple needles that pierce the skin simultaneously, speeding up the process and creating tattoos that are more visually appealing.

    Tattoos are usually done in licensed tattoo shops. These shops adhere to health and cleaning standards and are typically regulated by state and municipal governments. While tattoos are generally safe, there are associated risks, including skin infections. Any person getting a tattoo is legally required to be at least 18 years of age. It's also inadvisable for anyone who isn't in good health to get a tattoo, as the body requires time and energy to heal and prevent infection.

  • What should you know before getting your first tattoo?

    Before getting tattooed, it's important to think about design and placement. A tattoo is a permanent fixture on the body, and it's important not to rush into things. You should also consider the artist's background and take time to look into their portfolio to ensure their style best suits the tattoo you want.

  • What are some examples of tattoo styles?

    There are many types of tattoo styles, and it's important for a person to familiarize themselves with them before they select a design. Styles include:

    • Americana: Bold lines, vivid colors
    • Japanese: Large images that cover the back, arms, and legs
    • Black and Grey: Colorless grayscale designs
    • Stick-n-Poke: Thick, bold, black lines and small designs
    • Blackwork: Bold black lines and larger geometric shapes

  • Is tipping expected & how much to tip on your tattoo?

    While most tattoo artists don't expect tips, it's often appreciated. If you're happy with the work your tattoo artist has done, consider tipping between 15% and 25%. If the tattoo requires multiple sessions, a flat amount per session is appropriate.

  • What are some basic tattoo aftercare tips?

    It's important to follow all aftercare directions provided by the tattoo artist. Usually, artists will advise clients to ensure that tattoos are kept clean and dry. After showering, the tattoo should be gently patted dry and treated with Vaseline or another tattoo aftercare product.

  • What are the best practices for healing a tattoo?

    After removing the dressing, it's important to keep the tattoo clean, dry, and uncovered. Applying Vaseline or another recommended ointment can help to speed up the healing process. As they heal, tattoos can sometimes itch, but it's vital that you don't scratch or pick at it.

  • What are the most and least painful places to get a tattoo?

    Parts of the body that have the most nerve endings are generally the most painful to have tattooed. That includes the head, ears, and face. Places that don't have a lot of fat, such as the fingers, shoulder blades, and feet, are typically more painful. The least painful parts of the body to get tattooed include the outer arm, buttocks, and thighs.

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