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Laurels

Best Tattoo Artists
in Tampa
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 Tampa, FL.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 88 60 18

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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1603 Tattoo Collective Studio

1603 Tattoo Collective Studio is a tattoo studio in Ybor City near Tampa, and it has been open for 11 years. The owner has been tattooing for the past 22 years. There is a minimum charge of $50 for all services, and the average price is $100 to $150 an hour. A contact form is available on the website, as well as a gallery of artists’ previous works.

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Art Explosion Tattoos & Piercings

Art Explosion Tattoos & Piercings offers tattoo and piercing services at two locations in Tampa. The company opened in 2008, and the artists have over 12 years of combined experience. Daily specials, tattoo aftercare, and piercing aftercare instructions are listed on the website. Art Explosion Tattoos & Piercing is open seven days a week, and the studio's website hosts a gallery of each artists’ previous work.

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Bay City Tattoos

Bay City Tattoos, formerly known as Phat Katz, is a piercing and tattoo studio in historic Ybor City. The shop is dedicated to the art of tattooing, permanent makeup, and body piercing. The artists have 60 years of combined tattooing experience, and the studio's website hosts a gallery of each artists’ previous work. Bay City Tattoos is open seven days a week. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged.

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Black Label Tattoo

Black Label Tattoo is a tattoo studio in Brandon. Each artist has over 15 years experience, and the studio is open six days a week by appointment. One of the artists specializes in traditional Japanese style tattoos and has a website gallery showcasing his work. Black Label Tattoo welcomes walk-ins, but does most work by appointment. The company offers aftercare instructions its website and ways to connect through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Blue Devil Tattoo

Blue Devil Tattoo opened in 1994 and is the oldest tattoo shop in Ybor City. The artists at the studio have won several awards for tattooing. The company offers a variety of tattoo styles, including color, black and white, old school, realism, and portrait. The website hosts a gallery of each artists’ previous work. Blue Devil Tattoo can be contacted through a form on the company's website, and the shop offers discounts on its Facebook page.

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Commitment Tattoos

Commitment Tattoos is the tattoo studio of Bob Hey. The St. Petersburg tattoo parlor opened in 2011. The owner apprenticed under Scott Vervill at the American Tattoo Studio in Waukesha, Wisconsin where he became an officially licensed tattoo artist. The business is open Monday through Saturday and by appointment only on Sundays. The website hosts a gallery of each artists’ previous work.

St. Petersburg, FL 33704

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Doc Dog’s World Famous Las Vegas Tattoo Company

Doc Dog’s World Famous Las Vegas Tattoo Company is a tattoo studio in the Ybor City area of Tampa. The company has a 36-year history and provides tattoo and piercing services. Doc Dog’s World Famous Las Vegas Tattoo Company is open five days a week. Minor piercing and tattoo consent forms are available for download online, and the company can be contacted through the form on the website.

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Forbidden Images Custom Tattoos

Forbidden Images Custom Tattoos is a tattoo studio and art gallery in Trinity that is dedicated to custom work. The founder has 37 years of professional experience. The studio's online art gallery includes original art such as pencil drawings, pen and ink, scratchboards, acrylic, and more. The business can be contacted for free consultations by booking online.

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Hawks Electric Tattoo Company

Hawks Electric Tattoo Company is a tattoo studio in Tampa that opened in 2011. The studio welcomes walk-ins to discuss tattoo ideas and can accommodate almost any style desired. The company is licensed and certified and practices proper body substance isolation and sanitation procedures. A contact form is available on the website to schedule an appointment with artists. A gallery of the artists’ previous work is available on the website.

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Iron Rose Tattoos

Iron Rose Tattoos is a tattoo shop in Clearwater with Christian values. The owner specializes in color tattoos and has been perfecting his tattoo skills for nearly 16 years. He will not tattoo anything that promotes hate, racism, or gang related images. The company offers gift certificates, giveaways, and specials online as well as a contact form to set up appointments.

Clearwater, FL 33760

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Legacy Blue Tattoo

Legacy Blue Tattoo is a custom tattoo and piercing shop in Tarpon Springs. The shop can pierce almost any body part, and offers consultation on the best jewelry to choose for fast healing after a piercing. The company only serves customers 18 years old or over. The artists at Legacy Blue Tattoo specialize in any custom art including skulls, flames, flowers, and more. Appointments can be made by calling the phone number provided.

Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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Mike Parsons Ink

Mike Parsons Ink is a tattoo and custom art studio 20 minutes outside of Tampa in Riverview. Mike has over 15 years of experience and has won many awards, such as PRICK Magazine’s Artist of the Month in 2010. The business is open five days a week, and gift certificates and company merchandise is available for purchase online. A contact form is available on the website, as well as a gallery of the artists’ previous work.

Riverview, FL 33578

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Stigma Ink

Stigma Ink is a tattoo and body-piercing parlor in Tampa. The studio's artists have almost 20 years of experience, and the parlor is open six days a week. The artists have experience with piercing and can handle micro dermal implants as well. The company sells custom merchandise online such as flash tattoos, tattoo preservative, and black eye. Aftercare instructions, an art gallery, and a contact form are available on the studio's website.

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Studio 54 Tattoo

Studio 54 Tattoo specializes in custom work, cover-up, re-works, and more. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are also welcome. The hourly rate is $125 for custom work and $150 for custom tribal work. The facility is located in the Wesley Chapel area and serves many nearby areas. Studio 54 Tattoo is open five days a week. Minor piercing consent forms are available for download online, and the company can be contacted through the form on the website.

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Tabernacle Tattoo

Tabernacle Tattoo is a custom tattoo shop in Ybor City that has been open for over 20 years. The studios artists can handle any style of tattoo and the company website has template examples for inspiration. The shop accepts walk-ins but prefers appointments. Tabernacle Tattoo takes inquiries by telephone, email, or through its online form, and the studio's website hosts a gallery of each artists’ previous work.

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Tattoos By Jeff Ziozios

Tattoos By Jeff Ziozios is the personal brand of the tattoo artist Jeff Ziozios. Jeff has been tattooing since 1998 and currently works at Bay City Tattoos in Ybor City. A contact form is available on the website to schedule an appointment with Jeff, who works seven days a week. A gallery of Jeff's’ previous work is available on the website.

Ybor City, FL 33605

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Veronica Dey Tattoo

Veronica Dey Tattoo is a tattoo studio that is located in Plant City. Veronica is an award-winning artist that has been tattooing locally since 2005. Veronica specializes in custom tattoos, and prefers scheduling consultations prior to appointments. The website hosts a gallery of each artists’ previous work, and the business can be contacted through a form on the website.

Plant City, FL 33563

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Ybor City Tattoo Company

Ybor City Tattoo Company is a tattoo studio in Tampa that offers custom and flash tattoos and piercings. The studio is open seven days a week, and the artists of Ybor City Tattoo Company can be contacted through a form on the studio's website. Instructions for tattoo aftercare are available on the website, as well as a gallery of the artists’ previous works.

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