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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 analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best tattoo artists in Atlanta, GA.

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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.

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ABT Tattoo

ABT Tattoo is a studio in McDonough that can create body art for clients from Atlanta and other nearby cities. The business's founder and owner, Todo B., specializes in photorealistic designs, especially portraits, and biomechanical designs. For several consecutive years, the Kudzu Review has named ABT Tattoo as the state's best tattoo studio.

Mcdonough, GA 30253


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All or Nothing Tattoo and Body Piercing Studio

All or Nothing Tattoo and Body Piercing Studio is a Smyrna-based tattoo parlor serving clients from Atlanta and other nearby cities. The studio, which has been operating locally for over a decade, has seven highly experienced tattoo artists on its team. For examples of their past work, interested potential clients can visit All or Nothing Tatoo and Body Piercing Studio's website.

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Apocalypse Tattoo Co.

Apocalypse Tattoo Co., based in Atlanta, inks people from all over the area. The custom design shop focuses on communicating carefully with clients to carefully plan and apply a tattoo that will be to their satisfaction. Depending on the size and complexity of the tattoo being ordered, deposits range from $50 to $100.

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City of Ink

City of Ink, in Atlanta, is a tattoo shop with customers from all over the city and the surrounding areas. Miya Bailey, the parlor's owner, founder, and principal artist was featured in the 2012 documentary Color Outside the Lines: Black Women and Tattoo Culture. She and members of her staff have had their work featured in Inked Magazine, Playboy, and Urbanite, and on MTV, BET, and PBS.

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Empyrean Tattoo & Art

Empyrean Tattoo & Art, in Sandy Springs, creates tattoos for people from all over the greater Atlanta community. Artists Mike McMahon, Liz Stansel, Ashley Wentzloff, Tim Furlow, and Marlon Chavarria are highly experienced artists prepared to work in a range of styles, colors, and sizes. Prices depend on the size and intricacy of the design, as well as which artist the client selects.

Sandy Springs, GA 30350


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Ink & Dagger Tattoo

Ink & Dagger Tattoo, based in Roswell, designs and applies tattoos for people from all over the greater Atlanta community. The shop is open seven days a week, and it has seven seasoned tattoo artists on its permanent staff, prepared to work in a broad variety of styles and colors. Additionally, guest and resident tattooers work at the parlor. Their work is featured on Ink & Dagger Tattoo's "One Shot Wall," a unique gallery of tattoo designs.

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Ink Paradise

Ink Paradise opened in Smyrna 2015, as a collaboration between longtime friends Erik and J.C. Erik is the business's principal tattoo artist, and J.C. manages the team and handles the business aspects. Working alongside Erik are four additional artists who work in a range of styles, including Neo-traditional, full-color, and black-and-grey.

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Inksomnia Tattoo

At Inksomnia Tattoo, a team of seven tattoo artists creates works of body art for people from Atlanta and other cities in the area. Mike Cummings, the business's owner as well as one of its resident artists, was recently featured in Prick Magazine. The publication particularly praised Mr. Cummings' focus on incorporating his clients' ideas.

Alpharetta, GA 30005


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Liberty Tattoo

Shay and Kaki Cannon founded Liberty Tattoo, a tattoo parlor in Midtown Atlanta, in 2002. In addition to owning the business, the spouses both work as artists at Liberty Tattoo. Alongside them are nine additional tattoo artists and one body piercing specialist. Recently, the Georgia Voice named Liberty Tattoo as Atlanta's "Best Tattoo Shop."

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Live Free Tattoo

Live Free Tattoo is a business in the Grant Park neighborhood of Atlanta where clients can go for body art. The studio, which opened in September 2012, is open seven days a week. It has eight tattoo artists on its staff, all of whom have portfolios on the Live Free Tattoo website which prospective clients can review.

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Memorial Tattoo

Phil Colvin founded Memorial Tattoo in Atlanta in 2006. Mr. Colvin has been a professional tattoo artist for more than two dozen years, including upwards of 20 spend in the Atlanta Metro area. Memorial Tatoo has twice won the "Best of Atlanta - Best Tattoo Shop" award from Creative Loafing. The parlor's artists do not reuse needles. They use only safe, high-quality pigments, and work to keep their workspaces sterile.

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Mystic Owl Tattoo

Mystic Owl Tattoo is a tattoo and piercing shop in Marietta, creating body art for clients from Atlanta and other cities in the region. Interested potential customers may use the business's online booking system to schedule an appointment with one of the staff artists. Vince Villalvazo, Chris Valencia, Carlos Fuentes, and Jace Masula can work in a broad variety of styles, sizes, and colors.

Marietta, GA 30060


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Only You Tattoo

Only You Tattoo, located in Atlanta, serves people from throughout the city and its suburbs who want to get inked. Artists on the team use single-use needles, in thoroughly sterilized workspaces. Before setting up an appointment, clients should review the artists' portfolios online and select one of the staff members. Then, after an initial consultation with the artist he or she has selected, the client can schedule an appointment. Appointments require, at a minimum, a $60 deposit.

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Psycho Tattoo

Psycho Tattoo is a Marietta-based tattoo studio serving Atlanta Metro clients. The shop, which has been open for more than 15 years, gets praise from customers for the friendly, accommodating staff. Additionally, past clients praise the studio for its clean and comfortable atmosphere, which is especially welcoming to people who have never been tattooed before.

Marietta, GA 30062


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Sacred Heart Tattoo

Sacred Heart Tattoo, located in Roswell, is the tattoo studio of Atlanta Metro artist Tony Olivas. Mr. Olivas, who was born and raised in Tucson, AZ, specializes in photorealistic portraits, although he and his colleagues can work in a range of styles and colors. Additionally, clients can come into Sacred Heart Tattoo if they need a tattoo to be repaired, recolored, or covered. Staff artists are members of the National Tattoo Association and the Alliance of Professional Tattooists.

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Thunderbolt Tattoo, LLC

Thunderbolt Tattoo, LLC, in Atlanta, provides tattoo design and body piercing services to clients from the city and its suburbs. Joe Vegas leads the team of tattoo artists. Mr. Vegas, a graduate of the Art Center College of Design, he has inked such notable clients as the Black Crows, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Train, Motley-Crue, Sugarland, and several centerfold models from Playboy Magazine's U.K., Greece, and U.S. versions.

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Timeless Tattoo

Timeless Tattoo, founded in 1995, is an Atlanta tattoo studio that is open seven days a week. All artists on staff use autoclave sterilization and they exclusively use single-use needles. The shop's owner and founder, Cap Kudos, specializes in photorealism. However, his fellow artists work in a broad range of art styles. Clients may either select from sample artworks in the studio or bring in artwork for the artist to duplicate.

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