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Best Tattoo Shops in Savannah

Our Recommended Top 8

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Savannah 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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Providers

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310 East Montgomery Cross Road, Savannah, GA 31406

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4.5 (394)
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4.0 (23)
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5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Resurrection Ink is a premier tattoo studio located in Savannah that specializes in designing custom, one-of-a-kind tattoos, and was founded in 2006. The parlor also has a full-service piercing parlor where customers can receive piercing work of varying complexity from a simple piercing to elaborate, multiple piercing arrangements. Piercings start at $20 and go up from there depending on the part to be pierced. The artists at the parlor have more than 60 years combined professional tattooing experience. The parlor is open seven days a week and accepts both walk-ins and appointments.

  • Watercolor Tattoos
  • Piercings
  • Jewelry

111 East President Street, Savannah, GA 31401

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5.0 (12)

Why choose this provider?

Red Ocean Tattoo is a full spectrum studio that serves Savannah, Pooler, Tybee Island, and the nearby areas. Its team specializes in a wide range of styles, from illustrative, full-color cartoons, and portraiture to realism. The artists are professional illustrators who have experience with different mediums. Red Ocean Tattoo is an appointment-only shop, but it is open for consultations. It also offers non-laser tattoo removal services which involve the use of natural products.

  • Traditional Tattoos

2819 River Drive, Thunderbolt, GA 31401

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5.0 (7)

Why choose this provider?

Riverside Tattoo Parlor in Thunderbolt hosts tattoo artists that are professional and courteous with over 20 years of industry experience. The parlor also offers arts and craft services to the public. The shop’s standard is driven by individuality, creativity, and client satisfaction. Every tattoo created by the shop is a collaborative endeavor between the tattoo artists and the client, ensuring one-of-a-kind design. The shop is open every day and accepts both appointments and walk-ins.

  • Traditional Tattoos

131 Drayton Street, Savannah, GA 31401

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5.0 (70)
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4.8 (43)
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5.0 (17)

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Located in the heart of downtown Savannah, Stranded Tattoo Studios is a tattoo shop that offers a variety of quality custom tattoo services with sessions done in a relaxed atmosphere. With a dynamic range of styles, tattoo artist James Lemons has the ability to create custom tattoos with complex designs. The business is dedicated to providing the utmost standards in artistry and customer service. Stranded Tattoo Studios likewise cares for the well-being of its clients by ensuring cleanliness and safety in its tattooing procedures.

  • Neotraditional Tattoos
  • Traditional Tattoos

348 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31401

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4.0 (4)

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Based in Savannah, Kustom Hustle Tattoo Parlor has been specializing in tattoo services since 2014. The Kustom Hustle team is comprised of seven talented and experienced tattoo artists, offering multiple tattoo styles for its clients. Marcus Dove, tattoo studio owner, opened Kustom Hustle Tattoo Parlor after spending two decades in the industry. He established the studio as a "shrine built to express a passion for low brow art and the American traditional tattoo lifestyle."

  • Traditional Tattoos

2005 East Victory Drive, Savannah, GA 31404

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4.5 (11)
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4.6 (7)

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Located in Savannah, Good Fortune Tattoo provides personalized tattooing services to its customers. Amanda Harrison and Kimberly Reed offer tattoos with unique artworks and designs. Amanda is a muralist and painter who performs artistic and portrait tattoos. She has 23 years of experience in providing tattoo services for local and international customers. She also offers her artworks in the shop's art gallery. On the other hand, Kim also handles services with her portfolio of colorful styles and large-scale designs.

  • Traditional Tattoos

118 W Victory Dr, Savannah, GA 31405

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4.6 (231)
Yelp
5.0 (29)

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Black Orchid Tattoo caters to the body art needs of the residents of Savannah. The studio has been operating under traditional tattooing ethics since its establishment in 2004. Its artists handle various tattoo styles, including designs that depict flat-rate flashes, skull roses, and daruma cats. Black Orchid Tattoo conducts in-person consultations for cover-ups and large pieces and welcomes walk-in clients. It also offers after-care tips, such as washing tattoo areas with antibacterial soap and applying Aquaphor in a thin layer two to three times daily.

  • Traditional Tattoos

9 East Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401

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5.0 (224)
Google
4.7 (112)
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4.5 (49)

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Anonymous Tattoo is a tattoo shop servicing the residents of Savannah and its nearby areas. It offers a wide range of tattoo styles for its clients and even creates custom ones. Additionally, the shop also has a t-shirt line. The business was founded in 2005 and its team of professional tattoo artists has a combined experience of more than 70 years. It is open every day and walk-in clients are welcome.

  • 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.