Laurels
Best Tattoo
Artists in Boise
2017

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 analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best tattoo artists in Boise, ID.

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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.

208 Tattoo & Body Piercing Shop

208 Tattoo & Body Piercing Shop offers clients in Boise, Idaho their choice from a team of professional and experienced tattoo artists. It offers tattoos in styles such as Polynesian, traditional, modern, tribal, and portrait. Portfolios are available to view online on the shop’s website, which also enables potential clients to upload their own designs and to ask any questions that they might have.

Boise, ID(208) 477-1828

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Aloha Tattoo & Arts

Aloha Tattoo & Arts is a tattoo and piercing studio in Boise, Idaho that places a strong emphasis on its Polynesian cultural heritage. It has a strong focus on ethics which has translated into a reputation for clean and professional work. The studio has a very experienced and skilled staff with more than 40 years of combined experience. Their backgrounds include an education in fine art; the design of comic books; features in Tattoo Magazine, International Art, and Tattoo Revue; and a decade of building tattooing machines.

Boise, ID(208) 639-0929

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Black Cat Tattoo

Black Cat Tattoo is a Boise tattoo studio whose staff have more than 25 years of combined experience. The studio specializes in custom work, but also offers customers a large selection of ready-made designs to choose from. The artists are especially skilled in pinups, portraits, surrealism, American traditional, and symbolism tattoos.

Boise, ID(208) 368-9960

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Chalice Tattoo Studio

Chalice Tattoo Studio is a well-established tattoo parlor in Boise, Idaho that has a reputation for warmth and customer service. Owner Darcy Nutt has been tattooing for more than 15 years, and his staff members have an average of eight years of experience each. The parlor was founded in 2008, and since then clients have spoken highly of the friendly and inviting atmosphere. The parlor is open seven days a week, and customers are welcome to drop in for a tour and a free consultation. The studio was recently awarded ‘Best Tattoo Parlor’ by Boise Weekly as part of their ‘Best of Boise’ series.

Boise, ID(208) 429-5972

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Craigs Tattoo Co.

Craigs Tattoo Co. is a long-standing tattoo and piercing company in Caldwell, Idaho. It is a family company founded more than 30 years ago by Craig and his wife, Sandra. Owner Craig originally founded the Idaho Tattoo Association, and he has more than twenty years of experience in his field. Since then the husband and wife team has been joined by son Zack, who brings to bear his experience studying art in college when creating custom designs for clients. The studio now offers a variety of tattoo styles, as well as body piercings and dermal implants.

Caldwell, ID(208) 455-7425

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Devotion Tattoo

Devotion Tattoo is Boise tattoo studio that is open seven days and has a walk-in guarantee. Clients are welcome to walk in anytime, and they can be sure that they will be tattooed that day, even if the artist has to stay late. The studio has a reputation for customer service—previous clients have reported a friendly and helpful staff. All styles of tattoo are performed here, but traditional American and Japanese styles are particular specialties.

Boise, ID(208) 336-1608

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Imperial Body Art

Imperial Body Art is a tattoo, body piercing, and body modification studio that has served the Treasure Valley for more than ten years. Its experienced body piercers are members of the Association of Professional Piercers, and they use high quality, internally threaded jewelry to perform a variety of piercings, including plugs, tunnels, blown glass, and organics. The staff is also trained in scarification, including electrocautery branding, multi-strike branding, and moxibustion.

Meridian, ID(208) 344-8287

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Iron Wolf Tattoo

Iron Wolf Tattoo is a tattoo studio in Boise, Idaho whose four-strong team of professional tattoo artists have more than 50 years of combined experience. It caters to all tastes, but its specialties include American traditional, Japanese, neo-traditional, and portraits.The studio has a strong focus on safety and hygiene: all of their needles are single use, and all staff members are trained and certified in blood-born pathogens.

Boise, ID(208) 336-9091

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Kendall Vader

Kendall Vader is a professional tattoo artist who has spent eight years providing the Boise community with custom tattoos. He works at the Inkvision studio, where he specializes in black and gray styles of tattoos. Kendall is also a mixed media artist—he uses his skills in drawing, sculpting, mold making, casting, and painting to create unique artwork with all manner of materials, including polymer clays, gypsum plaster, and fiberglass. Previous clients have spoken highly of the creativity of his designs and the attention to detail that is apparent in his work.

Boise, ID(208) 383-0912

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New Moon Tattoo & Body Piercing

New Moon Tattoo & Body Piercing is a full service tattoo and body piercing studio in Boise, Idaho with one of the largest jewelry selections in the state. Its owner has more than 11 years of experience with body piercing and ensures the latest sterilization techniques are used throughout the studio. The studio offers a very broad range of services, including dermal anchors and aftercare. Minors are served with their parent's consent and in accordance with state law. Clients looking for a tattoo can choose from a range of flash tattoos or opt for custom-designed work. The studio has expertise in tribal, oriental, black and gray, fine line, old school, and new school styles. Cover-ups are also on offer.

Boise, ID(208) 375-1666

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Paul McNabb

Paul McNabb is a professional tattoo artist who has served the Boise, Idaho area for more than five years. He is based in the Yeh It Hurts Tattoo studio, where he offers clients custom tattoos in a wide array of styles, including tribal, animal, cartoon, pinup, celebrity, flower tattoos, and more. Clients are free to bring their own designs, choose from a variety of Paul’s own, or collaborate with him to create a tattoo that suits them. Paul has strict hygienic procedures in place and a strong focus on safety, and previous clients report a clean and professional environment.

Boise, ID(208) 258-3437

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Pyramid Tattoo Company

Pyramid Tattoo Company is a is a custom tattoo studio in Boise, Idaho whose staff have more than 25 years of combined experience. It offers American, Japanese, black and gray, and color tattoos. Customers are welcome to a free consultation. Previous clients report a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, as well as a clean studio.

Boise, ID(208) 996-7575

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Six Daggers Tattoo

Six Daggers Tattoo is a Boise tattoo studio with a reputation for clean and friendly service. Previous clients speak highly of the hygienic environment, and of the welcoming atmosphere and helpful attitude of the staff. As well as their studio in Boise, Six Daggers Tattoo has another location in North Nampa, Idaho.

Boise, ID(208) 908-6381

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Skin Deceptions Tattoo & Piercing Studio

Skin Deceptions Tattoo & Piercing Studio is a reputable Boise studio that has been chosen as one of the ‘Top 5 Tattoo Parlors’ by Boise Weekly. Resident tattoo artist Devon Peyton has also been chosen by that publication as one of their ‘Top 5 Tattoo Artists’, and reported client satisfaction has helped to cement the studio’s reputation as one of the best in the area. It offers tattoos, piercings, paintings, jewelry, and entertainment, and it does plenty of repeat business from customers who enjoy the friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Boise, ID(208) 345-3093

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Yeh It Hurts Tattoo

Yeh It Hurts Tattoo is a custom tattoo studio in Boise, Idaho whose artists have more than 30 years of experience between them. The studio provides professional tattoo services in all kinds of styles, including traditional, floral, black and gray, color, and portraits. The staff has a background in graphic design and offers custom print and web services as well as custom designed tattoos. Members of the VIP Club are entered into regular prize giveaways and receive regular updates about special offers. Free consultations are offered to all clients.

Boise, ID(208) 258-3437

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