Best Tattoo Artists
in Indianapolis

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 Indianapolis, IN.

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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.

A1 Art Tattoos LLC

A1 Art Tattoos is a tattoo shop based in Indianapolis that also provides a variety of artistic services. The shop is licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health and zoned by the zoning board. In addition to designing both vibrant color and black and gray tattoos, A1 Art Tattoos can create pencil portraits, business card designs, logo designs, and flyers. The company takes pride in its customer service and can accommodate any design style.i

Indianapolis, IN(317) 941-6278


Altered Image

Altered Image is a tattoo parlor located in Indianapolis with a creative staff that can boast decades of professional experience. As well as custom tattooing, Altered Image provides piercing and permanent make-up. The shop promises the use of the latest tattooing techniques and also sells aftercare products. Both walk-ins and appointments are welcome. Positive reviews praise the professionalism of the staff and the cleanliness of the space.

Indianapolis, IN(317) 373-3873


Artistic Skin Design & Body Piercing

Artistic Skin Design & Body Piercing offers award-winning body art out of three Indianapolis locations and one Noblesville location. An experienced staff of piercing and tattoo artists can create custom designs, and promise high-quality body jewelry and hospital-level sterilization. The business received The Indy A-List: Best Tattoo and Piercing Award for 2016. Clients are impressed by the cleanliness of the shop, and the staff’s creative design work.

Indianapolis, IN(317) 780-8282


Artistic Skin Designs Inc.

Artistic Skin Designs has been providing custom tattooing and piercing services to the Indianapolis area for over two decades. Three Indiana locations in East Indy, West Indy, and Avon promise high-quality body jewelry, knowledgeable artists, and services by appointment and walk-in. Artists can execute a variety of styles in order to suit clients’ needs. Customers rave about the friendly, laid-back demeanor of the staff, which creates a relaxing environment.

Indianapolis, IN(317) 352-8282


Body Language Tattoo and Piercing

Body Language Tattoo and Piercing provides tattooing services at its two locations in Indianapolis and Muncie, IN. In addition to creating custom designs, tattoo artists can reinvent and restore old tattoos, giving them a second life. The shop has “daily specials” and talented artists that can execute a variety of styles. Customers praise the staff’s friendliness and exceptional workmanship.

Indianapolis, IN(317) 782-8866


Firefly Tattoo

Firefly Tattoo is a fine art tattoo collective inside Indianapolis’ Academy Building. The goal of the collective is to create one-of-a-kind, custom tattoo designs that encapsulate the personality of each client. Award-winning artists have decades of experience between them, and each has a unique approach to his/her art. Clients are seen by appointment only to ensure a calm, focused, and artistically inspiring meeting with the artist.

Indianapolis, IN(317) 460-9365


High Caliber Tattoo

High Caliber Tattoo provides tattoos and piercing in Indianapolis. The staff is made up of five talented artists that can execute any and all styles according to customers’ needs. Each experienced artist has a unique and elaborate portfolio that can be viewed on the High Caliber website. One of the studio’s premier artists, Trinity, is a member of the Indiana Tattoo and Piercing Association, and the Alliance of Professional Tattooists.

Indianapolis, IN(317) 244-9648


Indy Tattoo Works

Indy Tattoo Works is the second oldest tattoo provider in Indianapolis and the third oldest in the state, serving the area for 25 years. The experienced staff has over five decades of combined experience and provides personalized tattoo design, tattoo removal, and body piercing to its clients. The business is licensed by the Marion County Health Department, ensuring a safe, clean environment. In addition to providing both standard and exotic body piercing, the business stocks its full line of body jewelry. Indy Tattoo Works was rated the number one tattoo spot in and around Indianapolis by

Indianapolis, IN(317) 244-8905


Infamous Tattoo Studio

Infamous Tattoo Studio offers custom tattoo designs in Indianapolis. The three staff artists have unique personal styles and strive to bring customers’ visions to life in a creative way. Infamous Tattoo also provides cover up services, to give old tattoos a new face. The business promises the use of the latest technology and sterilization procedures, to ensure a safe environment. And these promises are echoed in customer reviews, which praise the cleanliness of the studio and the friendliness of the artists.

Indianapolis, IN(317) 862-1096


Ink Therapy Tattoo & Piercing

Ink Therapy is a tattoo and piercing studio based out of Plainfield, IN. A team of 10 devoted tattoo and piercing artists can execute a variety of styles. The shop is open Monday – Saturday, as well as Sunday by appointment only. In addition to tattoo and piercing services, the shop sells aftercare products, jewelry, and apparel. Positive customer reviews stress the cleanliness of the studio and the professionalism of the staff.

Plainfield, IN(317) 268-6869


Mass Ave Tattoo

Mass Ave Tattoo provides quality tattoo design on Indianapolis' Massachusetts Avenue. The business’s three talented tattoo artists are available via online appointment and Mass Ave Tattoo also welcomes walk-ins anytime during business hours. Customers appreciate the staff’s knowledge, friendliness, quality workmanship, and attention to detail. Examples of all three artists’ diverse design portfolios can be found on the business’s Instagram account.

Indianapolis, IN(317) 602-8143


Midwest Tattoo Company

Midwest Tattoo Company, based in Indianapolis, is home to qualified tattoo artists and piercing artists. The shops four tattoo artists have varied portfolios, demonstrating the wide range of their inspiration and design skills. In addition to creating original tattoo designs, the shop offers cover-ups and restoration as pre-laser alternatives. Customers appreciate the quality work, affordable pricing, and friendly demeanor of the staff.

Indianapolis, IN(317) 466-1623


Mystic Images Tattoo Company

Mystic Images is a tattoo shop in Noblesville, IN housing a team of talented artists with over three decades of experience. The shop offers both tattooing and piercing services from artists with varying styles, all of whom can work with clients to create custom designs for new tattoos, or cover-up existing tattoos. The team promises a clean, safe, and friendly workplace.

Noblesville, IN(317) 214-7166


Ryan Dearringer

Ryan Dearringer is an Indianapolis-based, award-winning tattoo artist that accommodates clients by appointment only in his private art studio. Dearringer works in all styles, including portraits, traditional tattoos, New School tattoos, graffiti, color, and black and gray. He strives to capture the personality of the client in every one of his works of art and promises to approach each custom tattoo design with patience and special attention to detail.

Indianapolis, IN(317) 983-4567


Slingers Tattoo

Slingers Tattoo is a tattoo parlor owned and operated by award-winning artist Desiree Mattingly located in Monrovia, IN. Desiree can execute color, black and gray, cover-ups or reworks, portraits, custom designs, and realism. Piercings and touch-ups are also available. Her diverse styles won multiple honors at the Tattoo City Underground awards such as best tribal, and best pin-up tattoo. The diverse portfolio showcased on her website and social media accounts speaks for itself.

Monrovia, IN(317) 758-3178


The Rue Morgue Tattoo Gallery

Rue Morgue is a tattoo and piercing salon located in Shelbyville, IN that prides itself on its diverse artists that provide a “melting pot” of artistic expression. Experienced tattoo artists can create any style and will take a customer’s vision from concept, to design, to reality. Potential clients can browse individual artists’ portfolios online and choose an artist accordingly.

Shelbyville, IN(317) 398-8895


Visual Impressions by Trinity

Trinity is a tattoo artist who makes creative visions a reality in her Indianapolis studio. She is devoted to art in all forms, with a portfolio of photography, charcoal drawings, and tattoo designs to prove it. Trinity uses vegan inks and non-petroleum products, stressing sterilization. She was trained by the Center for Disease Control in Indiana and in the Bloodborne Pathogens Standards and takes all necessary precautions to create a healthy environment. She tattoos out of High Caliber Tattoo & Piercing Studio.

Indianapolis, IN(317) 244-9648


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