Best Tattoo Artists
in Indianapolis

Why These Tattoo Artists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Indianapolis Tattoo Artists 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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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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 46060


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.

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 46157


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 46176


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