Best Tattoo Artists
in New Orleans

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 New Orleans, LA.

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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.

Downtown Tattoo

Downtown Tattoo has been a New Orleans tattoo parlor since 2012. The shop is known for its creative work and signature culture with nine different artists to choose from including the owner who has over 10 years of experience tattooing. Clients can choose from numerous tat styles such as New Orleans-related designs, black and grey images, African reliquaries, Bible themes, vintage tattoos, Caribbean pics, and other original artwork. To get an idea of each artist's work, people can look through a gallery of past tattoos on the company's website. Downtown Tattoo also provides piercings for the ear, navel, lip, and nose, and customers can view photos of sample piercings online as well. The owners regularly contribute to the community with events such as Toys for Tats, and shirts as well as other merchandise are also for sale.

New Orleans, LA(504) 266-2211


Electric Expressions

Electric Expressions has been a New Orleans tattoo parlor for over 25 years. The shop has a reputation for “southern hospitality” along with "state-of-the-art" tattoos and is the second oldest tattoo studio in New Orleans. Clients visit the group for custom tattoos, large and small tats, cover-up work, portraits, and other art by five in-house tattooers, and Henri Montegut has been widely recognized for his work with awards and in publications. All artists collaborate closely with clients to create their very own custom ink, and larger pieces typically require a pre-tattoo consultation. The studio follows strict rules for sterilization and stays on top of all new developments in the industry, and clients can also get custom piercings with a resident piercer who has 15 years of experience.

New Orleans, LA(504) 469-8662


Freaky Tiki Tattoos

Freaky Tiki Tattoos brings decades of experience to Kenner tattoo customers. The owner and artist, "English Craig," was first introduced to tattooing while living in a tattoo studio in London back in the mid-1970s and was the co-founder and originator of the Electric Expressions ink parlor in New Orleans. Craig has been inking in the area since 1990, prefers working in bright, big, and bold designs, and uses a new needle for every customer who comes through. Clients must be at least 18 years of age to receive a tattoo and must also be able to prove it. Freaky Titi's website features samples of Craig's past work as well as photos of the shop for potential clients to view.

Kenner, LA(504) 464-0053


Idle Hands Tattoo Parlour

Idle Hands Tattoo Parlour brings 15 years of tattooing experience to the New Orleans community. The studio is known for having a friendly and relaxed atmosphere as well as for following professional standards of sterilization, and clients can request any style, bring in a design of their own, or even wait while the artist custom draws a tattoo just for them. Potential clients can peruse online galleries for both resident tattoo artists to get an idea of their style and work and then schedule an appointment or just come on in to talk as walk-ins are welcome. T-shirts and other merchandise are also available at the shop.

New Orleans, LA(504) 581-2005


Mid City Voodoux Tattoos

Mid City Voodoux Tattoos has been tattooing residents in and visitors to New Orleans since 2008. The team of artists prides itself on its creative designs and is able to create traditional tattoos, portraits, calligraphy, tribal, realism, and almost anything else a client requests. Potential customers can look through each tattoo artist's bio online as well as view their style of work and availability, and walk-ins are welcome for smaller ink projects. Piercings are available as well for dimples, septum, ear lobes, navel, nose, lip, tongue, genitals, and nipples. Mid City Voodux has been voted one of the BEST tattoo and piercing parlors by the readers of Gambit Weekly several times, and clients can find detailed tattoo aftercare instructions on the website. The shop also gives back to the community with projects such as collecting toothbrushes and toothpaste for needy kids.

New Orleans, LA(504) 278-1465


New Orleans Tattoo Museum & Studio

The New Orleans Tattoo Museum & Studio is a New Orleans tattoo parlor. Resident artist Adam Montegut's portfolios of his past work and style can be viewed online, and the studio is open for business Tuesday through Saturday from 1 PM until around 7 PM. The museum portion of the business seeks to use research and education to preserve and promote the art of tattooing within the New Orleans community, and the group actively requests both information and donations to help keep the museum growing. Individuals can help via getting tattooed, direct funding, buying shirts, gift certificates, and prints at the store, or providing photos and stories from the history of tattooing in the area.

New Orleans, LA(504) 218-5319


Pigment Custom Tattoo and Piercing

Pigment Custom Tattoo and Piercing has been serving the New Orleans area with tattoos for over 10 years. The shop has a reputation for producing top-quality work, following safe procedures, and creating beautiful artwork with custom tattoo designs. The group specializes in new school, illustrative, American traditional, black and gray, and neo-traditional designs, and clients can bring in anything they have that helps create their desired tat be it a picture, idea, illustration, or napkin drawing. After a consultation with a resident tattoo artist, a custom drawing will be created for client approval before the final tattoo is done. Bios of artists as well as photos of past work is available for viewing online, and the studio also offers piercings for multiple body parts/areas.

New Orleans, LA(504) 891-0006


Space Tiger Tattoos

Space Tiger Tattoos brings over 30 years of tattooing experience to the New Orleans area. The husband-wife team of tattooers is known for its custom artwork in almost any style, and Derek Dufresne previously owned Fleshworks Custom Tattoo Studio in Canada, which was twice named “Nicest Tattoo Studio” by the National Tattoo Association. Mr. Dufesne has appeared in various media including international magazines and TV and wrote Japanese Tattoo Designs 1 & 2. Jamie Winn has also been featured in media around the world and is a painter/mixed media artist as well. Potential customers can look through both artists' tattoo portfolios online and check out some original art and prints for sale in the online store. Appointments are advised, although walk-ins are welcome for a chat.

New Orleans, LA(504) 603-2187



Tattooagogo is a New Orleans tattoo parlor with over 55 years of combined experience. The studio's five resident artists provide clients with long-lasting ink in styles such as Japanese, Americana, bold, illustrative, graffiti, traditional, and one-of-a-kind designs, and full portfolios for each tattooer can be seen on the shop's website. Tattooagogo also uses Instagram, Facebook, Vimeo, Twitter, and Tumblr to update people and followers on events, videos, and new artwork, but people looking for an appointment or other information should call the shop for the quickest response. Tourists often visit the studio for permanent souvenirs as well.

New Orleans, LA(504) 899-8229


Treasure Tattoo

Treasure Tattoo provides tattoos in New Orleans. The two in-house artists, Jamie Ruth and Stacey Colangelo, have close to a combined 5,000 followers on Instagram and regularly post their work for fans and potential clients to view. All photos are conveniently on Treasure Tattoo's website as well, and clients can also read through some pre-tat tips online such as eating a good meal ahead of time, bringing snacks, and not bringing in a large group of friends for the tattoo procedure. Alcohol should be avoided ahead of any ink work, and those who are drunk will not be tattooed. Customers can also access full after-care instructions on the website, and walk-ins are always welcome. Estimates are only given in person.

New Orleans, LA(504) 344-7989


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