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Best Tattoo Shops in Orlando, FL

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Orlando 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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11681 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837

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4.5 (25)

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Established in 2009, Fine Ink Studios is a tattoo and body piercing studio that works with clients in Orlando and nearby cities. It specializes in custom tattoo designs ranging from the old school, new school, realism, and portraits. Fine Ink Studios also supervises facial, dermal, and exotic piercings, and provides high-quality jewelry to complement the procedure. The facility employs the latest devices in every consultation to ensure the health and safety of its customers. Previous clients have praised the company's staff for their skills and creative abilities. Fine Ink Studios welcomes walk-ins, depending on the artists' availability.

  • Neotraditional Tattoos
  • Traditional Tattoos

Winter Park, FL 32792

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4.5 (27)

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Beyond Ink Tattoos is a body art and piercing service in Winter Park that caters to first-timers and serious collectors from several neighborhoods of Orange and Seminole counties. The studio creates images of any size and style, in black-gray or color, and some of the projects show a conch, a harlequin, and the head of an American Indian man wearing an ornate war bonnet. A loyal customer writes, “Beyond Ink has been my choice for my last six tattoos. They do a great job and offer the best prices I have seen in the area. There is no doubt this place will do all my ink in the future.” Beyond Ink Tattoos also creates permanent makeup and corrects existing tattoos, and it offers student and military discounts. The website contains the release form that clients must complete and get notarized before their appointment.

  • Piercings
  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Jewelry

821 East Michigan Street, Orlando, FL 32806

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4.7 (528)
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4.7 (202)
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5.0 (81)

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Dubbed Orlando’s finest tattoo studio, and owned by Miss Heidi, who has been tattooing for over 25 years, Miss Heidi’s Tattoo strives to not only exceed but change industry standards. They are primarily a custom studio but walk-ins are welcome (based on availability). Please see their hours of operation at www.missheidistattoo.com and stop by to meet their award-winning artists that specialize in many different tattoo styles, such as black and grey photo realism, cover ups, traditional, neo-tradional, and many more. Permanent Makeup services are available. Miss Heidi also owns a secondary tattoo shop, Strega Apothecary and Tattoo, so check out both shops while in Orlando!

  • Body Art

2015 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32806

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5.0 (25)
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5.0 (6)

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Game Face Tattoo is a body art parlor in Orlando handling projects of any size. Its artists incorporate their styles with the customers' desired ink on their hand, chest, nape, shaved scalp, and other parts of the body. Featured designs include the Old World Sun, a lady with a detailed beehive coiffure, a bald eagle clothed in a ripped Old Glory, a retro elephant, a worm peeping out of a fruit, and the portrait of a loved one. Game Face Tattoo also offers piercing services.

  • Traditional Tattoos

1009 North Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803

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4.5 (43)
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4.6 (1)

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Rise Above Tattoo is a custom tattoo shop servicing residents of Orlando. It offers a wide range of designs and styles. Clients can browse its past and latest works on the company website. The business is owned by Scott White and Scott Lukacs. Its team of professional tattoo artists has a combined experience of more than 70 years. The artists treat every tattoo as a unique opportunity to put all of their creative energy and knowledge.

  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos

1502 North Semoran Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32807

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4.6 (250)
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3.0 (22)

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Realm Tattoos is an award-winning tattoo studio serving Orlando and nearby areas. Its creative tattoo artists produce aesthetic skin art in various themes and styles, such as portraits, minimalist, 3D, and cartoon. Its tattoo creations can be rendered in color or black-and-white. One of its featured artists is John Lawrence, a seven-year Army veteran with over 14 years of tattooing experience. Realm Tattoos ensures that they listen to every client to achieve the results that they expect.

6550 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

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4.6 (259)
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4.7 (213)
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4.5 (6)

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Scratch the Surface Tattoo is a tattoo shop that serves tourists and local customers in Orlando. It provides a wide range of designs including tribal, oriental, portrait, hearts, animals, and floral. It offers custom works, coverups, and tattoo restoration, as well as body piercing. Clients can choose from its award-winning tattoo artists' selection of flash art or have their tattoo custom-designed. The company guarantees 100% sterilization of all equipment and materials and the use of non-toxic ink.

  • Traditional Tattoos

17 S. Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

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4.6 (171)
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4.0 (60)

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Stigma Tattoos serves clients in Orlando. It provides custom tattoos in a variety of styles, ranging from traditional to hyperrealistic. Each of its five resident artists has a distinct style and background, which are showcased in online portfolios. The studio also has a full liquor bar and pole dancing classes. Danny, an award-winning tattoo artist with over 12 years of experience, is the owner of Stigma Tattoos. He specializes in black and grey realism designs, as well as cover-ups and mechanical work.

  • Traditional Tattoos

832 North Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803

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4.5 (40)

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Ascension Tattoo is an Orlando studio that houses tattoo artists who specialize in different styles. The studio has been operating since 2007, creating various designs, such as illustrative realism, abstract, watercolor, pop culture, and anime. Its owner, Ant Iannucci, started becoming a tattoo artist in 1996, working on black and gray and techno-organic tattoos. The Ascension Tattoo team also offers eyebrow microblading services. Additionally, it has been named the Best Tattoo Studio by Orlando Weekly and Orlando Sentinel.

  • Watercolor Tattoos
  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Neotraditional Tattoos

5135 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

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4.0 (1231)
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4.0 (155)
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4.0 (33)

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Good Vibrations Ink 1 has been providing tattoo and piercing services in Orlando since 2016. The artist-owned tattoo shop offers custom tattoos, free-hand tattoos, and coverups. Its expert tattooists are experienced in working with most tattoo colors and a number of styles, including classic, traditional, modern, and contemporary. Additionally, the shop offers organic tattoo and piercing aftercare products. The shop also houses an art gallery, and it is a Sullen Art Collective clothing retail store.

  • Piercings

Compare our Top Tattoo Shops

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Fine Ink Studios - Orlando
11681 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837
Beyond Ink Tattoos
Winter Park, FL 32792
Miss Heidi's Tattoo
821 East Michigan Street, Orlando, FL 32806
Game Face Tattoo
2015 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32806
Rise Above Tattoo
1009 North Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803
Realm Tattoos
1502 North Semoran Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32807
Scratch The Surface Tattoo
6550 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Stigma Tattoos
17 S. Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Ascension Tattoo
832 North Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803
Good Vibrations Ink 1
5135 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

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.