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Best Tattoo Shops in Greensboro, NC

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Greensboro 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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2404 Merritt Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407 Rating

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4.0 (12)

Why choose this provider?

Tried and True Tattoo has been offering body art services to the people of Greensboro since 2012. Its co-owner, Jason Spainhour, has more than 25 years of experience in tattooing and has bagged multiple awards for his work. He works with resident artists, who can take on a wide range of styles, such as colorwork, black and gray imagery, and traditional Americana. Walk-ins may be accommodated by Tried and True Tattoo, but booking an appointment in advance is highly encouraged.

  • Traditional Tattoos

232 West 5th Street, Burlington, NC 27215 Rating

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4.9 (342)
4.8 (336)
4.5 (7)

Why choose this provider?

Inferno Ink Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio offers body art services to its clients in Greensboro. Its team of artists has been praised by clients for their professionalism and attention to detail when creating custom designs. Appointments are necessary for tattoo sessions, while walks in are accommodated for piercings. Inferno Ink Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio has been voted the leading tattoo and body piercing studio in Alamance County for three consecutive years.

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Neotraditional Tattoos

603 North Main Street, Kernersville, NC 27284 Rating

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4.0 (3)

Why choose this provider?

Ink Lab Tattoo & Body Piercing is a body art studio serving clients from Greensboro. Its resident artists design custom tattoos in many styles, from small pieces in black and gray to full sleeves in vibrant colors. Among the most popular themes customers request from the shop are tribal, lettering, Japanese traditional, fantasy, and sci-fi tattoos. To ensure the health and safety of customers, Ink Lab Tattoo & Body Piercing’s tattoo artists and piercers make use of state-of-the-art and sterile supplies.

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Neotraditional Tattoos

2652 Randleman Road, Greensboro, NC 27406 Rating

Why choose this provider?

Forsaken Art Tattoo & Piercing Studio is a team of tattoo artists serving clients in Greensboro. The team consists of the studio owner, Mike, who specializes in cover-up tattoos along with Tyler. The shop is managed by Jessica, who started her tattoo journey at 18. Earning recognition from its customers for making the session easy and comfortable, the team also provides reliable tattoo aftercare tips. Moreover, the team offers face, tongue, ear, and body piercing using high-quality jewelry.

  • Piercings
  • Traditional Tattoos

Compare our Top Tattoo Shops

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Tried and True Tattoo Company​
2404 Merritt Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407
Inferno Ink Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio
232 West 5th Street, Burlington, NC 27215
Ink Lab Tattoo & Body Piercing
603 North Main Street, Kernersville, NC 27284
Forsaken Art Tattoo & Piercing Studio
2652 Randleman Road, Greensboro, NC 27406


  • 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.

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