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Best Tattoo Shops in Salt Lake City, UT

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7130 S. Redwood Rd., West Jordan, UT 84084
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4.9 (192)
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

One Love Tattoos in West Jordan is a locally owned and operated business serving clients in Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas. It offers tattoos in a wide variety of styles, including American traditional, neotraditional, black-and-grey realism, color realism, and custom lettering. Its artists also provide botanical, chicano, and new school tattoos. The shop provides two methods of aftercare, traditional healing and second skin or shield healing. One Love Tattoos has been in business for more than seven years.

  • Black and Gray Realism
  • Custom Lettering
  • Color Realism
  • New School
  • Neo-Traditional Tattoos
  • Chicano Tattoos
  • American Traditional
  • Botanical Tattoos

Salt Lake City, UT Rating

Why choose this provider?

Need help contacting a Tattoo Shop in Salt Lake City? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

1460 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 Rating

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4.5 (15)
4.9 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Gypsie Soul Tattoo has been offering body art services to the people of Salt Lake City since 2010. Its owner, Brandon Mulgeston, brings more than two decades’ worth of industry experience to the clients he serves, while the studio’s resident artists have nearly 50 years of combined experience. They work under a wide range of tattooing styles, including black and gray realism, neo-traditional, and color photo realism. Gypsie Soul Tattoo also operates a branch in Elko, Nevada.

  • Traditional Tattoos

1155 North Main Street, Layton, UT 84041 Rating

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3.5 (18)

Why choose this provider?

Lucky Bamboo Tattoo is a studio with an Asian theme that offers tattoo services in Salt Lake City. The studio makes use of private rooms to secure an environment that is sterile and safe for each tattoo session. Sample work portfolios for each tattoo artist are available with designs and styles to accommodate each person's preferences. Tattoo removal services are also available. Lucky Bamboo Tattoo has won several best tattoo studio awards in Utah.

  • Watercolor Tattoos
  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Neotraditional Tattoos

1443 South 700 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105 Rating

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4.9 (174)
5.0 (90)
5.0 (11)

Why choose this provider?

Established by Oak Adams in 2005, Painted Temple is a studio offering professional tattoo services to clients in Salt Lake City. Its artists create custom tattoos in a clean, comfortable, and friendly environment, offering a variety of unique styles, including realism, black & grey, color, traditional, Japanese, and botanical. Most of the artists work on an appointment-only basis, and clients are advised to browse the artists' portfolios to see whose work best fits their personal style.

  • Traditional Tattoos

283 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 Rating

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4.7 (51)
5.0 (4)
5.0 (4)

Why choose this provider?

EmberSteel Tattoo Studio - Salt Lake City Utah is a by-appointment establishment. The women-operated studio is owned by Laura Rith and Robyn Mahon, who specialize in detailed linework and watercolor and fine arts, respectively. Their team of tattoo artists each has their own areas of expertise and clients can choose from the available designs or have a custom tattoo. They have combined years of experience in the industry and are focused on providing a clean space and aiming to meet their clients' tattooing needs and criteria.

  • Traditional Tattoos

Compare our Top Tattoo Shops

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
One Love Tattoos
7130 S. Redwood Rd., West Jordan, UT 84084Call for Pricing
Gypsie Soul Tattoo
1460 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Lucky Bamboo Tattoo
1155 North Main Street, Layton, UT 84041
Painted Temple
1443 South 700 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
EmberSteel Tattoo Studio - Salt Lake City Utah
283 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84115


  • 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.