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Best Tattoo Shops in Spokane, WA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Spokane 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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54 E Wellesley Ave, Spokane, WA 99207 Rating

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4.9 (477)
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

All About It Tattoo is a Spokane-based tattoo parlor. Their five artists are versatile and provide clients with different styles and forms such as realism, neo-traditional, and Japanese. They use the latest rotary machine to reduce the likelihood of skin trauma. The studio strictly follows deposit and drawing policies to ensure proper preparation and quality. They also offer other forms of aesthetic body modifications such as piercings, tooth gems, and permanent makeup.

  • Traditional Tattoos

4069 West Riverbend Avenue, Post Falls, ID 83854 Rating

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5.0 (53)
5.0 (30)
4.5 (6)

Why choose this provider?

Twisted Raven Tattoo has been offering body art services to the Spokane community since its founding in 2016. The studio’s owner, Andrew Trull, is an illustrative tattoo artist with more than 26 years of industry experience. He and his team of talented resident tattooers can work on all tattoo styles, including photorealism, traditional, Japanese, Neo-traditional, and colorwork. Interested clients are required to book an appointment. Twisted Raven Tattoo is open all week long, from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Neotraditional Tattoos

2166 North Hamilton Street, Spokane, WA 99207 Rating

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5.0 (3)

Why choose this provider?

On The Level Tattoo is a tattoo shop serving residents of Spokane and nearby areas. It offers a wide range of styles and designs for clients. Customers can browse the shop's Instagram page to get an idea of the artists' talents and specialties. Piercing services are also available. ​Its team of professional tattoo artists is composed of Joe Clark, Ryan Rodriguez, Caleb Frey, Gus Ballman, and Sharla Ballman. These artists have a combined experience of more than 50 years.

  • Traditional Tattoos

1824 East Sprague Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202 Rating

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3.5 (8)
4.9 (2)

Why choose this provider?

Tiger Tattoo is a tattoo shop that has been serving the Spokane area since 1978. It was established by Walt Dailey, a National Tattoo Association's Bob Shaw awardee. Its team of tattoo artists has an extensive background in the field and experience in a variety of tattoo styles. This includes black-and-gray, line work, watercolor, Polynesian tribal, and traditional tattoo designs. The shop offers in-person consultations, accommodates walk-ins, and is open seven days a week.

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Neotraditional Tattoos

Compare our Top Tattoo Shops

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
All About It Tattoo
54 E Wellesley Ave, Spokane, WA 99207
Twisted Raven Tattoo
4069 West Riverbend Avenue, Post Falls, ID 83854
On the Level Tattoo
2166 North Hamilton Street, Spokane, WA 99207
Tiger Tattoo
1824 East Sprague Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202


  • 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.