Laurels
Best Tattoo
Artists in
Boston
2017

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 Boston, MA.

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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.

Boston Barber & Tattoo Co.

Naming themselves the first and only tattoo shop in Boston in 50 years, Boston Barber & Tattoo Co. is located in downtown Boston and specializes in custom tattoo art, an espresso bar, and barber services since 2007. Besides that tattoo shop, they focus on branding themselves as “not your father’s barbershop,” the company provides haircut and shaving services that include beard trims, hot shaves, straight edge lineup, neck clean up, buzz cut, and haircuts.

Boston, MA(617) 742-0611

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Chameleon Tattoo & Body Piercing

A fully licensed tattoo and body piercing shop, Chameleon Tattoo & Body Piercing has been serving the Cambridge and surrounding areas since 1995. The artists’ styles range from classic Americana, old school, realistic black and gray, traditional Japanese, and more. Clients speak highly of the friendly and patient staff, knowledgeable and expert service, high-quality service, clean shop, and calming presence.

Cambridge, MA(617) 876-0412

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Deirdre Doyle Tattooer

Deirdre Doyle Tattooer is a Cambridge-based tattoo artist with over ten years of experience and works at Redemption Tattoo located in Porter Square. Deirdre Doyle graduated from Parsons School of Design and has worked at tattoo studios that include Chameleon Tattoo and Pino Bros Ink. Clients speak highly of Deirdre’s talented artistic skills, high-skill level with difficult tattoos, knowledgeable and professional manner, professional artistic insight, friendly and personable personality, and her passionate and perfectionist manner.

Cambridge, MA(617) 576-0097

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Dia Moeller

Dia Moeller is a Boston tattoo artist who specializes in dark and macabre subject matter combined with organic, ornate elements. Clients speak highly of her artistic skill, cover up work, professional and friendly manner, high-quality tattoos, custom tattoo art, humor to detract attention from the process, and her ability to make every client comfortable.

Somerville, MA(781) 393-8282

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Eridanos Tattoo

Founded in 2013, Eridanos Tattoo is an art gallery and custom tattoo studio is based in Cambridge and serves the Boston area. The shop features touring and local artists whose specialties range in artistic style. The art gallery features a new show every month and also provides public educational art seminars and workshops. Clients speak highly of the artistic atmosphere, experienced and talented staff, high-quality art and tattoo artwork, friendly staff, and professional manner.

Cambridge, MA(617) 945-9656

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Fat Ram’s Pumpkin Tattoo

Established in 2001, Fat Ram’s Pumpkin Tattoo is a Jamaica Plain-based custom tattoo shop serving the Boston area. The studio employs five award-winning artists on staff, including Fat Ram himself. Voted Best Tattoo Shop by the Weekly Dig, The Boston Phoenix, and the Improper Boston for five years, the shop is also featured on TV and in local and print publications. Clients speak highly of the high-quality work, talented artists, talented guest artists, friendly atmosphere, professional manner, efficiency, and knowledgeable demeanor.

Jamaica Plain, MA(617) 522-6444

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Good Faith Tattoos

Serving the Boston area, Good Faith Tattoos is a tattoo shop founded in 2005 and is located in Clinton. Clients speak highly of the high-quality work, understanding and friendly staff, clean shop, reasonable pricing, talented artists, and comforting presence.

Boston, MA(617) 739-3009

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Hourglass Tattoo

Hourglass Tattoo is a tattoo studio located in Cambridge and serving the Boston area. Clients speak highly of the inviting atmosphere, friendly staff, clean shop, calming and comfortable presence, high-quality artwork, talented artists, and expertise.

Cambridge, MA(617) 868-3300

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Pino Bros Ink

Specializing in custom tattoos and piercings, Pino Bros Ink is the largest tattoo shop located in Cambridge and serves the Boston area. The company focuses on employing highly experienced tattoo artists and creating privacy for clients with a two-floor layout. Serving newcomers, curiosity seekers, and tattoo enthusiasts, the shop is open seven days a week and even offers guest tattoo artists on a special reservation basis. Clients speak highly of their piercing services, cover up art, artists’ willingness to research custom design requests, friendly artist presence, the high-quality artwork of the tattoos, positive experiences and interactions, and impressive colorings on realistically drawn tattoos.

Cambridge, MA(617) 250-9903

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Regeneration Tattoo

Regeneration Tattoo is located in Allston and serves the Boston area and specializes in employing independent artists since the shop was founded in 2004. The company offers custom tattoo work by walk-in consultation only. In 2014, they were voted Boston’s Best tattoo shop in the Improper Bostonian and were nominated by the Boston Phoenix for Best Of the Phoenix Award. Clients speak highly of the friendly staff and atmosphere, reasonable pricing, talented artists, kind and patient manner, comforting presence, clean and well-kept shop, and perfection-oriented attitudes.

Allston, MA(617) 782-1313

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Stingray Body Art

Located in Allston, Stingray Body Art is a full-service body shop that serves the Boston area with ten full-time tattoo artists and two piercers on staff. The company is fully licensed to provide permanent cosmetic tattooing services and specializes in laser removal, piercings, and tattoo art. Clients speak highly of the friendly staff, high-quality artwork, great atmosphere, clean shop, and patience with first-time clientele.

Allston, MA(617) 254-0666

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The Black Veil Studio of Tattoo & Art

A custom tattoo studio and art gallery that is owned and operated by twin brothers, The Black Veil Studio of Tattoo & Art is based in downtown Beverly and serves the North Shore area since it opened in 2012. Named after Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Minister’s Black Veil, the studio specializes in one of a kind custom tattoos and displaying unique works of art. Clients speak highly of the high-quality artwork, warm and welcoming atmosphere, clean shop, popularity, comfortable presence, patient and talented artists, friendly staff, and professional manner.

Beverly, MA(978) 969-0741

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The Boston Tattoo Company

Founded in 2004, The Boston Tattoo Company is located just north of downtown Boston in Somerville. The company specializes in piercings, unique and custom design tattoos, and special guest artists. The company holds awards that include The Phoenix Best of Boston Award in 2011 and 2012; Reader’s Choice Best Tattoo and Piercing in 2014 and 2015; and Somerville Scout Best of Somerville in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Somerville, MA(617) 625-8282

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The Gallery Tattoo Studio

Located in historic Concord, The Gallery Tattoo Studio is a custom body art studio and gallery that is unique to the area. Featuring well-trained and established artists, the studio is owned and operated by artists and focuses on custom artwork since 2012. Clients speak highly of their accommodating schedule, high-quality artwork, relaxed atmosphere, knowledgeable and friendly staff, clean studio, comforting presence, and professional manner.

Concord, MA(978) 610-6861

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Visible Ink Tattoo

For over eight years, Visible Ink Tattoo serves the Malden area and specializes in all spheres of tattooing and also offers piercing services. Clients speak highly of Tatiana’s professional piercing work, and the relaxed manner she presents. Other reviews speak highly of the staff’s comforting presence, humor to detract attention from tattoo work, cover up work, professional manner, high-quality artwork, reasonable pricing, clean shop, and knowledgeable staff.

Malden, MA(781) 324-8465

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Witch City Ink

Located in downtown Salem, Witch City Ink is a high-quality tattoo studio founded in 2008. The company specializes in custom tattoo art, cover ups, fixes, and redoing old or preexisting tattoos. They feature guest tattoo artists, and their staff artists are award winning professional artists. Clients speak highly of the friendly and accommodating staff, creative décor, private rooms, comforting presence, and reasonable prices.

Salem, MA(978) 744-9393

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