Laurels
Best Tattoo Artists
in Baltimore
2016

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 Baltimore, MD.

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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.

Beth Kennedy

Beth Kennedy is a tattoo artist serving the metro Baltimore area. Currently, she operates out of Baltimore Street Tattoo in Westminster, Maryland. Kennedy has more than two decades of experience in tattooing in a variety of styles. Her work features mythical animals, family pets, birds, flowers and trees, and masculine and feminine pieces.

Westminster, MD(410) 857-2342

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Black Lotus Tattoo

Black Lotus Tattoo is a Hanover parlor providing custom tattoo work, cover-ups, and body piercing. They have a team of seven tattoo artists, frequent guest artists, and an APP certified body piercer. In addition to these services, they also offer tattoo removal with Tatt2Away, a safe and cost effective non-laser method. The shop has a five-star rating on Google.

Hanover, MD(410) 487-6675

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Capone's Ink

Capone’s Ink is a tattoo and piercing studio located in Baltimore, Maryland. They offer custom designs from their own imaginations or from images and ideas the customers bring them. The styles at Capone’s Ink include tribal, animals, koi, lettering, religious and portraits. The shop places a high priority on cleanliness and hygiene. Machines and accessories are sterilized after every use and they use disposable needles. They were voted one of the top 10 Baltimore tattoo shops by bthesite.com and voted one of the top 5 shops in Baltimore y WJZ-TV CBS Baltimore.

Baltimore, MD(410) 661-2008

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Chad Miskimon

Chad Miskimon is a tattoo artist serving the metro Baltimore area. Miskimon is well known for his abstract and award-winning realism artwork. In addition to tattooing from his studio in Edgewood, he also creates oil paintings and tattoos at conventions. His studio, Evolved Body Arts, carries its own line of all-natural vegan and vegetarian-friendly tattoo care products and healing balm for new tattoos.

Edgewood, MD(410) 736-2658

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Charmed Life

Charmed Life is a custom tattoo studio and art gallery located in the metro Baltimore area. The parlor is comprised of three artists who specialize in custom designs and one-of-a-kind work, as well as traditional, and new school styles. Owner and artist, Darl Gnau has more than a decade of experience in the industry. In addition to tattoos, they also offer original artwork and fine art prints.

Baltimore, MD(443) 449-7630

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Dave Wah

Dave Wah is an award-winning tattoo artist located in the Baltimore area. He currently works out of the Stay Humble Tattoo Company. His artistic style relies on bold colors, sharp contrasts, and intricate line work. He specializes in illustrated realism, but also offers neo-traditional, Japanese traditional, and American traditional. He was recognized by The Baltimore Sun as one of “Baltimore’s best tattoo artists.”

Baltimore, MD(410) 235-1234

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DeVille Ink Tattoo & Piercing Co.

DeVille Ink Tattoo & Piercing Company is a family owned and operated business located in Baltimore. They have six tattoo artists, including the owners, KC and Tony DeVille. They also have two body piercers on staff. The company was voted one of the best tattoo shops in Baltimore and is also the world’s only studio sponsored by Jägermeister.

Baltimore, MD(410) 400-9641

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Flesh Tattoo Company

Flesh Tattoo Company is an upscale tattoo and piercing shop located in Fallston, Maryland. They have a team of five artists who bring a diverse set of skills and artistic talents. They offer a range of styles, including, photorealism, surrealism, Celtic, and bio-mechanical. Artists can also create custom and freehand tattoos. The parlor has a 4.8-star rating with customers who speak highly of the relaxed environment and excellent results.

Fallston, MD(410) 877-9005

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Gemini Tattoo Boutique Inc.

Gemini Tattoo Boutique Inc. offers professional tattooing and body piercing for the metro Baltimore area. The family owned and operated shop has been in business for over four decades. They offer a range of styles including religious imagery, traditional American, Japanese, custom, and detailed designs. Each artist works within their own room, giving customers complete privacy. They have a 4.5-star rating on Facebook and customer’s compliment the quality of the work done.

Odenton, MD(410) 305-0808

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Have Fun Be Lucky Tattoo

Have Fun Be Lucky Tattoo is a Baltimore-based tattoo parlor. The artists at Have Fun Be Lucky bring a culmination of styles that includes classic, black and gray, portraits, neo-traditional, and black whip. One artist finds his style is influenced heavily by Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. In addition to quality tattoo work, they also carry a small variety of tattoo-inspired artwork and apparel.

Baltimore, MD(410) 235-5930

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Idle Hands Tattoo Emporium

Idle Hands Tattoo Emporium is a tattoo shop located in Glen Burnie, Maryland. The six artists are all BBP certified. They specialize in new school, script, black and gray, watercolor, abstract, traditional, and permanent cosmetics. The parlor is set up with individual rooms, so customers can experience privacy while they get their tattoos. They also have a comfortable lobby with a coffee station and retail items for sale from brands like Black Market Art Company.

Glen Burnie, MD(410) 760-3121

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Island City Tattoos

Island City Tattoos provides tattoo and body piercing from their Baltimore studio. The artists are skilled in all styles of tattooing. They offer a wide selection of pre-made designs as well as custom work based on customer’s ideas. The shop uses disposable needles to keep a cleanly and hygienic facility. Customers speak highly of the quality of tattoos they received from Island City Tattoos.

Baltimore, MD(410) 466-0555

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Lucky Bird Tattoo & Piercing

Lucky Bird Tattoo & Piercing is an award-winning parlor located in Annapolis, Maryland. They are recipients of What’s Up? Magazine’s Best of Beauty & Fitness award and they’ve been featured in magazines such as Skin Deep, Tattoo Mag, and Rebel Ink. Customers give Lucky Bird Tattoo & Piercing 4.8 out of 5 stars. They complement the amazing artists, relaxed atmosphere, and professional service.

Annapolis, MD(443) 949-0305

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Mt. Vernon Body Art

Mt. Vernon Body Art is a tattoo and gallery shop serving the metro Baltimore area. They have more than a decade of experience in the industry and specialize in custom tattoo work. Styles used at the shop include new school, portraiture, realistic new school, neo-traditional, and fine art reproduction. The artists at Mt. Vernon Body Art are Red Cross certified in blood borne pathogens prevention and disease control. The gallery features jewelry and fine art from local artisans.

Baltimore, MD(443) 388-9703

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Naked Art Tattoos

Naked Art Tattoos is a parlor serving the Odenton area for over a decade. Their team of talented artists has more than five decades of collective experience in tattooing. The artists also tattoo at conventions around the world. They offer a versatile range of styles and specialize in custom work. Customers give Naked Art Tattoos a 4.3-star rating on Facebook and compliment the friendly attitudes and quality artistic results.

Odenton, MD(410) 672-2059

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Saints & Sinners Tattoo Studio

Saints & Sinners is a tattoo and piercing shop located in Baltimore, Maryland. The team of five artists offers a wide selection of tattoo styles, including American traditional, Japanese, bold lines, and black and gray. Collectively, they offer more than three decades of experience in the industry. In addition to tattooing and full-service body piercing, they host artist showcase events and sell a variety of merchandise. The parlor was voted one of the Top 3 studios in Baltimore by The City Paper Readers Poll.

Baltimore, MD(410) 276-1300

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Tattoo Charlie's

Tattoo Charlie’s provides more than seven decades of establishment in tattoo artistry, making it one of the oldest continuously running shops. The business has been passed on to different owners over the years, but they have been in the same location for over 75 years on Baltimore’s Notorious block. They offer a wide selection of tattoo styles, including script, freehand, and cover-ups. Customers give this business a 4.7-star rating on Facebook and speak highly of the artist’s talent.

Baltimore, MD(410) 244-1160

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Tattooed Heart Studios

Tattooed Heart is a studio serving the metro Baltimore area. The shop was opened by John Garancheski in 2005 and is comprised of a team of award-winning artists. They focus on custom artwork creation applying many different styles. Customers speak highly of the cleanliness, talented artists, and friendly service. They have repeatedly been named one of the best tattoo shops in Maryland.

Hanover, MD(410) 712-4000

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Tattoos By Halo

Tattoos By Halo provides custom tattoos for the Baltimore area. Tattoo artist, Halo, specializes in portrait style work and freehand artwork. His tattoo work is done in the Black Lotus Studio. In addition to tattoos, Halo also offers a wide variety of other artwork, including auto painting, digital artwork, airbrushing, and oil painting. He has been featured in Inkmaster, Living Ink, and The Washington Post.

Hanover, MD(410) 487-6675

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The Tattooery

The Tattooery is a tattoo and piercing shop located in College Park, Maryland. They specialize in custom one-of-a-kind tattoos with no duplicates. Body piercing is performed by a trained professional piercer and conducted in a sterile environment with medical grade surgical steel. They shop also features an art gallery featuring local artists who use a wide variety of mediums, including watercolor, wood burning, photography, and sculpture.

College Park, MD(240) 764-5146

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