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Best Tattoo Shops in Detroit
2021

Why These Tattoo Shops?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Detroit 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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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Aaron Broke

Aaron Broke is a tattoo artist who works out of the Vicious Ink Tattoos & Piercings shop in Sterling Heights. Mr. Broke took up tattooing in 2008 and specializes in traditional art mixed with neotraditional or color bomb work. He only provides tattoo quotes in person after taking into account a range of factors, including style, body location, and ink colors. Mr. Broke requires clients to post a cash deposit before scheduling any tattoo appointment.

Sterling Heights, MI 48312

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Eternal Tattoos

  • Portraits
  • Body Art

Eternal Tattoos has been serving the Detroit area for over four decades. It is comprised of tattoo artists with more than 75 years of combined experience. Founded by Terry "Tramp" Welker and currently headed by industry veteran Marshall Bennet, the studio also performs cover-ups and laser removal of tattoos that are over 10 years old. Lauded by former clients for its cleanliness and professionalism, Eternal Tattoos also provides pre-session consultations and advice for tattoo care and design.

24834 Gratiot Avenue
Eastpointe, MI 48021

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Iconic Tattoo.Piercing

  • Neotraditional Tattoos
  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Piercings

Iconic Tattoo.Piercing is a Detroit studio that has been offering custom tattoo and body piercing services since 2015. The company maintains a sanitized studio environment and professional client care, which helped it become the first Association of Professional Piercers member in the metro. Its artists handle different tattoo styles, including black and gray realism. A tattoo artist since 1994, Matt Hesler purchased a dilapidated building in 2014 and conducted a major renovation that led to the opening of the Iconic studio.

3401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

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Lady Luck Tattoo

Lady Luck Tattoo is a Waterford business that has been named among Michigan’s top shops three years in a row by WDIV-TV in Detroit. Clients can bring their unique designs to either artist in the tattoo parlor, which opened 16 years ago. Contact Lady Luck Studio seven days a week to set up an appointment or to receive pricing information.

Waterford, MI 48327

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Larry Farley

  • Traditional Tattoos

Larry Farley is a tattoo artist and the owner of Collective Studios Ink, who enjoys doing custom work in the form of tattoos or murals in the Detroit metro. He uses several different techniques and art styles in his work and is also exceptional in doing black and greyscale tattoos. The studio embodies Larry Farley's passion for art as it serves its clients with the highest standards—for aesthetics and style, and even for health and safety. He values the community and artistic work around him and has worked with some of the industry's leading artists.

105 East 2nd Street
Rochester, MI 48307

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