Laurels
Best Tattoo Artists
in St. Louis
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 St. Louis, MO.

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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.

All Star Tattoo

All Star Tattoo offers tattooing and piercing services. Located in St. Louis, the business has photo galleries for each of its many artists’ work available on the website. The business offers price quotes after consultations for tattoos, and prices for piercings range from $20 to $70. A referral for laser tattoo removal and a contact form for more information is also available on the website.

St. Louis, MO(314) 692-7827

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Art Monster Tattoo

Art Monster Tattoo in St. Louis is open seven days a week and can be contacted through a form on its website. Customers are encouraged to to write about tattoo ideas, budgets, and artist preference when contacting the studio. The studio’s website showcases recent work from the artists that work there.

St. Louis, MO(314) 240-5812

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Custom Tattoos By Elliott

Custom Tattoos By Elliott is the personal brand of the tattoo artist Elliott Groth. Elliott is the owner of Gateway Tattoo Studio in Arnold. The artist has been tattooing since 2012 and opened Gateway Tattoo Studio in 2016. All appointments require a $20 deposit per estimated hour of tattooing. Gateway Tattoo Studio is open six days a week but is available by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Arnold, MO(636) 287-1851

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Deaf Dog Ink

Deaf Dog Ink is a tattoo and piercing studio in Saint Charles that employs only licensed and accomplished artists. The studio works with small or large budgets to design unique pieces. The artists of Deaf Dog Ink each have over seven years of experience. Instructions for tattoo aftercare are available on the website, as well as a gallery of the artists’ previous works.

Saint Charles, MO(636) 244-3577

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Earth Alchemy Tattoo

Earth Alchemy Tattoo provides tattooing services to the St. Louis area. The owner of this business was featured in St. Louis Magazine in 2015 and in the River Front Times article: “10 St. Louis Tattoo Artists You Should Be Following on Instagram." The owner has over seven years of experience and is availably by appointment only. Customers can book an appointment through the studio's website.

St. Louis, MO(314) 899-0891

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Enigma Tattoos & Body Piercing

Enigma Tattoos & Body Piercing in The Delmar Loop specializes in custom tattoos and body piercing. The studio has been open since 2009, and all the artists are licensed with a combined 25 years of experience. The studio is open seven days a week and walk-ins are welcome.

University City, MO(314) 863-8288

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Iron Age Tattoo and Piercing

Iron Age Tattoo and Piercing has 12 artists to create tattoos and perform piercing. Portfolios of each artists’ work are available on the website. The St. Louis business offers gift certificates and merchandise for purchase in store. Implant grade surgical steel or titanium is guaranteed for each jewelry piercing. Custom orders are also available after consultation. Iron Age also offers aftercare guides for reference and additional information after each piercing.

St. Louis, MO(314) 725-1499

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Matt Hodel Tattoo

Matt Hodel Tattoo is the personal work of the tattoo artist Matt Hodel. Matt has over 20 years of experience and is the owner of Ragtime Tattoo in St. Louis. He has traveled to Japan, Brazil, Europe, and most of the United States to study other tattoo artists. A contact form for more information and a gallery to view previous work by the artist are available on the website. Ragtime Tattoo is an appointment-only shop.

St. Louis, MO(618) 581-2922

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Seed of Life Tattoos

Seed of Life Tattoos provides tattoo services and areola reconstruction. Located in Festus, the owner has been tattooing for over 15 years and developed the “whims” style of tattooing in 2008. Seed of Life Tattoos also performs sacred tattooing, which combines a ritualistic ceremony and the use of crystals, building altars, chanting, sage cleanses, and more, along with the tattooing process. The website has large gallery of artists’ previous work.

Festus, MO(636) 543-3221

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Self Inflicted Studios

Self Inflicted Studios offers tattooing and piercing services in St. Louis. The company opened in 2009 and now has two locations, one in St. Louis and one in St. Peters. Each artist's prices vary, and the shop minimum at Self Inflicted Studios is $50 with hourly rates starting at $100. The owner has over 17 years experience, and employees of Self Inflicted Studios can be contacted through the website.

St. Louis, MO(314) 621-4660

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Squiggly Bastard

Squiggly Bastard is the personal brand of the tattoo artist Jonathan Fournier, who works at Ragtime Tattoo in St. Louis. The artist offers consultations scheduled by email and has been tattooing since 2010. Jonathan previously worked in New York City under Danh Vu at Inkman Tattoo. A gallery of Jonathan’s previous work is available on his website, as well as tattoo aftercare instructions.

St. Louis, MO(573) 330-5993

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St. Louis Tattoo Company

St. Louis Tattoo offers tattoo and piercing services in Chesterfield seven days a week and opened in 2009. The award wining studio has an extensive gallery of artists’ previous work on its website and encourages clients to come in person for price estimates on tattoos and piercings. Customers can contact St. Louis Tattoo through its website.

Chesterfield, MO(636) 532-2465

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Steel & Ink Tattoo Studio

Steel & Ink Tattoo Studio has been in business since 2009 and offers apparel, body piercings, art, culture, and tattoos in St. Louis. The studio's licensed artists have over two decades of experience in professional tattooing and body piercing. The owner of Steel & Ink Tattoo Studio is a skilled artist and received a first place award for Best Black and Grey Tattoo. The studio is open six days a week and can be contacted through its website.

St. Louis, MO(314) 892-2828

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T-Doggs Tattoos and Body Piercing

T-Doggs Tattoos and Body Piercing has been specializing in tattoos, tattoo covering, and body piercing for 18 years. Located in St. Louis, the licensed business welcomes walk-ins until 7 pm. The location is newly renovated, and all major credit cards are accepted. T-Doggs Tattoos and Body Piercing can be contacted through its website for more information and has a gallery for viewing each artists’ previous work.

St. Louis, MO(314) 355-0200

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Threshold Tattoo and Body Piercing

Threshold Tattoo and Body Piercing has been open for 16 years and began as the first tattoo and body-piercing studio in St. Charles. Each staff member has American Red Cross Blood Borne Pathogen training and is licensed through the state of Missouri and St. Charles County. Threshold Tattoo has a $50 shop minimum and each tattoo is priced individually. Each artist’s schedule is also listed on the website. Scheduling an appointment in advance is required.

St Charles, MO(636) 939-2639

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Thunder Dome Tattoo

Thunder Dome Tattoo in St. Louis is a licensed business with a sterile environment. Several of the artists at Thunder Dome Tattoo have many years of experience and pride themselves on unique and authentic work. Each artist has a tattoo portfolio online of previous work. The business is open seven days a week, and customers may book an appointment through the website.

St. Louis, MO(314) 241-1441

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Tower Classic Tattooing

Tower Classic Tattooing specializes in tattooing services in St. Louis and is open seven days a week. Merchandise is available for purchase through its online store, and the website has a gallery for viewing artists’ previous work. Tower Classic Tattooing focuses on creating handcrafted tattoos with a quality experience, and the studio can be contacted through its website for more information.

St. Louis, MO(314) 875-9995

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Trader Bob's Tattooing

Trader Bob’s Tattooing is one of the longest running shops in America. It has been in business at its current location in St. Louis for 40 years. Price quotes are available in person with an artist, and the studio welcomes walk-ins and can be contacted through its website. Trader Bob’s Tattooing has a website gallery for viewing each artists’ previous work.

St. Louis, MO(314) 776-2307

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TRX Tattoos & Piercing

TRX Tattoos & Piercing is a member of The Association of Professional Piercers. Prices of services vary with a price minimum of $40. The St. Louis business has been open for 26 years and only closes four days a year. TRX has an in-store and online shop where merchandise and gift certificates are available. TRX offers cover-ups and free consultations.

St. Louis, MO(314) 664-4011

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