Best Tattoo Shops in St. Louis

Why These Tattoo Shops?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored St. Louis 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

Enigma Tattoo & Piercing Studio

  • Piercings
  • Body Art

Enigma Tattoo & Piercing Studio offers a variety of body art services to the people of St. Louis. Established in 2009, it is an artist-owned tattoo shop that serves as home to tattooists who take on a wide range of styles, such as black and gray realism, portraiture, colorwork, cartoon, and watercolor. The studio also has a resident body piercer. Enigma Tattoo & Piercing Studio carries a complete line of aftercare products that can be purchased at the parlor’s retail area.

6635 Delmar Boulevard
University City, MO 63130

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Seed of Life Tattoos

  • Body Art

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.

101 East Main Street
Festus, MO 63028

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Threshold Tattoo and Body Piercing

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Piercings

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.

4500 Central School Road
Saint Charles, MO 63304


Thunder Dome Tattoo

  • Piercings
  • Body Art

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 63104


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 63110


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