Best Tattoo Shops in St. Louis

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AllStar Tattoo

8601 Olive Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132
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  • Body Art

Business Description

AllStar Tattoo is a team of tattoo artists serving clients in St. Louis. They specialize in a wide variety of styles, including color and black and grey designs. Nate Strautkalns, one of the owners of the shop, is well-versed in tattooing big and bold pieces. AllStar Tattoo's clients can reach out directly to each artist through e-mail and send a photo or description of their desired tattoo and where on their body they want it done.

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4.7
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4.8 / 5 (469)
Google
4.7 / 5 (325)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (75)

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Art Monster Tattoo

2627 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118
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  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos

Business Description

Art Monster Tattoo is a professional tattoo shop based in St. Louis. It specializes in most custom tattoo designs including black and grey, realism, neo-traditional, and geometrical. It also works on watercolor, full color, polka trash, and script designs. Chris Sabatino opened Art Monster over a decade ago and has a team of three other artists. Art Monster is open from Monday to Saturday and typically takes in clients by appointment.

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4.9
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4.9 / 5 (473)
Google
4.7 / 5 (88)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (11)

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Deaf Dog Ink

1049 Wolfrum Road, Weldon Spring, MO 63304
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  • Watercolor Tattoos
  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Neotraditional Tattoos
  • Geometric Tattoos

Business Description

Deaf Dog Ink is a piercing and tattoo studio offering its services in and around St. Louis. The studio works with seven tattoo artists who can do big or small tattoos custom tattoos communicating with clients, considering their budget and preferences when designing the tattoo. The studio does body piercings for clients along with the tattooing services, applying piercings to ears, belly buttons, septums, and eyebrows. Deaf Dog Ink is a child-friendly place, allowing children in the studio as long as they are supervised; however, artists from this studio will not tattoo or pierce minors.

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4.8
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4.8 / 5 (354)
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4.8 / 5 (81)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (11)

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Earth Alchemy Tattoo

2739 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118
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  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos

Business Description

Alchemy Tattoo Collective is a team of tattoo artists serving clients in St. Louis. The studio has a website where the clients can view any artists' portfolio. It advises its clients on what to do before the session such as getting a good night's sleep as well as after the session like how to take care of the fresh tattoo. Most of its artists use vegan ink for clients who prefer this option.

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4.9
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4.9 / 5 (110)
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5.0 / 5 (83)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (18)
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Enigma Tattoo & Piercing Studio

6635 Delmar Boulevard, University City, MO 63130
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  • Body Art
  • Piercings

Business Description

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.

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4.6
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4.7 / 5 (612)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (38)

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Iron Age

6309 Delmar Boulevard, University City, MO 63130
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  • Body Art

Business Description

Iron Age Tattoo and Piercing is a tattoo shop servicing residents of St. Louis. It offers a wide range of styles and designs. Customers can browse the company's website to check the past and latest works of its professional artists. It offers piercing services, and the shop carries a vast selection of body jewelry. Customer ordering is also available. The business has been operating since 1994. Its team of artists includes Brad Fink, Carson Darryl, and Steven Andrews.

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4.5
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4.5 / 5 (506)
Google
4.5 / 5 (451)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (94)

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Seed of Life Tattoos

101 East Main Street, Festus, MO 63028
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  • Body Art

Business Description

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.

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4.9
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5.0 / 5 (173)
Google
4.3 / 5 (33)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (11)

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Self Inflicted Studios - Downtown

1328 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103
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  • Piercings
  • Traditional Tattoos

Business Description

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.

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4.5

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St. Louis Tattoo Company

119 Long Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005
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  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Portraits

Business Description

St. Louis Tattoo Company is a full-service tattoo and body modification studio in St. Louis. Its team of multi-awarded tattoo artists creates custom tattoos using different styles. Adhering to the stringent sterility standards, the studio makes sure that clients don't suffer from infections and are informed about sanitation procedures throughout the healing process. Clients praise the artists for making the experience comfortable and less painful with their light-handed work. St. Louis Tattoo operates seven days a week by appointment.

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4.5

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Steel & Ink Studio

3565 Ritz Center, St. Louis, MO 63125
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  • Body Art
  • Portraits

Business Description

Steel and Ink Studio is a holistic center of self-expression, movement, and breath. We are proud to be a place where evolution can be easily accessed. Steel & Ink Tattoo Studio has been in business since 2009 and offers permanent cosmetics, tattoos, body piercings, art, culture, and streetwear in St. Louis. The studio's licensed artists have over two decades of experience in professional tattooing and body piercing from all over the world. The owners of Steel & Ink Tattoo Studio are skilled artists and skilled business owners receiving several first-place awards for tattooing and the Woman of Distinction Award 2020 in Missouri for business owners. The studio is open six days a week and welcomes walk-ins every day and can be contacted through its website for inquiries and appointments.

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4.5

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Threshold Tattoo and Body Piercing

4500 Central School Road, Saint Charles, MO 63304
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  • Piercings
  • Traditional Tattoos

Business Description

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.

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4.0
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4.0 / 5 (100)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (33)

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TRX Tattoos & Piercings

3207 South Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63118
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  • Piercings
  • Traditional Tattoos

Business Description

For over 17 years, TRX Tattoos & Piercing has been inking clients in Saint Louis. It also provides microchipping and microblading services. The shop commits to being a safe and clean space to accommodate clients of all backgrounds. Minors are only entertained when accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian. Its team handles appointments in person and can also hold consultations over the phone. TRX Tattoos & Piercing is affiliated with the Alliance of Professional Tattooists and the Association of Professional Piercers.

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4.6
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (231)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (156)

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Valencia Miller

2909 South Jefferson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63118
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  • Piercings
  • Portraits

Business Description

St. Louis resident Valencia Miller specializes in black & grey tattoos. She has over 15 years of experience in tattoo arts. She holds a degree in Chinese and Arts at St. Louis University and is currently pursuing her master's at Washington University - St. Louis campus. In drawing tattoos and fine art pieces, she specializes in large custom pieces, religious and historical figures, flowery images, and other different symbols. First-day in-studio consultations with Valencia require photos for references.

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4.7
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5.0 / 5 (13)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do tattoo artists make more money working in a tattoo shop or opening their own?

Just as with any industry, there is a large risk associated with going into business for oneself. Any tattoo artist considering opening their own shop should ensure they have business management and marketing skills to enable their shop to succeed. While becoming a tattoo shop owner can be lucrative, artists who don't have the business skills to succeed may earn a higher salary working in an established shop.

What tools do tattoo artists need?

Most tattoo shops require artists to have their own supplies. That includes their own tattoo machines and necessary parts, such as needles, tubes, tips, and grips. Tattoo artists also need a large supply of ink and tattoo stencils.

Are there minimum training requirements to become a tattoo artist?

Every tattoo studio has its own requirements when it comes to training. In most cases, new artists are required to have a well-presented portfolio and spend several months working under the guidance of an experienced mentor. These teachers show how to use the tools of the trade, oversee designs, and instruct interactions with clients.

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