Laurels
Best Tattoo Artists
in Charlotte
2018

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 Charlotte, NC.

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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.

510 Expert Tattoo

510 Expert Tattoo is a tattoo and body piercing studio in Charlotte. The studio opened in 2010 and the team provides custom art in a customer service-oriented environment. The artists specialize in traditional American, Japanese, and neo-traditional styles and have years of experience with all tattoo styles. 510 Expert Tattoo strives to provide clean, honest work and previous clients appreciate the welcoming atmosphere of the studio.

Charlotte, NC(704) 333-5108

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Black Cloud Tattoo

Black Cloud Tattoo is a custom tattoo and piercing studio in Charlotte. The professional tattoo artists specialize in black and gray, color, realism, and portraits. The artists have 40 years of combined experience and the staff is recognized by the North Carolina Health Department. The team is blood borne pathogen certified and uses Chemiclave vapor sterilizing equipment. At Black Cloud Tattoo, customer service is a priority and previous clients are impressed with the professionalism of the team.

Charlotte, NC(980) 207-0323

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Blaq Lyte Tattoos

Blaq Lyte Tattoos is a custom tattoo and piercing shop in Charlotte. The artists have over 30 years of combined experience and specialize in a range of styles including black and gray, lettering, and realism. Past clients are complimentary to the artists' talent in custom work and cover-ups. The studio also has a permanent makeup artist on staff.

Charlotte, NC(980) 939-1505

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Blood, Sweat, and Tears Tattoo

Blood, Sweat, & Tears Tattoo opened in Charlotte in 2008. The professional artists specialize in custom tattoos and are experienced in a range of tattoo styles including traditional, Japanese, and neo-traditional. Past clients compliment the talent of the artists in custom drawings and cover-ups. In 2013, artist Dave Scearce was awarded "Best Local Tattoo Artist" by Creative Loafing's "Best of Charlotte". Blood, Sweat, & Tears Tattoo accepts walk-ins.

Charlotte, NC(704) 333-3466

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Canvas Tattoo & Art Gallery

Canvas Tattoo & Art Gallery is a Charlotte-based shop that specializes in custom tattoos and cover-ups. Canvas opened in 2015 with a focus on providing professional art services in a customer service-oriented environment. The shop features experienced artists that specialize in a range of tattoo styles. Previous clients appreciate the personal attention they received from the artists and compliment the atmosphere of the shop. Canvas' artists are licensed by the state of North Carolina and are blood borne pathogens certified.

Charlotte, NC(980) 299-2588

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Chris Stuart Tattooing

Chris Stuart is a Charlotte-based tattoo artist and owner of Made to Last Tattoo. Chris has over 20 years of tattooing experience and past clients appreciate his attention to detail. Made to Last opened in 2016 and features a team of professional local artists and guests artists from around the world.

Charlotte, NC(704) 342-3661

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Elysium Ink

Elysium Ink is a tattoo and body piercing studio in Concord. The studio provides services in tattooing, body piercing, permanent makeup, and Swarovski crystal tooth art. The team at Elysium Ink is customer service focused and strives to provide professional service with a friendly attitude. Previous clients give compliments to the talent of the artists and friendliness of the staff.

Concord, NC(980) 439-4857

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Green Light Tattoo

Green Light Tattoo is a Charlotte tattoo and body piercing studio. The artists offer custom work in a range of styles including traditional, fine line, black and gray, and color. The team strives to provide quality work in a friendly environment and previous clients have complimented the artists' professionalism. Hygiene is a priority at Green Light Tattoo and the artists are inspected and permitted by the Mecklenburg County Health Department.

Charlotte, NC(704) 531-5650

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Hollywood Ink

Hollywood Ink is a tattoo and piercing studio located in Charlotte. The studio is a family-based business and the artists that have over 20 years of combined experience. The tattooists specialize in black and gray, neo-tribal, Polynesian, and Asian style and are licensed by the North Carolina Department of Health. Hollywood Ink is focused on providing a friendly environment and previous clients are complimentary to the artists' skill.

Charlotte, NC(704) 272-4147

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Immortal Images Tattoo

Immortal Images Tattoo is a tattoo studio in Charlotte with over 20 years of business. The professional artists are experienced in all styles of black and gray and color tattooing. Immortal Images is committed to providing quality custom art in a clean environment. The team uses new, autoclave sterilized needles and artists are inspected annually by the Mecklenburg County Health Department. Previous clients are appreciative of the level of artists' talent and the professionalism of the studio.

Charlotte, NC(704) 347-2521

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Infamous Ink Tattoo Studio

Infamous Ink Tattoo Studio is a custom artwork and piercing studio in Matthews. The artists have over 40 years of collective experience and use top of the line equipment and sterilization gear. Infamous Ink opened in 2010 and past clients give compliments to the quality of artwork and cleanliness of the studio.

Matthews, NC(704) 708-8288

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Nikki's Tattoo Studio

Nikki's Tattoo Studio is a Charlotte-based studio that has been in business since 1995. The studio is female owned and operated and provides professional service in a comfortable environment. Owner Nikki Thompson has experience in decorative and custom tattoos of all sizes and specializes in wildlife subjects and black and gray style. Nikki is trained in scar cover, hair fill, permanent makeup, and micro-needling to remove stretch marks, fine lines, and brown spots.

Charlotte, NC(704) 845-1533

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Paris Tattoos

Paris Tattoos is a tattoo and piercing studio that opened in Charlotte in 2010. The owner, Paris Pierides, has over 20 years of tattooing experience and shop ownership and is a highly recognized international artist. The experienced team at Paris Tattoo specializes in a range of tattoo styles including surrealism, character design, and realism, and offers permanent makeup services. In 2016, Paris Tattoo was awarded "Best of the Best" by Charlotte Magazine.

Charlotte, NC(704) 910-1929

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Seventh Sin Tattoo Company

Seventh Sin Tattoo Company is a custom tattoo studio in Charlotte. The studio opened in 2015 and features awarding winning artists with over 20 years of combined experience. The artists specialize in a range of styles and the studio frequently hosts guests artists. The studio comes highly recommended by previous clients, who appreciate the professionalism of the artists.

Charlotte, NC(980) 299-3294

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Sink or Swim Tattoo

Sink or Swim Tattoo is a custom tattoo studio located in Matthews. The three professional artists specialize in a range of styles including neo-traditional and full color, and the studio frequently features guest artists. Sink or Swim provides unique custom art in a comfortable atmosphere and past clients appreciate the artists' attentiveness and professionalism.

Matthews, NC(704) 841-1065

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Tattoo Bill's

Tattoo Bill's is a tattoo and body piercing studio in Charlotte. The experienced artists specialize in color, black and gray, freehand, portraits, and tribal style, and offer cosmetic tattoo services. Tattoo Bill's also includes a medical board certified laser tattoo removal office, which was awarded the "Best of Charlotte" in 2011. The studio provides clients with a clean and professional environment and is approved and regulated by the North Carolina Health Department.

Charlotte, NC(704) 583-0909

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Tattoo Me

Tattoo Me is a custom tattoo studio in Charlotte. Stacy- artist and owner- opened Tattoo Me in 2016 and employs professional artists with distinctive styles such as bold traditional. The studio has a contemporary atmosphere and previous clients have enjoyed the comfortable environment. The public can enjoy tea and coffee in the studio's coffee boutique and lounge.

Charlotte, NC(704) 534-9019

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West Coast Tattoo

West Coast Tattoo is a tattoo and piercing studio in Charlotte with over 10 years of business. The studio is customer service oriented and features a team of talented tattoo artists and trained piercers. Past clients have been appreciative of the patience and professionalism of the team at West Coast Tattoo.

Charlotte, NC(704) 535-3930

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Wild Oats Tattoo

Wild Oats Tattoo is a Charlotte tattoo and piercing studio that has been in business for over eight years. The team follows a motto to provide clean work in a professional environment. The studio features six experienced artists that specialize in neo-traditional, traditional, American traditional, and custom lettering. Past clients are appreciative of the artist's ability to translate their ideas into a work of art.

Charlotte, NC(704) 493-9955

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