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Best Tattoo Artists
in Fayetteville
2019

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 Fayetteville, NC.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 45 31 10

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.

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American Tattoo Society

American Tattoo Society handles tattoo art in Fayetteville. Customers come to the shop for a clean and fun environment and can request artwork in a wide range of tattoo styles such as tribal, dragons, fantasy, symbols, Oriental, calligraphy, animals, portraits, mystical, cartoons, magic, pinup, celebrity, and flowers. Customers are able to bring in any ideas and photos to discuss a custom tattoo as well, and the artists at American Tattoo Society have been featured in Tattoo Magazine, Prick Magazine, Tattoo Society, Urban Ink, Fayetteville Observer, and The Weekender Newspaper. One of the tattooers studied Advertising and Graphic design at Fayetteville Technical Community College and also boasts a fashion line, ZombieLyfe Clothing, custom eyewear, logo design, clay chains, paintings, and other products. Piercing and permanent makeup are also available, and clients can inquire about financing as well.

Fayetteville, NC 28303 (910) 867-2726

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Bill Claydon's Tattoo World

Bill Claydon's Tattoo World has been a tattoo parlor in Fayetteville since 1985. Customers visit the studio for portraits, black and gray pieces, new school, cover-ups, reworkings, body suits, and custom designs, and the studio employs single-use disposable needles, uses top-quality pigments, features on-site autoclave sterilization for other equipment, and boasts a staff that is trained in cross contamination and airborne pathogen prevention. Clients can peruse online galleries to get an idea of each tattooer's style, and Bill Claydon's has been voted the Best in Fayetteville for both tattoos and piercings. The in-house piercer has over 10 years of experience in body piercing, and clients can find a selection of body jewelry as well as aftercare products at the shop.

Fayetteville, NC 28303 (910) 867-9792

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Cherry Blossom Studios

Cherry Blossom Studios offers tattoo artwork to residents in the Fayetteville area. The shop specializes in custom tattoos and is known for taking the time to meet with clients to collaborate on a desired piece. Customers appreciate the casual and friendly atmosphere as well as focus on client health, and the studio is inspected and licensed by the Cumberland County Health Department. All artists are also Bloodborne Pathogens as well as CPR and First Aid certified. Cherry Blossom Studios has won numerous awards including for Best Back Piece, Best Sleeve, Best Japanese, and Best Cover Up at the Cape Fear Tattoo & Art Expo, and individuals can visit the website to look through past work by the resident tattooers as well as a comprehensive page of aftercare instructions.

Fayetteville, NC 28301 (910) 425-9600

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Hot Rod Tattoos

Hot Rod Tattoos brings over 40 years of combined experience to Sanford tattoo clients. The studio has a reputation for maintaining a clean working environment, collaborating closely with customers on unique tats, and being family-friendly. Individuals come to the studio for American traditional, Japanese, bio-mechanical, black and gray as well as color portraits, and new school designs, and clients can also request reworks on current tattoos, cover-ups, fades, and add-on work. Hot Rod features a kids' room with TV and activities as well for the convenience of parents. Resident artists have won Best Black & Gray Flash at the second DC Tattoo Expo and 1st Place in Asian design at The Greensboro Tattoo Ball Awards in 2015, and photos of past work can be viewed online.

Sanford, NC 27332 (910) 864-1162

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Lady Dragon Tattoos, Inc

Lady Dragon Tattoos, Inc is a Fayetteville tattoo parlor with over 20 years of experience in the field. The studio merged with Broken Ritual Tattoos and features custom designs alongside flash freehand art, black and gray work, pinup portraits, biomechanical dotwork flash, full exotic color, large pieces, and other tattoo styles. Clients laud the in-house artists' customer care, willingness to listen to people's ideas and concerns, and ability to deliver top-quality ink and amazing designs. The shop is licensed with the state health department and is open on Sundays and Mondays by appointment only. Lady Dragon Tattoos has won Best of Fayetteville twice, supports the military, and provides online galleries for potential clients to peruse some past work.

Fayetteville, NC 28314 (910) 867-2885

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New Addiction Tattoo

New Addiction Tattoo has been offering tattoo artwork in Fayetteville since 2014. The group boasts years of combined experience and has a reputation for top talent, original designs, and a warm and welcoming environment that keeps people coming back for more. Artists can cater to a range of styles and always enjoy sitting with a client to come up with a fresh, unique design. The shop is also known for its drawing of freehand tattoos. New Addiction is open seven days a week for the convenience of customers, and body piercing is also available. Clients can also subscribe to the studio's newsletter or check out their Facebook page for new work, updates, trends, and regular specials.

Fayetteville, NC 28304 (910) 425-4443

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Nikki's Skin Fantasies Tattoos

Nikki's Skin Fantasies Tattoos has been tattooing in Fayetteville for over 25 years. The shop handles custom tattoos as well as piercing and is known for its use of vibrant colors as well as for its promotion of a safe and clean environment. Nikki's employs single-use needles and is inspected by the department of health, and in-house artists are happy to address all questions and concerns before they initiate a tattoo. The studio emphasizes the need for people to take their time when considering and planning any body art, and people can make an appointment to come in and discuss a project. Walk-ins are also welcome, and clients receive all pricing up front. A selection of body jewelry is also available at the store.

Fayetteville, NC 28303 (910) 487-6611

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Shooting Star Tattoo

Shooting Star Tattoo brings over 35 years of combined tattooing experience to the Fayetteville area. Clients appreciate the family as well as veteran-owned business for its clean working environment, professional service, and friendly staff. The team specializes in custom artwork, and people can request pretty much any style of tat such as traditional American, traditional Japanese, portraits, realism, large-scale artwork, and black and gray. The shop supports the military and is open Tuesday through Sunday. Clients can contact the studio via online form, email, or phone, a deposit is required at the time of scheduling an appointment, and walk-ins are welcome as well. Shooting Star also features a private piercing room, and new pieces, as well as other updates can be followed on Facebook.

Fayetteville, NC 28303 (910) 864-7827

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Smokin' Guns Tattoo

Smokin' Guns Tattoo has been serving the Fayetteville community with tattoo art since 1992. The shop prides itself on high-quality tattoos and can cater to a range of styles such as portraits, animals, sirens, color, cartoons, black and gray, and heroines. Potential clients can check out the tattooers' work on the website as well as on Instagram and Facebook, and one award-winning artist has been seen in Body Type 2 by Ina Saltz and The Making of Our Warrior by Jeff Falkel as well as featured in Juxtapoz: Tattoo 2. Another in-house artist served in the US army for seven years. Walk-ins are welcome on Fridays and Saturdays and the group provides a six-step process for tattoo after-care directly online as well.

Fayetteville, NC 28303 (910) 864-8282

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Southern Son Tattoo Studio

Southern Son Tattoo Studio provides tattoos in Fayetteville and is backed by over 20 years of experience in the field. The shop claims to be the fourth oldest tattoo parlor in Fayetteville and makes a clean working environment a top priority alongside customer satisfaction and professional service. Individuals visit Southern Son for a wide range of designs and custom tats, and one client has come from as far away as Virgina. The artists are known for being easy to work with as well as top-quality tattooers, and work samples can be seen on the company's Facebook page. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday from 12 PM until 9 PM, and clients can also request body piercing at the shop.

Fayetteville, NC 28303 (910) 868-3999

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