Best Tattoo Shops in Raleigh

Why These Tattoo Shops?

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

401 Tattoo

401 Tattoo Fuquay serves the Varina community with tattoo designs and brings over 45 years of art experience to clients. The licensed shop aims to create unique, custom designs as well as cover-ups and typically works by appointment-only, although walk-ins are welcome. Clients appreciate the feeling of privacy when being tattooed and can choose from two permanent artists as well as a rotating guest tattooer. Piercing services and jewelry are not available.

Fuquay Varina, NC 27526


Rock-n-Roll Tattoo & Piercing - Capital Blvd

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Piercings
  • Body Art

Rock-n-Roll Tattoo & Piercing - Capital Blvd is a tattoo and piercing studio located in Raleigh. The studio is known for having a safe and sterile environment and artists with 14 to 20 years of experience in the craft. They can do all types of designs like black and white, color realism, pet portraits, and lettering. Walk-ins are welcome while piercing services are available through appointment only. Lee, the person in charge of piercing, has more than 20 years of experience and holds several certifications.

3629 Capital Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27604

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Warlock's Tattoos

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Body Art

With over 10,000 tattoos made, Warlock's Tattoo is the oldest tattoo parlor in Raleigh. The ink studio has won numerous recognitions in different conventions and expos since 1991. They've also archived more than 5,000 tattoo design sheets to help clients choose. Its team crafts colorful masterpieces, black and gray designs, and cover-up tattoos. Facial and body piercings are also offered in the shop. The tattoo artists of Warlock's Tattoo have over 100 years of combined experience.

5535 Western Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27606


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