Best Tattoo Artists in Raleigh

Why These Tattoo Artists?

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

Rock N Roll Tattoo & Piercing is a Raleigh tattoo shop. Clients can read through the company's "Tattoo Clients Bill of Rights," including the studio's hygiene standards of single-use needles, sterilization procedures, and use of latex gloves. There is also a list of Dos and Don'ts for people to read prior to coming in. A number of tattooers with various styles are available at Rock N Roll's two locations, and artist portfolios are available online.

3629 Capital Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27604

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Warlock's Tattoos

Warlock's Tattoo is a Raleigh tattoo shop with 20 years of experience in the industry. Owner Byron Wallace runs the shop with artists who have over 100 years of combined experience and have worked on over 10,000 tattoos in Raleigh. The shop is one of only two in the area that is part of the National Tattoo Association, The Association of Professional Piercers, and the Alliance of Professional Tattooists. Wallace and his artists have won numerous awards in several categories since opening.

5535 Western Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27606


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