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Best Tattoo Shops in Omaha, NE

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3629 Q Street, Omaha, NE 68107

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3.5 (3)
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5.0 (1)

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Villain's Tattoo & Piercing in Omaha was founded in 1994 Seth Kirshman. The team of tattoo artists and piercers subscribes to the highest level of safety standards, ensuring the health and safety of clients are cared for. With various design and style offerings, the studio customizes its work according to the desire of its clients. Its piercing artists are present all through the week, conducting different kinds of piercings including dermals. Its staff is up-to-date with the latest industry standards.

  • Neotraditional Tattoos
  • Traditional Tattoos

4601 South 50th Street, Omaha, NE 68117

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4.8 (108)
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5.0 (38)
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5.0 (2)

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Revolution Studios Tattooing is a tattoo shop servicing Omaha residents and nearby areas. It offers a wide selection of body art designs. Its team of professional tattoo artists includes Dennis, Robert, and Kurt, who carry significant experiences in the craft. Clients can browse the company's website for the artists' past and latest works. It has been serving clients for 14 years. It remains committed to providing clients a tattoo that perfectly reflects their exact desires.

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Piercings
  • Body Art

5613 South 77th Street, Ralston, NE 68127

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4.0 (127)
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4.0 (104)

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Rawhide Tattoo Studio is a tattoo studio that serves clients in Omaha and the nearby areas. The shop provides custom tattoos with a variety of designs and styles. Its team of professional tattoo artists, composed of Jaime Craig, Nadia Shinkunas, and Kimberly Anderson, is well-versed in intricate linework and bold and brilliant colors. The team also offers cover-ups. The business has been a winner of 2020's Omaha's Choice Awards for top tattoo parlors in the area.

  • Body Art

215 West Mission Avenue, Bellevue, NE 68005

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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (1)

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Absolute Tattoos & Body Piercing provides custom tattooing services for its patrons in Omaha and nearby communities. It offers both color and black and grey designs in a variety of styles. The company's owners, Dan and Anna, established the business in July 1994 after serving in the U.S. Army. Dan, a former airborne army tanker, and Anna, a former medical assistant, had their tattooing internship in Europe before setting out to open the business. The studio also offers body piercing services.

  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos

1103 South 119th Street, Omaha, NE 68144

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5.0 (77)
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5.0 (51)
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4.0 (5)

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Green Fox Tattoo is a family-owned custom tattoo shop based in Omaha. The studio's artists specialize in black and gray, dot, Japanese, traditional, 3D, watercolor, and realistic tattoos. Some members of the team have been recognized in different conventions, including the 2019 Council Bluffs Tattoo Arts Convention and January 2020 Online Competitions. Their award-winning tattoos are Trippy Forest, Rainbow Lion, Viking Portrait, Prismatic Skull, and Floral Quarter Sleeve. Owner Patrick Oleson took a leap of faith from being a robotics programmer to a tattoo artist in 2013.

  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos

711 North 120th Street, Omaha, NE 68154

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4.0 (13)
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4.8 (1)

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Skin Deep Tattoo Piercing is an Omaha Tattoo studio that offers custom body art services. In business since 2012, the shop has a strong belief in the future of modern tattoos and body piercing as an art form. Its resident artist, Mike Welch, specializes in a wide range of styles, such as lettering, black and gray realism, and colorwork. Skin Deep Tattoo Piercing also has in-house piercers, who strictly practice the safest standards to ensure the health of clients.

  • Piercings
  • Traditional Tattoos

8998 L Street, Omaha, NE 68127

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5.0 (148)
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4.9 (134)
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5.0 (3)

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Omega Point Tattoo is a studio that has been serving clients in Omaha since 2008. Founder Andy K started his career in the tattooing industry at the age of 18 and now has 16 years of experience. In addition to simple black and grey and colored tattoos, the studio's team of artists also specializes in different styles such as dot work, Japanese, neo-traditional, and realism. Clients can choose to customize tattoo pieces for themselves. Moreover, the studio doesn’t offer its services to minors.

  • Traditional Tattoos

3758 North 156th Street, Omaha, NE 68116

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5.0 (51)
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4.0 (21)

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Unlimited Ink Tattoos is a tattoo studio serving the community of Omaha. It offers a variety of body art services and can help clients draw up customized designs to meet their aesthetic vision for a permanent piece. The studio can work in many different styles, such as black and gray realism, linework, lettering, and colorwork. To put clients at ease during their sessions, Unlimited Ink Tattoos maintains a welcoming and professional atmosphere. Interested individuals may set an appointment by phone.

  • Body Art

4450 South 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68127

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4.4 (2)

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American Tattoo is considered Omaha's oldest tattoo studio as it has been offering body art services since 1988. Customers can choose from the shop's vast catalog of designs or bring in any design ideas. The studio can accommodate minors and offer its all-inclusive tattoo and body piercing services provided that a signed guardian consent is submitted. American Tattoo prides itself on its artists who have traveled tattooing at comic and tattoo conventions to improve their crafts and deliver quality work.

  • Traditional Tattoos

Compare our Top Tattoo Shops

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Villain's Tattoo & Piercing
3629 Q Street, Omaha, NE 68107
Revolution Studios Tattooing
4601 South 50th Street, Omaha, NE 68117
Rawhide Tattoo Studio
5613 South 77th Street, Ralston, NE 68127
Absolute Tattoos & Body Piercing
215 West Mission Avenue, Bellevue, NE 68005
Green Fox Tattoo
1103 South 119th Street, Omaha, NE 68144
Skin Deep Tattoo Piercing
711 North 120th Street, Omaha, NE 68154
Omega Point Tattoo
8998 L Street, Omaha, NE 68127
Unlimited Ink Tattoos
3758 North 156th Street, Omaha, NE 68116
American Tattoo
4450 South 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68127

FAQs

  • Introduction

    A tattoo is body art that leaves permanent designs or pictures on the skin. They're applied via needle by depositing ink onto the second layer of skin. While the first tattoos were applied manually with a single needle that was first saturated in ink, today's tattoos are done by a machine. These machines feature multiple needles that pierce the skin simultaneously, speeding up the process and creating tattoos that are more visually appealing.

    Tattoos are usually done in licensed tattoo shops. These shops adhere to health and cleaning standards and are typically regulated by state and municipal governments. While tattoos are generally safe, there are associated risks, including skin infections. Any person getting a tattoo is legally required to be at least 18 years of age. It's also inadvisable for anyone who isn't in good health to get a tattoo, as the body requires time and energy to heal and prevent infection.

  • What should you know before getting your first tattoo?

    Before getting tattooed, it's important to think about design and placement. A tattoo is a permanent fixture on the body, and it's important not to rush into things. You should also consider the artist's background and take time to look into their portfolio to ensure their style best suits the tattoo you want.

  • What are some examples of tattoo styles?

    There are many types of tattoo styles, and it's important for a person to familiarize themselves with them before they select a design. Styles include:

    • Americana: Bold lines, vivid colors
    • Japanese: Large images that cover the back, arms, and legs
    • Black and Grey: Colorless grayscale designs
    • Stick-n-Poke: Thick, bold, black lines and small designs
    • Blackwork: Bold black lines and larger geometric shapes

  • Is tipping expected & how much to tip on your tattoo?

    While most tattoo artists don't expect tips, it's often appreciated. If you're happy with the work your tattoo artist has done, consider tipping between 15% and 25%. If the tattoo requires multiple sessions, a flat amount per session is appropriate.

  • What are some basic tattoo aftercare tips?

    It's important to follow all aftercare directions provided by the tattoo artist. Usually, artists will advise clients to ensure that tattoos are kept clean and dry. After showering, the tattoo should be gently patted dry and treated with Vaseline or another tattoo aftercare product.

  • What are the best practices for healing a tattoo?

    After removing the dressing, it's important to keep the tattoo clean, dry, and uncovered. Applying Vaseline or another recommended ointment can help to speed up the healing process. As they heal, tattoos can sometimes itch, but it's vital that you don't scratch or pick at it.

  • What are the most and least painful places to get a tattoo?

    Parts of the body that have the most nerve endings are generally the most painful to have tattooed. That includes the head, ears, and face. Places that don't have a lot of fat, such as the fingers, shoulder blades, and feet, are typically more painful. The least painful parts of the body to get tattooed include the outer arm, buttocks, and thighs.

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