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Best Tattoo Artists
in Albuquerque
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 analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best tattoo artists in Albuquerque, NM.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 122 79 15

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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71 Tattoo

71 Tattoo is a custom tattoo studio in Albuquerque. Marty Williams opened the studio in 2006 and works with four professional tattoo artists: Danny V, Joel “Devo” Humphrey, Tim "Rabbit", and Andrew Montoya Cochran. All of the artists encourage custom work and are well versed in many tattoo styles. The team has a strong focus on providing quality work in a friendly atmosphere. 71 Tattoo is committed to providing a sterile environment by using single-use equipment and testing the autoclave monthly.

Albuquerque, NM 87111

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Aces Tattoo

Aces Tattoo is a full-service tattoo and piercing studio in Albuquerque. Artists Kat D'Orazio, Don Hawkins, and Justin Kamm specialize in custom tattoos and have a strong focus on friendliness and cleanliness. Each experienced artist has a unique style which gives the studio versatility. Previous clients appreciate the team's professionalism and return to the studio for other work.

Albuquerque, NM 87110

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Addictive Ink

Addictive Ink is a personal and custom tattoo studio in Albuquerque. The licensed artists specialize in gray and color realism and have over thirty years of combined experience. The team has been awarded titles such as Charlotte Tattoo Expo's Artist of the Year and their work has been featured in print and online publications. Addictive Ink is recognized nationally and comes highly recommended by previous clients.

Albuquerque, NM 87114

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ALL is ONE

ALL is ONE is an Albuquerque-based tattoo shop. The team of six artists specializes in traditional American, fine line black and gray, Japanese traditional, portraits, and realism. The artists are also skilled in cover-ups, reworks, and script. In the studio, clients can shop limited edition prints, posters, and clothing that feature the artist's work. Previous clients applaud the quality of tattoos and the atmosphere of the studio. ALL in ONE offers custom tattoos and accepts walk-ins.

Albuquerque, NM 87106

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Archetype Tattoo

Archetype Tattoo is an Albuquerque tattoo studio focused on ethics. Founder Jespah opened the studio in 2010 with over 20 years of experience. The team of nearly a dozen artists is held to a high standard of quality and safety. The artists are licensed professionals and specialize in a range of custom tattoo styles. The studio also offers body piercing and has a gallery for local artists. Archetype Tattoo is supported by the Guild of Ethical Tattooists.

2019 Menual blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

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Ascension Body Modification

Ascension Body Modification is a tattoo and piercing shop in Albuquerque that opened in early 2010. Ascension has two professional piercers with over 10 years of experience and five in-house tattoo artists with 60 years of collective experience. Both of the piercers are members of the Association of Professional Piercers and the tattoo artists are trained in the art and safety of tattooing. Ascension Body Modification has scarification and suspension body art professionals and carries a large selection of body jewelry.

Albuquerque, NM 87106

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Belleza Med Spa LLC

Belleza Med Spa LLC is an aesthetic skin care practice serving the Albuquerque area. Dr. Eva C. Pacheco and the team of certified aestheticians offer a comprehensive list of noninvasive skin care treatments including laser tattoo removal. The experienced team provides effective tattoo removal for all size and color tattoos. Belleza uses advanced laser technology that is proven safe with a low risk of scarring. Additional services include laser hair and spider vein removal, and anti-aging skin care treatments. Belleza Med Spa offers complimentary consultations.

Albuquerque, NM 87114

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Custom Tattoo Company

Custom Tattoo Company is a tattoo studio based in Albuquerque. Artist Manuel Vega opened Custom in 1993 and places a strong emphasis on the traditional ethics and standards of tattooing. Manuel has over 20 years of experience in all tattoo styles and specializes in black and gray work, portraits, and photo realism. In addition to custom tattoos, Manuel is skilled in rebuilds and cover-ups. Custom Tattoo offers consultations and is dedicated to honoring the concept of the client.

Albuquerque, NM 87108

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Good Fortune Tattoo

Good Fortune Tattoo is an Albuquerque-based custom tattoo studio. Artist and owner Frankie Montoya specializes in the mandala and geometric work and uses a blend of symmetry and dot work. Frankie works with professional tattoo artists Eric Sedillo, who specializes in realism and horror, Ericksen Reed Linn, Alex Werder, and Fabian Pedroza. The team has a strong focus on providing quality tattoos that fit the client's personality. Previous clients are highly impressed by the team's artistry and professionalism.

Albuquerque, NM 87109

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Mudcupper's Tattoo

Mudcupper's Tattoo is an Albuquerque tattoo and piercing shop. Owner and tattoo artist Micheal Gibbs opened Mudcupper's in 2004 with a focus on a clean, family-friendly environment. Micheal is an award-winning artist and is CPR/AED certified and bloodborne pathogens certified. The experienced piercers are bloodborne pathogen trained and are licensed by the state New Mexico. Mudcupper's is dedicated to providing a safe environment and the staff performs sterilization each morning. The rooms are sterilized again after use and Mudcupper's makes all of their health inspection records public.

Albuquerque, NM 87112

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Por Vida Tattoo

Por Vida Tattoo is a tattoo parlor and body piercing shop in Albuquerque. Founder Bale Sisneros began Por Vida in 2006 and specializes in freehand black and gray style tattoos. Bale is joined by five experienced artists with a range of specialties, the majority being in black and gray style. The team has a strong focus on technique and creativity and uses safe tattoo and piercing methods.

Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Rudy Lopez Tattoo

Rudy Lopez is an Albuquerque-based tattoo artist. Rudy has 10 years of tattooing experience and he is skilled in the style of black and gray realism. He specializes in black and gray portraits of classic works by artists such as Michelangelo and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Rudy currently works at Good Fortune Tattoo in Albuquerque where he offers custom tattoos and cover-up work

Albuquerque, NM 87108

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Sacred Arts

Sacred Arts is a private tattoo studio in Albuquerque. Artist and owner Shane Acuff hand draws custom tattoos and specializes in large projects that are tailored to the client's body. All studio equipment is new to provide faster and better quality tattoos. Previous clients hold Shane's artistry in high regards and appreciate his enthusiastic personality. Sacred Arts is supported by the Guild of Ethical Tattooists and also includes a yoga studio and a custom art print gallery.

Albuquerque, NM 87104

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Star Tattoo

Star Tattoo is a custom tattoo studio in Albuquerque that has been in business for over 15 years. The seven talented and professional artists specialize in different styles. Previous clients note the warm and clean atmosphere and are highly complimentary of the team's artistry. Star Tattoo was the winner of the 2016 Albuquerque Journal Readers' Choice Awards in the tattoo studio category.

Albuquerque, NM 87114

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Stylistic Ink Tattoo Parlor

Stylistic Ink Tattoo Parlor is a custom tattoo parlor in Albuquerque that has been in business for nearly a decade. Artists Mario Saiz and Robert Prieto have years of experience and specialize in all tattoo styles including full color, black and gray, and portraits. The talented artists are dedicated to exceeding customer expectations and have a strong focus on providing a clean and friendly environment. Previous clients are appreciative of the staff's professionalism and the high-quality artistry. Stylistic Ink Tattoo is supported by the Guild of Ethical Tattooists.

Albuquerque, NM 87110

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