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

5 Venoms Tattoo Studio

5 Venoms Tattoo Studio is a dedicated tattoo studio in Hamburg, New York that specializes only in tattoos. The studio has a reputation for cleanliness and comfort, and previous clients have also spoken highly of the creative abilities of the staff. The studio caters to a range of tastes, with particular expertise in cover-ups.

Dead Man’s Hand Tattoo

Dead Man’s Hand Tattoo is a well-known professional tattoo and piercing parlor in Buffalo, New York. It offers lettering, sleeve work, and a range of other types and styles of tattoos. Its artists are skilled and have excellent experience, including a college education in Fine Arts and Illustration, a degree in Art Education, work as a registered nurse, and features in internationally distributed magazines such as Decibel and Stain And Ink. The studio has a focus on safety and hygiene—all piercings are done with surgical stainless steel jewelry, and clients report a clean and tidy workplace.

Ink & Style

Ink & Style is a professional tattoo and hair styling studio in Lockport, New York studio that is owned and operated by Inkmaster’s Nick D'Angelo. His studio has a commitment to safe and hygienic procedures, and it used a German-engineered tattooing system that is specially designed to cause less skin trauma and allow for better healing.

Lockport, NY 14094


Ink Assassins Tattoo and Piercings

Ink Assassins Tattoo and Piercings are a Buffalo studio with a staff of experienced and creative artists. The staff has more than 16 years of experience between them, as well as an Associate Degree in Art and expertise in acrylic paintings. This creative background is reflected in their specialties, which include color tattoos, geometric patterns, and stipple tattoos. The studio was founded in 2010 and has always passed its annual Health Department inspections.


MadTat2 is a tattoo and body piercing studio in Buffalo, New York that was recently nominated as one of the ‘Top 5 Best Tattoo & Piercing Parlors in Buffalo’. The award is part of the Artvoice Best of Buffalo Awards, and the parlor has been nominated repeatedly in the past decade.

Paul Massaro

Paul Massaro is a hugely experienced tattoo artist who is based in Buffalo, New York. He opened his first studio in Buffalo more than 30 years ago, and he has also traveled all over the US., to Europe, and to South America to hone his craft. He is supported by his wife Tammy who is a registered nurse and has been a member of the National Tattoo Association for more than 15 years.

The Living Canvas Tattoo Studio

The Living Canvas Tattoo Studio is a Cheektowaga, New York business with a reputation for welcoming and friendly service. Previous clients have spoken highly of the helpful attitude of the staff and comfortable atmosphere of the studio. Gift certificates are available from the studio.

Cheektowaga, NY 14225


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