Laurels

Best Tattoo Artists
in New York City
2021

Why These Tattoo Artists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored New York City 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

Fun City Tattoo

Fun City New York has been a New York tattoo studio since 1976. Present owner, Big Steve, has 13 years of experience in the business and is known for his speedy execution of various design styles such as black and grey, American traditional, and Polynesian tribal. The studio has guest artists visit from time to time as well as its own in-house tattooers, and clients can get further information on them all via the website.

New York, NY 10002

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Kings Avenue Tattoo

Kings Avenue Tattoo is a legendary tattoo studio in New York. The studio has numerous resident as well as guest artists who are known all over the world. Founder Mike Rubendall himself has been tattooing for over 20 years, has won over 50 international awards, and has been widely featured in the media, both in print and on TV shows such as on Tattoo Wars and as a judge on Ink Master. Kings Avenue also sells various clothing, accessories, and a line of hats designed by Mr. Rubendall.

New York, NY 10012

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Majestic Tattoo NYC

Majestic Tattoo NYC provides tattooing services in New York. Owner Adal Ray has been a painter and tattoo artist for over 20 years, draws each custom tattoo by hand, and takes care to place designs appropriately to each client's unique anatomy. Clients often come to the studio for Adal's colorful, modern designs, especially for his fractal and psychedelic tatttoos, and his paintings are also on exhibit in the shop's gallery.

New York, NY 11221

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NYHC Tattoo

NYHC Tattoo has been a New York tattoo studio for over 15 years. The shop was originally opened by Vinnie Stigma of Agnostic Front and Jimmy Gestapo of Murphys Law, and is today still loyal to its hardcore name via new ownership. Clients can look through the various design styles from the studio's six different artists on the studio's site, and appointments can be made seven days a week.

New York, NY 10002

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White Rabbit Tattoo Studio

White Rabbit Tattoo Studio offers tattooing services in New York. The location is popular for its calming decor, and the studio uses 100% vegan products and ink. Brief bios and a portfolio for the artists can be viewed online as well as an info sheet for clients. White Rabbit Tattoo was featured on CBS New York as one of the best tattoo shops in NYC and was a Top 10 studio in NYC on The No Money New Yorker.

New York, NY 10002

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