Best Tattoo Artists in Columbus

Why These Tattoo Artists?

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

Carpe Diem Dermal Art Studio

Carpe Diem Dermal Art Studio is a Columbus studio that has been serving central Ohio for over 18 years. Tattoo artist Joe Dudley has over 20 years of experience and extensive training in piercing and tattooing. Clients can get tattoos and piercings in a comfortable and sterile environment. Carpe Diem Dermal Art Studio is committed to quality, providing creative ideas, affordable prices, and they use state-of-the-art equipment. Clients’ satisfaction is their top priority, and clients remark on the great experience they had and recommend Joe.

Columbus, OH 43207


Identity Tattoo Parlor

Identity Tattoo Parlor is a full custom tattoo parlor in Columbus. The highly trained artists create unique pieces of art for their clients. They do no duplicate other artists’ work. The styles they specialize in include illustrative, realism, neo-traditional, new school, and traditional. Art is for sale in the shop and they also do commissioned artwork. Customers feel comfortable and praise the clean studio and the artists’ work.

Columbus, OH 43220


Short North Tattoo

Short North Tattoo is a Columbus studio that has been serving clients for over six years. The artists aim to provide clients with a professional and positive tattoo environment and to exceed their expectations. They have over 60 years of combined experience and all have certifications for blood borne pathogen safety and first aid. The studio is open seven days a week. Clients like the peaceful environment and the quality of the artists’ tattoos.

Columbus, OH 43201


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