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.

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


Enso Tattoo

Enso Tattoo is a Columbus studio that is open to all art forms. Artist Kevin Stress has been tattooing since the early 2000s. He specializes in traditional Japanese-inspired work. Artist Brandon has been tattooing for over seven years and specializes in the American traditional style, but he’s open to all styles. Artist Curt joined the studio in 2014. The artists do touch ups and cover ups and accept walk-ins. Clients praise the artists’ talent and professionalism.

Columbus, OH 43201


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


Stained Skin

Stained Skin is a Columbus tattoo studio and art gallery that has been featured in numerous magazines. There is fine art displayed throughout and fine art gallery shows every other month. The studio has tattooed several bands including Good Charlotte, Papa Roach, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Hot Water Music. Clients praise the artists’ attention to detail and talent.

Columbus, OH 43201


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