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Best Tattoo Artists
in Columbus

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 analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best tattoo artists in Columbus, OH.

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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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American Crow Tattoo

American Crow Tattoo is a Gahanna studio that serves clients by appointment only. The styles of tattoos the four artists do include portrait work, black and gray, watercolor, geometric and abstract, neo-traditional, glitch, mandalas, galaxy, and brushstroke. Customers appreciate the artists’ talent, professionalism, and tattoos.

Gahanna, OH 43230 (614) 475-6666


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Cap City Tattoo Co.

Cap City Tattoo Co. is a Columbus studio that is Ohio’s premier female owned and operated tattoo shop. There are female and male artists who specialize in touching up old tattoos, custom tattoos, and cover ups. Shop owner Alli Macgregor likes to tattoo new school, neo-traditional, and realistic tattoos. The studio is open every day but by appointment only on Mondays. After hours appointments are available. Cap City Tattoo Co. T-shirts are for sale. Clients appreciate the clean, cozy, studio and the professional, laid-back artists.

Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 564-9491


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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 (614) 817-1022


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Defining Skin Tattoo

Defining Skin Tattoo is a Columbus studio that has been serving clients for over five years. They have several artists in their Columbus and Westerville locations, and the styles they specialize in include black and gray realism, color, custom tattoo script, neo-traditional, comic book art style, and portraits. Clients appreciate the relaxed environment and the quality of the tattoos.

Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 641-7100


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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 (614) 558-8018


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Envy Skin Gallery

Envy Skin Gallery is a Columbus studio that serves clients seven days a week. Owner Billy Hill and the other artists provide friendly service and high standards in sanitation, safety, sterilization, and education. Clients praise the friendly and professional atmosphere in the studio.

Columbus, OH 43220 (614) 457-3689


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Evolved Body Art

Evolved Body Art is a Columbus studio that provides tattoos and piercings seven days a week. Part of their mission is to continue their education and share what they learn with clients, be helpful and respectful to clients, produce quality work, and maintain a professional and clean work environment. They have a wide variety of jewelry for piercings from basic to gold and diamonds. There is an online store that sells an ever changing selection of artwork, body jewelry, and apparel. Clients praise their professionalism and patience, and the cleanliness of the studio.

Columbus, OH 43202 (614) 421-4444


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Fate Tattoo

Fate Tattoo is a Columbus studio that has been serving clients for over 18 years. Some of the artists’ specialties include color work, tiny, delicate tattoos, and black and gray realism. They also provide piercing. Clients appreciate the clean shop, the laid-back environment, and the artists’ friendliness.

Columbus, OH 43201 (614) 299-9930


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High Street Tattoo

High Street Tattoo is a Columbus studio that has been serving the area for over 10 years. Each artist has gone through an extensive education process and has been featured in several tattoo publications. They have also received international recognition for their artistic achievements. Along with tattooing, services include commissioned artwork, branding and logo work, graphic design, charitable function assistance, and promotions. At High Street Tattoo, client satisfaction is important, and the studio has a spa-like feel. Clients appreciate the customer service and fun, clean environment.

Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 294-8888


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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 (614) 745-3979


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ihearttattoo is a Columbus studio that has been serving clients since 2011. The artists provide a creative, safe, and clean environment and work with clients to create original tattoos. It is an appointment only studio. Clients are impressed with the detail in the tattoos and appreciate the clean and easygoing environment.

Columbus, OH 43202 (614) 262-6767


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Liquid Vision Tattoo

Liquid Vision Tattoo is a Columbus studio that provides tattoos and piercings with a satisfaction guarantee. The artists have 16 years of experience and give free consultations. They specialize in gray shade, portraits, and free hand custom designs. Clients can enjoy their favorite music or a movie while they are tattooed. The studio offers after hours appointments. Liquid Vision Tattoo also sells costumes and props for such events as Halloween parties, Comic Con, and conventions. Clients praise the artists’ professionalism and the clean studio.

Columbus, OH 43232 (614) 759-6995


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Lock, Stock and Barrel Tattoos

Lock, Stock and Barrel Tattoos is a Gahanna studio that serves the Columbus area. The environment is a mix of history and tradition and modern techniques and tools. The artists strive to create a positive atmosphere, to constantly improve their skills, and to create high-quality artwork. Some styles the artists like to do include color, black and gray, neo-traditional, American traditional, and horror. Clients like the fair prices, laid-back environment, and the tattoos.

Gahanna, OH 43230 (614) 532-5744


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Long Street Collective

Long Street Collective is a Columbus boutique tattoo studio and art gallery. Art from the shop’s artists is exhibited as well as local artists’ art. The studio has a Victorian Apothecary theme with Gothic overtones. There is lots to see including antiques. One of the artists, Chris Barton, focuses on the black and gray realism tattoo style. Clients appreciate the clean shop and the friendly, knowledgeable, professional artists.

Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 372-5155


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Memento Tattoo & Gallery

Memento Tattoo & Gallery is a Columbus studio that has published and award winning artists. Owner Cary Aldridge specializes in custom tattoos. His styles range from American traditional to Japanese influenced tattoos. He books clients two months in advance and all sessions are by appointment only. Other artists at the studio specialize in styles such as mandala, geometric stipple work, American traditional, new school, and portraits. Clients remark on the artists’ talent and professionalism.

Columbus, OH 43212 (614) 754-7228


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Riot Ink

Riot Ink is a Powell studio that does custom tattoos. Artists Drew Susi, Nathan Varney, and Don Taylor take pride in providing high-quality tattoos in a friendly and clean environment. Clients praise their talent and laid-back attitudes.

Powell, OH 43065 (614) 389-4520


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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 (614) 947-0094


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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 (614) 297-7546


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