Laurels
Best Tattoo
Artists in Tulsa
2017

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 Tulsa, OK.

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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.

Geek Ink Tattoo

Geek Ink Tattoo is a Broken Arrow tattoo studio led by Cale Turpen who has nearly 10 years of practice in the field. He and the studio's talented artists specialize in custom artwork, portrait tattoos, black and gray tattoos, geeky pieces, realistic work, pop culture related tattoos, bright color pieces, and cover-up work, and all artists' portfolios can be seen on their website. The team often inks at various tattoo conventions as well, and customers can check out his travel schedule online for dates and locations. Geek Ink Tattoo also gives back to the community via fundraisers for local causes such as the Legacy of Hope Dog Rescue.

Broken Arrow, OK(918) 928-4335

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Inkjunkys Tattoo LLC

Inkjunkys Tattoo LLC is a Tulsa tattoo parlor with almost 40 years of practice in the field. Owner Mel D is a highly recognized tattoo artist who works according to his motto, "Spontaneity breeds creativity," and boasts 97 national and international tattoo awards and four magazine covers as well as an additional 100 awards in other art forms prior to starting his work with tattoos. Mel typically books up far in advance but will take walk-ins if time allows and prefers drawing custom pieces directly onto the skin instead of using patterns, tattoo flash, or stencils. Artist Jake Baker is a local and specializes in Japanese and bio-organic designs. Interested parties can check out photos of past work online and phone, email, or simply stop by the studio for an appointment.

Tulsa, OK(918) 615-3310

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Just Another Hole Body Arts

Just Another Hole Body Arts has been a Broken Arrow tattoo parlor for over 15 years. The studio was one of the first licensed shops in Tulsa and follows strict sterilization guidelines including the use of sterilized, single-use needles. The owners also are fully trained paramedics who have worked in the field and in hospitals as well. Portfolios of past tattoo artwork from the three in-house tattooers can be seen on the shop's website, and pricing for a particular piece can only be given in person at the studio. Just Another Hole is known for friendly service, great customer care, and affordable tats and enjoys repeat business from customers who love the artists' designs. The studio also gives back to the community via events such as in support of Standing Rock.

Broken Arrow, OK(918) 451-6824

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Mission Street Tattoo

Mission Street Tattoo brings decades of tattoo experience to Sapulpa clients. The group uses no flash, keeps a clean and professional shop, and custom creates artwork for each client with a focus on unique designs. Co-owner Brandon Mull was actively involved in helping end the criminalization of tattooing in Oklahoma, was twice arrested, and even won a court case before the laws were officially changed. Artist Mark Anderson is available by appointment only, and portfolios for both artists as well as for Brooke Mull can be perused online before contacting the shop. Clients must be 18 years of age or older, and Mission Street Tattoo photocopies photo IDs for their records. Any photos brought in for reference will not be copied and instead serve as the base for a new piece.

Sapulpa, OK(918) 227-9779

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Myk Tattoo

Myk Tattoo has been tattooing people in Tulsa for over five years. Artist Myk Karasek specializes in custom work and does not ink tribal, Celtic, traditional Japanese, or other people's designs. A full gallery of his tattoos is available for viewing on the website as well as via Instagram and Facebook, and interested parties are asked to come by Idol Time Tattoo in Tulsa to speak to the artist in person about their desired project. Only after this one-on-one discussion can an appointment be made if Mr. Karasek agrees to do the piece. Past customers have praised the artist for his friendliness, professionalism, and amazing designs, and Mr. Karasek works Thursday through Saturday from 11 AM until 7 PM and by appointment only on Monday.

Tulsa, OK(918) 836-4653

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Richard Stell Tattoos

Richard Stell Tattoos brings a lifetime of practice in the art of tattooing to the Tulsa community. Mr. Stell is known for his work in the American traditional style and works at the Tulsa parlor of Pair-o-Dice Tattoo, which hosted the Oklahoma All American Tattoo Convention in 2016. Clients love the family feel and welcoming environment at the shop as well as professional talent and fantastic guest artists. Aside from American traditional, tattooers can also cater to many other design requests from lettering and script to portraits and tiny artwork. Individuals need to come to Pair-o-Dice in person for any quotes, and the studio is open Thursday through Monday and closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Richard Stell is also an accomplished painter.

Tulsa, OK(539) 664-4163

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Sacred By Design

Sacred By Design brings over 20 years of tattoo experience to Glenpool residents. The studio is Oklahoma's first Christian tattoo studio, but resident artists enjoy religious designs as well as various other styles such as Japanese themes, realism, and surreal portraiture. The owner Eddie Smith has received some 36 awards for his work including for Best of Show, Best Sleeve, Best Backpiece, Best Single Piece, Best Celtic Tribal, and Best Black and Grey and also creates in other mediums such as graffiti and paint on canvas. Mr. Smith seeks to spread the teachings of Christ through his "tattoo ministry," and the shop's website features a large section on tattooing in the Bible. All are nevertheless welcome, and the studio simply asks that clients keep their behavior and language clean.

Glenpool, OK(918) 296-7966

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Solid Ground Tattoo

Solid Ground Tattoo is a Broken Arrow tattoo parlor. Clients visit the shop for custom designs with any possible style including calligraphy work, full body Japanese designs, reworkings and touch-ups, and classic old school tattoos. The team has a reputation for employing hospital grade sterilization techniques and single-use needles and offers a warm and friendly atmosphere as well as versatile talent. Clients must be 18 years of age with proof of ID, walk-ins are taken on a first-come/first-serve basis, and complimentary consultations are recommended for a custom piece. Caps, t-shirts, and other apparel are also available for sale at the store, and Solid Ground is an authorized dealer of Sullen Clothing. The group gives back to the community with events such as Toys for Tats as well.

Broken Arrow, OK(918) 893-6500

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Spaded and Jaded Tattoo Co.

Spaded and Jaded Tattoo Co. has been serving Tulsa residents with tattoo artwork since 2008. First-timers as well as veterans are welcome and appreciate the clean environment and welcoming staff, and clients can opt for a custom piece by the tattooer or select something from thousands of pages of material on hand. Private booths are also available, and staff makes sure clients are paired with a tattooer best suited to their needs. Spaded and Jaded has tattooed professional football players, baseball players, hockey players, and body builders and is a State licensed and inspected studio. Customers can come on by Monday through Saturday from 1 PM to 8 PM and also check the website for artist portfolios and various events such as a past fundraiser for cancer.

Tulsa, OK(918) 622-5500

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Tulsa Tattoo Co.

Tulsa Tattoo Co. offers tattooing services in the Tulsa area. The studio boasts hospital grade sterilization and the newest style chairs for clients' safety and comfort along with highly experienced talent and reasonable rates. All artists have been at the shop for over eight years and have been seen in various publications, and owner Rev Benson served as secretary for the Oklahoma Body Arts Coalition, which helped end the criminalization of tattooing just last decade. Mr. Benson has been featured in Oklahoma Biker, loves collaborating with people on a new tattoo project, and is especially good at reassuring newbies. Tulsa Tattoo enjoys plenty of repeat business and only inks individuals who are 18 years of age or older. Piercing services are also available in a private area.

Tulsa, OK(918) 585-8282

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