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Best Tattoo Shops in Tulsa

2024

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427 South Sheridan Road, Tulsa, OK 74112
  • Body Art

Why choose this provider?

Pair ‘O’ Dice Tattoo is Tulsa's first walk-in street shop offering tattooing services. Owner and founder Richard Stell specializes in the traditional American style but can cater to other design requests from script and lettering to portraits and petite tattoos. As an accomplished painter, Stell has also created originally designed merchandise that can be purchased through the company's website. Clients are encouraged to schedule an in-person consultation to discuss tattoos in detail and get an estimate on the cost.

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (17)

Website
524 South Elm Place, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
  • Traditional Tattoos

Why choose this provider?

Solid Ground Tattoo in Tulsa has been creating custom tattoos since 2010. The shop carefully selects its team of artists, led by Bruce Joy Jr. and Brian Blalock, based on their unique style, dedication, professionalism, and passion for the art. The tattooers discuss the aftercare process with clients after each session. Solid Ground Tattoo aims to provide quality original tattoo art combined with advanced sterilization techniques in a comfortable environment.

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4.7
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (193)
Google
4.5 / 5 (77)

Website
1320 West Kenosha Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
  • Body Art
  • Piercings
  • Traditional Tattoos

Why choose this provider?

Just Another Hole Body Arts is a tattoo studio that has been servicing the Tulsa metro since 2001. Its team offers tattoos of various styles as well as piercing services. Committed to welcoming customers in a sterile and safe area, the studio is dedicated to its cleanliness and order. The two owners of the studio are experienced paramedics, giving them knowledge with first-aid procedures and other medical background information to ensure that clients are tattooed or pierced with the safest equipment and facilities available.

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4.1
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (17)
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (5)

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5.0
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Website
4666 South Mingo Road, Tulsa, OK 74146
  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos

Why choose this provider?

Active since 2008, Spaded and Jaded Tattoo Co. is a studio that serves the residents of Tulsa. It caters to both first-time and veteran customers, providing them with private booths and a portfolio of designs. Its staff can pair clients with an artist best suited for specific customized styles like surreal images, Japanese characters, and black-and-white portraits. The studio has tattooed multiple professional football players, baseball players, and hockey players. Spaded and Jaded previously held a charity event for cancer awareness and treatment.

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3.6
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (15)

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5.0
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Introduction

    A tattoo is body art that leaves permanent designs or pictures on the skin. They're applied via needle by depositing ink onto the second layer of skin. While the first tattoos were applied manually with a single needle that was first saturated in ink, today's tattoos are done by a machine. These machines feature multiple needles that pierce the skin simultaneously, speeding up the process and creating tattoos that are more visually appealing.

    Tattoos are usually done in licensed tattoo shops. These shops adhere to health and cleaning standards and are typically regulated by state and municipal governments. While tattoos are generally safe, there are associated risks, including skin infections. Any person getting a tattoo is legally required to be at least 18 years of age. It's also inadvisable for anyone who isn't in good health to get a tattoo, as the body requires time and energy to heal and prevent infection.

  • What should you know before getting your first tattoo?

    Before getting tattooed, it's important to think about design and placement. A tattoo is a permanent fixture on the body, and it's important not to rush into things. You should also consider the artist's background and take time to look into their portfolio to ensure their style best suits the tattoo you want.

  • What are some examples of tattoo styles?

    There are many types of tattoo styles, and it's important for a person to familiarize themselves with them before they select a design. Styles include:

    • Americana: Bold lines, vivid colors
    • Japanese: Large images that cover the back, arms, and legs
    • Black and Grey: Colorless grayscale designs
    • Stick-n-Poke: Thick, bold, black lines and small designs
    • Blackwork: Bold black lines and larger geometric shapes

  • Is tipping expected & how much to tip on your tattoo?

    While most tattoo artists don't expect tips, it's often appreciated. If you're happy with the work your tattoo artist has done, consider tipping between 15% and 25%. If the tattoo requires multiple sessions, a flat amount per session is appropriate.

  • What are some basic tattoo aftercare tips?

    It's important to follow all aftercare directions provided by the tattoo artist. Usually, artists will advise clients to ensure that tattoos are kept clean and dry. After showering, the tattoo should be gently patted dry and treated with Vaseline or another tattoo aftercare product.

  • What are the best practices for healing a tattoo?

    After removing the dressing, it's important to keep the tattoo clean, dry, and uncovered. Applying Vaseline or another recommended ointment can help to speed up the healing process. As they heal, tattoos can sometimes itch, but it's vital that you don't scratch or pick at it.

  • What are the most and least painful places to get a tattoo?

    Parts of the body that have the most nerve endings are generally the most painful to have tattooed. That includes the head, ears, and face. Places that don't have a lot of fat, such as the fingers, shoulder blades, and feet, are typically more painful. The least painful parts of the body to get tattooed include the outer arm, buttocks, and thighs.

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