Laurels
Best Tattoo Artists
in Portland
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 Portland, OR.

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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.

Aardvark Tattoo Company

Aardvark Tattoo Company specializes in portraits, photorealism, new school, feminine tattoos, knotwork, lettering, and original artwork. The Portland studio also does body piercing. Clients have given positive feedback for Aardvark Tattoo Company's talented, professional, and friendly artists.

Portland, OR(503) 477-8902

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Above the Pearl Tattoo Studio

Above the Pearl Tattoo Studio has been serving Portland clients since 2007. The licensed shop takes appointments only and is located close to Downtown Portland. The resident artist has been doing tattoo work for more than 10 years. The tattoo studio won Best of Citysearch Tattoo Portland in 2009 and 2011, and has been featured in Bob Baxter's Tattoo Road Trip. Clients have given positive feedback for Above the Pearl Tattoo Studio's accessible space and kind, professional artist.

Portland, OR(503) 319-4855

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Albatross Tattoo

Albatross Tattoo is a Portland tattoo studio that works in a variety of tattoo styles, including black and grey, tribal, realism, traditional, full color, and other styles. Clients have given positive feedback for the shop's clean and organized space, friendly environment, and talented artists. The studio prefers that its clients make appointments ahead of time.

Portland, OR(503) 206-5020

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Art Work Rebels

Art Work Rebels specializes in custom tattoo work, no matter the size. Clients can browse through the shop's tattoo portfolios for inspiration or admire its collection of antiques and taxidermy. The artists also have their own artwork for sale. Art Work Rebels has seven resident artists and hosts guest artists from around the country. Clients have given positive feedback for the artists' talent, attention to detail, friendly attitudes, and quick work.

Portland, OR(503) 477-6190

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Blue Ox Tattoo

The artists at Blue Ox Tattoo have more than 35 years of combined experience in the industry. The tattoo shop provides free consultations for its custom artwork. Clients have given positive feedback for the studio's comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, helpful, friendly, and talented artists, and quality background music.

Portland, OR(503) 894-9411

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Brynn Sladky

Brynn Sladky has been tattooing for more than 10 years. The Portland tattoo artist works at Blacklist Tattoo and occasionally travels for work to conventions such as the Philadelphia Tattoo Convention and the Rochester NY Tattoo Convention. Brynn Sladky enjoys designing pop culture tattoos and art featuring women, and will work in a variety of art styles.

Portland, OR(503) 796-0086

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Dead Gods Tattoo

Since 2010, Dead Gods Tattoo has designed custom tattoos for its clients. Based in Tigard, the studio accepts walk-ins but prefers appointments. The co-founders of the shop have more than 35 years of combined experience in tattooing. The studio provides a variety of art styles, including watercolor, photorealism, tribal, black and grey, and pattern tattoos. The shop will also create UV-reactive tattoos. Clients have praised Dead Gods Tattoo for its relaxed environment and friendly, considerate staff.

Tigard, OR(503) 352-4405

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Fortune Tattoo

Fortune Tattoo has been serving the Portland area since 2010. The tattoo studio has been featured by The Oregonian, Buddhadharma, Tattoo Masters, Best of Tattoo Revue, Skin Art Encyclopedia, Skin & Ink, All Female Tattoo, and other publications. The resident artists have more than 30 years of combined experience in tattooing. Clients have given positive feedback for Fortune Tattoo's talented, experienced, and personable artists.

Portland, OR(503) 234-7071

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Hopeless Ink Tattoo

The artists at Hopeless Ink Tattoo have more than 50 years of combined experience. The tattoo studio has seven resident artists who accept walk-ins seven days a week. The shop, based in Vancouver, also provides body piercing services. Clients have given positive feedback for Hopeless Ink Tattoo's clean space and kind, friendly staff.

Vancouver, WA(360) 213-1818

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Icon Tattoo Studio

Icon Tattoo Studio has been serving Portland clients since 1999. The studio features art by local artists on its walls and sells jewelry and home decor. The tattoo shop works with local nonprofits including On the Move Community Integration, a program that supports adults with disabilities. Clients have praised Icon Tattoo Studio for its inviting space, calm atmosphere, and skilled artists.

Portland, OR(503) 477-7157

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Infinity Tattoo Shop

Infinity Tattoo Shop has been serving the Portland area since 1993. The tattoo studio takes appointments and walk-ins and provides a variety of art styles, such as geometric, full-color, and black and grey. Clients have praised the shop for its friendly and professional staff, quality work, and creative ideas.

Portland, OR(503) 231-4777

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Lombard Street Tattoo

Lombard Street Tattoo uses vegan inks in all of its tattoo work. The Portland tattoo studio takes walk-ins and appointments and offers flat-rate pricing. The business holds events for local causes, like raising money for art classes at a local elementary school. Clients have given positive feedback for Lombard Street Tattoo's friendly atmosphere, clean space, and professional artists who pay attention to detail.

Portland, OR(503) 803-8210

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Lucky Supreme Tattoo

Lucky Supreme Tattoo creates custom tattoos in its Oregon City studio. The tattoo shop's artists have more than 45 years of combined experience in the industry and design black and grey tattoos, photorealism tattoos, full-color tattoos, traditional American tattoos, and other styles. Clients have given positive feedback for Lucky Supreme Tattoo's skilled and professional tattoo artists.

Oregon City, OR(503) 933-2345

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No Hope No Fear Tattoo Art Studio

No Hope No Fear Tattoo Art Studio has been serving Portland clients since 2007. James Kern, the founder of the shop, has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. His work has been featured by publications including Tattoo Magazine, Skin Art #70, Tattoo Society #4, Skin and Ink, Tattoo Flash, Northwest Tattoo Magazine, and other publications. The studio sells paintings and prints by its resident artists. Clients have praised No Hope No Fear Tattoo Art Studio for its comfortable environment and talented artists.

Portland, OR(503) 327-8192

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Optic Nerve Arts Tattoo

Optic Nerve Arts Tattoo has been serving the Portland area since 2003. The studio stays up-to-date on the latest health and safety procedures. The resident artists specialize in a variety of artwork styles, including comic book, realism, black and grey, portraiture, Americana, and other styles. Clients have praised Optic Nerve Arts Tattoo for its clean shop, positive atmosphere, and friendly, talented artists.

Portland, OR(503) 287-0339

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Powell Tattoos

Powell Tattoos creates a clean and comfortable atmosphere in its Portland shop. Each of the tattoo studio's artists have 10 or more years of experience in the industry. The business also provides body piercing and has a large selection of body jewelry, including implant-grade titanium, implant-grade stainless steel, bone, stone, and wood. Clients have given positive feedback for Powell Tattoo's friendly, talented staff and clean shop.

Portland, OR(503) 954-2903

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Skeleton Key Tattoo

Skeleton Key Tattoo is a custom tattoo studio that uses vegan-friendly ink. The studio also provides tattoo removal through the pigment lightening method, which is a safer and more affordable alternative to laser tattoo removal. The staff speak both English and Spanish. The Portland tattoo parlor won the 2012 Mercury Reader's Choice Award and has received praise for its friendly, helpful, and talented artists. Skeleton Key Tattoo is a supporter of Supportland, a program that supports local businesses.

Portland, OR(503) 233-4292

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The Jade Mermaid Tattoo Parlor

The Jade Mermaid Tattoo Parlor is a semi-private studio founded by the artist Joe Bass. The tattoo parlor takes appointments and walk-ins, but needs to book larger projects ahead of time. Clients have given positive feedback for The Jade Mermaid Tattoo Parlor's friendly, helpful, and talented staff.

Portland, OR(503) 841-5535

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Wonderland Tattoo

Wonderland Tattoo has four resident artists on staff who specializes in nature, floral, and animal themed art. The Portland tattoo shop has created a warm and welcoming environment where clients get their tattoos done. The studio takes appointments only. Clients have praised Wonderland Tattoo for its friendly, kind, and professional artists and their wonderful work.

Portland, OR(971) 254-4352

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