Laurels
Best Tattoo Artists
in Philadelphia
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 Philadelphia, PA.

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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.

Body Graphics

Body Graphics has 20 resident artists and guest artists from all over the world. The founder of the Philadelphia tattoo shop has more than 35 years of tattooing experience. The studio, founded in 1993, is a member of the Association of Professional Piercers, the Alliance of Professional Tattooists, and the National Tattoo Association. A number of the business' resident artists have won the National Tattoo Association Award. Clients have praised Body Graphics for its professional staff and quality customer service.

Philadelphia, PA(215) 625-9777

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Central Tattoo Studio

Central Tattoo Studio is a tattoo shop within an art gallery. The shop specializes in traditional, black and grey, and watercolor styles. The Philadelphia tattoo studio has been featured in The Inquirer Daily News. The resident artist uses strong lines and creative colors to create custom tattoo designs. The studio's gallery space rotates monthly and bi-monthly exhibitions featuring local artists. Clients have praised Central Tattoo Studio for its good communication, clean and organized space, and reasonable pricing.

Philadelphia, PA(215) 203-0500

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Cresson Street Tattoo

Cresson Street Tattoo is a family-owned tattoo shop that has served the area since 1995. The tattoo artists have more than 35 years of combined experience in the industry. Clients have given positive feedback for Cresson Street Tattoo's talented artists, kind and professional staff, and quality customer service.

Philadelphia, PA(215) 487-0360

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Dave Fox Tattoos

Dave Fox Tattoos has been designing tattoos for Philadelphia clients for more than 20 years. The artist, based in Norwood, designs full-color tattoos and sleeves in the style of traditional American tattoos. Dave Fox also creates artwork such as custom-designed guitars, and plays in the local bands Brain Candle Music and Curse of Samsara.

Norwood, PA(610) 586-4640

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Eddie's Chinatown Tattoo

Eddie's Chinatown Tattoo has been serving the Philadelphia area since 1952. The shop is open seven days a week and features a wide variety of art styles. The business has a regular group of tattoo artists with regularly rotated guest artists. Clients have given positive feedback for Eddie's Chinatown Tattoo's clean shop and professional, friendly staff.

Philadelphia, PA(215) 440-9997

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Gia Rose

Gia Rose is a resident artist of Ceremony Tattoo Society and draws her inspiration from geometric designs and elements of nature. The artist doesn't take walk-ins, but books her appointments ahead of time. Gia Rose has been featured on Things&Ink and Fishtown Philadelphia, and has been named one of the Top Ten Tattoo Artists in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia, PA(267) 702-4191

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Glenside Tattoo

Glenside Tattoo is open seven days a week for walk-ins or appointments. The shop sells handmade tattoo machines for professional tattooers. The studio creates custom tattoo artwork, photorealistic art, classic tattoos, and other tattoo styles. Clients have given positive feedback for Glenside Tattoo's professional, clean, and talented artists and clean shop.

Glenside, PA(267) 287-8180

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Moo Tattoo

Moo Tattoo specializes in watercolor tattoos for its Philadelphia clients. The shop's artists also design other tattoo styles such as photorealistic, full-color tattoos, black and white tattoos, and custom designs. The business is located on the same floor as Warrior Body Piercing. Clients have given positive feedback for Moo Tattoo's clean shop, on-time appointments, and talented artists.

Philadelphia, PA(215) 521-1490

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No Ka Oi Tiki Tattoo

No Ka Oi Tiki Tattoo has been serving the Philadelphia area since 2002. The studio stays up-to-date on the safest tattooing methods, and also provides body piercing. The shop occasionally rotates guest tattoo artists. The business is a member of the National Tattoo Association and the Association of Professional Piercers. Clients have praised the business for its friendly, patient staff and clean, professional space.

Philadelphia, PA(267) 321-0357

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Northern Liberty Tattoo

Northern Liberty Tattoo has been serving Philadelphia clients since 2009. The tattoo parlor practices all tattoo styles, including black and grey, portraits, traditional, and abstract designs. The business, open seven days a week, has a regular staff of tattoo artists, with regularly rotated guest artists. The shop also provides body piercing services. Clients have praised Northern Liberty Tattoo for its friendly, reliable, and honest artists.

Philadelphia, PA(267) 639-6019

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Olde City Tattoo

Olde City Tattoo has been serving the Philadelphia area since 1999. The artists specialize in a variety of tattoo styles, including custom tattoos and classic American style. The shop is open seven days a week and takes walk-ins or appointments. Clients have given positive feedback for Olde City Tattoo's talented artists.

Philadelphia, PA(215) 627-6271

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Sink The Ink Tattoo

Sink The Ink Tattoo, based in Willow Grove, has been serving clients for more than 10 years. The tattoo studio features a variety of art styles, including traditional and photo realism, and welcomes walk-ins. The business uses laser tattoo removal technology as well as tattoo lightening for tattoo coverups. The shop also provides body piercing services and carries body jewelry in materials including organic wood, bone, horn, acrylic, and titanium.

Willow Grove, PA(215) 659-3310

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Spirited Tattooing Coalition

Spirited Tattooing Coalition aims to create an open and accepting space for clients and artists. The business has been featured in West Philly Local, Whyy, and the American Museum of Natural History websites, and won the Rad Award in 2015. The founder of Spirited Tattooing Coalition specializes in a variety of art styles, including full color tattoos, black and grey wash, photorealism, and custom designs. Clients have praised the company for its clean, comfortable space and talented artists.

Philadelphia, PA(267) 634-6723

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The Electric Temple Tattoo Studio

The Electric Temple Tattoo Studio has been serving Philadelphia clients since 2015. The artists have experience in a variety of tattoo art styles, including realistic black and white, tribal art, classic American, and custom tattoos. The studio is open seven days a week and is located in the middle of Brewery Town. Clients have praised The Electric Temple Tattoo Studio for its clean, organized small shop, friendly, talented artists, and affordable prices.

Philadelphia, PA(215) 787-0760

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Valor Tattoo

Valor Tattoo has been serving clients since 2009. Based in Trevose, the business is open seven days a week. The tattoo shop has a variety of reference books for tattoo ideas, as well as prints and paintings for sale by the shop's resident artists. Valor Tattoo also provides body piercing services. Clients have given positive feedback for the tattoo parlor's clean space and friendly, professional staff.

Trevose, PA(215) 322-4455

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