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18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003
Ardmore, PA 19003
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  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos

Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery is a tattoo parlor that provides custom design work and body art for clients throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. With more than a decade's worth of professional experience in the field, the shop's tattoo artist Steve Martin offers diverse style options in disciplines including geometric designs, Japanese, Traditional Americana, and black and gray realism. Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery doubles as a fine art gallery that hosts regular art exhibitions from local artists.

18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003
Ardmore, PA 19003

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2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

27 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

617 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Philadelphia, PA 19147
  • Body Art

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 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.

617 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Average Review Score:

4 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

4 (Good)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

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171 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Philadelphia, PA 19123
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  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos

Central Tattoo Studio is a fine art-focused, custom tattoo studio and fine art gallery in Philadelphia. Its classically trained tattoo artists specialize in a range of contemporary tattoo styles including black and grey realism, watercolor, abstract, graphic, and dot work. It also provides cover-up services. The first floor of the shop features a gallery of rotating exhibitions from emerging local artists. Central Tattoo Studio is open seven days a week and typically takes in clients by appointment.

171 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

4.5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

30 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

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4371 Cresson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127
Philadelphia, PA 19127
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  • Body Art
  • Piercings
  • Traditional Tattoos

Cresson Street Tattoo is a Philadelphia family-owned tattoo business servicing the area since its establishment in 1995 and was reopened last 2014 in memory of the founder Howard Saunders. Providing creative tattoos and a vibrant environment for its clientele, the shop comprises award-winning professionals who strive to provide quality tattoos to their customers. Cresson Street Tattoo is located in the busy galleries of Main Street Manayunk and continues to serve its locale until today.

4371 Cresson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127
Philadelphia, PA 19127

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1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

4.5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

16 (Better)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

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234 Chester Pike, Norwood, PA 19074
Norwood, PA 19074
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  • Traditional Tattoos

Dave Fox Tattoos is a Philadelphia-based tattoo artist with nearly three decades of experience doing his craft. Dave specializes in various designs, including custom Japanese, traditional American, and cartoon-style tattoos. He brings his unique techniques and visions when doing large-scale chest and back pieces, scalp tattoos, and cover-ups for his clients. This tattoo artist is also adept at handling intricate and small details that bring a full-sleeve tattoo piece together. Apart from tattooing, Dave also designs custom guitars and is into making music for several bands.

234 Chester Pike, Norwood, PA 19074
Norwood, PA 19074

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Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

1 (Good)

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Consistent (Best)

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1625 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Philadelphia, PA 19148
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  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos

Eastern Pass Tattoo Co. is a Philadelphia-based tattoo studio established by local tattoo veteran Scott Bakoss in November 2014. With over 25 years of experience, he and his co-artists seek to offer clients a clean and safe tattoo experience when coming into their shop. Eastern Pass Tattoo also provides clients with a wide selection of tattoo options. Each artist specializes in different kinds of styles, including blackwork tarot and botanical tattoos, classic American and Japanese style tattoos, and more.

1625 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Philadelphia, PA 19148

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3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

4.8 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

144 (Best)

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Consistent (Best)

2276 Mount Carmel Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038
Glenside, PA 19038
  • Traditional Tattoos

Glenside Tattoo is a professional tattoo shop serving clients in Montgomery County and Philadelphia. It specializes in custom tattoo designs including custom black, black and grey, realism, illustrative, and supersaturated designs. Glenside Tattoo is capable of handling most types of tattoo styles and it is open seven days a week. Walk-ins and appointments are both accommodated. Glenside Tattoo artist Drew Rash has extensive experience in the tattoo industry. He is highly skilled and has a distinctive drawing style.

2276 Mount Carmel Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038
Glenside, PA 19038

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Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

19 (Better)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

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Philadelphia, PA 19147Philadelphia, PA 19147
  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Portraits

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 19147Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Online Profiles:

1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

4 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

46 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

610 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Philadelphia, PA 19147
  • Piercings
  • Traditional Tattoos

No Ka Oi Tiki Tattoo has been providing tattoo and piercing services in Philadelphia since 2002. The shop is a member of the National Tattoo Association and Association of Professional Piercers. It has resident tattoo artists and guest artists, who are experienced in different styles of work, both in large and small formats. Additionally, clients can view the shop's website for extensive tattoo and piercing aftercare instructions. The business name is derived from the Hawaiian words "No ka oi," which means "The very best."

610 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Website(267) 321-0357
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Average Review Score:

4.5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

225 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

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823 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Philadelphia, PA 19123
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  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos

Northern Liberty Tattoo is a studio servicing the residents of Philadelphia and its nearby areas. It offers a variety of styles and designs, including traditional black and grey, portrait, and abstract geometric. The business also handles piercings for lips, tongues, eyebrows, nostrils, and other body parts. Established in 2009, it has a team of full-time and guest tattoo artists who attend various tattoo conventions in and outside the US. Clients can visit the website to browse the artists' works for reference.

823 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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Average Review Score:

4 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

37 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

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44 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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  • Traditional Tattoos

Located in Philadelphia, Olde City Tattoo has been serving clients for more than 20 years. The firm is composed of tattoo artists with years of experience in different art styles. It covers a variety of designs, ranging from classic to custom styles. The studio's tattoo experts and enthusiasts bring over 100 years of collective industry background to the table, striving to ensure to turn any client's vision into reality. The shop operates seven days a week and accepts walk-in and pre-scheduled clients.

44 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Average Review Score:

4.3 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

149 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

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904 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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  • Traditional Tattoos

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.

904 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Philadelphia, PA 19130Philadelphia, PA 19130

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 19130Philadelphia, PA 19130

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1448 Brownsville Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053
Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053
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  • Piercings
  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Neotraditional Tattoos
  • Geometric Tattoos

Valor Tattoo - Trevose provides its services to individuals in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. The shop is owned and operated by artists who have been developing over a decade of tattooing expertise. It consists of five artists working on a wide range of tattoo options, including black and gray, color, classic, lettering, Japanese, and American designs. They also accept the client's ideas and handle same-day walks in and appointment services. The shop also offers piercing services.

1448 Brownsville Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053
Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053

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Responsiveness: A+

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Do tattoo artists make more money working in a tattoo shop or opening their own?
A: Just as with any industry, there is a large risk associated with going into business for oneself. Any tattoo artist considering opening their own shop should ensure they have business management and marketing skills to enable their shop to succeed. While becoming a tattoo shop owner can be lucrative, artists who don't have the business skills to succeed may earn a higher salary working in an established shop.
Q: What tools do tattoo artists need?
A: Most tattoo shops require artists to have their own supplies. That includes their own tattoo machines and necessary parts, such as needles, tubes, tips, and grips. Tattoo artists also need a large supply of ink and tattoo stencils.
Q: Are there minimum training requirements to become a tattoo artist?
A: Every tattoo studio has its own requirements when it comes to training. In most cases, new artists are required to have a well-presented portfolio and spend several months working under the guidance of an experienced mentor. These teachers show how to use the tools of the trade, oversee designs, and instruct interactions with clients.

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