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Best Tattoo Artists
in Pittsburgh
2021

Why These Tattoo Artists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Pittsburgh Tattoo Artists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 81 55 18

Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Artform Gallery & Tattoo

Artform Gallery & Tattoo has been serving the Lower Burrell community with tattoo designs for almost 10 years. Artist bios can be found at the studio's website as well as comprehensive aftercare instructions and a full menu of events at the shop. Owner Seth Leibowitz studied at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and continues to paint on canvas as well as via ink and specializes in cover-up tattoos.

Lower Burrell, PA 15068

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Bloodlines Gallery

Bloodlines Gallery is a Pittsburgh tattoo shop and art gallery. The 3,500 square foot studio features five resident tattooers and various guest artists. Styles include hyper realistic, color, black and gray, script, traditional, new school, and geometric, and one resident artist received 1st place at Pittsburgh's Meeting of the Marked Tattoo Convention and at the Steel City convention. All employees are bloodborne pathogen-certified per OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030.

Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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Brothers Keeper Tattoo

Brothers Keeper Tattoo has been a Westview tattoo studio for almost five years. The shop's five resident artists can be contacted directly and have a portfolio of their past designs on the company's site. Employees are trained in cross-contamination prevention and are bloodborne pathogen-certified, and Brothers Keeper follows hospital-grade sterilization techniques and utilizes single-use needles and equipment.

West View, PA 15229

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Mantis Tattoo and Piercing

Mantis Tattoo and Piercing has been serving the Jeannette area with tattoos for almost 10 years. Photos of the three artists' designs can be seen online, and the piercers are members of the APP. The shop follows strict guidelines for safety, sanitation, and cleanliness, and all materials used for a client's tattoo are thrown away after use. No person under the age of 18 can be tattooed, and only those 16 years of age or older can enter Mantis.

Jeannette, PA 15644

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Pittsburgh Tattoo Company

Pittsburgh Tattoo Company provides tattoos to the residents of Pittsburgh. The studio is known for being friendly, clean, and professional with high quality work and a range of styles for potential clients to choose from via its four resident tattooers. A full gallery of past body art helps people decide which artist they may want to work with and is available via the shop's website. Clients can also schedule appointments online as well as browse through Pittsburgh Tattoo Company's upcoming events.

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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South Side Tattoo and Body Piercing

South Side Tattoo and Body Piercing has been a Pittsburgh tattoo studio for over 20 years. Owner Veronica was the first woman in Pittsburgh to be a tattoo artist and the first woman in Pennsylvania to own a tattoo shop. With more than 22 years of experience, Veronica is known for her versatility and use of color and is joined by three other talented tattooers. South Side is open seven days a week and walk-ins are welcome.

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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