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3450 Babcock Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
  • Traditional Tattoos

Art FX Tattoo Inc. is a business that serves the skin art needs of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. It offers tattoo services for different artwork styles using new and sterile equipment for each tattoo. Its team of talented artists has more than 50 years of combined experience. Art FX Tattoo Inc. has been in business for over 22 years. It supports the community through its fundraising activity for children the Toys For Tots held annually.

3450 Babcock Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Website(412) 364-5522

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2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4.7 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

80 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

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Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Pittsburgh, PA 15224Pittsburgh, PA 15224
  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Watercolor Tattoos

Artisan is a Pittsburgh fine art tattoo studio, art gallery, and cafe. The studio is known for its fine art tattoo designs by its own resident artists as well as guest tattooers from all over the world. Potential clients are asked to review all artist portfolios to figure out which style they would like to use in their body art. Wifi is available in the shop as well as a selection of handmade clothing, lingerie, accessories, patches and prints, and small artworks for sale.

Pittsburgh, PA 15224Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Website(412) 661-0503

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2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4.9 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

99 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

3439 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Neotraditional Tattoos
  • Watercolor Tattoos
  • Geometric Tattoos

Black Cat Tattoos is a tattoo studio that has been operating in Pittsburgh since 2009. Its founders, Jason Lambert and Cara Cable, opened the shop to emphasize friendly and open collaboration with its clients. The studio's artists use traditional techniques and accept design ideas for each session. Its website contains each artist's portfolio that includes multiple black-and-gray and full-color designs. Black Cat Tattoos also specializes in oriental characters, floral designs, animal images, and celebrity portraits.

3439 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Website(412) 621-1679

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1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

18 (Better)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

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West View, PA 15229West View, PA 15229

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 15229West View, PA 15229

Website(412) 680-1441

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4061 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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  • Traditional Tattoos

Gypsy Tattoo Parlor brings over 20 years of experience in tattoos and art to the Pittsburgh community. The studio specializes in custom tattoos and is known for working closely with clients to make their experience, as well as their ink, memorable. Consultations are required, and clients can also ask for designs to help cover scars. Michelle Joy holds a degree in art from Parsons School of Design and often uses an illustrative, intricate style influenced by engravings and woodcuts.

4061 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

InstagramWebsite(412) 709-6623

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1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

4.5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

48 (Best)

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Consistent (Best)

2005 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Instagram
  • Traditional Tattoos

In the Blood Tattoo has been providing tattoos for Pittsburgh residents for over 15 years. The shop is known for being clean, friendly, and professional and was voted the winner for Best Body Art from 2009 to 2011 by the Readers' Choice PGH City Paper. No person under the age of 16 will be inked, and minors must have photo ID and birth certificate as well as be accompanied by a parent/guardian with photo ID. Walk-ins are welcome.

2005 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

InstagramWebsite(412) 481-3380

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Average Review Score:

4.1 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

5 (Good)

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Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

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1410 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Instagram
  • Body Art

Jester's Court Tattoos & Mores is an insured tattoo shop that has been catering to clients in Pittsburgh for 25 years. It offers a broad range of designs including, portraits, black and gray, florals, insects, reworks, and cover-ups. Its team of award-winning artists has over 50 years of collective experience in the industry. All of their works can be viewed by customers on the company website. Jester’s Court also offers piercing via the Hot Rod Piercing Company.

1410 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

InstagramWebsite(412) 488-8287

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2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4.3 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

30 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

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Detail: A+

6150 U.S. 30, Greensburg, PA 15601
Greensburg, PA 15601
Instagram
  • Body Art

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.

6150 U.S. 30, Greensburg, PA 15601
Greensburg, PA 15601

InstagramWebsite(724) 523-8287

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3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

4.3 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

555 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

103 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Instagram
  • Traditional Tattoos

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.

103 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

InstagramWebsite(412) 201-9075

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Online Profiles:

2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4.9 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

168 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

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Helpfulness: A+

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2895 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Instagram
  • Body Art

The Pittsburgh Tattoo Studio offers tattoo services in the Pittsburgh area and has a combined 20 years of experience in the business. Patrons come to the studio for high-quality designs and a clean space to relax in. Work includes small tattoos, fine line lettering, cover-ups, color, black and gray, and large custom pieces as well as an array of piercing options. A large selection of body jewelry and aftercare products is also available, and walk-ins are welcome.

2895 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

InstagramWebsite(412) 343-2064

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Online Profiles:

1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

4 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

36 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

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2208 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Instagram
  • Traditional Tattoos

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.

2208 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

InstagramWebsite(412) 381-5401

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539 Carnot Road, Moon, PA 15108
Moon, PA 15108
Instagram
  • Body Art

Up In Arms Tattoos & Piercings is a body art studio serving customers in Pittsburgh. Founded in 2007 by owner and tattoo artist Woody, the shop offers tattoos in neo-traditional styles. Woody collaborates with clients and helps them figure out the design of their custom pieces. Woody has been tattooing for five years and enjoys doing all kinds and styles. His studio also offers custom piercings by Rawn, who has been doing body art for the past 15 years.

539 Carnot Road, Moon, PA 15108
Moon, PA 15108

InstagramWebsite(412) 264-3126

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Average Review Score:

4.5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

14 (Better)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

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742 Brookline Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Instagram
  • Traditional Tattoos

Wyld Chyld Tattoo brings decades of experience in tattooing to Pittsburgh residents. The shop offers various artists, each specializing in their own styles including black and gray, color, photorealism, and cover-ups. Owner Sarah Miller was recently featured on Spike TV's Ink Master and was the 2014 winner for Best Tattoo & Piercing from Pittsburgh A-List. Artist Ty'esha Reels, also of Ink Master season 5 fame, specializes in coverups, realism, and color tattoos, and artist Lauren Toohey recently won 1st place watercolor at the United Ink Cradle of Aviation. Wyld Chyld is an official seller of Sullen clothing and also offers custom phone cases by Sarah Miller, custom jewelry, and other clothing items.

742 Brookline Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Pittsburgh, PA 15226

InstagramWebsite(412) 668-2263

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Online Profiles:

2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

20 (Better)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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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