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

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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.

Artistic Encounter

Artistic Encounter is a custom tattoo and body piercing studio and gallery in Dallas. In 2001, owners Billy Jack and Stephanie Gunter opened their first shop in Indiana. Later they opened two more locations in Dallas. The studio displays lots of art which is for sale, and has won many awards and been featured in magazines. Clients like the family atmosphere and the artists’ professionalism.

Blink Tattoos

Blink Tattoos is a Dallas studio that specializes in custom designs that incorporate personal features. They also do cover-ups. Artists use disposable needles and sterilize equipment. The studio is open Tuesday to Saturday by appointment only. Customers appreciate the time taken during consultations, the professionalism, and the creativity in the tattoos.

Dallas, TX 75201


Cat Tattoo

Cat Tattoo is an Addison studio that also offers custom tattoos, piercing, and laser removal. It was the first all custom tattoo studio in the Dallas, Ft. Worth metroplex and has been in business for over 18 years. Clients praise the quality of the tattoos and the jewelry and the artists’ friendliness. Cat Tattoo also sells paintings by the tattoo artists.

Cedar Springs Tattoo

Cedar Springs Tattoo is a studio in Dallas that serves the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and specializes in styles including Japanese, American traditional, and black and gray. Along with custom tattoos, they also do body piercing and have an online store that offers aftercare kits, hoodies, and T-shirts. Clients appreciate the friendly staff, the cleanliness, and the atmosphere.

Dallas Tattoo

Dallas Tattoo is an Addison studio that specializes in custom tattoos. Tattoo artist Travis Chick has done tattooing for more than 20 years and was named Best Tattoo Artist by the Dallas Observer in 2015. Clients like the quality of his tattoos and appreciate his clean shop.

Dallas Tattoo & Art Company

Dallas Tattoo & Art Company is a dermagraphics studio and fine art gallery located in the heart of downtown Dallas. They feature artists from around Dallas as well as artists from around the world. Professional tattoo artist Rudy Hetzer IV specializes in lettering and black and gray realism. He was on season three of Best Ink and was featured in International Tattoo. Clients praise the cleanliness of the studio, the artists’ professionalism, talent, and the art.

Davis St. Tattoo

Davis St. Tattoo is a Dallas studio that specializes in Japanese-influenced, American, and black and gray tattoos. Artist Mark Thompson has been a tattoo artist for over 20 years. Artist Josh Robinson has been tattooing since 1997, and Dominik Cichowski has been tattooing since 2010. In 2015, The Dallas Observer named the shop the Best Tattoo Shop. Clients like the artists’ patience, custom artwork, and professionalism.

Death or Glory Tattoo

Death or Glory Tattoo is a Dallas studio that specializes in tattoos and piercing. The four artists, Sam Chamberlain, Eddie Loven, Matt Thompson, and Tommy Nash, are available to work with clients. The studio is open seven days a week. Clients like the comfortable, clean environment and the artwork.

Elm Street Tattoo

Elm Street Tattoo is a Dallas studio that is made up of tattoo artists who have a passion for tattoos. Owner Oliver Peck and the other artists do custom tattoos and take walk-ins. Clients praise the staff’s friendliness and talent.

Fly Ink Tattoo Parlor Inc.

Fly Ink Tattoo Parlor Inc. was founded in 2014 and provides tattoo services. It offers bespoke artwork that includes line art tattoos, various lettering styles, lip tattoos, and colorwork. Other services include basic ear and body piercing, including dimple and bridge piercings in the face, and high-lobe and helix piercings in the ears. The parlor also offers aftercare for piercings and tattoos such as tattoo sunscreen, hygienic saline washes, and piercing sprays.

9220 Skillman St Ste 211
Dallas, TX 75243


Gold Dust Tattoos & Fine Art

Gold Dust Tattoos & Fine Art is a Dallas studio that specializes in custom tattoos. Owner and artist Char McGaughy has been tattooing professionally since 2010. She has received numerous awards including Best Tattoo Artist Dallas 2010, Ink Life Tour 2012 2nd Large Portrait, and Dallas Tattoo Expo 2013 1st Tattoo of the day. Her specialty is black and gray and photorealism. She works by appointment only. Clients appreciate the clean environment and professional staff.

J. Hall & Co. Gentleman Tattooers

J. Hall & Co. Gentleman Tattooers is a Dallas studio that aims to bring a higher standard in tattoo quality and cleanliness to clients. Tattoo artist Josh Hall is a former paramedic, and he takes healing and providing safe tattoo practices seriously. He likes tattooing traditional American and Japanese, dot work, mehndi, and mandalas. Clients appreciate Josh’s healing techniques, style, and friendliness. The other experienced tattoo artists excel in classic traditional American style, illustrative neo-traditional, realism, and comic art tattoos.

Last Angels Tattoo Co.

Last Angels Tattoo Co. is a Dallas studio that specializes in tattoos and body piercings. They pride themselves on doing excellent work and on customer service. Clients say it is a professional and respectful place, and they are happy with their tattoos.

Legacy Arts Tattoo

Legacy Arts Tattoo is an award-winning custom studio with two locations in Dallas. They have diverse tattoo artists that can do every style. They pride themselves on providing clients with great customer service. The studio also offers dermal anchors and piercings and welcomes walk-ins. Clients appreciate the customer service, cleanliness, laid-back environment, and the artwork.

Lone Star Tattoo

Lone Star Tattoo is a Dallas studio that specializes in Oriental style, Japanese, Americana, American Traditional, black and gray, and color ink tattoos. The studio also offers body piercing and merchandise such as hoodies, T-shirts, and prints. Clients appreciate the clean shop, the quality of artists’ tattoos, and their friendliness.

Stainless Studios

Stainless Studios is a Dallas studio that has been serving the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex for over six years. The award-winning artists specialize in Traditional, Neo-Traditional, Japanese, lettering, black and gray, portraits, new school, color realism, and small line work. Stainless Studios also offers professional body piercing. Clients like the artists’ talent, friendliness, knowledge, and the cleanliness of the studio.

Tattoos by Char

Char McGaughy is a tattoo/mixed media artist and painter in Dallas. She started tattooing over five years ago and opened Gold Dust Tattoos & Fine Art in 2013. Char takes pride in her work and her aim is to have satisfied clients. She has won numerous awards since she started tattooing. She likes different styles but specializes in photorealism and black and gray.

Dallas, TX 75206


Tru Custom Tattoos

Tru Custom Tattoos is a Dallas studio that has been tattooing and piercing clients since 2007. Clients can play pool or use Wi-Fi while waiting. Walk-ins are welcome. Tru Custom Tattoos won the Best Tattoo & Piercing Parlors in AOL’s 2010 City’s Best program. Clients appreciate the customer service, atmosphere, and professionalism.

Urban’s Tattoo and Piercing Studio

Urban’s Tattoo and Piercing Studio is an award-winning Arlington business that specializes in portrait, realism, black and white, custom, lettering, and more. The professional artists have years of experience and will answer all clients’ questions. The studio provides a high-end environment that families can come to. They won the 2014 Best Tattoo and Piercing by Dallas A-List. Urban’s Tattoo and Piercing Studio is a member of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau. They are open seven days a week and welcome walk-ins.

Arlington, TX 76011


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