Laurels

Best Tattoo Artists
in Houston
2020

Why These Tattoo Artists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Houston 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. 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.

Bayou City Body Shop

Bayou City Body Shop is a tattoo parlor and art gallery serving the Houston, Cy-Fair, and Katy areas since 2006. The studio specializes in traditional, realism, portraits, cover-ups, neo-traditional, full color, custom, lettering, and new school. The studio strives to maintain a friendly and clean atmosphere. Customers speak highly of the professionalism and talent of the artists. In addition to tattooing, they perform piercings and even will accept art commissions. The studio is run by artists Randy Lee, Earnest Garza, and JIMMEH.

Houston, TX 77084

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Figurehead Tattoos

Figurehead Tattoos is a tattoo studio located in Houston. It is led by Nate Beavers, an experienced tattoo artist who often has a long waiting list. He operates by appointment only. He specializes in portraits, realism, color, and black and gray. His clients have included Houston attorney and former professional football player Charles Johnson.

Imperial Tattoo Company

Imperial Tattoo Company is a family owned and operated tattoo studio in Sugarland, Texas. The studio was founded in 2011, and the artists on the staff have a combined 25 years of experience tattooing and piercing. They try to make the experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible in addition to creating quality tattoos. Customers are usually pleased with the quality of the tattoos, as well as the cleanliness of the studio. In addition to thousands of existing designed, they work with customers to create custom tattoos.

Sugar Land, TX 77478

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Noble Street Tattoo Parlour

Noble Street Tattoo Parlour is a creator of high-quality body art in Houston. The company describes itself as an “old-school tattoo shop and art gallery” that combines time-tested methods with modern techniques to deliver awesome results. The artists develop solid plans based on clients’ input, and the parlour has different personalities and approaches to suit varying customer lifestyles and requirements. The owner is a fan of well-rendered inks, and he brings years of professional experience and industry exposure to his shop. The styles include neo-traditional, American traditional, realism, portrait, black and gray, bio-mechanical, and Japanese. With over 45 years of combined experience, the team members at Noble Street Tattoo Parlour pride themselves on creating quality tattoos and treating people well. The shop is located in the quaint area known as Old Town Spring.

Prison Break Tattoos

Prison Break Tattoos is a “prison break” themed tattoo parlor located in Houston, Texas. The studio provides custom tattoos, cover ups, and piercings. It is decorated in prison décor with bars, electric chairs, and inmates. In addition to working in the tattoo industry, the owner BK has been working in law enforcement for over 23 years. The studio takes pride in supporting first responders and emphasizes a family atmosphere.

Scorpion Studio Tattoos

Scorpion Studios is a Houston tattoo studio founded in 1991. The five tattoo artists are experienced and passionate about their craft. They provide custom tattoos in a variety of styles. Artist Dan Martin, for example, excels at illustrative style and cover-ups. Artist Tracy Lambright has been tattooing for 15 years and specializes in black and gray, color, Americana, and large-scale Japanese work. “Big Gabe” Bayles has been professionally tattooing since 2004 and, in addition to being skilled with black and gray and Americana, is personally fond of large-scale Japanese designs.

Houston, TX 77006

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Studio 8

Studio 8 is an upscale tattoo shop located in Houston. They specialize in biomechanical, Japanese traditional, traditional American, portraits, script, touch-ups, cover-ups and more. Their three tattoo artists have a combined 36 years of experience. The lead artist Shane Smith has inked over 14,000 pieces alone. Customers speak highly of the talented artists especially their ability to pull off difficult cover-ups.

Texas Body Art

Texas Body Art is a tattoo studio with two locations in the Houston area. It provides tattoos and piercings in a clean and safe atmosphere. The staff is led by Johnny Jackson, an iconic tattoo artist with almost 30 years of experience. In 2014 it was named the Best Tattoo and Piercing Studio in Houston for the 7th consecutive time. The studio makes it a point to keep out drugs, guns, gangs, and drama in order to provide a comfortable tattooing experience. The studio has also been featured in Inked Magazine.

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