Laurels
Best Tattoo Artists
in San Antonio
2017

Why These Tattoo Artists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored tattoo artists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best tattoo artists in San Antonio, TX.

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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.

Bad Habits Tattoo Studio

Bad Habits Tattoo Studio specializes in custom, portrait, and black and gray tattoos. The San Antonio tattoo studio prefers appointments over walk-ins, and each of its artists have many years of experience in the industry. The business also sells tobacco products. Clients have praised Bad Habits Tattoo Studio for its laid-back environment and talented, professional artists.

San Antonio, TX(210) 431-4822

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Black Point Tattoo

The artists at Black Point Tattoo practice a variety of art styles, including fine line, Japanese, script lettering, Chicano, and traditional American. The staff has more than 70 combined years of experience in the industry. Clients say that the tattoo studio has a clean, professional environment, and its artists are knowledgeable and friendly.

San Antonio, TX(210) 451-1976

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Boardwalk Tattoos

Boardwalk Tattoos specializes in styles including custom work, portraits, black and gray, neo-traditional, realism, and American traditional. The San Antonio tattoo shop provides discounts for active military members. The artists have more than 40 years of combined experience in tattooing. The studio also provides piercing services. Clients have given positive feedback for the shop's beautiful, detailed tattoos, clean space, and warm, friendly staff.

San Antonio, TX(210) 530-8709

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Calavera's Tattoo

Calavera's Tattoo has been serving th San Antonio area since 2005, and its artists have more than 65 years of combined experience in the industry. The tattoo shop, located in the Art District, specializes in portraits, color realism, new school, American traditional, and neo-traditional styles. The studio also provides tattoo cover ups. Clients have given positive feedback for the company's clean shop, relaxed environment, and friendly artists.

San Antonio, TX(210) 227-7673

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Dandyland Tattoos

Dandyland Tattoos has been serving the San Antonio area for more than 20 years. The studio has been voted the number one tattoo and piercing studio by the readers of San Antonio Current 14 times. The tattoo shop regularly rotates guest artists from around the country. The piercers are members of the Association of Professional Piercers and regularly attend the APP conference to continue piercing education. Clients say that the studio has a clean space and easygoing, professional staff.

San Antonio, TX(210) 432-5747

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Electric Panther Tattoo

Electric Panther Tattoo specializes in American-style color tattoos. The tattoo shop is open six days a week and accepts walk-ins or appointments, and has been serving the San Antonio area for more than 30 years. Clients have given positive feedback for Electric Panther Tattoo's quality work and clean, professional space.

San Antonio, TX(210) 590-6900

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Element Tattoo Studio

Element Tattoo Studio has been serving San Antonio clients since 2006. The tattoo shop's owner has been working in the industry for more than 15 years, and the artists practice art styles such as traditional, Japanese, watercolor, realism, tribal, geometric, and script styles. Element Tattoo Studio removes tattoos using laser technology with its Hoya ConBio MedLite c6 machine. Clients have praised the tattoo studio for its quality tattoos and polite, friendly staff.

San Antonio, TX(210) 979-9877

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Firme Copias

Firme Copias practices a variety of tattoo styles, including portraits, neo-traditional, and black and gray. The San Antonio tattoo studio also provides cover up tattoos, and will work with clients through discussion about what will work best for covering up their tattoo. The shop provides body piercing services and carries a selection of body jewelry. The award-winning owner of Firme Copias has more than 10 years of experience in the industry. Clients say that the shop has a laid-back atmosphere and talented artists.

San Antonio, TX(210) 560-1570

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Flesh Electric Tattoo

Flesh Electric Tattoo has been serving San Antonio clients since 2009. The tattoo studio is licensed in the state of Texas and stays up-to-date on sterilization processes. The tattoo shop has been voted the third best in the San Antonio area. The artists have more than 35 years of combined experience, and practice art styles including traditional, Japanese, black and gray, Sailor Jerry, cover ups, portraits, script, and color realism. Clients have praised Flesh Electric Tattoo for its clean, spacious shop and kind, patient, professional staff.

San Antonio, TX(210) 314-5685

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Fortune Bros. Tattoo Co.

Fortune Bros. Tattoo Co. provides a variety of art styles, including traditional American tattoos, black and gray tattoos, floral tattoos, and pop culture tattoos. The San Antonio tattoo studio accepts walk-ins but prefers scheduled appointments. The shop carries H2Ocean aftercare products that help new tattoos heal. Clients say that Fortune Bros. Tattoo Co. has a very clean shop and friendly, professional artists.

San Antonio, TX(210) 858-1593

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Inception Tattoos

Since 2009, Inception Tattoos has been creating custom tattoos for its clients. The studio's award-winning owners give free nipple tattoo reconstruction for breast cancer survivors and give discounts to active military members. The tattoo artists practice a variety of styles, including black and gray, portraits, realism, new school, and neo-traditional. The shop's piercer has more than five years of experience and uses quality jewelry from companies including Anatometal and Body Circle Designs Neo Metal.

San Antonio, TX(210) 653-9118

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Legion Ink

Since 2013, Legon Ink has been tattooing San Antonio clients with custom tattoos. The artists have more than 20 years of experience in the industry and practice a variety of art styles. The studio also provides body piercings including exotic piercings, ear piercings, and dermal piercings. The licensed tattoo parlor has received praise for its talented artists, quality tattoos, and reasonable prices.

San Antonio, TX(210) 781-7334

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Master Minds Tattoos

Master Minds Tattoos designs custom tattoos for its San Antonio clients. The artists are members of the Alliance of Professional Tattooists and have more than 25 years of combined experience in the industry. The tattoo shop follows sanitization practices and uses a new needle every time. Clients give positive feedback for the studio's friendly, fun staff and their efficient work.

San Antonio, TX(210) 988-2848

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Mind's Eye Tattoo

Mind's Eye Tattoo is a tattoo and piercing parlor based in San Antonio. The business stays up-to-date on sterilization procedures and keeps a clean and sanitary space. The artists specialize in animals, realism, and other styles, and have more than 30 years of combined experience in the industry. Clients have praised Mind's Eye Tattoo for its friendly and professional staff, attention to detail, and inviting studio.

San Antonio, TX(210) 824-0188

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Mr. Lucky's Tattoo

Mr. Lucky's Tattoo is a San Antonio tattoo parlor open seven days a week. The business' resident tattoo artists create custom designs in a variety of styles including traditional American, pop culture, and watercolor. Clients have given positive feedback for the tattoo shop's comfortable space and friendly, easygoing, and talented staff.

San Antonio, TX(210) 736-6900

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Nostalgic Ink

Nostalgic Ink is a spacious tattoo parlor and art gallery. The artists specialize in a variety of art styles, including pop culture, portraits, black and gray, traditional American, script, and geometric. Clients have given positive feedback for Nostalgic Ink's clean, sanitary shop, welcoming atmosphere, and professional, personable artists.

San Antonio, TX(210) 404-9988

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Twisted Tattoo

Twisted Tattoo offers a clean space with a pool table, air hockey, and a children's playroom with a TV. The San Antonio tattoo studio provides tattoo styles including black and gray, full-color, realism, and cover up tattoos. The shop also provides surface and exotic body piercing services. Clients have praised Twisted Tattoo for its clean, friendly environment and professional staff.

San Antonio, TX(210) 923-8618

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Xtreme

Xtreme has been serving San Antonio clients for more than 15 years. The tattoo parlor takes walk-ins and appointments and provides custom tattoos and body piercings. The shop carries a large selection of body jewelry and will do microdermals, belly, tongue, eyebrow, cartilage, and other piercings. Clients have given positive feedback for the studio's informative, friendly, and knowledgeable staff.

San Antonio, TX(210) 651-6907

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