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Best Tattoo Shops in Richmond
2022

Brotka

Brotka

  • Traditional Tattoos

Brotka provides high-quality custom tattoos that help clients display the ultimate in self-expression. The Richmond-area tattoo artist specializes in creating illustrative tattoos that tell a story or invoke emotion. He provides customized body art that is built to last and draws inspiration from classic Americana and Asian culture. The appointment only artist commits to delivering the highest level of service and satisfaction to every patron. Clients can rely on Brotka to deliver distinctive high-quality designs.

Richmond, VA

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Brows

Brows

  • Body Art
  • Permanent Makeup

Brows is a tattoo studio that serves clients in Richmond and the surrounding communities. The studio has been providing cosmetic tattoo procedures to various genders and ethnicities in the area since 2017. Its services include microblading, combo brows, color boost, touch-up, eyeliner, and freckles. It also offers brow henna and lamination, lashes lift and tint, and lip blush. Moreover, the studio conducts temporary tattoo procedures for pregnant women and requires parents' permission for clients under 18.

3455 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221

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Online Profiles:

2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

110 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Connelly's Tattooing

Connelly's Tattooing

  • Traditional Tattoos

Connelly’s Tattooing is a family-owned and -operated business that's been servicing Richmond clients since the 1920s. It is composed of a third-generation family of traditional tattooers who can execute various tattoo styles, including black and grey, silhouette, and floral. Clients have the option to bring their own designs or let the artists create something unique for them. The studio also offers ready-made designs that are displayed in books and on the walls. Additionally, it has male and female tattooists and features private booths.

415 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

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Online Profiles:

1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

8 (Good)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Graffiti's Ink Gallery

Graffiti's Ink Gallery

  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos

Graffiti’s Ink Gallery offers custom body art services to individuals in Richmond who wish to embrace self-expression. Its resident tattoo artist, Cameron Mills, counts seven years of industry experience. He enjoys working with all styles of tattooing and is most comfortable with colorful traditional or neo-traditional tattoos and black and gray floral work. When he’s not tattooing, Cameron keeps himself busy by painting or working on an upcoming design. Customers are encouraged to set an appointment before their visit.

111 West Williamsburg Road
Sandston, VA 23150

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Online Profiles:

1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

1 (Good)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Heroes and Ghosts Tattoo

Heroes and Ghosts Tattoo

  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos

Heroes and Ghosts Tattoo is a full-service tattoo shop servicing residents of Richmond. It offers a wide range of styles such as American traditional, illustrative traditional, color, and black and grey. Some of the artists are also rooted in heavy uses of black and dynamic line weights and doing psychedelic, dark, or abstract concepts. Vincent Riquier, Colby Julian, and Josh Richey are some members of the studio's team of professional tattoo artists. They have a combined experience of more than 30 years.

3035 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221

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3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

4.5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

196 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Hold It Down

Hold It Down

  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos

Hold It Down Tattoo is a Richmond-based tattoo studio open from noon to 6 p.m. daily. Its team comprises Nelson Rodriguez, Daryl Rodriguez, Amelia Martin, and Josh Stephens, and each of their tattoo portfolios depicts various images and art forms such as animals, flowers, religious images, cryptids, portraits, and personal symbols. Tattoo placements can vary in different body parts such as arms and back. Aesthetic styles may range from intricate to simple and may be either black-and-white or colored.

302 Goshen Street
Richmond, VA 23220

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1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

4 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

7 (Good)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Loose Screw Tattoo

Loose Screw Tattoo

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Neotraditional Tattoos
  • Geometric Tattoos

Loose Screw Tattoo is a custom tattoo studio that offers its services in Richmond. It was founded in 2011 by Jesse Smith, an internationally recognized tattoo artist who is committed to providing clients high-quality tattoos in a safe, clean, and comfortable environment. It is one of the most acclaimed tattoo studios in the area, offering a wide portfolio of styles including black and gray, portraits, lettering, color realism, and new school. The studio houses award-winning artists with over 70 years of collective experience. Loose Screw Tattoo has been featured in over 100 national and international magazines.

3313 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221

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Online Profiles:

2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4.5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

38 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Lucky 13 Tattoo & Piercing

Lucky 13 Tattoo & Piercing

  • Piercings
  • Traditional Tattoos

Lucky 13 Tattoo & Piercing has been tattooing the community of Richmond for more than a decade. The studio is home to experienced and licensed tattooers who can take on a wide range of styles, such as black and gray realism, Japanese, American traditional, and new-school. Interested individuals are encouraged to book an appointment, although walk-ins are also welcome. Lucky 13 Tattoo & Piercing has a licensed body piercer on duty daily. Clients may purchase aftercare products from the studio’s retail space.

1800 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220

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Online Profiles:

2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4 / 5 ( Good)

Total Reviews:

148 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Variable (Good)

River City Tattoo

River City Tattoo

  • Piercings
  • Jewelry

River City Tattoo offers tattoo and piercing services to clients in Richmond. The tattoo studio was established in 2002 by Jessica Simmons. It also handles cosmetic tattooing and microblading, laser removal, and aftercare. The studio is a member of the Virginia Coalition of Professional Tattooists and Body Piercers and is certified by the Alliance of Professional Tattooists. A partner and supporter of Culture Works, River City Tattoo also has locations in Chesterfield and Colonial Heights.

1128 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230

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Online Profiles:

2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

79 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.

Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

True Tattoo

True Tattoo

  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Portraits

Richmond-based shop True Tattoo has been in the business since 2007. Owner Scott Calcaterra's career in tattooing started immediately after he turned 18 in 1990. His creative team of professional and talented tattoo artists enjoys working on different styles, including old school traditional, Japanese traditional, cover-ups, realism in both color and black & grey, nu skool, and custom letterings. True Tattoo recognizes that the tattooing procedure creates an open wound, that's why it puts a premium on cleanliness to ensure the well-being and safety of customers.

6106 Jahnke Road
Richmond, VA 23225

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Online Profiles:

2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4.8 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

115 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.

Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Vitriol : Fine Art & Tattoo

Vitriol : Fine Art & Tattoo

  • Body Art

Vitriol: Fine Art & Tattoo provides body art services to the residents of Richmond. It was founded by artist Faithanne “Faith” Broache, who has been drawing and illustrating since she could hold a pencil. Honing her craft, she delved into the world of tattooing and received her tattooing license in 2014. She also extends her expertise to the clients of another Richmond tattoo shop, Unkindness Art. Faith maintains an online shop where her original fine art pieces are available.

220 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220

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Willie Kirby

Willie Kirby

  • Body Art

Willie Kirby is a tattoo artist offering body art services to individuals in Richmond and the surrounding areas looking to embrace self-expression through custom-made tattoos. He specializes in black and gray realism and lettering tattoos of all types and fonts. Besides art and tattooing, Willie takes interest in skateboarding and surfing. He wishes to leave a mark on society and his art on clients’ walls and uses this commitment to further his tattooing practice.

8071 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294

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