Best Tattoo Shops in Richmond

Why These Tattoo Shops?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Richmond Tattoo Shops 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.

Read more about our selection process


  • 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


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

  • 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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