Laurels
Best Tattoo Artists
in Virginia Beach
2016

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 Virginia Beach, VA.

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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.

All-out Tattoo

All-out Tattoo is a licensed and professional tattoo shop in Norfolk founded in 2007. The team at the shop is fully equipped to tattoo any style the customer needs, and execute it to the customer’s satisfaction. The shop prides itself as a “true street shop” and accepts walk-ins every day, as well as appointments. The shop provides a taxi ride for military officers in Norfolk who have no car to move from the base to the shop. The shop won The Pilot’s Best of 2013 Gold award as the “Best Place to Get a Tattoo.”

Norfolk, VA(757) 857-4465

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American Tattoo Art

American Tattoo Art of Virginia Beach offers unmatched custom tattoo services. The studio’s licensed tattoo artists transform customer’s concept and ideas into reality in a private, clean, and spacious room. The studio’s founder served on the state board of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and oversaw the formulation of tattoo standards in the state. The studio offers discounts to all military personnel from all branches of service. The studio opens every day of the week and accepts walk-ins.

Virginia Beach, VA(757) 227-4131

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Blue Horse Shoe Tattoo and Piercing studio

Blue Horse Shoe Tattoo and Piercing studio in Virginia Beach has been providing custom tattoo and piercing services in the area over the last 15 years. The studio’s professional and award-winning artists can handle the most extreme to the most basic ideas. The studio has a high standard, providing a clean and sterile environment for its customers, and it guarantees all work. Blue Horse Shoe Tattoo and Piercing Studio gives military and service personnel a 10% discount on all new tattoos and piercings valid for walk-ins only.

Virginia Beach, VA(757) 486-8286

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Fuzion Ink Tattoo and Piercing Studio

Fuzion Ink Tattoo and Piercing Studio in Norfolk has been providing custom tattoo and piercing services in the area over the last eight years. The studio’s certified, licensed, and experienced artists use the latest tattooing and piercing tools and technology, to ensure quality is guaranteed. All military, EMS, law enforcement, college students, and firefighters get a 10% discount off all tattoos subject to the provision of a valid ID. The studio features a private room for piercing and uses only surgical-grade stainless steel and implant-grade titanium jewelry.

Norfolk, VA(757) 226-9840

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Ghost Ship Tattoo

Ghost Ship Tattoo is a Virginia Beach custom tattoo studio founded in 2012. The studio carries no flash cards and instead works diligently with the client to make the tattoos 100% custom. All appointments are confirmed after a consultation and $50 minimum deposit. The studio offers all active or retired military, police, firefighters, EMTs a 10% discount. Ghost Ship is a fully disposable Tattoo studio and makes use of all tattooing materials once.

Virginia Beach, VA(757) 486-2137

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Ocean Mystique Ink Gallery

Ocean Mystique Ink Gallery was established in 2005 for any and all tattoo and piercings needs. From old school, cover ups, portraits, and more, they specialize in many different tattoo styles. Their artists love to help bring their clients' tattoo ideas to life. They have a vegan artist on staff, and clients can request that artists use vegan inks. They love their customers and do all they can to accommodate them. The shop offers free price estimates and consultations, and they also do piercings.

Virginia Beach, VA(757) 486-4658

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Otzi Tattoo Place

Otzi Tattoo Place has been providing tattooing services in Norfolk since 2013. The studio’s artists are extremely talented, and all have more than 10 years of tattooing experience. The artists are capable of brings customers’ concept to life in the style that suits them. The studio won The Pilot’s Best of Gold Best Place to Get a Tattoo award for three consecutive years. The studio requires a cash-only and non-refundable deposit for all tattoo appointments. The studio also counts the time taken to draw a tattoo as billable.

Norfolk, VA(757) 502-8666

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Red Five Tattoo

Red Five Tattoo is a studio in Virginia Beach that provides professional tattooing services and opened in 2014. The shop’s emphasis is on providing “The highest quality of work, exceptional customer service, building lasting relationships with clients, and providing the artists with an environment that fosters creativity.” The shop’s artists are capable of all tattoo styles and themes. The shop is open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. except Sunday when the shop closes at 8:00 p.m.

Virginia Beach, VA(757) 644-6484

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Studio Evolve

Studio Evolve serves as an art gallery, creative space, cultural center, and tattoo shop in Virginia Beach. The shop’s owner has been tattooing since 1995, and has been featured in numerous magazines, as well as received many awards. The shop’s hourly rate starts from $125, and all services require an initial deposit. The shop’s focus is providing excellent tattooing in a comfortable space for a positive client experience. The studio has won The Pilot’s Best of Contest as the “Best Pace to Get a Tattoo” in Virginia for five consecutive years from 2012 to 2016.

Virginia Beach, VA(757) 497-1865

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Tattoo Skills

Tattoo Skills has been providing tattooing and piercing services in Virginia Beach since 2009. The studio is also involved in educating the public about tattooing and the importance of receiving a tattoo in a professional and sterile environment. The studio tattoos larger pieces such as backs and sleeves at a starting rate of $125 per hour. The studio does not charge to draw designs, but requires a non-refundable deposit about 20% of the cost of the tattoo, and accepts walk-ins.

Virginia Beach, VA(757) 275-7199

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Temple Tattoo and Body Piercing Studio

Temple Tattoo and Body Piercing Studio in Chesapeake provides custom tattoos and piercing services. The studio’s primary focus is “maintaining a five-star reputation by committing to the highest level of services including quality products and great customer service.” The studio offers discounts to all military personnel and is available all day for walk-ins and free consultation. A client says of the studio, “Excellent shop and atmosphere! I was impressed with everything from the sit down to discuss my idea, to the custom drawing to the finished product.”

Chesapeake, VA(757) 366-0500

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The Independence Tattoo

The Independence Tattoo is a Virginia Beach tattoo parlor that specializes in classic, bold, tattoos that last a lifetime. The studio provides customers with experienced artists capable of various styles able to meet all types of tattoo needs. The studio’s lead artist has over 10 years of professional tattooing experience, and enjoys tattooing the bubbly, super bright, girlie themed tattoos, along with American traditional, neo-traditional, and anything to do with typography and letters. The studio is the recipient of The Virginian-Pilot’s Best of 2015 Gold for a local artist or band.

Virginia Beach, VA(757) 351-1350

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Trilogy Tattoo

Trilogy Tattoo is a body piercing and tattoo studio in Virginia Beach. The studio employs only the most experienced tattooists and piercers, who are required to have certifications in first aid, CPR, and bloodborne pathogens. All piercings at the studio are done with hand polished, internally threaded implant grade jewelry. The hourly rate at the studio is $125, although some tattoos go as low as $60 regardless of the size. All new clients require a non-refundable deposit to reserve an appointment at the studio. The studio does not tattoo minors regardless of parental consent.

Virginia Beach, VA(757) 963-2099

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