Best Tattoo Shops in Tacoma

Why These Tattoo Shops?

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

Idolize Tattoo

  • Traditional Tattoos

Known as Renton's oldest tattoo shop, Idolize Tattoo has served the greater Seattle area for over 20 years. The studio features a team of tattoo artists with a combined experience of over 50 years in the industry. The team, comprised of Henry James, Nicholas Rothenbuhler, and Matt Madison, plus their apprentice DL Rius, helps clients find a tattoo that matches their exact design preference and needs. The artists have spent years honing their craft and specializing in various styles, ranging from traditional, classic, bold, illustrative, and colorful tattoos. The shop is open seven days a week and accepts walk-in clients.

226 Main Avenue South
Renton, WA 98057

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InkStaind Tattoo

  • Traditional Tattoos

Ink Staind Tattoo is a tattoo studio that started in 2008, serving clients in and around Tacoma. It caters to first-timers, tattoo veterans, military personnel, and first responders. Its two artists, Crystal and Kylie Jane, use organic and vegan ink for their designs. The studio's website features its portfolio of works in all styles like lettering, floral designs, portraits, and watercolor drawings. It can also handle customized designs, revamp old or improperly made tattoos, and retouch fading pieces.

1210 East Main Avenue
Puyallup, WA 98372


Tsunami Tattoo

  • Neotraditional Tattoos
  • Traditional Tattoos

Tsunami Tattoo is a studio that has been providing tattoo services in Tacoma since 2000. The studio is composed of four resident tattoo artists namely Damien Dekay, Erin Cleo, Nate Leinfelder, and Timothy McCarthy. The artists have experience in traditional, realism, wildlife, floral, lettering, and geometry designs. Timothy is the founder and has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. His work has been featured in different publications. Tsunami Tattoo accepts clients by appointment only.

604 North State Street
Tacoma, WA 98403

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