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Best Tattoo
Artists in
Tacoma
2019

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 Tacoma, WA.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 59 43 19

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.

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Action Tattoos

Action Tattoos is a tattoo studio in the Auburn area that opened in 2000. The artists of Action Tattoo have won many awards, including Friday Best In Show at the Seattle Tattoo Expo in 2015. The studio is open seven days a week, and appointments can only be made in person with a $40 deposit. The studio provides tattoo and piercing aftercare instructions on its website.

Auburn, WA 98002 (253) 218-0358

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Arcadia Tattoo

Arcadia Tattoo is a tattooing studio in Fife. Each artist has an hourly rate of $100 to $150. A $40 deposit is required to reserve an appointment time and can be paid online. All major credit cards are accepted. The studio is open five days a week. Arcadia Tattoo participated in the Seattle Tattoo Expo 2016 in August and was recently featured on Tacoma’s Candy Teeth Radio podcast. Aftercare instructions are also available on the website.

Fife, WA 98424 (253) 242-7379

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Diamond Tattoo and Body Piercing

Diamond Tattoo and Body Piercing is a body art studio in downtown Renton that provides tattoos, tattoo cover ups, permanent cosmetics, and piercing services. Henna tattoos are also available for a temporary body art option. The award-winning tattoo parlor has been open for 10 years. The studio is open five days a week and sells apparel items in store. A contact form for each artist is available on the website, as well as a gallery of artists’ previous works.

Renton, WA 98057 (425) 227-8282

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Dzul Ink Lounge

Dzul Ink Lounge offers tattoos, piercing, and airbrushing services to the Seattle area. The studio is open six days a week, and the airbrushing artists specialize in painting on clothing, cars, murals, and creating custom designs and portraits. The piercing artists both completed the Fakir Musafar Basic Body Piercing Intensive training in 2006. Dzul Ink Lounge also sells apparel items in store and has an online booking feature.

Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 767-1163

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Evolution Ink Tattoo Studio

Evolution Ink Tattoo Studio is a new tattoo studio in Lacey. The studio serves all of the South Sound and is open seven days a week. Evolution Ink Tattoo Studio has been open for almost four years and sells merchandise online. The studio's website hosts a gallery of each artists’ previous work.

Lacey, WA 98503 (360) 491-0963

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Family Tradition Tattoo Parlour

Family Tradition Tattoo Parlour is open six days a week in Puyallup. The parlor proudly uses King Pin Tattoo Supply products. A contact form and telephone number is available on the website, as well as a gallery of artists’ previous works.

Puyallup, WA 98371 (253) 466-3089

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Flaming Dragon Tattoo

Flaming Dragon Tattoo has two locations in Tacoma. The company first opened in 1998 and expanded to a second location in 2005. The owner of Flaming Dragon Tattoo has over 25 years of tattooing experience. Walk-ins are available, and both locations are open five days a week. The website hosts a gallery of each artists’ previous work.

Tacoma, WA 98406 (253) 756-8041

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Idolize Tattoo

Idolize Tattoo is the oldest tattoo & piercing custom shop in Renton. Serving all the greater Seattle area, the shop has been in business for over 20 years. All work is guaranteed, and the artists have over 50 years combined experience. Idolize Tattoo is open seven days a week, and the company's website hosts a gallery of each artists’ previous work.

Renton, WA 98056 (425) 255-5841

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Ink Staind Tattoo

Ink Staind Tattoo is a tattoo studio in Puyallup that opened in 2008. The business is Washington State Certified and uses organic and vegan ink. Ink Staind Tattoo is open five days a week by appointment only. Rates are $125 an hour, and military and first responders receive a discount. The website hosts a gallery of each artists’ previous work, and artists can be contacted through the website for more information.

Puyallup, WA 98372 (253) 881-1832

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Kadrey's Polynesian Tattoo

Kaydrey’s Polynesian Tattoo is a tattoo parlor in Fife that specializes in Polynesian-themed tattooing. The business is open six days a week or by appointment. A gallery of the artists’ previous work and instructions for tattoo aftercare are available on the website. Employees can be contacted through the studio's website.

Fife, WA 98424 (253) 279-3449

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Linda’s Body Piercing and Tattoo

Linda’s Body Piercing and Tattoo is a studio specializing in body piercing, tattoos, and tattoo removal in Puyallup. Linda’s Body Piercing and Tattoo is an award-winning finalist of Best of Tattoos and Piercings by Top Rated Online in 2015. Consultations are free, piercing prices begin at $10, and tattoo prices have a minimum of $60 or $125 an hour and cash only. The business is open five days a week, and gift certificates are available for purchase.

Puyallup, WA 98373 (253) 841-4898

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Lo And Behold Tattoo

Lo And Behold Tattoo is a tattoo parlor in Olympia. The parlor is open seven days a week and customers can call for information and to schedule an appointment. Lo And Behold Tattoo participated in the Seattle Tattoo Expo 2016, and the studio's website hosts a gallery of each of the three artists’ previous work.

Olympia, WA 98502 (360) 943-9999

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Old Tacoma Tattoo Parlor

Old Tacoma Tattoo Parlor provides high-standard tattooing and hospital grade sterilization in Tacoma. The parlor aims to provide the best customer experience. Old Tacoma Tattoo Parlor is open Tuesday through Sunday, and its website hosts a gallery of each artists’ previous work.

Tacoma, WA 98406 (253) 752-6748

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Sacred Soul Tattoo

Sacred Soul Tattoo is a custom tattoo shop in Renton. The shop is open seven days a week and welcomes walk-ins. Appointments must be made in person with a deposit and deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Sacred Soul Tattoo is licensed by the state, Blood Bone Pathogens Certified, and renews a First Aid Certification every year.

Renton, WA 98057 (425) 923-4772

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SuperGenius Tattoo

Supergenius Tattoo is a tattoo shop located in Seattle. The shop minimum is $80 for tattoos. Supergenius Tattoo is open seven days a week. Making an appointment for larger tattoos is encouraged, and walk-ins are available. Customers can view merchandise on the website but must make purchases in-store. The shop is cash-only, and gift certificates are available for purchase in-store.

Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 322-1630

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Tattoo Bird

Tattoo Bird is a tattoo studio in Tacoma that delivers top quality work at affordable prices. The business operates by appointment only. An online shop selling merchandise such as t-shirts, hats, and one-of-a-kind original artwork is coming soon. Employees can be contacted through the website, which also hosts a gallery of the artists’ previous work.

Tacoma, WA 98403 (253) 304-8085

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True Love Art Gallery & Tattoo

True Love Art Gallery & Tattoo is a tattoo studio on Capitol Hill in Seattle. The business is open Tuesday through Sunday and by appointment only on Monday. Once a month, True Love Art Gallery & Tattoo participates in BLITZ! Capitol Hill Artwalk by hosting artwork for purchase. Deposits for tattooing services are required, with a minimum of $50 for a reservation, and can be made online for specific artists. The website also hosts a gallery of each artists’ previous work.

Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 227-3572

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Tsunami Tattoo

Tsunami Tattoo is a tattoo studio in Tacoma. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged. Tsunami Tattoo is open seven days a week. Payments must be made in cash only, and price quotes are available in person with a minimum cash deposit of $60. The studio no longer offers in-house piercing.

Tacoma, WA 98409 (253) 476-4053

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Under the Needle

Under The Needle provides tattooing services in the Seattle area. The studio is located in the Beltown neighborhood and is open late. Under The Needle has local art, jewelry, and clothing available in the shop. The artists of Under The Needle can be contacted online to book a consultation and walk-ins are welcome. The website also has a gallery to view artists’ previous works.

Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 448-6613

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