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Best Tattoo Shops in Madison
2022

A Dead Anchor Tattoo & Piercing

A Dead Anchor Tattoo & Piercing

  • Traditional Tattoos

A Dead Anchor Tattoo & Piercing has been in business since November 2012. It is located in Monroe Street, downtown Madison. Among its specializations are custom designs and portrait works. The shop is composed of artists with years of experience and comprehensive art and tattoo portfolio. To give its clients utmost and focused attention, it is not open for walk-ins and refuses to take phone calls during sessions. Body piercing is also its area of expertise. It gives aftercare tips to tattoo and piercing clients.

1925 Monroe Street
Madison, WI 53711

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2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4.9 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

8 (Good)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Baldwin's Body Art Tattoo & Body Piercing

Baldwin's Body Art Tattoo & Body Piercing

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Neotraditional Tattoos

Baldwin's Body Art Tattoo & Body Piercing has a team of professional tattoo artists serving clients in Madison since 1997. It specializes in custom-designed tattoos and offers a variety of tattoo flashes from the likes of David Bolt, Paul Booth, and Cherry Creek. Additionally, it offers tattoo aftercare and touch-ups after the session. The studio sterilizes its equipment using hospital-like techniques. It also has a privacy booth with television or music.

13 South Madison Street
Evansville, WI 53536

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3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

4.8 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

272 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Variable (Good)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Black Moon Tattoo

Black Moon Tattoo

  • Body Art

Black Moon Tattoo is a body art shop that serves residents of Madison and its neighboring communities. Established in 2016, the shop is home to four tattoo artists who specialize in American Traditional tattooing. They can provide portfolios for body art suggestions and accept custom designs. Black Moon Tattoo has previously worked on animal portraits, realistic images, and floral designs. The shop also covers phantasmagoric shapes, landscape pictures, black-and-gray logos, and full-color arm or back portraits.

819 East Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53703

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1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

4.9 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

46 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Black Sapphire Tattoo

Black Sapphire Tattoo

  • Body Art
  • Piercings

Black Sapphire Tattoo is a tattoo shop based in Madison that has been operating since 2019. It consists of tattoo artists who are experienced in a range of styles, which include black and grey, watercolor, traditional, neo-traditional, and script. The artists also provide flash and custom tattoo designs. Additionally, the shop performs tattoo removal using a pigment lifting solution. It also has a piercer on staff offering piercing services and different types of body jewelry. Additionally, Black Sapphire Tattoo accommodates walk-ins.

5263 High Crossing Boulevard
Madison, WI 53718

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3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

4 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

152 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

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Blackwood

Blackwood

  • Body Art

Blackwood is a tattoo business operating in Madison. Its owner, Brandon Blackwood, has been working in the industry since 2005. He specializes in large-scale tattoos using black and gray, as well as color realism styles. A design portfolio is available on the studio's website and social media pages, which clients can view for design inspiration or reference. Blackwood's artwork has also been featured in different publications, such as Tattoo You Magazine, Better Made in Michigan, and Central City Ink Magazine.

1925 Monroe Street
Madison, WI 53711

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1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

12 (Better)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Blue Lotus Tattoo & The Piercing Lounge - West Side

Blue Lotus Tattoo & The Piercing Lounge - West Side

  • Traditional Tattoos

Blue Lotus Tattoo & The Piercing Lounge is a professional tattoo and piercing studio that serves the Dane County area with 4 convenient locations since 1995. Their goal is to provide a welcoming, comfortable, and safe atmosphere to assist you with all your body modification needs. Their team of artists have dedicated themselves to continuously evolve within their craft and focus on custom designs individually featuring all genres of style. The piercers are members of the Association of Professional Piercers that meet the highest standards of the industry with only high-quality jewelry. The studio is owned by Rob who specializes in cover-up tattoos and caters to breast cancer survivors for areola reconstruction. Rob has trained more than 40 tattoo artists over the years and continues to facilitate apprentice opportunities to developing artists.

6713 Odana Road Unit #1
Madison, WI 53719

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2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4.7 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

492 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Campus Ink

Campus Ink

  • Piercings
  • Jewelry

Campus Ink is a locally owned and operated tattoo studio headquartered in Madison. The studio's owner and tattoo artist, Marc, started his tattooing career more than a decade ago. He's able to create custom designs with a focus on dark blacks and bright colors. He's known for adding a geometric element to his tattoo designs, including shapes, patterns, or straight lines. Campus Ink also provides ear, face, and body piercing solutions with a selection of jewelry available for every piercing.

514 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

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3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

4 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

202 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Colt's Timeless Tattoos

Colt's Timeless Tattoos

  • Traditional Tattoos

Colt's Timeless Tattoos is a custom tattoo shop in Madison, where several highly experienced artists work to provide high quality tattoos and piercings in a safe, comfortable environment. One of their artists, co-owner Marc Nelson has more than eight years of professional experience and his style can be described as new school, with black-gray and vibrant color. Some of Marc's past works take a minimalist theme, and the subjects include dreamcatchers, phoenixes, canines, and incubus imageries. Colt's Timeless Tattoos won the Best in the Valley Awards in 2013, 2014, and 2015 for their excellent and creative work.

Madison, WI 53703

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Eldritch Brothers: Tattoo & Piercing

Eldritch Brothers: Tattoo & Piercing

  • Traditional Tattoos

Eldritch Brothers: Tattoo & Piercing is based in Madison. Its roster of tattoo artists combines over 40 years of working on specific styles and techniques. Traditional Americana, cartoons, mythology, floral, and Japanese are some of the themes it has worked on. While each tattoo artist has a distinct specialty, Eldritch Brothers strives to handcraft a timeless piece for every client. Its piercing service is backed with 10 years of experience and is certified by the Association of Professional Piercers.

6901 Seybold Road
Madison, WI 53719

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Online Profiles:

3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

4.8 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

284 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Hand And Eye Tattoo

Hand And Eye Tattoo

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Watercolor Tattoos

Operating in Madison, Hand and Eye Tattoo is an appointment-only tattoo studio. It was established by Dave Nielsen, who has a lifelong passion for drawing and has been tattooing since 1997. He offers black-and-white illustrations, colored portraits, and customized artwork for first-time and long-time clients. He handles various kinds of tattoo styles such as realism, lining, lettering, reproductions, and cover-ups. Dave also provides his customers with detailed aftercare instructions. He provides a portfolio of both traditional and colored artwork on his Instagram.

2647 Milwaukee Street
Madison, WI 53704

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Online Profiles:

2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4.4 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

58 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Iron Quill Tattoo

Iron Quill Tattoo

  • Body Art

Iron Quill Tattoo is a body art business serving Madison and the surrounding areas that aims to be its clients' favorite tattoo studio. It can handle both color and black and grey tattoos in different styles and provides microblading services. Additionally, it is owned and founded by Jes Strickler, a self-taught tattoo artist who has more than 15 years of experience. Aside from Strickler, Iron Quill Tattoo has four other experienced artists whom clients can consult with regarding their custom tattoos either face to face or online.

7011 Tree Lane
Madison, WI 53717

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Online Profiles:

3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

4.8 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

496 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Lost Lakes Tattoo

Lost Lakes Tattoo

  • Body Art

Lost Lakes Tattoo is a Madison-based tattoo parlor that features several artists with different art styles. Interested clients can set an appointment with their chosen artist. For example, some tattoo artists like Brooke Sutter enjoys doing nature-themed concepts like symmetrical botanical imagery. She also loves using black and grey in her work. Madison native Jake Reynolds, on the other hand, enjoys tattooing ornamental tattoos like mandalas and pointillism pieces. Additionally, clients can check Lost Lakes Tattoo's Instagram page featuring its artists' works.

525 North Sherman Avenue
Madison, WI 53704

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3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

4 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

200 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Mind Floss Tattoo Shop

Mind Floss Tattoo Shop

  • Body Art

Mind Floss Tattoo Shop is a body art business in Madison that strives “to eliminate the bad stigma” of tattoo parlors by maintaining a comfortable and sanitary studio environment. All the tattoo designs are unique, and its past works include a 3D image behind the ear, an arm sleeve that features a shogun on a cliff, a leg sleeve that depicts Benjamin Franklin, and the iconic dome of the Washington State Capitol spread across the back. Clients can call to schedule a 30-minute project consultation and inquire about Mind Floss' policies and pricing.

2317 International Lane
Madison, WI 53704

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Online Profiles:

3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

4.9 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

167 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Shade Tattoo Studio

Shade Tattoo Studio

  • Traditional Tattoos

Founded in 2014, Shade Tattoo Studio is a tattoo shop that serves the needs of individuals in Madison and the surrounding communities. It offers medical tattoo applications using tattoo procedures to address various medical needs of patients with breast surgeries, skin disorders, scarring, and burns. Alissa Waters is the founder of Shade Tattoo Studio and a tattoo artist. She also has a degree in microbiology. In 2015, she traveled to London and completed the Medical Tattoo Masterclass at Finishing Touches UK.

3230 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53705

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1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

4 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

33 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Smooth Fx Custom Tattooing

Smooth Fx Custom Tattooing

  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos

Smooth Fx Custom Tattooing is a studio that has been offering tattoo services in Madison since 1988. The studio operates in an environment that is clean and safe, using only new, sterile needles, and pure pigments for longer-lasting color effects. A wide variety of designs are available such as tribal, native American, floral, portraits, and patriotic. Reworks and cover-ups are also available. The studio considers itself a pioneer in cosmetic tattoo techniques and receives both local and international clients.

1111 Dallas Street
Sauk City, WI 53583

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Online Profiles:

2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

271 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Spike-O-Matic

Spike-O-Matic

  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos

Spike-O-Matic is a tattoo studio located in Madison. It has been in business since 1992. The studio offers custom tattoos that have been recognized throughout the Midwest. Specializing in large-scale tattoos, it puts emphasis on making tattoos fit and flow with the human canvas. Resident artist and owner Spike has participated in conventions and carries experience abroad as a guest artist. Clients can call the Spike-O-Matic staff to book a consultation.

512 South Park Street
Madison, WI 53715

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2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4.9 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

94 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Starkweather Tattoo Collective

Starkweather Tattoo Collective

  • Traditional Tattoos

Starkweather Tattoo Collective consists of artists committed to focusing on producing quality work in Madison. These tattoo artists each have their own specialties, such as traditional, neotraditional, black-and-gray realism, Japanese tattoo style, and colorful illustrative pieces. They also work with flash and custom tattoo designs. Moreover, Starkweather Tattoo Collective is co-owned by artists Seneca Marks, Charline Marcila, Janelle Hanson, and Andy Hyde, who have years of experience in the business. Hanson has appeared on the reality show Ink Master.

2017 Winnebago Street
Madison, WI 53704

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3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

4.1 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

236 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Stay True Tattoo

Stay True Tattoo

  • Body Art

Established in 2013, Stay True Tattoo is a tattoo studio that serves clients in McFarland and its neighboring communities, including Madison. The studio's artists can work with clients to create custom art pieces that capture the client's ideas and requests. Moreover, its artists are experienced in creating tattoo art in a variety of styles, ranging from neo-traditional and new school to watercolor and black and gray realism. Founder Mandy Mobley has been tattooing clients since 2005.

5710 U.S. 51
McFarland, WI 53558

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Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

47 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

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Detail: A+

Steve's Tattoo and Body Piercing

Steve's Tattoo and Body Piercing

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Neotraditional Tattoos

Steve's Tattoo and Body Piercing is a Madison-based shop that has been providing tattoo services since 1975. Its tattoo artists specialize in various styles, such as traditional Americana, Japanese, black and gray, realism, floral art, and spooky-themed designs. The shop is committed to maintaining clean premises and providing quality service. Steve's Tattoo has worked with the authorities to develop tattooing and piercing standards, including sterilization methods and health codes. The shop is open to clients all days of the week.

1205 Williamson Street
Madison, WI 53703

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2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4.1 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

34 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Traditional Ink Tattoo

Traditional Ink Tattoo

  • Traditional Tattoos

Traditional Ink Tattoo is a private tattoo studio that serves clients in Madison. It specializes in traditional American and fine line tattooing styles. The studio also puts an emphasis on the safety and comfort of clients by offering a sanitized environment. The owner, Dan Kurber, has been a tattoo collector who has traveled the world acquiring tattoos from some of the industry's leading tattoo artists. As a result of his travels, Dan has learned about best practices for creating tattoos to the benefit of clients at Traditional Ink Tattoo.

301 South Bedford Street
Madison, WI 53703

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1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

16 (Better)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Ultimate Arts Tattoo

Ultimate Arts Tattoo

  • Body Art

Ultimate Arts Tattoo is a tattoo shop that serves clients in Madison and nearby areas. The business provides a wide range of designs and styles, such as color, portrait, and realism. Its team of tattoo artists is led by Darth Stripe, who has been working in the industry for more than 25 years. In 2017, the business won the Best of Madison Gold Award. It has garnered over 100 trophies in its studio since its opening in 1988.

3236 Commercial Avenue
Madison, WI 53714

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3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

4 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

1904 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Wayward Tattoo

Wayward Tattoo

  • Body Art

Wayward Tattoo is a women-owned business located in Madison that schedules customers on an appointment-only basis. It works with any style and tattoo color and provides design consultations. The studio's artists create custom designs and perform reworks for unwanted tattoos. They also offer scar-concealing options to help cover disfigurements and surgery traumas. Their inspirations include bright colors, portraits, animals, nature, and traditional illustrations. Wayward Tattoo welcomes all bodies and strives to foster a safe environment for its clients.

2332 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI 53704

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2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4.4 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

56 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Wisconsink Tattoo & Pokesome Body Piercing

Wisconsink Tattoo & Pokesome Body Piercing

  • Piercings

Wisconsink Tattoo & Pokesome Body Piercing offers a wide array of body art services to the people of Madison. Its owner Haley Raab can take on a variety of tattoo styles, such as colorwork, black and gray realism, lettering, and new school. She can take on small pieces as well as full sleeves. Individuals looking to book the services of Wisconsink Tattoo & Pokesome Body Piercing's artists are encouraged to set an appointment before coming to the studio for their session.

812 East Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53703

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Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

41 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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