Albuquerque, New Mexico has a rich tattoo history. Featuring shops such as Stay Gold Tattoo Tinta Cantina, All Is One, Star Tattoo, and Archetype Dermigraphic Studio, Albuquerque is a great destination if you’re looking for some new ink. With a population of around 553,000, there are lots of potential customers for the parlors in town. Yelp currently lists 40 different shops when searching for “tattoo” in Albuquerque. Google Places lists 81 different tattoo shops in the Albuquerque area, which shows how competitive the city truly is. Tinta Cantina currently boasts one of the largest selections of artists in the area, listing the following artists on their site: Jason Willis, Val, Abe Krasko, Johnny Mac Howell, Ben Haynes, and Erin Burns. When doing research for your artist, we suggest not paying too much attention to price because quality is much more important when you’re going to be living with the artwork for the rest of your life.
By Josh Schonwald