Portland, Oregon has a rich tattoo history. Featuring shops such as New Rose Tattoo, Atlas Tattoo Studio, Optic Nerve Arts, Infinity Tattoo, Black Hole body Piercing, and Adorn East, Portland is a great destination if you’re looking for some new ink. With a population of around 594,000, there are lots of potential customers for the parlors in town. Yelp currently lists 161 different shops when searching for “tattoo” in Portland. Google Places lists 300 different tattoo shops in the Portland area, which shows how competitive the city truly is. Scapegoat Tattoo currently boasts one of the largest selections of artists in the area, listing the following artists on their site: Brian Wilson, Ryan Mason, Silje Hagland, Aron Dubois, John Wilson, Greg Whitehead, Cody Zeek. 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