Featured North Carolina Tattoo Artists
- Mike Harkins – Charlotte, North Carolina
- Kelly McGrath – Raleigh, North Carolina
- Rene Estrada – Raleigh, North Carolina
- Jason Hassel – Charlotte, North Carolina
- Conan McParland – Charlotte, North Carolina
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Mike Harkins is one of the best realism artists in North Carolina and if you check out some of his work, you’ll see what we mean. He has the ability to make these tattoos look like they are just going to pop off the page. No matter if it’s a color realism piece or black & grey, Mike is the guy for you. However, don’t think that he can’t handle other styles of tattooing, because he has a wide range. Our only suggestion is to email him to set up a time to come in because if you wait too long, you might be in line for a long time.
Alicia Van Curen is a very talented tattoo artist in North Carolina. she is able to create intricate and delicate tattoos that compliment each person’s style and unique personality. Alicia is able to create a unique style that is rooted in patternwork, floral and animal work. If you are interested in getting a tattoo by Alicia, don’t wait long before reaching out.
Kelly McGrath is a North Carolina based tattoo artist that also paints with oil and acrylic in her free time. In tattooing, her work is usually lighthearted and extremely colorful. Her goal in tattooing and creating art is to invoke joy and happiness. Kelly is a busy artist and she only tattoos around half the week. That said, if you’re looking to sit down with her you should schedule a consultation as soon as possible.
Hannah Mckee is a staple in the Charlotte area. She knows no bounds with her new school style and bright colors. Her tattoos are going to pop and draw the attention of anyone that is around. Her background in oil paint has given her the avenue to hone her composition and color work to make some of the be brightest and best tattoos in the area.
Rene Estrada really knows how to knock out a beautiful black & grey tattoo. From realism to traditional tattooing, you can get it all from Rene. The shading, line work and saturation are second to none so if you are in the market for a new tattoo in North Carolina don’t hesitate to reach out to Rene.
The name is fitting for Andrew Black because he makes some really beautiful black & grey tattoos. While that is his specialty, Andrew has been known to create some one of a kind color tattoos as well. His realism is what makes him stand out. From portraits of animals and people to nature scenes, Andrew can handle any realism tattoo you can imagine. This is a very talented tattoo artist so if you are interested in getting inked by him, don’t hesitate to reach out.
Nicole Eveland recently moved from Denver and decided to settle in the Raleigh area after traveling all over for years. Nicole believes that tattooing is very personal and therefore, she wants to create a safe and clean environment for all of her clients. She tattoos black & grey, color and does incredible fine line work. She is capable of many styles of tattooing so if you have an idea, sit down with Nicole so you can figure out what will be best for you. She is great at talking and getting your creative side to come out. Email her today!
Casey Burnett is an incredible tattoo artist in addition to being a shop owner. Casey does incredible realism work both in color and in black & grey. This includes floral, nature and portraits to name a few. Finding a great realism artist can be hard to come by, so if you are seeing this now and have been interested in getting a realism tattoo, reach out to Casey today!
Brian E Harris
Brian Harris is a native of Durham, NC and has been tattooing in the Raleigh area since 2001. In his spare time, Brian enjoys gardening and being a DJ. His influences include posters from the ’60s and ’70s as well as Pop Art, Victorian Art Nouveau and Art Deco. He truly enjoys creating something that started with an idea in your head into a tattoo that will last you forever.
Jasmine Waller was born in Canada and has recently relocated to the Charlotte area. She’s been tattooing for over 12 years now and she is able to take on most styles. While she can handle almost any style, Jasmine’s personal favorites are watercolor and portrait tattoos. She also enjoys tattooing anything from girlie to gruesome so don’t be afraid to get creative with her.
Ike Trimboli is an incredible tattoo artist. That said, there are a lot of great tattoo artists in the area. Ike, however, has a specialty that really helps people feel better about themselves. Ike handles scar cover ups and mastectomy tattoos. This all started back in 2011 when he bought his first tattoo gun, but in 2014, he started training in scar cover ups. From there, he has become known as one of the best on the east coast so if this is something you’ve been looking for, reach out to Ike. He would be more than happy to help.
Conan McParland was born and raised in Meriden, CT by parents who were Scottish immigrants. Conan’s parents encouraged his early spark for drawing and painting which has grown into a skill of drawing tattoos freehand. Conan really loves the diversity in design. This means he is open to all designs and isn’t limited to one style versus another. From crisp, clean traditional tattoos to super smooth portraits, Conan will do a great job on your tattoo. He is also great and coming up with completely original pieces so if you’re not sure what you want to do, let Conan help you create it.
When it comes to bright and bold colors, Joe Almquist is your guy. He specializes in traditional tattooing as well as Japanese. His crisp and bold lines leave little to be desired. These tattoos are aggressive and loud which is what you should be looking for in traditional tattooing. If you want to be noticed with your next tattoo, reach out to Joe.
Jason Hassel is originally from Georgia, but has graced the great state of North Carolina with his tattooing skills for over 20 years now. He’s been drawing since he was a child and his infatuation with drawing sparked a career in tattooing. Jason continues to improve in tattooing every year. His specialty is in bold, crisp line work as well as bright colors. Reach out today if you’re interested in being tattooed by Jason.
Lee Green is a tattoo artist from the Tarheel state. He was born and raised in this state and has a been a fan of art ever since he can remember. His grandpaw would allow him to color in his old navy tattoos and thus, sparked the passion for tattooing. He tried tattooing in 2001 and never looked back. He found his way to Charlotte, NC and has learned from some of the best while here.
Lee loves to tattoo all sorts of styles but his favorite styles to work in would be Japanese and modern traditional. He also loves to come up with custom designs for his clients in both color and black & grey. Stop in to chat with Lee when you get a chance. You might walk out with a tattoo you’re in love with.
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