Featured Florida Tattoo Artists
- 1. Shane Olds – Orlando, FL
- 2. Kelly Carlisle – Orlando, FL
- 3. Jennifer Lynn – Tampa, FL
- 4. Lauren Thurston – Tallahassee, FL
- 5. Julio Betancourt – Miami, FL
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Florida is also known as the Sunshine State and for good reason. Just like it sounds, the weather in Florida is fantastic. It’s even better if you visit one of the coasts and you get to enjoy the beaches and the weather in one shot. Because the weather is so nice most of the time, beach time becomes a regular thing and when you go to the beach, you might want to show off those tattoos. Maybe you don’t have a tattoo and you want to get one so you can show the art off to the world. Whatever your reason for getting a tattoo in Florida is good enough for us.
However, depending on where you live in Florida and how far you want to travel will be giant factors on where you decide to get your work done. Florida is full of great tattoo artists and with all the options out there, we know it isn’t easy to make a decision on where to go. This is why we’ve compiled this list of some of the best tattoo artists in the whole state of Florida. We hope that by reading this, you will have a better idea of where you want to go to get your work done.
Natalia Marín grew up painting and drawing. It’s clear that the creative side of her was going to lead to something in the artistic field. She was around 18 when she started to consider tattooing as a career choice as she was speaking to a close friend. This ended up turning into an apprenticeship. This is what stoked the creative fires and now she keeps herself surrounded with great artists like herself. Her style is bold and bright but she is also well versed in black & grey. Natalia prefers the traditional styles but can also knock out custom tattoos when she sits down with clients. If Natalia has a style that you think you’d like to work with, email her to set up a consultation.
Steph Modified was born and raised in New York but now she is one of the finest tattoo artists in Florida. As a kid, Steph was in the presence of great artists all of the time so it was clear that she was going to head down this path. Her goal as an artist is to make people happy by putting beautiful tattoos on their body that they will fall in love with and stay in love with. Steph is a talented artist that is well versed in many styles including color, traditional and neo-traditional. She loves what she does and you’ll love it too so, reach out and set up a consultation today!
Alex Knox is a tattoo artist and tattoo shop owner. He began his tattooing career over ten years ago and he worked under the guidance of Squire, Kevin Dickinson and Angelo Nales. Alex has always been an artist and tattooing is a way of creating your art everyday and that is one of the reasons he started tattooing. His specialty is doing black & grey as well as Japanese tattoos. However, he is always pushing the boundaries in terms of his styles and range. Ever since he started working with these world class tattoo artists, Alex’s tattooing game went up as well and now so if you want a tattoo from this man, jump on the opportunity.
Squire Strahan is a Florida tattoo artist with a steady hand and an eye for detail. If you look through his portfolio, you will see that his artwork is beautiful and unique. If you are thinking of getting a tattoo from Squire, you should reach out to set up a consultation. The deposit will range from $100 to $250 depending on the number of sessions or size of the tattoo. Squire generally doesn’t take walkins but sometimes things open up. That being said, if you are interested in getting some work done, don’t wait any longer to reach out.
Shane Olds works as a tattoo artist in the Orlando area and has been doing it for years. He has a really beautiful style of fine line black & grey tattoos that while delicate, they still pop. This doesn’t mean he isn’t able to tattoo in color but many of his tattoos are not. However, when it comes to black & grey, Shane can do almost anything. From animals and people, to flowers and natures scenes, Shane will know it out of the park. Looking through his profile, it seems he has a real gift for the floral tattoo and if you want to get one from him, you better sign up soon because the list is filling up fast.
Craig Beasley is an artist with a talent for a wide range of subject matter and styles when it comes to tattooing. This is because he is open to new ideas that his clients bring to him and Craig wants to make these ideas come to life in a beautiful and bold manner. He is able to tattoo in both black & grey as well as color and he loves trying out traditional concepts and new ideas in addition to any full illustration or pattern ideas you and Craig can think of. He is also fine with cover up work as well as fixing other artists mistakes. That being said, reach out to Craig if any of this sounds enticing to you.
Erick Camacho is another southern Florida tattoo artist with lots of talent and a professional demeanor. He has been tattooing for around 10 years and is able to tattoo almost any style you are interested in. This means the sky is the limit and if you are looking for something custom and creative, Erick is your guy. He was raised in Miami but was born in Columbia. From there, he learned how to tattoo in South Beach and his styles that he prefers to do include American traditional, neotraditional and black & grey realism. Sit down and have a talk with Erick and you’ll see that he is one of the best in Florida.
Kelly Carlisle is a professional tattoo artist based in Florida. She has been tattooing for around 15 years and is originally from Louisiana. Kelly is one of the best kept secrets in Florida when it comes to black & grey tattoos and we’re not even kidding. She has a real gift for this form of tattooing and if you are looking for great, realism or just any black & grey tattoo, Kelly is your girl. The best way to set up a consultation with Kelly is to reach out via the email above or go into the shop. You want to jump on this opportunity before she fills up.
Tattoo Profile: Over a dozen tattoo awards in tattoo conventions across the U.S. Some of these include tattoo of the day, first place Black and Grey and color.
Tatu Baby is well-known for a many reasons. She’s been on TV, she’s a tattoo model, but most importantly, she is a fantastic tattoo artist. Tatu Baby, or Katherine Flores, has been tattooing for over a decade. Tatu baby has a portfolio full of award winning tattoos and you can be the next one with the great tattoo from her. She got her first tattoo when she was 14 years old and when she saw the artist drawing, she knew that she could do that and that transformed into a professional career that started when she was 19. Tatu Baby will have a long waiting list so you’ll want to get on it as soon as you can.
Jennifer Lynn has been tattooing for over 20 years and for a large portion of her career, she was tattooing in Florida. Jennifer is a custom tattoo artist that likes to tattoo in the traditional style of tattooing in addition to Mexican and Asian influenced tattoo ideas. Jennifer has one goal as a tattoo artist and that is to take the client’s idea and turn into what they have always dreamed of: a beautiful tattoo that they’ll love forever. If you like the work that Jennifer is capable of, don’t wait any longer to reach out because the books are filling up fast.
Lance White is a tattoo artist from Florida that has been killing it since 2007. He enjoys spending time with his family and animals when he is not tattooing and hanging out with the team at the shop. Skateboarding, comics and music culture are the things that got Lance interested in the tattoo industry and after doing his apprenticeship under Danny Knight, he hasn’t looked back. He is well versed in a variety of styles including floral, American traditional neo-traditional, color, black & grey and Japanese to name a few. If these are some styles that might interest you, set up a consultation with Lance to see if you guys match.
Santana St John
Santana St. John has been tattooing since 2013 professionally. The styles that really get him excited include portraits, black & grey styles, lettering, script and conceptual imagery. Santana takes a great deal of pride in his work because tattooing is his life. You should expect him to take as much time and care on your tattoo as he would with his own because it is really that important. He really enjoys working on custom tattoos after sitting down with the client. The main goal for Santana is to make sure both he and the client really love the tattoo because he wants you to love it for the rest of your life. Don’t wait too long before reaching out to set up your consultation because the tattoo chair is filling up fast.
Kaylea is a Floridian tattoo artist that has been doing this since 2011. Her fascination with tattooing started with all the drawing she would do when she was younger and it evolved into this beautiful form of body art. Her specialties when it comes to tattooing include art nouveau, illustrative line work and neo-traditional. She really loves to tattoo the faces of women and flowers so if you have a tattoo that you want that is related to these topics, you can count on Kaylea doing a great job. She is a figurative artist in traditional art and works with mostly with charcoal and conte.
Pooka Machine has a style that is all her own and you will appreciate it if like solid tattoos. Pooka has a unique and creative floral style that is based on her deep love of nature and her original illustrations. Because of this style, Pooka has a large client base and this means that if you want to get an appointment with her, you need to set up a consultation as soon as you get the chance. It isn’t out of the realm of possibility that her clients bring Pooka gives like heirloom seeds and plants. She actually released a book of paintings and pressed botanical drawings back in 2015 called “Honey and Mud.”
Lauren Thurston is a Floridian tattoo artist that works off appointments and walkins. From color to black & grey and Japanese to floral, Lauren can take on many different styles of tattooing. She also does great custom work when she is able to sit down with the client and talk about the wants and needs of that person. If you go through her portfolio, you will see that she enjoys taking on all sorts of challenges when it comes to tattooing which bodes well for anyone that sits down with her. Lauren will tattoo you in a clean and professional workspace that will have you wanting to book your next appointment before you even leave the shop.
Before moving to Florida, Julio Betancourt got his start in Richmond, Virginia where he picked up tattooing. The time he spent in Virginia really helped him to become the professional that his is today. It put him in a place where he will never shy away from a creative idea and gave him the kind of work ethic that only the best have. The work that Julio enjoys most revolves around biker designs and American traditional, but don’t count him out for doing some pretty sweet custom tattoos. To see what Julio is capable of, you’ll have to sit down with him and take a look for yourself.
Robert Johnson is a tattoo artist from Florida that works off walkins and appointments. From black & grey to color and floral to traditional, Robert loves to work in many tattooing styles. He also does great custom tattoos when he is able to sit down with the customer and discuss the wants and needs of that client. If you go through his portfolio, you will see that Robert enjoys facing all sorts of challenges when it comes to tattooing and this bodes well for anyone that sits down with him. Robert will tattoo you in a professional and clean workspace that will have you wanting to book your next tattoo before you even leave the shop.
Rick Aggro Janus
Rick Aggro Janus has been tattooing since March of the year 2000. He is sponsored by Stencil Pro and in 2009 Rick took third place for Traditional at The Meeting of the Marked in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a former member of the Traditionals, the Video Nasties and The Nasties. Rick is a very laid back tattoo artist and he will make you feel very comfortable when you’re sitting in the chair. In terms of tattoo styles, Rick specializes in traditional tattoos but that isn’t all he does. From mandalas to illustrative tattoos, Rick can pretty much do it all.
Danny Hernandez is a tattoo artist that was born in Rochester, New York. After tattooing in New York for that long he figured it was time to move on to greener pastures. Danny is the type of artist that pushes himself in life and in his craft so it is no surprise that he ended up being one of the top black & grey tattoo artists in all of Florida. Danny believes that the artist/client relationship is extremely important and likes to start most of the tattoo jobs he does with a consultation. Once you meet Danny, you will understand why he is in high demand.
Scott Lukacs does most of has done most of his tattooing out of Orlando but travels around Florida to put beautiful art on his clients. If you take a look at his work you will find a theme of clean tattoos but also a Japanese tattoos. However, Scott can handle much more than this. He is multi-talented and can also handle illustrative, American traditional and black & grey tattoos. The best way to contact Scott for a tattoo is via email and he will reach back out to set up a consultation. Make you reach out soon because his list is filling up fast.
Andy Cordero is a great tattoo artist that works out of the southern Florida and has been doing so for a while now. You can call the shop or email Andy if you like what you see in his profile, but don’t wait too long because spots are filling up fast. This is because of Andy’s skillset and his professional manner. His style revolves around illustrative and creative ideas. From American traditional to just plain out weird and fun, Andy is able to capture whatever you are trying to do. You will not be disappointed when you work with Andy and you may even schedule your next appointment before you leave.
Jerry Blades was born and raised in Miami, Florida and started his career in tattooing back in 2005 at the Hollywood, California tattoo studio, Sunset Strip Tattoo. He learned under the tutelage of Greg James and Robert Benedetti. Jerry Blades is a highly versatile and multi-talented tattoo artist, however, his talent really shines when he is doing portraits or Japanese tattoos. Jerry is devoted to the art of tattooing and when he isn’t tattooing, you can find him making needles, mixing pigments and drawing. This man is a true talent in Florida so if you are interested in getting a tattoo from him, don’t waste too much time.
Florida was discovered when Juan Ponce de Leon was looking for the Fountain of Youth. In addition to that, the first permanent European settlement in the US was St. Augustine and the pirates once occupied the coral island of Key West. Florida was also the only state that was part of the confederacy that the Union didn’t capture. These are just some of the fascinating things about Florida’s history.
In terms of the name, there is a little bit of confusion where it comes from. There are a couple thoughts on the origin of the name “Florida” and one of them is that it was named after all of the beautiful flowers that are in Florida. Florida means “flowery” so that would seem to make sense. Another school of thought is that it was named after the day it was discovered which was Easter. In Spanish, Easter is called “Pascua florida.” Florida has earned multiple nicknames including the “Orange State”, “Sunshine State”, “Everglades State” and the “Alligator State”.