Here are 74 of the best Midwest tattoo artists and shops according to our research. If you think we should add anyone to the list or if you see anything that should be edited, contact us by clicking here
Trader Bob’s Tattoo Shop
Address: 2529 S Jefferson Ave St Louis, MO 63104
Phone: (314) 776-2307
Tattoo Artists: Alan Thompson, Ahmed Eldarrat, Joe Allhoff, Omar Powers, Joe Cumbee, Andy Northup, Matt Thronton, Mike Woods, Jesse Gordon
Tattoo Profile: Saint Louis’ oldest and finest Tattoo Establishment. Open 7 days a week
Honest To Goodness Tattoo and Piercing
Address: 333 Grandville Ave SW #300, Grand Rapids, MI
Phone: (616) 233-0822
Tattoo Profile: While you’re getting your tattoo or piercing at Honest To Goodness, we want you to feel comfortable, and we think our awesome shop accomplishes that! Bold colors and unique designs strategically scatter the floor plan. Plenty of sunlight and mellow music keep the mood light. We also have a restroom available right near the entrance. Check out the pictures below for a walkthrough!
Ashley Wollaston – Chicago, Illinois
Address: 1621 West 39th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 531-7622
Address: 2202 North High St, Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: (614) 299-9930
Tattoo Profile: Good tattoos and no arrogance.
Iron Age Studios
Address: 6309 Delmar Blvd St Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 725-1499
Tattoo Artists: Brad Fink, Josh Chapman, Trevor Collis, Kyle Markiewicz, Caleb Quales, Jason Bane, Kerry Soraci, Jason James, Justin Lamoreux, Kino, Chris Boyle, Katy Raymon, Carson Darryl
Tattoo Profile: Tattooing, Body Piercing, and Jewelry in an inviting and comfortable setting, open 7 days a week to serve you.
Cincinnati Tattoo Studio
Address: 4951 Glenway Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45238
Tattoo Profile: Welcome to Cincinnati Tattoo & Piercing, Cincinnati’s original tattoo and piercing studio. We have been offering precision tattoos and body piercing to art enthusiasts across the queen city and beyond since we first opened our doors in 1966.
Address: 27590 Plymouth Rd, Livonia, MI 48150
Phone: (734) 425-0428
Tattoo Profile: Eternal Tattoos was founded by Terry “Tramp” Welker in 1980. Since then he has expanded to 5 tattoo shops and is the creator of Eternal Inks. Eternal has been the home of world class artists such as Bob Tyrell, Marshall Bennett, Tom Renshaw and many more.
Address: 42 1/2 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 384-8887
Tattoo Profile: Now serving downtown Indy. Masterwork is focused on great customer service and high quality tattooing.
Address: 821 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226
Phone: (513) 376-6960
Tattoo Profile: Every Tattoo Artist prefers to do custom art for each client’s tattoo. Several Artists rotate between both Locations to make sure we can provide the same high standard and quality of work in both Tattooing and Piercing.
Maddie Sutton – Akron, Ohio
Address: 930 Kenmore Blvd, Akron, OH 44314
Phone: (330) 745-9529
Tattoo Artists: Pony Badi
Tattoo Profile: Neverland Ink provides excellent customer service by professional artists and piercers in a friendly, sterile and safe environment.
Address: 7208 North Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64118
Phone: (816) 420-0987
Tattoo Profile: Kansas City’s first class, high energy tattoo shop. Walk ins are welcome for any and all of your tattoo and piercing needs. From sophisticated Japanese work to Traditional Americana, tribal, black and gray, or full color. Our super friendly staff can accommodate any design or piercing for you.
Screaming Needle Tattoo & Piercing
Address: 1823 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Phone: (616) 361-2900
Tattoo Profile: We offer friendly service in a safe environment. All of our equipment is put through an extensive cleaning process â€“ finishing with autoclave sterilization, which is monitored by Global Autoclave Compliance Bio Science and the Grand Rapids Health Department. We are fully Licensed in the State Of Michigan and Kent County. Our needles are one time use for both Tattooing and Body Piercing.
Windhorse Tattooing and Art Gallery
Address: 1717 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 283-0500
Tattoo Profile: Windhorse was established by Mark Galloway in 2010. We are a private tattoo studio specializing in custom tattoos. We host monthly First Friday gallery shows open to the public.
Chicago Ink Tattoo & Body Piercing
Address: 3200 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 777-9663
Tattoo Profile: Home to some of the greatest tattooers in the industry, Chicago Ink artists demonstrate only the highest level of expertise and display exceptional attention to detail in our work. Adopting inspiration from a wide range of homegrown artists and foreign influences, we are continuously experimenting with new tools and techniques to advance our skills, provide valuable insight to our clients and maintain innate curiosity. We understand body modification is a matter of personal taste and make a promise to guide you comfortably through your experience.
Address: 315 W 4th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 381-2808
Address: 4835 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
Phone: (773) 481-1108
Tattoo Styles: Realism, Portrait, Watercolor, Japanese, Americana, Cover-ups, Custom
Address: 4304 West 63rd St, Chicago, IL 60629
Phone: (773) 585-2653
Tattoo Profile: Shred’s Inferno is the place to go for tattoos in Chicago. If you’re looking for bold color tattoos, life like portrait tattoos, and soft black and gray work Shred’s Inferno is the place to go. We are an established tattoo shop being the oldest and cleanest on Chicago’s Southside. Our studio is cleaned using the best methods for our field and our set ups for tattooing are single use which include new needles, tubes, and inks.
The Sea Wolf Tattoo Company
Address: 1832 East 35th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: (612) 224-9294
Tattoo Profile: Formed out of the notion that Minneapolis needed a shop solely dedicated to providing it’s clients with bold, bright Traditional American style tattooing. Top notch tattooing at blue collar prices.
Defining Skin Tattoo
Address: 6172 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH 43231
Phone: (614) 899-0440
Tattoo Profile: We have a passion for working together to find unique ways to use art to express our individuality and personal freedom. We also do tattoos.
Address: 33028 Northwestern Hwy, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
Phone: (248) 522-6644
Tattoo Profile: Chroma Tattoo is a professional tattoo studio providing expert custom tattoo work and body piercing services to clients in West Bloomfield. We are here to put beautiful art on people and in the process, change their lives forever. All of our work is custom-drawn on the spot so that you will end up with a unique tattoo that looks exactly the way you want it to. Contact us today to book an appointment!
Steady Tattoo & Body Piercing
Address: 2621 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: (612) 379-4455
Tattoo Profile: We have thousands of designs to choose from and talented artists ready to help you with any custom ideas you might have. As one of the most reputable tattoo shops in Minneapolis, we’re here to help you meet all of your tattoo and body modification needs!
Address: 1062 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: (773) 342-4444
Tattoo Profile: Insight Studios began to manifest conceptually in June of 2005. The vision was to build a creative facility that was home to talented artists . Housed in glass block and polished diamond plate, the overall feel of Insight Studios is clean, professional, creative and comfortable. Your safety and comfort are top priorities at Insight Studios and we do our best to make each and every tattoo/piercing/removal experience a special one.
Moving Shadow Ink
Address: 4328 W Forest Home Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53219
Phone: (414) 321-0122
Tattoo Profile: Moving Shadow Ink was established in 2009. Voted Milwaukee’s best tattoo shop 4 times in 3 years. Once from Shepherd Express and 3 consecutive awards from Wisn Channel 12 Alist(2012, 2013, 2014). 2016’s Award came via Facebook for Best Tattoo and Piercing.
B’z Ink Tattoo Shop
Address: 6453 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48085
Phone: (248) 828-2465
Tattoo Profile: We are a custom tattoo and piercing shop licensed and regulated by Oakland County Health Department located in Troy, Michigan. Our team is experienced, friendly, and our environment is clean. Stop by or give us a call!
Barber’s Electric Tattooing
Address: 129 Calhoun St, Cincinnati, OH 45219
Address: 6357 Guilford Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220
Phone: (317) 251-3465
Tattoo Profile: Untitled Ink was created from a love of custom unique tattoos. We have traveled to see some of the best in the world, and been tattooed by some of them as well. Our mission was to bring that uniqueness and talent to Indiana.
Pain for Sale Tattooing
Address: 865 28th St, Grand Rapids MI 49508
Phone: (616) 635-2522
Tattoo Profile: At Pain for Sale you will find nothing but professionalism, cleanliness and the best tattoo artists and piercers in the area. #1 priority. When you become a client of Pain for Sale, you become a part of our family and we treat our family well!
One Shot Tattoo
Address: 5945 Glenway Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45238
Phone: (513) 471-5100
Indiana Tattoo Company
Address: 1077 S Rangeline Rd, Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: (317) 993-3526
Tattoo Profile: Indiana Tattoo Company focuses on customer demands and mental content as it is more satisfying bringing people’s ideas to skin.
All Star Tattoo
Address: 8601 Olive Blvd St Louis, MO 63132
Phone: (314) 692-7827
Tattoo Artists: Nate Strautkalns, Jeremy Buschmann, Luke Olczyk, Rob Johnson, Ed Rook, Ryan Brown, Andy Northup, Chris Tate
Address: 152 N Perry Rd, Plainfield, IN 46168
Phone: (317) 268-6869
Tattoo Profile: Ink Therapy is a shop consisting of 10 employees. It is owned by Chris Taylor and managed by Scott Jones.
A-1 Tattoo & Body Piercing
Address: 6805 North Oak Trafficway, Gladstone, MO 64118
Phone: (816) 436-0622
Tattoo Profile: Our customers are the canvases for our artwork, so we take you, your ideas and experience at our shop seriously. Drop by to check out our shop, meet the artists and see the work be done in person or you can just check us out on Facebook to keep up with what’s happening around A1.
Address: 2230 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 857-0609
Tattoo Profile: At Goodkind Tattoo Inc. you will be provided with a clean, comfortable, and personal environment. We care about YOU! and achieving together a timeless piece of art. We are certified in blood born pathogen training and renew our training annually. We practice aseptic technique and use disposable supplies, Reducing your risks, and insuring your safety.
Address: 2125 West Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 281-6392
Tattoo Profile: Family Tattoo is a mix between an old school street shop and a modern custom studio. Here you’ll find five artists ready to give you original designs.
9 Lives Tattoo
Address: 309 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
Phone: (248) 582-8800
Tattoo Profile: In life, relationships are everything! 9 Lives Tattoo Artists understand that the quality of your tattoo is important to you. Why? Because the artwork that you put on your body has meaning. Don’t let just anybody create and share that meaning with you. Whatever your level of commitment to body art is 9 Lives has artists who want to begin a relationship with you. Contact us with any questions.
Carmel Tattoo Ink
Address: 43 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: (317) 571-8282
Tattoo Profile: Our studio is very clean and crisp with very friendly staff eager to help. If you are not sure what you want, but you know you want something, let us help. We love making ideas into works of art.
Haven Tattoo Gallery Cincinnati
Address: 6520 Glenway Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211
Phone: (513) 574-8287
Artistic Skin Designs & Body Piercing
Address:5349 N Keystone Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220
Tattoo Profile: At Artistic Skin Designs and Body Piercing, we cater to our clients with a knowledgeable staff, custom designs and the highest quality body jewelry available. With qualified artists and piercers, hospital quality sterilization and competitive pricing, we are sure your experience with us will be a good one.
Address: 1123 Jackson St Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: (402) 342-2885
Tattoo Artists: Bryan Mozjesik, Dominic Holmes, Josh Hansen, Jason Morrow, Lenny Renken, Seth Agar, Tanner Kunz, Dave Brown
Tattoo Profile: Big Brain Productions, award winning quality tattoos and piercings. Located at 1123 Jackson St. in Omaha, Nebraska. Big Brain Productions occupies a 4,000 sq. ft. in the historic “Old Market”. The comfortable waiting area incorporates a very nice student art gallery along with a state of the art computer design center with over 10,000 designs AND also a large selection of body jewlery.
Ironclad Tattoo Co.
Address: 3871 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48083
Phone: (248) 528-0810
Mpls Tattoo Shop
Address: 2211 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Phone: (612) 875-6717
Tattoo Profile: As the only female owned and operated tattoo shop in the twin cities, Minneapolis Tattoo Shop’s team of tattoo artists offer a range of styles, from traditional to realism, and has all types of custom designs. If you are looking for a top quality tattoo in Minneapolis, call or come by the shop today, our fun environment and excellent staff at Minneapolis Tattoo Shop will be sure to leave a lasting impression.
Address: 212 West 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 520-1302
Tattoo Profile: One of a kind tattoos, created from scratch in collaboration with collectors. Each tattoo is masterfully woven onto the body and all comforts are considered in our appointment-only, non-retail private studio. Thirteen years experience in every style of tattoo with international recognition as an award winning studio.
Tower Classic Tattoos
Address: 4146 Manchester Ave St Louis, MO 63110
Phone: (314) 875-9995
Tattoo Artists: Sean Baltzell, Andy May, Bryan Davis, Josh Martin, Dustin Wallace, John Schaberg, Evan Nichols
Tattoo Profile: Tower Classic Tattooing is simply about creating great tattoos while creating a quality experience for the tattoo collector. Each job we take is well referenced and handcrafted. We will be taking appointments monday thru saturday, walk-ins are welcomed.
The Tattoo Factory
Address: 4441 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (773) 989-4077
Tattoo Profile: Established in 1976 by Pete Collurafici, the Tattoo Factory, located at 4441 North Broadway in Chicago’s notorious Uptown, is Chicagoland’s oldest continually run tattoo studio. We’ve been doing it longer than anyone, because we do it better than everyone.
Dragonfly Tattoo Studios
Address: 7111 Leavenworth Rd, Kansas City, KS 66109
Phone: (913) 287-7374
Tattoo Profile: Dragonfly Tattoo Studios is not your typical tattoo shop. We offer a bright, clean, and safe environment to service all your tattoo needs. Here, you won’t find a lot of bells and whistles but you will find good honest people, some good conversation, and you will get an awesome tattoo. It’s just that simple!
New Skool Tattoos
Address: 24644 Telegraph Rd., Brownstown, MI 48183
Phone: (734) 782-3550
Tattoo Profile: New Skool Tattoos is one of Detroit’s most award winning and highly published tattoo shops, recently taking the cover of “worlds most incredible tattoos magazine”. We pride ourselves on customer service, cleanliness and quality of work. Ask around and you’ll hear we are one if the best.
Address: 140 W Main St, Monrovia, IN 46157
Phone: (317) 758-3178
Tattoo Profile: Specializing in coverups, custom designs, creative tattooing and much more!
Self Inflicted Studios
Address: 1328 Washington Ave St Louis, MO 63103
Phone: (314) 621-4660
Tattoo Artists: Tommy Rath, Jesse Tranter, Ian Arseneau, Tom Burton, Dustin Niswonger, Steve Middleton, Devon Plopper, Justin Randazzo, Dan Fields, Jon Bell, LT Woods, Dustin Berk, Zack Donahue, Mikah Webb, Jeff Steffens
Tattoo Profile: One of the most premier tattoo and piercing studios in the region. Located in the heart of downtown St. Louis Mo. Specializing in custom tattoo work including some of the best portrait artist you will find. Bring us your idea and let us transform it into an amazing piece of art you can be proud of for life.
Address: 823 N. 2nd Street Suite #003, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 226-6749
Tattoo Profile: Here at the shop we guarantee only the finest services, whether it’s a small tattoo or a one of a kind larger tattoo, we will go out of our way to be sure that you are fully educated and satisfied with your visit. We offer our services on a walk-in and appointment basis, in addition we are open 7 days a week to ensure that you get what you want when you want.
The Mercy Seat Tattoo Studio and Gallery
Address: 210 East 16th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 421-4833
Tattoo Profile: In comparison to the typical experience found at most street level tattoo shops, The Mercy Seat offers a truly unique tattoo studio ambiance with pressed-tin ceilings, vintage light fixtures, and outside lettering reminiscent of vaudeville posters. Instead of finding a lobby filled with flash from ceiling to floor, our lobby is home to The Mercy Seat Gallery showcasing original works by nationally known artists.
Amy Zager (Tattoo Factory)
Address: 4441 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640
Tattoo Styles: Watercolor
Tattoo Profile: Every tattoo I work on is custom for each of my clients. We’ll chat about your concept and look at some artwork so I can get a good idea of your style, ensure that I’m the best artist for your design (hey, I gotta make sure it’s worth the wait!) and come up with a composition. It’s great to gather a variety of references from photographs and artwork to fully flesh out your design. Expect a digital sketch a week or so ahead of your appointment so we’re ready to rock when you’re here.
Address: 1222 W 39th St, Kansas City MO 64111
Phone: (816) 605-1071
Tattoo Profile: Custom Tattoo Studio located in the beautiful West 39th Street neighborhood near KU Med. Walk in consultations are recommended for appointments unless you live a far distance from from Kansas City.
Address: 828 Broad Ripple Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46256
Phone: (317) 466-1666
Tattoo Profile: Metamorphosis is a full-service tattoo and piercing studio and has been located in the Broad Ripple cultural district of Indianapolis, Indiana since 1998. The concept behind the studio was to create a unique setting with an exceptional staff.
Long Street Collective Tattoo
Address: 120 E Long St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 372-5155
Tattoo Profile: We built this tattoo studio and art gallery as our inspiration. As a comfortable place to explore our creativity and push each other. We’ve surrounded ourselves with the inspiration and oddities that we like. We hope you’ll like them also.
Address: 3144 Morgan Ford, St Louis, MO 63116
Phone: (314) 200-5131
Tattoo Profile: Matt Hodel’s Ragtime Tattoo. We are making a professional and private tattoo experience. Get tattooed in a setting that listens and provides an atmosphere of creativity. This is not a turn and burn shop. You will not wait on a bench with 18 year olds screaming “OMG!!”
Gary Parisi (Mayday Tattoo)
Address: 1610 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Tattoo Styles: Realism, Portrait, Custom
Wealthy Street Tattoo
Address: 1129 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Tattoo Profile: Wealthy St. Tattoo is a full custom tattoo studio located proudly on historic Wealthy Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We adhere to time tested, tried and true methods of tattooing.
St. Louis Tattoo Company
Address: 119 Long Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63005
Phone: (636) 532-2465
Tattoo Artists: Matt Womack, Mark Skipper, Pete Pulizzi, Jen Foster, Bobby Black, Tim Thompson, PJ Piel, Derek Hayes
Tattoo Profile: St. Louis Tattoo Company strives to be the premier body art studio in St. Louis. We opened in November of 2009 in Chesterfield, the first shop of its kind in West St. Louis County. We pride ourselves on being clean, friendly, and accommodating. We are proud of our sterile, state of the art studio and we’d love for you to come check us out.
American Crow Tattoo
Address: 265 Lincoln Cir Ste E Columbus, OH 43230
Phone: (614) 475-6666
Tattoo Artists: Sam Fortney, Alison Reber, David Boggins, Matthew Barnett, Nate Burns
Tattoo Profile: American Crow Tattoo is located on Lincoln Circle in Columbus. We are appointment only and don’t accept walk ins.
Address: 127 Old M 21 b, Jenison, MI 49428
Tattoo Profile: The quintessential choice for tattooing in West Michigan, Love Tattoo provides a clean environment, talented and welcoming professional artists, and an unmatched desire to provide you with a great piece of art. Whether it’s your first tattoo, or you’re an old pro, we will strive to make your experience an enjoyable one. Take your time and see what the artists at Love Tattoo are capable of, and schedule your next appointment today.
Steel and Ink Tattoo Studio
Address: 3565 Ritz Ctr, Saint Louis, MO 63125
Phone: (314) 892-2828
Tattoo Artists: Shawn Medina, Brandie Medina, Jake Denoyer, Derrick Wagner
Tattoo Profile: Steel and Ink Studio, where people in St. Louis go for custom tattoos, body piercings, modifications, apparel, body jewelry, aftercare and culture.
St Louis Ink
Address: 11629 W Florissant Ave Florissant, MO 63033
Phone: (314) 395-3400
Tattoo Artists: Mike Cross, Big Mike, Shawn Smith
Tattoo Profile: St Louis Ink Tattoo Studio – Enjoy a clean and sterile environment combined with positive attitudes and fully loaded private booths.
Address: 7250 Gravois Ave St Louis, MO 63116
Phone: (314) 752-4589
Tattoo Artists: Andy Bell
Tattoo Profile: If you’re looking for the best quality tattoo, in a friendly, safe invironment. Look no further than Never Fade Tattoo, and let Andy Bell do it right, the first time.
Saints and Sinners Tattoo
Address: 1225 E Brady St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 226-4746
The Ink Lab
Address: 919 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone: (612) 823-2969
Tattoo Profile: The Ink Lab is a tattoo parlor located in Minneapolis, Minnesota staffed by experienced, award-winning tattoo artists and body piercers from around the world. Since October of 1995, we’ve offered a fun and relaxing environment to get your body art done in.
Sweet Baby Octane
Address: 1525 West 5th Avenue Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: (614) 488-1300
Tattoo Artists: Mike G., D. Willy, Rev. Dice
Most Popular Tattoo Styles
American Traditional, Biomechanical, Celtic, Cover Up, Japanese, New School, Photo Realism, Polynesian, Portrait, Watercolor, Script, Floral, Geometric, Black & Grey, 3D, Black & White, Tribal, Animal, Mandala, White Ink, Sacred Geometry, Trash Polka, Vegan