Here are 58 of the best NYC 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
Red Baron Ink Tattoo
Address: 621 East 11th Street New York, NY 10009
Phone: (917) 993-2303
Tattoo Profile: Red Baron Ink Tattoo is like the speakeasy of tattoo shops in New York City, its intimate and hidden. Each person that has come to our shop feels like they’re hanging out at a friend’s house. However, the execution and precision of their pieces is found in select few professional shops throughout the world; Red Baron Ink is one of them.
Angela De Rosette
Logan J Aguilar
Tattoo Styles: Realism, Cover Ups, Color Tattooing
Tattoo Profile: Logan Aguilar works out of Last Rites Tattoo Theatre in NYC. He is known to be one of the best realism tattoo artists around and another award winning tattoo artist that we love. Heâ€™s a great all around artist but specializes in cover ups, color tattooing, photo realism and portraits. His vibrant and detailed tattoos make him one of the best around and we hope you check his work out.
Address: 492 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (718) 599-9443
Tattoo Profile: Walk-ins are welcome, but subject to availability. Consultations are free. We donâ€™t take appointments over the phone or by email. Come in to set your appointment, discuss your tattoo and ask any questions about pricing, timing, etc.
East Side Ink
Address: 97 Avenue B New York, NY 10009
Phone: (212) 477-2060
Tattoo Profile: East Side Ink has come a long way since 1992, when world-renowned tattoo artist Andrea Elston opened shop in the East Village. Back then, tattooing was illegal in New York City and avoided by the mainstream. The shop catered exclusively to hard-core body-art aficionados and developed a reputation as New Yorkâ€™s premier parlor for custom tattoos.
Address: 99-101 Smith Street New York, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 643-1610
Tattoo Profile: Owned and operated by Willie Paredes and Adam Suerte (formerly owners of Studio Dep and members of All Souls Tattooing), we are a sterile, friendly and artistic studio specializing in quality, custom tattooing. As dedicated artists, our work reflects a more personal artistic direction while still adhering to traditional tattoo ideals.
Tattoo Styles: Realism, Watercolor, Abstract, Portrait, Color, B&G
First Class Tattoo
Address: 52 Canal St, Manhattan, NY 10002
Phone: (646) 998-5203
Tattoo Profile: Come visit First Class Tattoo. Your trusted NYC tattoo shop.
Coffey Shop Tattoos
Address: 21-36 44th Rd, Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 218-6532
Tattoo Profile: The shop is just a couple blocks away from PS1, the corpse of 5 points and a lot of other great sites that Long Island City has to offer. If you haven’t been out to Queens lately you should come check it out. There’s a booming art scene and some really great eats.And now some unique custom tattoos.
Three Kings Tattoo
Address: 572 Manhattan Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11222
Phone: (718) 349-7755
Tattoo Profile: Three Kings Tattoo is a Brooklyn-based tattoo studio driven by the ideals of individuality, creative excellence, and technical innovation. We take pride in our ability to create world-class art that combines the traditional and avant-garde with a level of craftsmanship and professionalism unrivaled in the tattoo world.
Address: 426 Union Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (718) 486-0850
Tattoo Profile: We do not take appointments over the phone or by e-mail. A deposit is required for all appointments (certain artists have different deposit rates and deposits are non-refundable) For any reason you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, we need 48 hours notice.
Rising Dragon Tattoos
Address: 51 West 14th Street New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 255-8288
Tattoo Profile: Rising Dragon is one of the best New York Tattoo shops parlors in New York City, Manhattan, A New York Original, and one of the first legal shops in lower Manhattan. In business for over 31 years!
New York Adorned
Address: 47 Second Ave. New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 473-0007
Tattoo Profile: New York Adorned Bringing you the top tattooers and highest quality gold piercing jewelry since 1996
Address: 141 Division St, New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 533-8303
Tattoo Profile: Daredevil Tattoo opened in 1997 when tattooing was legalized in NYC. We feature several artists working in all different styles of tattooing. Walk ins are always welcome and we are open every day noon until 10pm. We are proud to also showcase a Museum of Tattoo History with a world class collection of tattoo artifacts focusing on the history of tattooing in New York City.
Address: 27 Saint Marks Place New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 420-1313
Tattoo Profile: We believe in providing excellent customer service and comprehensive consultations in order to fully service clients while maintaining the highest standard in the industry.
White Rabbit Tattoo
Address: 121 Essex St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 228-1803
Tattoo Profile: White Rabbit Tattoo Studio is a calm refuge from the visually aggressive decor of typical tattoo parlors. Come visit our beautiful new studio on the Lower East Side.
Smith Street Tattoo Parlour
Address: 411 Smith Street Brooklyn, New York 11231
Phone: (718) 643-0463
Tattoo Profile: Come visit Smith Street Tattoo Parlour. Your trusted NYC tattoo shop.
Red Rocket Tattoo
Address: 78 West 36th Street New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 736-3001
Tattoo Profile: Open 7 days a week, our style runs the gamut from super fine portraits to new school/old school adaptations to Japanese-influenced and custom ideas of all flavors.
Diego V. Mannino
Tattoo Styles: Watercolor, Abstract
*Amanda’s books are currently closed.
Address: 129 Roebling St # 129A, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (718) 218-6532
Tattoo Styles: Realism, Portrait, Japanese, Cover-ups, Custom
Britney Goodman – Brooklyn, New York
New York City is a melting pot of different people, attitudes, and styles. It’s a place where people strive for originality and authenticity. Getting a tattoo is the perfect way to stand out from the crowd and let others know what you stand for. What better place to go to tattoo parlours than in the city where the American style tattoo was created. Chatham Square, in NYC, is the place where it all started and is still home to some very popular tattoo studios.
If you’ve had bad experiences getting tattoos or you’re not fond of what you currently have, you have options. There are laser removal businesses and you can even get a cover-up from your tattoo artist. The point is, NYC is home to some of brightest and best minds when it comes to tattoo art. If you’re looking for the perfect piece of body art, you can’t go wrong when you’re in the Big Apple.
Hours vary and some may be open 24 hours. Check our listings for tattoo artists that serve the NYC area.
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