Austin, Texas has a rich tattoo history. Featuring shops such as Affinity Tattoo & Piercing, Shaman Modifications Tattoo & Body Piercing, True Blue Tattoo & Body Piercing, Resurrection Tattoo, and Atomic Tattoo, Austin is a great destination if you’re looking for some new ink. With a population of around 821,000, there are lots of potential customers for the parlors in town. Yelp currently lists 95 different shops when searching for “tattoo” in Austin. Google Places lists 229 different tattoo shops in the Austin area, which shows how competitive the city truly is. 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.