Boston Tattoo Artists

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

Here are some of the best Boston 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

Katie Nowicki

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Brian David MacNeil

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Dia Moeller

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Lightwave Tattoos

Address: 184 Broadway Rte 1 N, Saugus, MA 01906

Phone: (781) 233-1780

Tattoo Profile: Great tattoos and friendly service on the North Shore of Boston.

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Hourglass Tattoo Studio

Address: 1680 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone: (617) 868-3300

Tattoo Profile: Hourglass Tattoo Studio provides superior quality tattoo work in a unique gallery setting. Hourglass specializes in custom tattoos, Americana-traditional, Japanese, bright colors, black + gray, portraits, Celtic, Cholo-script + graffiti. Located just outside Harvard Square at 1680 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, MA, Hourglass Tattoo Studio and PBR Gallery is the first tattoo studio in Massachusetts that has a 1,600 square foot, contemporary art gallery.

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Kaleidoscope Tattoo & Art Gallery

Address: 2374 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

Phone: (617) 441-8287

Tattoo Profile: At Kaleidoscope we specialize in high quality custom tattooing and body adornment. We pride ourselves on our ability to work and meet the practical needs for all of our clients.

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Empire Tattoo

Address: 151 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143

Phone: (617) 764-3085

Tattoo Profile: Empire Tattoo is Boston’s best custom tattoo shop with award winning artists capable of executing all styles of tattooing. We have many years of experience in Japanese, photorealistic, traditional, biomechanical, newschool, portraits, color bomb, black and gray, custom lettering and grafitti. We also have artists who specialize in coverups and redoing your older, faded tattoos or tattoos of lesser quality. Walk-ins are always welcome or appointments can be made as well.

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Melissa Baker

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Lucky Matthews

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Mike Coleman

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Andy Reach

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Andy Hyland

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Redemption Tattoo

Address: 2094 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

Phone: (617) 576-0097

Tattoo Profile: Located on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, Redemption Tattoo features some of the area’s best artists. Call the shop or email us to check artist availability.

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Skin Art Studio

Address: 528 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141

Phone: (617) 499-2911

Tattoo Profile: We specialize in all styles, including but not limited to: traditional, asian, realistic, color, black and gray, lettering, replication, and custom designs. We speak English, Vietnamese, Khmer, and some Spanish. We offer a relaxing, friendly, and professional environment, and we respect you and your wishes to make your dreams and ideas of your Skin Art come to life!

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Damon Butler

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Sanjay Prajapati

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Fat Ram’s Pumpkin Tattoo

Address: 374 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Phone: (617) 522-6444

Tattoo Profile: We are Boston’s finest custom tattoo shop, established in 2001.

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Stingray Body Art

Address: 1 Harvard Ave Allston, MA 02134

Phone: (617) 254-0666

Tattoo Profile: Utilizing the latest in technology, design, and style, Stingray was built from the ground up to provide each and every customer with the largest selection of artwork to choose from. We have experienced and exceptional artists to work with on personalizing artwork or photos or for creating original custom pieces that will last a lifetime.

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Markus Anacki

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Andy Reach

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Raff Vivas

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Chameleon Tattoo & Body Piercing

Address: 36 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone: (617) 876-0412

Tattoo Profile: Chameleon Tattoo & Body Piercing is one of Greater Boston’s first and finest licensed tattoo and body piercing studios, established in 2001 and located right in the heart of Harvard Square. We have inspired and award winning artists who work in a clean, safe, and friendly environment. We will work with any tattoo design you have in mind or you may choose from the hundreds we have in our store.

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Good Faith Tattoos

Address: 1018 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Phone: (617) 739-3009

Tattoo Profile: Good Faith Tattoo is located at 1018 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. They prefer you stop by the shop if you’re wanting to make an appointment.

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Always & Forever Tattoo Studio

Address: 565 Mount Auburn Street Watertown, MA 02472

Phone: (617) 744-1740

Tattoo Profile: Artist, Holly Azzara, is a very well-rounded artist working in many styles.. Specializing in large-scale tattooing and cover up work, working with your body and your ideas to create the tattoo you have been waiting for!! Keeping a sharp eye on design and how it flows with the body, Holly works to elevate each piece to the next level. Although her specialty is large scale tattoos she enjoys working on medium and smaller scales and will take them on when she can.

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Rueben “Horikei” Kayden

Phone: (617) 876-0412

Tattoo Profile: Rueben “Horikei” Kayden is the top premier Japanese tattoo artist in the greater Boston, MA area. Having traveled to Japan and studying under Japanese tattoo masters he offers an unparalleled knowledge and skill of Japanese tattooing.

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Boston, Massachusetts has a rich tattoo history. Featuring shops such as Stingray Body Art, Fat Ram’s Pumpkin Tattoo, Pino Bros Ink, and Redemption Tattoo, Boston is a great destination if you’re looking for some new ink. With a population of 625,087 there are lots of potential customers for the parlors in town. Yelp currently lists 437 different shops when searching for “tattoo” in Boston. Google Places lists 477 different tattoo shops in the Boston 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.

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