Here are 56 of the best North Carolina 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
Address: 3927 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: (704) 334-2707
Tattoo Profile: We are a family run studio devoted to creating custom designs for small or large tattoos. We also have a wide variety of flash art to choose from. Need a coverup? We’re comfortable with that, come on in for a consultation!
Charlotte Tattoo Company
Address: 1514 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: (704) 347-0616
Tattoo Profile: We specialize in bringing our client’s vision together. Whether you want traditional, japanese, black and grey…we have an artist on hand to fit your needs. All in an open friendly environment. A throwback to tattoo shops of the past.
Matt Mebane – Raleigh, North Carolina
Address: 9640 South Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28273
Phone: (704) 583-0909
Tattoo Profile: Tattoo Bill’s has been the tattoo destination in Charlotte, NC since 1999. We specialize in custom tattoos, body piercings, and laser tattoo removal. All of our tattooing and piercings are done in a safe, clean environment by experienced professionals.
Hillsborough St Tattoo and Body Piercing
Address: 2402 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 706-5575
Tattoo Artists: Dean Caves, Rene Estrada, Patrick Goodwin
Tattoo Profile: Artists and piercers from different parts of the U.S with different styles who share a common goal to push each others limits and aim for the best possible experience for each customer. Hillsborough St. Tattoo and Body Piercing opened with the vision to support art not just in tattooing but throughout the community, while having a little fun along the way.
Conan McParland – Charlotte, North Carolina
Rock-N-Roll Tattoo & Piercing
Address: 3629 Capital Blvd #240 Raleigh, NC 27604
Phone: (919) 872-2881
Tattoo Artists: Jason Fields, Noah Allmon, Fred Burt IV, Jason Hassel, Carlos Mata, Kyle Raderchak
Tattoo Profile: Rock N’ Roll Tattoo is dedicated to providing our customers with a clean, non intimidating environment. Where you can come in and get a nice, well done tattoo or piercing by a professional, and can leave happy and healthy.
Infamous Ink Tattoo Studio
Address: 11229 E Independence Blvd. Suite 1, Matthews, NC 28105
Phone: (704) 708-8288
Tattoo Profile: Infamous Ink Tattoo Studio is not your everyday, run-of-the-mill tattoo shop. In fact, we are no “shop” at all. We are an exclusive, high-end, custom-artwork studio. Specializing in one of a kind tattoos and out of this world body mods. Our artists are dedicated and passionate about their work with over 40 years of collective tattooing experience.
Brian Leebrick – Charlotte, North Carolina
North Star Tattoo
Address: 510 S Person St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 301-8159
Tattoo Artists: Shane Smallwood, Michael Beckwith
Tattoo Profile: North Star Tattoo was founded in 2015 by Shane. This shop is housed by artists local to the Raleigh/ Durham area. We set out to give you beautiful artwork and tattoos that you may enjoy for years to come. No project is too big or too small for us and we’re ready to take your ideas and make them a reality.
Brian E Harris – Raleigh, North Carolina
Black Cloud Tattoo Piercing and Supply
Address: 2814 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: (980) 207-0323
Tattoo Profile: Here at Black Cloud Tattoo we specialize in custom art and great customer service. The ambiance here is personal and less commercial. All of our artists and piercers have been in this industry for over 10 years.
Rene Estrada – Raleigh, North Carolina
Immortal Images Tattoo Studio
Address: 3750 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: (704) 347-2521
Tattoo Profile: We want you to have a final product that is better than what you were expecting or hoping for. Your satisfaction is absolutely the most important thing that matters.
Hannah Mckee – Charlotte, North Carolina
Apex Tattoo Factory
Address: 500 E Williams St, Apex, NC 27502
Phone: (919) 924-7778
Tattoo Artists: Fat Jax, D-Man
Tattoo Profile: We aim to show you that high quality tattoos dont have to come at world class prices as our competition would have you believe. Here at ATF we use top quality inks such as Eternal Ink in a completely clean, stylish, sterile shop, with a combined experience of 27 years to show you the respect and consideration you deserve in deciding where to pick and place your permanent art piece.
Blood Sweat & Tears Tattoo
Address: 3811 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: (704) 333-3466
Tattoo Profile: BST Tattoo Studio is located in Charlotte, NC. We are a professional tattoo shop with experienced artist that specialize in custom, high quality tattoos.
Divine Arts Tattoo Company
Address: 10915 Monroe Rd. Ste A, Matthews, NC 28105
Phone: (980) 339-8242
Tattoo Profile: Matthews’ favorite tattoo studio. Classy, quality, and custom tattoos. Come see for yourself why we are the best.
Address: 120 Brevard Ct, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (980) 219-8523
Tattoo Profile: Uptown Arts is the vision of Michael Drossos – a 20 year veteran of the industry. Located on Brevard Ct, Uptown Arts does custom tattoos and art.
Kelly McGrath – Raleigh, North Carolina
Warlocks Tattoo Inc
Address: 5535 Western Blvd Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone: (919) 233-1760
Tattoo Artists: Byron, Julio, Ashlei, Ernie, Mike, Bill, Rich, Johnny, and Al
Tattoo Profile: Combined, our Raleigh Tattoo and Body Piercing shop possesses more than 100 years of combined experience, and we’ve completed more than 10,000 tattoos in the Raleigh area since we opened for business. At Warlock’s Tattoo and Body Piercing, we consider ourselves to be artists. Yes, we can and do use sheets to create your work of art, but we feel confident in our ability to free hand at any time. This is left solely up to our clients. Warlock’s has more than 5,000 tattoo reference sheets to assist you in your tattoo selection process.
Chase Spivey – Charlotte, North Carolina
Eric Sparrow – Charlotte, North Carolina
Canvas Tattoo & Art Gallery
Address: 3012 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: (980) 299-2588
Tattoo Profile: We specialize in custom tattoos and the display of fine art created by the Charlotte art community.
Femme Fatale Tattoo
Address: 2109 Avent Ferry Rd Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone: (919) 803-4227
Tattoo Artists: Blair Saito
Tattoo Profile: Blair’s favorite style is Japanese, but she also enjoys doing anything color, black and gray, and really enjoys realism. Unlike many artists she does not get stuck doing any particular style she is extremely versatile and can accommodate any request.
Wild Oats Tattoo
Address: 13209 Carowinds Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28273
Phone: (704) 493-5599
Tattoo Profile: Wild Oats employs a staff of creative and driven individuals that love what they do. We take pride in our craft and strive to make each tattoo a work of art that the wearer can love for a lifetime.
Mad Ethel’s Tattoo
Address: 424 S Dawson St Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 900-8345
Tattoo Artists: Steve Wetherington, Chris Peck, Cliff Kealoha
Tattoo Profile: Since every body is different, we specialize in one of a kind tattoos, ensuring that the content and placement of your tattoo works best with your body to showcase your unique piece of art.
Mike Harkins – Charlotte, North Carolina
Oak City Tattoos & Piercings
Address: 3114 Hillsborough St. Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 838-8330
Tattoo Artists: Marco Casusol, Steve Dowling, Ryan Mistretta, Neal Scoggins
Tattoo Profile: Oak City Tattoo. The idea for this shop and atmosphere started out with just a few great friends/co-workers wanting to have a shop with no limitations. We wanted to have a relaxed, creative, and enjoyable environment to allow us to do what we do best. Work one on one with clients and customers to help fulfill their wants and needs.
Edgar Guardiola – Raleigh, North Carolina
Made to Last Tattoo
Address: 129 N Poplar St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (980) 474-1872
Tattoo Profile: Made to Last Tattoo is located on Poplar St in the 4th Ward. They are open 7 days a week.
Lee Greene – Charlotte, North Carolina
Address: 1820 South Blvd. #102, Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: (704) 910-1929
Tattoo Profile: Paris Tattoos USA was opened in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2010. The studio is now home to fabulous artists from all over America and has professional piercing services.
510 Expert Tattoo
Address: 510 East 35th St, Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: (704) 333-5108
Tattoo Profile: 510 Expert Tattoo is located in the heart of Charlotte N.C.’s historical arts district, known as NODA. We offer expert tattoo and piercing services with outstanding customer service in a pleasant relaxed enviorment.
Authentic Tattoo Company
Address: 416 W South St, Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 720-4272
Tattoo Artists: Matt Mebane, Kris Close, Donovan Marlow
Tattoo Profile: Opened in October 2016, Authentic Tattoo Company is a traditional tattoo shop located in downtown Raleigh NC. Striving to bring you the best tattoos possible with over 40 years of combined experience, we can accomodate any tattoo style: traditional american, japanese, black and grey, realism to lettering; we do it all. Walk-ins and appointments always available.
Nikki’s Tattoo Studio
Address: 1905 Rice Rd Extention Ste 110 Matthews, NC 28105
Phone: (704) 845-1533
Tattoo Artists: Nikki Thompson, Jewel Haigler
Tattoo Profile: Nikki’s Tattoo Studio is the original, all female staffed, owned, & operated tattoo studio serving Charlotte & surrounding cities since 1995.
Alicia VanCuren – Charlotte, North Carolina
Phoenix Tattoo Studio
Address: 1215 Hillsborough St Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: (919) 834-8055
Tattoo Artists: Lacie Frain, Brian Harris, Paul Lieberman, Colby June, Sam Guin
Tattoo Profile: We are an established studio, providing you with excellent service and beautiful work for over 10 years. If you have any comments or questions please do not hesitate to contact the owner, Lacie Frain. Come into the shop and let us design your custom artwork today. Walk-ins and appointments are welcome.
Justin Carpenter – Charlotte, North Carolina
Joe Almquist – Raleigh, North Carolina
Shaun Bushnell – Raleigh, North Carolina
Jasmine Waller – Charlotte, North Carolina
Ace Custom Tattooing
Address: 1312 Thomas Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: (704) 342-3661
Tattoo Profile: Ace Custom Tattoo was founded in 1994 and is one of Charlotte’s oldest tattoo shops. Located on Thomas Avenue, Ace Custom Tattoos has some of the most talented artists in the city and they specialize in custom work.
Blue Flame Tattoo
Address: 710 W Peace St Raleigh, NC 27605
Phone: (919) 755-3355
Tattoo Artists: Ray Alexander, Christy Alexander, Jet, Shaun Bushnell, Joe Almquist, Scott Alvarez, Nate Hatfield, Kevin Collins
Tattoo Profile: Blue Flame Tattoo was founded in 1998 by Errol. Several years later, the Blue Flame Staff still delivers expert tattooing and body piercing. Our tattoo artists can create any custom tattoo specially for you. Come meet our skilled and friendly tattoo artists and body piercers.
Jace LaFace – Charlotte, North Carolina
Romantic Torture Tattoo
Address: 3501 Capital Blvd Raleigh, NC 27604
Phone: (919) 858-6613
Tattoo Artists: Mike Smith, Oms Bartolomei
Tattoo Profile: Gorgeous tattoo and piercing studio located on capital blvd, next to chuck e cheese! Award winning artists specializing in photo realism, Japanese, new school traditional, old school, cover ups, tribal, script. We carry and sell the hottest piercing jewelry with the lowest prices in town!
Andrew Black – Charlotte, North Carolina
Double Deuce Tattoo
Address: 937 N Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27513
Phone: (919) 481-4445
Tattoo Artists: Scott Russell, Steve Tucci, Errol Cathcart, Ryan Quinn
Tattoo Profile: Double Deuce Tattoo & Art Gallery is located in Northwoods Shopping Center off of Harrison Ave. in Cary, NC. We pride ourselves in our attention to detail, customer service, and all work that we provide for all of our clients. So if you’re contemplating getting your first tattoo or piercing, or looking to add more to your collection, we have the staff and experience to not only make sure that you leave satisfied, but also return for more!
Fu’s Custom Tattoos
Address: 3200 North Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: (704) 376-4556
Tattoo Profile: Fu’s Custom Tattoo is the premier and only full custom tattoo studio located in the heart of Charlotte’s NoDa Arts District! Staffed by friendly and professional industry veterans more than capable of making your ideas become reality!
401 Tattoo and Art
Address: 706 N Main St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Phone: (919) 239-0186
Tattoo Artists: Crowz Eye, Robert Meyers
Tattoo Profile: Award winning fully licensed tattoo shop, located just south of Raleigh NC. This private studio strives on custom art vs. endless walls of flash. While walk in basis clients are welcome, it mainly operates by appointment only. Feel free to contact an artist for a consultation on your new original art, or cover up.
Paul Lieberman – Raleigh, North Carolina
Patrick Goodwin – Raleigh, North Carolina
Jimi Kirchgessner – Charlotte, North Carolina
Jason Hassel – Raleigh, North Carolina
Ike Trimboli – Charlotte, North Carolina
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