Portland Tattoo Artists

Featured Portland Artists

While there are a lot of great tattoo studios to choose from in the Portland area, it seems like most people in the city put Atlas Tattoo Studio right there near the top of the list. Atlas Tattoo Studio has been ranked near the top of many people’s lists pretty much ever since it opened its doors back in 1998. They have a clean and open studio, and they have 10 artists on their roster, meaning that you can pretty easily find someone there who can do a great job on your tattoo design idea. On top of all of that, they also have excellent prices that meet or better the prices at the other shops around them in the Portland area.

Even though Atlas Tattoo Studio is a fantastic tattoo shop for a lot of people in the Portland area, it’s not necessarily going to be the best one for you. Each one has its own unique setups and artists, so you will want to take some time to look over all of the good ones in the city. Most of the tattoo studios on Portland have websites that will allow you to see pictures of their studios and some of the tattoos they have made in the past. If you take those extra steps and visit a couple of your favorites, you should know for sure where you want to go to get your tattoo made.

Instead of researching the tattoo studio that you want to hire, you might instead want to do a bit of research on the top tattoo artists in Portland. Some of the best that you will find include Winston the Whale, Gregory Whitehead, Alice Kendall, Joe Bass, Maryn Charles, and Karla Yvette. These are the types of artists that many people in Portland hire because they have their own unique styles and they have been able to leave customers satisfied on a consistent basis. They have been able to make names for themselves despite the fact that the number of tattoo artists in the Portland area has increased dramatically over the last decade or so.

Just like with tattoo shops, you will want to do a lot of research on the artists that seem to be the best ones for the type of design you need. These days it’s not too hard to find information on artists in the Portland area since most of them are happy to share their work online with prospective customers. You can look through a bunch of the tattoos that they have made in the past and get a really good feel for the styles that they like use. After looking up some of the artists in Portland, you will then want to pick one based on who you think will do the best job with the tattoo that you want.

If you have a tattoo that you want to get and you’re in the Portland area, you really shouldn’t have too much of a problem finding someone who can make a beautiful design for you.

Here are some of the best Portland 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

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Ryan Burke

Tattoo Styles: Realism, Portrait, Custom

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Anna Clarke

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Brian Paul

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Wesley Fant

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Kat Dillon

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Heidi Keith

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Maryn Charles

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Shaun Nel

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Skot Olsen

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Joshua Carlton

Tattoo Styles: Realism, Portrait, Watercolor, Custom

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Karla Yvette

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JD O’Kelly

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Brianna Belong

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Shawn Hebrank

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Avalon Reynolds

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Casey Snider

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Mark Tierney

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Ben Barnhart

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Jacob Bovee

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Cody Zeek

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Necropolis Tattoo

Tattoo Profile: Necropolis Tattoo is an award winning custom tattoo shop located just west of Beaverton and Portland. Our goal is to be the best artists that Oregon has to offer, always striving to become better artists to be able to provide you with the best.

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Atlas Tattoo Studio

Tattoo Profile: Atlas has been providing Portland, Oregon with the finest in tattoo artistry for over fifteen years.

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Oddball Studios

Tattoo Profile: Oddball specializes in high quality tattooing, from large custom work to small walk in designs. We work mostly by appointment and we take walk ins on a first come first serve basis.

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Historic Tattoo

Tattoo Profile: Historic Tattoo was founded in 2007. We are a traditional American tattoo shop located in the heart of SE Portland. We offer 1000’s of hand painted designs to choose from, as well as custom work.

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Optic Nerve Arts

Tattoo Profile: Custom Tattoo Studio in the heart of the Alberta Arts District, Portland Oregon. We are open seven days a week, 11am-7pm, for your convenience.

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Skeleton Key Tattoo

Tattoo Profile: Skeleton Key Tattoo is a custom tattoo studio with talented artists to serve you. We love to work with our clients to create a unique piece.

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The Jade Mermaid Tattoo Parlor

Tattoo Profile: The Jade Mermaid Tattoo Parlor is a quaint, classy studio offering custom tattoo artistry in a relaxed and creative atmosphere.

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Imperial Tattoo

Tattoo Profile: Quality tattooing. Open 7 days a week 12pm to 8pm.

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Black Hole Body Piercing & Tattoo

Tattoo Profile: Opened in 1994, we are Portland’s longest running shop, providing the highest qualitytattoos and excellent customer service for over twenty years!

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Robot Piercing + Tattoo

Tattoo Profile: Robot is a piercing and tattoo studio in Portland, Oregon and we’ve been around since January 2004, located in the NW 23rd neighborhood of Portland.

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No Hope No Fear Tattoo

Tattoo Profile: No Hope No Fear Tattoo Art Studio was opened by world famous tattoo artist James Kern in February, 2007. It is a semi-private studio devoted to creating one of a kind, custom tattoo art.

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Scapegoat Tattoo

Tattoo Profile: Scapegoat Tattoo is primarily a custom tattoo shop located in Portland Oregon. We do usually have some walk in time available but appointments are the best way to assure a spot for you.

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Infinity Tattoo

Tattoo Profile: Infinity Tattoo is going on 23 years in business. We are one of Portland’s most established tattoo studios. If you are looking for a small piece or a large custom tattoo, our artists would love to meet with you.

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Portland resides in the northwestern part of Oregon and is the seat of Multnomah county. Portland is the second largest city in Oregon and resides on the Willamette River just south of Vancouver, Washington. Portland is around 100 miles from the Pacific Ocean by River and the population in the year 2000 is around 530,000 people. Portland is the main prize of an urban area that includes Oregon cities like Gresham, Beaverton and Vancouver.

History of Portland

In 1805 or 1806, the expedition of Lewis and Clark passed right by the site of Portland of the Columbia River. In 1845, the town was laid out and was named Portland, Maine instead of Boston, Massachusetts after two of the early residents flipped a coin. A number of gold rushes started the real growth of Portland along with a steady flow of immigrants that came in along the Oregon Trail. Many people from China moved to Portland and they city grew even more in the 1890’s when the communities surrounding the area was annexed. In addition, the 100th anniversary of Lewis and Clark’s expedition was celebrated in the 1905 exposition and it brought the city to the nation’s attention. The position of Portland at the Columbia River junction and the main north south route that went to Puget Sound from California, created the commercial center that Portland is today. Portland handled the forest and farm produce of the Willamette River valley, the Cascade Range and the Columbia River basin. There were many factors that encouraged industry including the finishing of the Northern Pacific transcontinental railroad, the building of deepwater port facilities capable of holding oceangoing ships, and the introduction of affordable hydroelectric power. In addition, Portland was a major center for shipbuilding during World War II.

Portland: The Contemporary City

Electronics manufacturing and high-tech industries, including computer services, software development, and the production of computer equipment, measuring instruments and computers which are a major part of the economy of Portland. They are also involved in other forms of manufacturing including apparel and shoes, packaging and paper products, trucks and truck parts, metals and metal products, machinery and aerospace equipment. In addition, printing and publishing, processing and specific services like distribution, health care, tourism and education are very important. Portland’s port is one of the biggest handlers of automobile and wheat shipments, and they have an international airport.

There are more than 14 square miles of parkland in the heavily forested city and that includes 5,000 acres of park called Forest Park on the northwest side of the city. Established in 1917, the International Rose Test Garden has hundreds of kinds of different roses and is one of many different green spaces that are cultivated throughout the city. They also have a botanic garden, an arboretum, and Japanese and Chinese gardens. The Grotto is a shrine of Roman Catholic religion and has religious statures and gardens. In addition, there are seventeen bridges that cross the waterways of Portland. They are also the home of the Portland Trail Blazers who play in the NBA.

The major educational institutions of Portland include Concordia University, University of Portland, Warner Pacific College, Lewis and Clark College, Reed College, Portland Community College which was founded in 1961, Oregon Health and Science University and Cascade College which is a part of University of Oregon.

The annual Rose Festival that is held in Portland during the month of June is a very popular event, and a brewer’s festival and blues festival is held in July. The city is a hub for craft beer brewing, and the Willamette River valley is also a really beautiful region that produces a great deal of wine. There are also many cultural institutions that include opera, symphony, ballet and theatre organizations in addition to historical and art museums. You can also find a submarine and planetarium exhibit in the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The World Forestry Center runs a museum that devotes itself to forest problems, and the American Advertising Museum offers exhibits on the history of advertising.

If you are looking for a scenic area, you can find that Multnomah Falls that are 620 feet tall and the Vista House that is reached by Mount Hood National Forest and the Historic Columbia River Highway. In addition to that, Portland has Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, Mount Hood and Mount Adams able to be seen from the city.

Geology of Portland:

The Boring Lava Field is an extinct volcanic field that Portland sits on top of and it was named after the community of Boring and not because it isn’t erupting. There are at least 32 cinder cones at the Boring Lava Field such as Mount Tabor and it sits in the southeast part of Portland. Just 50 miles northeast of Portland sits the active volcano called Mount St. Helens in Washington state. It easily spotted from Portland and it is so close that last time it erupted in 1980, soot and ash dusted the city.

Earthquakes

There are many shallow and active fault lines in the area of Portland. These include the East Bank Fault on the east side of Portland and the Portland Hills Fault on the west side of Portland. According to a survey in 2017, there were many of the faults in the area that were said to more hazardous than the Cascadia subduction zone and this was because of their location and how close they were to centers of populations. These fault lines had the ability to produce 7’s on the scale. There was a 6.8 magnitude earthquake called the Nisqually earthquake in 2001 and another struck in 1993 that was a 5.6 magnitude earthquake.

However, don’t let the chance of an earthquake or volcano eruption dissuade you from visiting the beautiful city of Portland. There are so many things to do here that you will never run out of options. People are steadily moving to the city and it isn’t for no reason. If you get a chance, visit Portland and check out all of the modern and historical sites available for you.

Portland is the largest city in the state of Oregon and rests on the north-western coast of the United States of America. It is considered a seaport city because of its location and its frequency of importing and exporting goods. It was named after the city of Portland in Maine after the settlement was purchased in 1845 by a wealthy pioneer investor whose hometown was Portland, Maine. Before it was known as Portland, the city was called “Stumptown” as a reflection of the acres of trees that were cut to clear land for the original settlement. Because of the city’s abundance of maple, fir, hemlock, and cedar trees, the lumber industry allowed for a booming economy and a steady growth in population. Portland is split into five quadrants, North Portland, Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast, each with their own characteristic neighborhoods and cultures. Old Town Chinatown in the Northwest for instance, offers almost two dozen Chinese-owned businesses and an architectural flare that is unique to the neighborhood. A part of Portland’s Old Town, the original settlement that became Portland, is considered the urban core of the city and holds some of the oldest buildings and art pieces. It also hosts the Saturday Market, a farmer’s market and craft fair that is held every weekend in March to December. This is just one facet of the city’s culture dedicated to art and an alternative lifestyle. One of the city’s historic sites, the Crystal Ballroom, began as the Cotillion Hall, a space for balls and galas in the early 1900s. In the 1960s, the building was used to host popular music events and quickly became a venue for entertainment of all kinds. It was built in 1914 and has been marked as a historic landmark that is still used as an entertainment venue.

A tribute to the Oregon Trail, the Oregon Historical Society museum serves as the primary history museum for the entire state and features displays of early life in the settlements and journey to the western United States. Portland has been unofficially nicknamed “Rose City” due to the planting of roses along 20 miles of the city in the late 19th century and later on because of the city’s annual Rose Festival that began in 1907. The festival, and beautiful flowers that accompany it, greatly adds to the city’s attractiveness and includes parades with floats elaborately decorated with hundreds of flowers. Portland is also known for its environment-friendly initiatives and efforts to preserve and maintain greenspaces within the city. Alternative and punk music is very popular in the city and has deep roots in the city’s culture. Many well-known musical groups have developed in Portland as well as many legends that surround these musicians. With a vibrant music scene and numerous venues all over Portland, the city is often revered as a hub for blooming artists and musicians. The Portland Art Museum, opened in 1892, is the oldest in the western United States and one of the largest galleries with more than 40,000 pieces of artwork. Portland is the largest city in the state of Oregon and rests on the north-western coast of the United States of America. It is considered a seaport city because of its location and its frequency of importing and exporting goods. It was named after the city of Portland in Maine after the settlement was purchased in 1845 by a wealthy pioneer investor whose hometown was Portland, Maine. Before it was known as Portland, the city was called “Stumptown” as a reflection of the acres of trees that were cut to clear land for the original settlement.

Because of the city’s abundance of maple, fir, hemlock, and cedar trees, the lumber industry allowed for a booming economy and a steady growth in population. Portland is split into five quadrants, North Portland, Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast, each with their own characteristic neighborhoods and cultures. Old Town Chinatown in the Northwest for instance, offers almost two dozen Chinese-owned businesses and an architectural flare that is unique to the neighborhood. A part of Portland’s Old Town, the original settlement that became Portland, is considered the urban core of the city and holds some of the oldest buildings and art pieces. It also hosts the Saturday Market, a farmer’s market and craft fair that is held every weekend in March to December. This is just one facet of the city’s culture dedicated to art and an alternative lifestyle. One of the city’s historic sites, the Crystal Ballroom, began as the Cotillion Hall, a space for balls and galas in the early 1900s. In the 1960s, the building was used to host popular music events and quickly became a venue for entertainment of all kinds. It was built in 1914 and has been marked as a historic landmark that is still used as an entertainment venue. A tribute to the Oregon Trail, the Oregon Historical Society museum serves as the primary history museum for the entire state and features displays of early life in the settlements and journey to the western United States.

Portland has been unofficially nicknamed “Rose City” due to the planting of roses along 20 miles of the city in the late 19th century and later on because of the city’s annual Rose Festival that began in 1907. The festival, and beautiful flowers that accompany it, greatly adds to the city’s attractiveness and includes parades with floats elaborately decorated with hundreds of flowers. Portland is also known for its environment-friendly initiatives and efforts to preserve and maintain greenspaces within the city. Alternative and punk music is very popular in the city and has deep roots in the city’s culture. Many well-known musical groups have developed in Portland as well as many legends that surround these musicians. With a vibrant music scene and numerous venues all over Portland, the city is often revered as a hub for blooming artists and musicians. The Portland Art Museum, opened in 1892, is the oldest in the western United States and one of the largest galleries with more than 40,000 pieces of artwork. Portland, Oregon has a rich tattoo history.

Featuring shops such as Atlas Tattoo Studio, Optic Nerve Arts, Infinity Tattoo, Black Hole Body Piercing & Tattoo, and Adorn Body Art, Portland is a great destination if you’re looking for some new ink. With a population of around 594,000, there are lots of potential customers for the parlors in town. Yelp currently lists 161 different shops when searching for “tattoo” in Portland. Google Places lists 300 different tattoo shops in the Portland 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.