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 Rochester 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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Kamikaze Tattoo Studio
Address: 98 Alexander St Rochester, NY 14620
Tattoo Profile: At Kamikaze Tattoo, we specialize in custom design tattoo art and will make your creative design come to life. Whether you come in for your first or 10th tattoo, you will be taken care of by professional tattoo artists who take pride in their work.
The Upstate Tattoo Co
Address: 1429 W Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14615
Phone: (585) 413-3390
Tattoo Profile: We provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for anyone who walks in. We have professionally trained artists who will work with you to give you that perfect tattoo!
Voodoo Monkey Tattoo
Address: 772 Monroe Ave Rochester, NY 14607
Tattoo Profile: Voodoo Monkey Tattoo is an innovation in tattoo and quality. We are dedicated to a higher standard of customer service and quality art work.
The Ultimate Tattoo & Piercing
Address: 2933 W Henrietta Rd Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: (585) 424-1430
Tattoo Profile: The Ultimate Body Jewelry Company, Inc. is owned and operated by Elizabeth Wise R.N., BSN. We have been serving Monroe and surrounding counties for over 11 years. We offer Custom Tattooing and Professional Body Piercing done to the highest standards, but at prices the Rochester community can afford.
Art To Zen
Address: 4363 Lake Ave Rochester, NY 14612
Phone: (585) 621-3515
Tattoo Profile: Art to Zen tattoo was founded in 2009 in Rochester NY. We are interested in giving you the custom piece that you’ve always dreamed of.
Address: 635 Monroe Ave Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: (585) 319-4901
Tattoo Profile: Steadfast Tattoo is a tattoo shop specializing in custom tattoos. We welcome walk in and do have tattoo flash available.
Physical Graffiti Tattoo Studio
Address: 374 Ridge Rd W. Rochester, NY 14615
Phone: (585) 262-4444
Tattoo Profile: Physical Graffiti was founded in 1992. We strive to give our customers quality pieces of art, and welcome everyone with a professional yet relaxed atmosphere.
Mellow Madness Tattoo Parlor
Address: 815 Clinton Ave S, Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: (585) 325-2010
Tattoo Profile: Mellow Madness Tattoo Parlor combines a clean and welcoming environment with experienced tattoo artists while still realizing that this is a customer service industry. We do everything we can to not only produce some of the highest quality tattoo work in the area, but also treat each customer with the utmost respect. We provide a fun and laid back atmosphere, yet maintain a totally professional attitude.
Living Color Tattoo Studio
Address: 717 Park Ave Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: (585) 271-2250
Tattoo Profile: Living Color Tattoo Studio was established in 2006 with the intent to change the negative connotations associated with tattooing and piercings. So, Peter Betrus and Khary Paradise opened Living Color Tattoo Studio.
Lucky Lotus Tattoo
Address: 1045 S Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: (585) 271-5880
Tattoo Profile: Here at Lucky Lotus Tattoo shop in Rochester, NY, our award-winning artists are dedicated to giving you the best custom tattoos in any style. With over 25 years of combined experience, our tattoo artists provide outstanding designs and are held to the highest standards of cleanliness and safety.
Love Hate Tattoo
Address: 217 Alexander St Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: (585) 262-6440
Tattoo Profile: We are a group of artists with a common mindset and goals, creating tattoos that will withstand the test of time in an environment that is clean, relaxed, and fun. We look forward to seeing you soon
White Tiger Tattoo
Address: 466 Ridge Rd W, Rochester, NY 14615
Phone: (585) 621-4460
Rochester is a city in the state of New York, with a population around 210,000 people, it is considered the third largest city in New York next to New York City and Buffalo. Although it is a little smaller than Buffalo, Rochester exceeds Buffalo in per-capita income. Rochester has been said to be in the top 5 best cities to raise a family. This is because of the low cost of living, some of the best public schools, and just about everyone has a job which means it has a great economy. During the Treaty of Big Tree in 1797, the Indian tribe the Senecas occupied the land that is now called Rochester. This treaty was between the Seneca Indians and the United States. With this treaty, it gave the United States around 3.5 million acres of land. Before the treaty however, the land was founded by English-Puritan immigrants from New England who were looking for more land to grow their crops. As word spread, others began trying to buy land in the New York area. They chose where Rochester stands today for many reasons, one of the main reasons is that they found three cataracts on the Genesee River which offered a promising source of water power.
Rochester was America’s first ‘boom town’ this is because the population growth that occurred in such short time. This was the result of the industries that Rochester was able to produce. Rochester was once nicknamed ‘the young lion of the west’ it was even called the ‘flour city’. In 1838, Rochester was home to the largest flour producing factories in the nation. Doubling its population in just 10 years, the city was expanding very rapidly. During the 19th century, the wheat processing industry moved more west. Because of this, the city expanded its businesses and became home to many nurseries. Rochester is also home to where Susan B. Anthony lived. Susan B. Anthony was a women’s rights activist that eventually, after she passed away, was the reasoning the 19th amendment of the United States Constitution was passed. This amendment was to allow all women the chance to vote in political elections. The house in which she lived still resides in Rochester at this point as a historical landmark and is known as the National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House.
Rochester is located sitting on the south shores of Lake Ontario. Because of Rochester being near the snow belt and only about 70 miles from Buffalo, the winters in Rochester can be harsh with large amounts of snow build up. The summers however are very warm. During the ice age, the area where Rochester is located was covered in ice sheets. This would be known now as the southern part of the city. As the ice sheets melted, sediment was being deposited at rapid speeds. This sediment build up is what ultimately created lines and rows of hills. These melted ice sheets are now what consists of Lake Ontario. They also created the Genesee River complete with waterfalls and gorges. Irondequoit Bay, Sodus Bay, Braddock Bay, Mendon Ponds, the Ridge, and the nearby Finger Lakes were all formed due to the ice sheets that melted those hundreds and thousands of years ago.
Rochester also has many colleges that can be attended. Voted 32nd best university in the nation by the U.S News and World Report, Rochester University is one of the top research centers in America. The music schools are also very prestigious in Rochester. The Eastman School of Music is said to be ranked as number one in the country. The business school, Simon School of Business, is also up in the top 30 best business schools in America. It is safe to say that Rochester has a wide variety of different forms of education for the public.
By 1938, Rochester had around 214 religious congregations. Over half of them however were not founded until after 1880. During the 1900-1920’s was the time that most of the population erupted, consisting of mostly European descent. It was also during this time that the immigrants brought their religious beliefs with them, resulting in the construction of many different churches. Four Roman Catholic churches with Italian clergy, three Roman Catholic churches with Slavic clergy, 15 Jewish synagogues, and four small Italian Protestant mission churches which included Evangelical, Methodists, Baptists, and Presbyterian.
The Seneca Park Zoo is one of the main attractions for tourists in Rochester. With over 15 acres of wild life, the zoo has over 90 species of animals. These include arachnids, mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and fish of all variety. This zoo is so old that it dates all the way back to 1893. When the zoo was first opened, there was a wide variety of animals, it was not until the 1970s that the zoo opened a polar bear exhibit. This exhibit had two polar bears that were named Penny and Nickels. These unique names were given to the bears due to the fact that local school children in the city helped buy the polar bears specifically for the zoos exhibit. All of the money was raised using nickels and pennies that the school children and their families donated.
Highland Park is one of the most visited parks in Rochester. This botanical garden covers over 150 acres and has over 1,200 lilac shrubs of 500 different varieties. This park was constructed in 1888 and was known as one of the first municipal arboretums in the nation. One of the attractions at the Highland Park is a ‘carpet’ of over 10,000 flowers that take on a pattern which changes every year. If you visit the park in May, chances are you may take part in the Lilac Festival which is the largest festival of its kind in all of North America that people from all over the world come to see. Not only do they have a ton of different species of plants, flowers, and shrubs, they also host plays by Shakespeare which are acted out for free in front of the audience in the park every year in July.
Rochester, New York has a rich tattoo history. Featuring shops such as Steadfast Tattoo, Voodoo Monkey Tattoo, Love Hate Tattoo, Lucky Lotus Tattoo, Art To Zen, White Tiger Tattoo, and Extreme Graphix, Rochester is a great destination if you’re looking for some new ink. With a population of around 210,500, there are lots of potential customers for the parlors in town. Yelp currently lists 47 different shops when searching for “tattoo” in Rochester. Google Places lists 112 different tattoo shops in the Rochester 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.