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Possibly the most famous tattoo shop in Tallahassee is Empire Tattooz. This is easily one of the busiest shops that you’ll find in the city, which should tell you how much people trust them. They have a large, clean space and they have a great group of artists who all have their own unique styles and personalities. If you have a cool tattoo idea, there’s a pretty good chance that someone there will be able to help make that idea a reality.
Every shop in Tallahassee has its own unique blend of styles since they all have very different artists, so Empire Tattooz might not necessarily be the right place for you to go to get your tattoo. You will definitely want to take a look at some artists’ past work by going to their shops’ websites or even taking a look at some local artists’ personal pages online. This extra bit of work can greatly up your chances of finding the right shop and artist for your particular needs.
A lot of Tallahassee residents and other people who love the city will get tattoos to show how much it means to them. Here are just a few of the many Tallahassee tattoos that you could use in your own design:
Tallahassee is the home of Florida State University, so you will see quite a few people showing off their Seminoles pride in their designs. Some people will get them simply because they are proud to have gone to the school, while others will get their designs because they follow one or more of the university’s sports programs. It is one of the two most popular college football teams in the state, so you will see a lot of Seminoles logos on people’s arms.
You will find that a lot of the tattoos that are meant to show love for the city of Tallahassee will include a lake, spring, or some other body of water. There are great aquatic views all around the city, so it’s easy to come up with a unique design that shows off your favorite views in the city. To make it clear that it is a Florida-related tattoo, you can include one or two alligators in or around the water. These Tallahassee tattoos can be quite large or they can be shrunken down to fit anywhere on the body.
Tallahassee also has one of the most beautiful capitol buildings in the nation, so it’s not surprising that a lot of folks choose to include it in their designs as well. What’s really cool about the capitol is that it is actually made up of four buildings, so those looking for a unique design can simply create their tattoos from different perspectives. You can do a lot with a tattoo like this, possibly including an outline of the city or the state around the capitol, or you can even get a full landscape image with clouds and other elements to give it a more “epic” look.
Here are some of the best Tallahassee 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
No Regrets Tattoos
Tattoo Profile: At No Regrets Tattoos, we pride ourselves on keeping the best artists anywhere on staff ready to meet your needs. Whether you’re looking for a classic Americana tattoo or a more modern urban graffiti style (or anything in between), we have an artist on staff that has the skills and experience to make your idea a reality you can brag about.
Tattoo Profile: Tallahassee’s award winning tattoo studio. We pride ourselves in a clean sterile environment, and artists with over 20 years experience.
Old Glory Tattoo
Tattoo Profile: Our goal at this shop is to produce quality tattoos in a comfortable, professional setting.
Tattoo Profile: Here at Monument Tattoos, our artists cover a wide range of tattoo styles. We invite you to browse the artist portfolios and select the artist that best suits your ideas and favorite style.
Tattoo Profile: Specializing in custom tattoos. Appointments encouraged. Walk ins accepted when possible.
Tallahassee is a city in the state of Florida, with a population of around 200,000 people, this makes Tallahassee the 7th largest city in Florida. Tallahassee is the capital of Florida and because of its location, it has a major trade and agricultural deal with the southwestern state of Georgia. Tallahassee has been the capital since 1824. When Pensacola and St. Augustine, two other cities in the northern part of Florida, could not make an agreement on which one should be the capital, they compromised by building a log cabin serving as a capitol building in the city right between them, Tallahassee. The land structure in Tallahassee is considered to be filled with many hills. Elevation on this 99 square mile piece of land goes from sea level, to a little over 200 feet. The capitol building is even on one of the highest points in the city. Two lake basins are also in the area of this city. These lakes include Lake Jackson, and Lake Lafayette. The Apalachicola National Forest has 650,000 acres of forest, making this the only national forest in the Florida Panhandle. The city of Tallahassee borders the northern part of this forest along with the two lakes.
Before the Europeans moved in and took over the area, the land that Tallahassee now sits on was occupied by the Native American people since even before AD 1200. The Native American civilization that inhabited this land is known as the Mississippian culture. The people of this culture are also called ‘Mound Builders’. Mound Builders were given this name for the fact that they would construct mounds of earth based on whatever purpose. Some mounds would be built for religious reasons such as burials, ceremonies, or a way of marking one’s home.
Many missions were established in the Apalachee territory in the 17th century by the Spanish Empire. This was to convert the native people to believe in their religious views of the Roman Catholics and to obtain food and labor to hold together their new found settlement. The largest mission in Tallahassee, even to this day, is the Mission San Luis de Apalachee. The name Tallahassee comes from the ancient language of the indigenous people known as Muskogean. The Muskogean language along with many others is in jeopardy of becoming extinct, one language the Apalachee language already ceases to exist. Tallahassee however in the Muskogean language translates to ‘old fields’ or ‘old town’. When the Europeans discovered Georgia and Alabama, many of the natives of the land moved elsewhere, landing in the land of Tallahassee. These are the same people that gave Tallahassee its name as well, this was in the early 19th century.
The seventh president of the United States was Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson was not only the president, he fought in many wars that were needed to obtain land. The Seminole people inhabited much of Florida, the Spanish were the ones who first claimed the land as their own from the Indians that stayed there before them. Andrew Jackson and his army of men fought in two battles around the land that is Tallahassee. His army and him burnt the Spanish villages to the ground after the leader of this land refused to relocate their settlement. This upset not only the Spanish, but the native people who stayed there after the Spanish take over. Once these villages and many people were killed in the process, the Seminole Indians retaliated on Andrew Jackson’s army by plotting an ambush and killing as many as 50 soldiers. Andrew Jackson then proceeded to take over the land from the Spanish in 1818 and claimed Tallahassee and Florida as part of the United States of America.
During the 1900s, a lot happened with the town of Tallahassee. Because the population was so low in the town, reconsiderations of moving the capital came about. Orlando was the runner up for this seat, but that was soon shut down in the 1960s. Restorations were also in construction during these times, updating and building over the old run down structures of the past. The capitol complex was designed and built, the old capitol building that had stood there for many years was even restored.
The city of Tallahassee has what is called a humid subtropical climate. This particular type of climate consists of warm, hot summers with cool and chilly winters. The winter season of Tallahassee does not last very long however. The result of this is dry spring times. The summers are long in Tallahassee and the average temperature is anywhere from 90 to 100 degrees. The area around Tallahassee has chances of tornadoes, this may be so, but many of the tornadoes die out before they hit the city limits, most of these tornadoes are also very weak. Hurricanes have been known to hit the city directly due to the cities location. Two known hurricanes have come through Tallahassee, one in 1985 that they named ‘Hurricane Kate’, and one in 2016, ‘Hurricane Hermine’.
Arts and Culture
Looking for artistic views and a look into the culture of Tallahassee is very easy to find. One of the most popular places to visit for such events is a park devoted to all things artistic. This district devoted to entertainment is called the Railroad Square Art Park. This park is filled with local, small businesses that sell pieces of art. Such pieces of art displayed in this district are metal sculptures and paintings from local artists as well as many collector items.
Museums are another way of checking out the cities culture. Florida State University, which is also located in Tallahassee, is home to the Museum of Fine Arts. For those that have a passion for gardening, the Goodward Museum and Gardens is a great place to have a look at. The Mission San Luis de Apalachee from the 1600’s still stands and is another tourist spot that many come from all over to see. This building is specifically significant due to the historic background it comes from, especially now that the Apalachee language is not spoken anymore.
Tallahassee, Florida has a rich tattoo history. Featuring shops such as Old Glory Tattoo, Euphoria Tattoos, Solid Ink, Monument Tattoos, No Regrets Tattoos, and Empire Tattooz, Tallahassee is a great destination if you’re looking for some new ink. With a population of around 187,000, there are lots of potential customers for the parlors in town. Yelp currently lists 15 different shops when searching for “tattoo” in Tallahassee. Google Places lists 26 different tattoo shops in the Tallahassee 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.