Here are 27 of the best Vancouver 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
Corey Schoermer – Vancouver, British Columbia
Nomi Chi – Vancouver, British Columbia
Address: 3001 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4N4
Tattoo Artists: Art Godoy, Fester, Ryan Tsutsumi, Justin Cox
Tattoo Profile: At Funhouse, we maintain this reputation. We uphold strictest industry health compliant methods. All artists have certifications in blood borne pathogens training, and artistically, the sky’s the limit. In this ego driven industry where image takes a back seat to education, we still believe tattooing to be a client service job. The client is the most important ingredient in our mix. Our comfortable atmosphere, good humor and artistic competence puts us at the top.
Craig Moston – Vancouver, British Columbia
Next! Piercing & Tattooing
Address: 1068 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L5
Tattoo Artists: Alex M, Naomi King, Pual Luke, Iqbal Amazi
Tattoo Profile: Opened in 1992 as one of the city’s first dedicated piercing shops, Next! has had a reputable and established presence of over 20 years in downtown Vancouver.
Glenn Thorn – Vancouver, British Columbia
Pennyblack Tattoo and Art
Address: 438 Richards Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2Z3
Tattoo Artists: Keith Durocher, Shayla
Ryan Tsutsumi – Vancouver, British Columbia
Liquid Amber Tattoo
Address: 62 Powell Street Vancouver, BC V6A 1E7
Tattoo Artists: Adrian Ciercoles, Ashley Horncastle, Crystal Alexandria, Diana Lin, Hooka Hermosa, Justina Kervel, Milo Marcelo, Miranda Boire, Shannon O’Shea, Olivia Granger
Tattoo Profile: Providing custom tattoos in a boutique gallery showcasing local artists since 2001. Located in the heart of Gastown, Vancouver, Canada. Clean, friendly, professional, health board approved. Walk-ins welcome, appointments recommended.
Adrenaline Professional Body Piercing & Tattoos
Address: 1014 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L5
Tattoo Artists: David Nixon, Craig Gilbert, Meghan Person, Galen Lewis-Chan, Neil Rose, Ashley McGraw, Nigel Tung, TJ McTavish, Austin Gregg, Nat Gilfoyle, Bianca Cooper, Francis Richard, Ashneel Rai, Brad Davis
Tattoo Profile: Whether you are covered in tattoos, or you don’t have any at all, the Adrenaline family is here to guide you through this personal experience. Our diverse group of accomplished tattoo artists offer a variety of styles that are sure to meet your desired tattoo needs.
Bree Crosby – Vancouver, British Columbia
Dark Day Studio
Address: 4560 Main Street Vancouver, BC V5V 3L7
Tattoo Artists: Ani Zack, Bryan Glatiotis
Tattoo Profile: Renowned artists! 15+ years in experience. Clean, professional atmosphere. Come in with something in mind, or lets discuss something completely custom!
Boone Naka – Vancouver, British Columbia
Fester Castruita – Vancouver, British Columbia
Fraser Street Tattoo Shop
Address: Fraser Street Tattoo Shop
Tattoo Artists: Chad Woodley, Geoff McCann, Chris Stiles
Arcane Body Arts
Address: 1111 Commercial Drive Vancouver, BC V5L 3X3
Tattoo Artists: Casper Macabre, Lydia K
Tattoo Profile: We are constantly sharing knowledge with our peers, updating our techniques and practices – but we also value the contemporary history of our industry and the history of body art practices throughout the world.
Stephen Shaw – Vancouver, British Columbia
Matthew Mclaughlin – Vancouver, British Columbia
Amanda Meowzen – Vancouver, British Columbia
Noah Davis – Vancouver, British Columbia
Gastown Tattoo Parlour
Address: 105 W Cordova Vancouver, BC V6B 4K2
Tattoo Artists: Mitch Kirilo, Uncle Arlo, Craig, Stephen Shaw, Logan, Amanda, Henry Black, Nomi Chi, Boone Naka, Noah Davis, Rene Botha, Bree Crosby, Baily Howatt, Alexis Thomson, Matty McLughlin
Tattoo Profile: Our tattoo studio is a sanctuary of creative self-expression and we hold a zero-attitude-policy. Each client is treated as an individual with integrity and respect. We strive to be the type of tattoo shop where you feel comfortable the moment you walk through our door.
Rain City Tattoo
Address: 1077 W Broadway Vancouver, BC V6H 1E5
Tattoo Artists: Marky, Stephanie, Trish, Sean, Jarret, Leanne
Tattoo Profile: Hailing from the vast regions of British Columbia, and settling here, in our glorious rainy city of Vancouver, Mark, Kirk, Stephanie and Trish are here to get wicked!
Alexis Thomson – Vancouver, British Columbia
Rene Botha – Vancouver, British Columbia
Sacred Heart Tattoo & Body Piercing
Address: 25 W 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1K2
Tattoo Artists: Lu, Dave Green, Tyler Charles, Kaija Heitland, Michie Kojima, Dave Pelham, Darci Love
Tattoo Profile: Over the years we have had the pleasure and fortune to work with some incredible people both personally and professionally – as well as certain miscreants we would rather forget. All those years will be remembered fondly and all the work, drive, and dedication to simply do the best work possible will always be an inspiration , now and in the years to come.
Baily Howatt – Vancouver, British Columbia
The Fall Tattooing
Address: 644 Seymour Street Vancouver, BC V6B 3K4
Tattoo Artists: Emilio Hidalgo, Richard Vega, Jordan Frank, Shwa, Alison Woodward, J-Cee Capila, Giorgia Mae, Mason Hamilton
Tattoo Profile: The FALL started almost 20 years ago in Halifax, it was a creative space that allowed artists to grow and provide excellent service to their customers. Now located in Vancouver, The FALL, still hold this value in high regard.
Vancouver, British Columbia has a rich tattoo history. Featuring shops such as Liquid Amber Tattoo, Funhouse Tattoo, The Fall Tattooing, Gastown Tattoo Parlour, and Tattoo Union, Vancouver is a great destination if you’re looking for some new ink. With a population of around 578,000 million, there are lots of potential customers for the parlors in town. Yelp currently lists 77 different shops when searching for “tattoo” in Vancouver. Google Places lists 280 different tattoo shops in the Vancouver 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.
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