Here are 23 of the best Washington DC 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
Jermaine Taylor – Washington, DC
Address: 7420 1/2 Baltimore Ave College Park, MD 20740
Phone: (240) 764-5146
Tattoo Artists: Blake Becker, Gabby Del Bianco, Kevin Sottek
Tattoo Profile: We offer custom one of kind tattoos, drawn by our talented artists, specifically for you! Our artists take pride in giving our clients quality tattoos with a personal touch. We believe each tattoo should be as unique as the person wearing it, we don’t copy or duplicate any tattoos.
Laughing Hyena Tattoos
Address: 1454 Park Rd NW Washington, DC 20010
Phone: (202) 627-0050
Tattoo Artists: Isaac Colon-Francia III, Dr. Z, Raff Santos
Tattoo Profile: Laughing Hyena Tattoos is a full-service tattoo shop dedicated to consistently providing high customer satisfaction by rendering excellent service, quality products, and furnishing an enjoyable atmosphere at an acceptable price. We maintain a friendly, fair, and creative work environment, which respects diversity, ideas, and hard work. We provide quality tattoos in a healthy, clean environment.
Adam Jeffrey – Washington, DC
Address: 926 U Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 387-2465
Tattoo Artists: Chris Mensah, Imani K Brown, Darryl Bennett
Tattoo Profile: Your design or ours! Professional tattoos and piercings using autoclave sterilization and single-use needles from the artists at Pinz-N-Needlez Tattoo.
Address: 1762 Columbia Rd. NW Washington DC 20009
Phone: (202) 733-3846
Tattoo Artists: Mark Stassburg, Fernando Gonzalez, Hannah Sheridan, Kevin Avila, Matt Hilbun
Tattoo Profile: We take pride in our original art, our dedicated and talented artists and sterile environment. Pay us a visit for good times and even better tattoos. Specializing in original tattoos and piercings, we have a very talented crew that can accommodate any style of tattooing that you may want.
Kevin Sottek – Washington, DC
Jinx Proof Tattoo
Address: 3285 1/2 M St NW Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (202) 337-5469
Tattoo Artists: Tim Corun, Susan Behney-Doyle, Eric Doyle, Tony Morrell, Tad Peton, Christian Beckman, Kevin McNutt, Liana Joy
Tattoo Profile: Jinx Proof was established in 1996 by Tim Corun and Karl Hedgepath. It was the first tattoo shop to open in Washington, DC since 1983, and is the premier shop in the area.
Address: 2444 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 232-6699
Tattoo Artists: Billy Bennett, Carly Corpse, Chris Fernandez, David Cavalcante, Matt Knopp, Deirdre Aikin, Eric Wilcox, Nikki Balls Lugo, Matthew Wojciechowski, Scott Sketo, Shawn Brown, Tom Kenney
Tattoo Profile: DC & Maryland’s finest tattoos and body piercing since 2003.
Address: 4818 Lee Highway Arlington, VA 22207
Phone: (703) 527-8377
Tattoo Artists: Amy, Chauna, Troy, Ben, Tara
Tattoo Profile: Northern VA’s Oldest & Finest Tattoo Shop. We offer custom tattooing and piercing. Rick’s Tattoos has been very fortunate to have had, over the years, some very exceptional artists work here. We still, in our opinion, have some of the best tattoo artists in the area working here now.
Great Southern Tattoo Company
Address: 6134 N Kings Hwy Alexandria, VA 22303
Phone: (703) 592-8595
Tattoo Artists: Sandy Parsons, Adam Jeffrey, Drew Manley, Jimmy Hayden,
Tattoo Profile: Great Southern was started by Charley & Sandy Parsons in College Park MD in 1979 and we opened our location in Alexandria VA. in 2001. We are a family oriented business that specializes in custom walk in tattooing.
Bethesda Tattoo Company
Address: 8227 Woodmont Ave Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 652-0494
Tattoo Artists: James, Tina, Jermaine, Adam, Brent, Leam Smith, Liaa
Tattoo Profile: Bethesda Tattoo has some of the finest artists in Maryland to serve you.#1 in Montgomery County since 2005. We specialize in custom tattooing and expert body piercing in a friendly professional environment.
David Cavalcante – Washington, DC
Address: 508 H Street Northeast Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 302-1669
Tattoo Artists: Fernando Prudencio, Aaron Trimiar
Tattoo Profile: Britishink Tattoos is Washington DCs first and oldest custom only tattoo studio, each design is unique, made for you and you only. We offer private rooms and our undivided attention to provide you the highest quality artwork.
Globe Electric Tattoo
Address: 3821 14th St. NW Unit C Washington, DC 20011
Phone: (202) 882-0659
Tattoo Artists: Eric Doyle, Susan Doyle
Tattoo Profile: Globe Electric is home to tattoo artists Susan Behney-Doyle and Eric Doyle. We have been tattooing since 1993 and have worked together since 1998. We opened our own shop in December 2015 with the goal of creating high-quality work in a unique and distinctive setting.
Fatty’s Tattoos & Piercings
Address: 1333 Connecticut Ave NW 3rd Floor Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 452-0999
Tattoo Artists: Fatty, Gilda, James, Gia, Matt, Ray, Zac
Tattoo Profile: All tattooists at Fatty’s are multi-faceted, mixed media artists who strive for perfection in their various art forms. We specialize in high quality, custom tattooing. You will notice when entering Fatty’s that our walls are not covered with the typical, corny “pick em and stick em” tattoo flash that you see everywhere else. Our walls proudly display fine art paintings by Fatty and our artists.
Champion Tattoo Company
Address: 719 8th Street Southeast Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 480-2233
Tattoo Artists: Butch, Ian, Grant
Tattoo Profile: The Champion Tattoo Company is a custom Tattoo and Body Piercing studio dedicated to providing a quality tattoo and piercing service to our clients. We are conveniently located near the Eastern Market Metro and next to the I-695 (395) expressway. We provide excellent friendly service for your tattoo or piercing including free consultation, design services and safe hygienic body art.
Carly Corpse – Washington, DC
Roger Anthony – Washington, DC
Art of War Tattoo Collective
Address: 7214 Arlington Blvd Ste 200 Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone: (571) 317-0214
Tattoo Artists: Lee Uchiha, Diego Orbegoza, Alex Mcfar, Julio Conekte
Tattoo Profile: Join us at The Art of War Tattoo Collective where we are dedicated to creating custom artwork and integrating your vision with our insight to manifest immaculate body art at a comfortable, sterile environment with approachable, experienced artists.
Liana Joy – Washington, DC
Fernando Gonzalez – Washington DC
Kevin Avila – Washington, DC
Washington DC has a rich tattoo history. Featuring shops such as Jinx Proof Tattoo, Tattoo Paradise, Cirque Du Rouge, Britishink Tattoo Studio and Gallery, Rick’s Tattoos, Pinz-N-Needlez, and Champion Tattoo Company, Washington DC is a great destination if you’re looking for some new ink. With a population of around 635,000, there are lots of potential customers for the parlors in town. Yelp currently lists 38 different shops when searching for “tattoo” in Washington DC. Google Places lists 324 different tattoo shops in Washington DC, which shows how competitive the state 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