Memphis’ Best Tattoo Shops:
The top rated Tattoo Shops in Memphis, TN are:
- Trilogy – has been in the industry for more than two decades
- Amazon Tattooz LLC – is one artist, private, tattoo only shop
- Skin City Ink Memphis – a professional tattoo, piercing, and airbrush studio
- Bluff City Tattoo – offers modern, electric tattooing and body piercing in Memphis
- Inked Memphis on Madison – offers a full range of tattoos and body piercings
Amazon Tattooz LLC
Amazon Tattooz LLC is a private, one-artist tattoo studio. Alicia Johnson is a one-year-old tattoo artist who specializes in custom-designed tattoos and color. Alicia “Amazon” Johnson, a tattoo artist, has been a superb artist for many years. She began getting tattoos around 2005. Alicia is the first African American woman to start a tattoo parlor in Arkansas.
She is licensed in both Tennessee and Arkansas. Amazon Tattooz, located in the lovely city of West Memphis, AR, is owned and operated by the mother of one handsome boy. She can perform any type of tattoo, but her favorites include cover-ups, vibrant floral tattoos, and black and gray art.
“She was phenomenal. Everything was sanitized upon arrival. She didn’t take long to prep the area and free-handed the design without a stencil. It came out great, much better than expected. She was very personable while remaining professional. Great quality work with affordable pricing. Gave detailed after-care instructions. Highly recommend.” – Jae B.
Skin City Ink Memphis
Skin City Ink Memphis is a professional tattoo, piercing, and airbrush studio located in Memphis, Tennessee. As experienced artists, they like devoting their time, attention, creativity, and dedication to your tattoo and airbrush wishes. Their setting is professional, clean, and comfortable, yet private enough to make each client feel at ease. Give their artists the chance to bring your ideal tattoo or airbrush work of art to life.
Tattoo, Piercing, and Airbrush
“My family and I were in search of new piercings and ink and Skin City did not disappoint us. Three piercings and two tattoos later my daughters and I were beyond pleased. Chase took care of me and was awesome very patient with me since I wasn’t sure what I wanted lol! The shop was immaculate, everyone was friendly and it felt like I was home. Seriously give them your business they won’t disappoint you.” – Mila P.
Trilogy was founded in 1998 and is still a pillar on the Highland Strip, as well as a staple in the Memphis tattoo and piercing scene. Trilogy, which consists of seven tattooists and two piercing professionals, tries to provide each client with a high-quality experience.
Tattoos and Piercing
“This past weekend my daughter & I went to get piercings. Ear lobes for her, a helix for me. We saw Sydney & she was so wonderful. She was fun, professional, and very informative with our procedures & aftercare. My daughter later remarked that she really appreciated that Sydney really took the time to make sure she knew what was happening & felt comfortable the whole time. 10/10 service.” – Kirby M.
Bluff City Tattoo
Bluff City Tattoo is a four-artist tattoo studio. They knew when they joined together that their vision for the business had to be a little different than other shops in the neighborhood, they wanted to bring back the notion and feel of the classic tattoo shop, which appeared to be lacking from the Memphis tattoo scene.
They pulled it off after a few months of hard work, and they opened their doors the day after Thanksgiving in 2018. They are in Memphis’ Edge District, between Sun Studio and High Cotton Brewery, and across the street from the Memphis Edge Motor Museum.
Tattoo and Piercing
“This is the spot. Every artist at this shop is a heavy hitter. Constantly pumping out amazing tattoos while being the friendliest in the business. The shop looks awesome as well. Such a cool environment where you feel comfortable, and like you’re part of the crew. I would only ever get tattooed here from now on.” – Barren A.
Inked Memphis on Madison
Inked Memphis on Madison offers a wide choice of affordable body piercings. They employ cutting-edge technology to ensure that your personalized artwork is as intricate and one-of-a-kind as you are. Bring in a photo or object that you’d like to convey to your body, and they’ll do their best to make it happen. They know that many tattoo businesses believe that piercings are a waste of time and that they would rather tattoo.
They are grateful for the opportunity and will make every effort to ensure that you have the best possible experience. The cost of a basic piercing is $50. The exact pricing is determined by the piercing’s specifics, but they always provide highly polished internally threaded stainless or grade 23 titanium jewelry at no extra cost.
Tattoo and Piercing
“I had a wonderful experience getting two tattoos by Richard. I originally walked in to make an appointment. Richard asked if I was interested in receiving my ink the same day. Of course, I didn’t turn down that offer. The establishment was very clean, well lit, and had an overall great appearance. The artists were all very helpful and delighted to help. I will definitely be returning for more great inkwork.” – Warmsley R.
Mark has lived in Detroit, MI his whole life. He has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and True Dakotan. As a journalist for Kev’s Best, Mark covers national and local businesses.