Below is a list of the top and leading Tattoo Shops in Minneapolis. To help you find the best Tattoo Shops located near you in Minneapolis, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Minneapolis’ Best Tattoo Shops:
The top rated Tattoo Shops in Minneapolis, MN are:
- 555 Studios – opened in December of 2004
- Timeless Tattoo – was designed with the Industrial Era in mind
- Guns N’ Needles Tattoo – is an artist-run and operated tattoo studio
- Jackalope Tattoo – is more than a tattoo shop, it is a family, and a way of living
- Sacred Siren Tattoo & Art Parlor – has worked hard to bring you a shop where you can be relaxed
555 Studios opened in December of 2004 at the original East Lake street place. In the spring of 2006, the present location on Minnehaha was secured. In March 2007 the Lake Street site closed its doors and all operations were transferred to 3965 Minnehaha. Through the years the customer base has grown, and the studio has transformed its look both inside and out, but the one constant has been the approach to custom tattoos and design. From the start, the goal has always been to engage clients in the design and drawing phase of the tattoo process.
“Tommy is not only an amazing tattoo artist but a super cool guy. I was referred to him by a friend and am so glad I went. He worked up the design with me in person and did a fantastic job. I felt that the prices were very reasonable as well. I moved out of state, but want to come back to him for all my future pieces as well!” – Abby J.
Timeless Tattoo was designed with the Industrial Era in mind, Timeless Tattoo opened with that same powerful concept in mind. This revolution brought growth to the industry, enhancing all standards. Situated in the historically rich Northeast neighborhood, they plan to be a part of this growing market and leave their mark in the world of tattooing. Its name was carefully chosen for its synonyms that so thoroughly express their art. Lasting, enduring, ageless, classic, permanent, and everlasting are words they stand behind.
Tattoos, Merchandise, Aftercare
“We had been calling around for a place to get a tattoo done on short notice. We had been recommended Timeless Tattoo by another shop, and sure enough, were asked to come in. Our artist was Jessica and she was very easy to talk to and work with. She was very helpful and was so open to changes with our tattoos. We had an amazing time and the resulting work was a great reflection of that experience. We hope to come back sometime soon!” – Andrew S.
Guns N’ Needles Tattoo
Guns N’ Needles Tattoo is an artist-run and operated tattoo studio that provides a welcoming and upbeat atmosphere. Their premier tattoo studio is committed to outstanding tattooing and complete client satisfaction. Bring them your ideas and they will help transform them into a special and personal tattoo. Their artists have the experience you can rely on. The studio is clean and professional, yet tranquil and comfortable. They take great pride in every tattoo they create.
From small spontaneous tattoos to large-scale bodywork, their artists will work with you one on one and provide a broad range of tattooing styles that are sure to transform your ideas into custom, exceptional and personal tattoos. Their studio is remarkably clean and professional yet, relaxed and comfortable.
“Just got another tattoo and I couldn’t be happier! Eryn was my artist and I cannot say enough great things about her and her work. Eryn is extremely skilled, detailed, and personable. I love my new tattoo and look forward to getting my next one soon.” – Norm M.
Jackalope Tattoo offers a safe space for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, women, and clients from all walks of life. To empower others to be their very best, brightest, and truest selves. They want to be more than just the typical tattoo shop. Their shop provides a space where people can feel safe to express themselves without intimidation. Jackalope Tattoo fosters a space that is welcoming, bright, calming, and pressure-free. Jackalope Tattoo is more than a tattoo shop, it is a family, and a way of living. They are a group of twelve female, trans, queer, or non-binary identifying artists. They strive to create a safe space for all.
“I had my appointment with Abby. She did my first tattoo and this is the second one that I got from her as well. Always a good experience. Very happy with my tattoo. She is very patient with me so I am thankful for that! The place is nice as well!! Very happy with my overall experience. Great people as well!” – Karla L.
Sacred Siren Tattoo & Art Parlor
Sacred Siren Tattoo & Art Parlor was established in 2017, their studio endeavors to set itself apart from what has become the normal tattoo parlor experience. With a more progressive approach, they boast that they have a more desirable atmosphere where the client comes first. They’ve worked hard to bring you a shop that you can be relaxed walking into and stay comfortable throughout the duration of your visit. The tattoo shop consists of 4 full-time experienced and talented tattoo artists.
These artists are not only local award-winning tattoo artists, but they are also available to do commission art in many different formats. Many of their non-tattoo works can be seen on display in their gallery and some are even available as prints.
Tattoo, Piercing, Art Gallery
“I had a custom honey bee done by Cristy. She did such a nice job, I hardly felt it, and she was so sweet. The shop was very clean and welcoming. She also followed all the hygiene and safety procedures for tattooing.” – Savannah S.
Shera Elliott graduated from the New Mexico State University with a major in biology and a minor in Biological Basis of Behavior & Health Care Management. Shera grew up in Los Angeles, but moved to Las Cruces for college. Shera has written for several major publications including the Albuquerque Journal and NPR. Shera is a community reporter and also covers stories important important to all Americans.