Below is a list of the top and leading Tattoo Shops in Philadelphia. To help you find the best Tattoo Shops located near you in Philadelphia, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Philadelphia’s Best Tattoo Shops:
The top rated Tattoo Shops in Philadelphia are:
- No Ka Oi Tiki Tattoo – incorporates “Aloha” in every tattoo work
- Seven Swords Tattoo Company – caters to flash sheet or custom inspired ink styles
- Art Machine Productions – wide selection of tattoo design options
- Hunter Gatherer Tattoo – talented licensed artists with BBP certifications
- Frequency Tattoo Company – master of captivating artistic ink works
No Ka Oi Tiki Tattoo
No Ka Oi Tiki Tattoo shares the sweet story behind its name. The owners, though from different places, share a strong bond that led them to a compromise. Coming from Hawaii, the wife wanted to bring in some memories and culture unique to her home. As a native of Philadelphia, the husband exerted all efforts to make her dream, that became his too, happen. The result is a little haven that brings Aloha. Once a client comes in, they will feel the unique charm Hawaii has to offer. They can choose a customized tattoo or go a body piercing.
Tattoo Services, Body Piercings
“You put it on for life so make sure a professional does your work who is also an artist! Bill Funk tattoo legend and his wife Anna are amazing and the staff reflects it. Flew in from Key West as its that good.” –Paul Menta
Seven Swords Tattoo Company
Seven Swords Tattoo Company can be found near the Frankford Ave Arts Corridor in Fishtown/EKN Philadelphia. Myke Chambers built SSTC in 2014 from scratch. The studio promises an experience distinct from other tattoo centers. The shop carries an inviting and comforting vibe that lets the clients enjoy their ink season. They have talented and experienced tattooers ready for any design request. Clients have the option to check out their flash sheets or go for their artistic vision with a customized tattoo. It’s in house tattoo artists are Jeff Miller, Ross Phillips, Shannon Gamerl, and Myke Chambers.
Traditional Tattoos, Custom Tattoos, Microblading
“What a great shop through and through.. professional and welcoming. The artistic talent flowing through this place will blow you away. I’ve had pieces done by ross and Reece, both awesome and beautiful. Just come here.” –Charlotte Lopez
Art Machine Productions
Art Machine Productions is a private shop managed by Tim Pangburn. It was formerly located in the Fishtown area and was transferred in 2011 to a bigger location in Frankford Avenue Arts Corridor. The new home is a 2700 square feet warehouse established in 1865. Tim together with his team, monitored the conversion of the warehouse to a welcoming tattoo studio. At present times, Art Machine Productions enjoys love and support from its growing list of loyal clients. Their professional tattoo artists specialize in different types of artwork. They are experts of black and grey, realism, traditional, neotraditional, blackwork, new school, and portrait tattoos.
Traditional Tattoo, Neotraditional Tattoo, New School Tattoo, Black and Grey Tattoo, Realism Tattoo, Blackwork Tattoo, Portrait Tattoo, Shirts, Art pieces
“I had searched for a tattoo shop to cover up my 1st tattoo(from age 15) for close to 19 years. So glad I chose this shop. John Tarrao and the staff at AMP did not disappoint!” –Jason Jacobs
Hunter Gatherer Tattoo
Hunter Gatherer Tattoo is the newest business venture of body artist Troy Timpel. Troy has more than two decades of experience in the tattoo industry and runs several studios in Philadelphia. His shop presents a varied selection of artistic designs. The resident artists are all licensed by the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health. They only use professional-grade supplies for every needlework. Some even offer vegan-friendly procedures. Meanwhile, their piercings are performed with hypo-allergenic and implant grade jewelry. All processes are manually done to employ their unique artistic flair.
“This place is amazing! All of the artists are talented but Mike is my favorite. He’s done 2 tatts for me so far and I’ve been beyond please with his work. If you decide on this place I would ask for him.” –Shanequa Smith
Frequency Tattoo Company
Frequency Tattoo Company has been captivating the Philadelphia community since its founding in March 2014. They employ a strict hygiene procedure comparable to clinical standards. This together with their outstanding customer service. Not to mention, the affordable fees for every needlework. Unlike other studios, Frequency does not favor standard template sheets. Its roster of talented artists work with each other to come up with a unique style. The brainstorming considers the aesthetic value and safety of every client. On top of that, they uphold their commitment to industry standards, integrity, and artistry.
American Tattoo, Traditional Tattoo, Portrait Tattoo, Custom Tattoo
“Absolutely love the artists that work at frequency. The owner John Howie worked on my tattoo which has quickly become my favorite tattoo.” –Toni Burke
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