Find a tattoo shop in Denver, CO

Find tattoo shops in Denver, CO

Find tattoo shops in Denver, CO

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Find tattoo shops in Denver, CO

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Top 10 tattoo shops in Denver, CO

Clients agree: these Denver tattoo shops are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Gypsy Mountain Tattoo

Gypsy Mountain Tattoo

5.0(4)
16+ years in business
Serves Denver, CO
Chase P. says, "They do amazing work and i will continue to keep going back to get work done have goten so many great peices from there" Read more
Solstice Ink Collective

Solstice Ink Collective

5.0(1)
3 hires on Fash
16+ years in business
Serves Denver, CO
Matthew C. says, "Very clean safe and professional.." Read more
Landmark Tattoo

Landmark Tattoo

5.0(1)
1 hire on Fash
14+ years in business
Serves Denver, CO
Gary B. says, "Ben gave me the best tattoo I’ve ever had , his shop is amazing , clean professional and fun environment. I highly recommend getting tattooed by Ben Thompson at Landmark Tattoo !" Read more
5280 Ink

5280 Ink

5.0Exceptional(16)
3 hires on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Denver, CO
Rachel S. says, "I have had most of my tattoos done by one place but wanted to go close to home and I am so glad I did. 5280 Ink, is awesome. They helped us right away, the crew was nice and Kila did our tattoo and he did an amazing job and we are going back next week for more and will continue to use 5280 Ink. Love , love this place. " Read more
Tattoos By Bones

Tattoos By Bones

5.0(1)
3 hires on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Denver, CO
Mike M. says, "Jesse is Awesome. Gave me some amazing Tattoos. Can't wait for my next one from him. " Read more
Luen Montes Tattoo & Fine Art

Luen Montes Tattoo & Fine Art

5.0Exceptional(5)
12 hires on Fash
8+ years in business
Serves Denver, CO
Ben M. says, "Couldn’t be happier with the whole experience. Luen took my idea and made it better than I could even imagine. It’s an awesome environment with some very talented artists. 10/10" Read more
5280 Tattoo Shop

5280 Tattoo Shop

New on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Denver, CO
Hey I been tattooing for a lil over 6 years on and off now I decided to go full time so that’s all I do is tattoo now I love it I also donate 25% to charity from every tattoo I do
Zach Of All Trades

Zach Of All Trades

5.0(3)
4 hires on Fash
12+ years in business
Serves Denver, CO
Charis B. says, "He was super nice and helped explain in detail the aftercare process. He made sure the design is what I wanted and where I wanted it several times, and kept checking in to make sure I was ok during the whole process. 100% would hire again. " Read more
Mountain Coast Ink

Mountain Coast Ink

New on Fash
1 hire on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Denver, CO
I pride myself in creating custom pieces of art for each one of my clients and I work with each client through out the whole design process to make sure that we have the perfect design for you. I am also able to execute multiple diffent styles of tattoo. Here at our shop we provied a profressional and relaxing atmosphere for every one our clients. I have been tattooing for 4 years and currently I tattoo at Mountain Coast Ink. Feel free to check my work out at gmunozink.com or instagram my handle is gmunoz.ink. I enjoy meeting new clients and creating piees of art that they love. I alos hearing the stroy behind the tattoos that I do, as w...
Artist At House Of Beauty

Artist At House Of Beauty

New on Fash
13+ years in business
Serves Denver, CO
We do a lot of volunteer work for charities and local event. This includes our face painting services. Our passion is to service and serve our communities. Inspire youth to build a bond with kids and parents. Build relationships and cater to ones in need. So the business allows us to expand our network and express art through in possible ways of innovation. I'm a artist at soul.

Your tattoo shop questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much do tattoos cost?

The average cost for a tattoo is $50 to $250 for a small or simple image like a heart or cross, or $150 to $450 for a medium-sized tattoo like a portrait or tribal design. For a complex design or large tattoo, like a half or full sleeve or full back, prices start and $500 and can reach $4,000.

Tiny tattoos under 2 inches typically cost $30 to $100 or the tattoo parlor's minimum fee.

Tattoo artists charge $120 to $150 per hour, depending on their experience and reputation and the design complexity.

How much should you tip a tattoo artist?

Tip a tattoo artist 20% if you're happy with their work or up to 25% for intricate custom designs or if the artist exceeded your expectations.

Do tattoo shops do piercings?

Many tattoo places also do piercings for ears, noses, tongues, belly buttons, and more. However, not all shops offer this service. Contact local tattoo parlors to confirm whether piercing is offered.

What should I expect when getting a tattoo done at a shop?

After finding a tattoo artist who specializes in the style you want, book an initial consultation to discuss your design placement, size, colors, and features. Most consultations are free and last 30 to 60 minutes. After confirming the design, the artist will schedule your appointment.

During your appointment, you'll be seated in a tattoo chair, usually in an open area. If you prefer a private area, be sure to request it in advance.

The artist will prep your skin, then apply a stencil or draw the design on your skin so you can review it and make any final changes. Then, the artist will tattoo the design with needles inserted into the skin. Though the process will hurt, most artists agree the first minute is the worst.

How long does a tattoo take to heal?

A tattoo takes up to 6 months to fully heal, though your skin will go through several stages of healing during that time.

  • At week 2, the tattoo may begin to itch as it flakes and scabs.
  • In weeks 3 and 4, a layer of dry skin will form over the tattoo before exfoliating itself, and the itchiness will fade. Redness and itching at this stage may be an early sign of an infected tattoo.
  • After the first month, all itchiness and redness should be gone, but the skin below your tattoo may continue repairing itself for up to six months.

How do I choose the best tattoo shop near me?

Follow these tips to select the right tattoo artist for you:

  • Decide what style of tattoo you want. Look for artists who specialize in that style.
  • Ask for recommendations from friends and family.
  • Read reviews on Fash and Google.
  • Browse tattoo artists' portfolios of designs similar to yours.
  • Look for licensed, certified tattoo artists.
  • Choose the tattoo placement.
  • Meet with the artist for an initial consultation to discuss your ideas and vision for the design.
  • Confirm the shop is clean and sanitary and the staff is professional.

What questions should I ask tattoo parlors?

Ask the tattoo artist these questions before deciding who to hire:

  • How long have you been tattooing?
  • Are you licensed and certified?
  • Which styles do you specialize in?
  • Can I see your portfolio?
  • Which placement would you recommend for this design, and why?
  • How do you sanitize your equipment?
  • What aftercare routine do you recommend?
  • What deposit do you require?
  • Do you guarantee your work? What happens if you make a mistake in my design?

Reviews for Denver tattoo shops

Recent success stories from people in the Denver area.
Shell R.
The atmosphere was calming. The tattoo artist Atom Wells and Izzy Brooke are great piercers and even better tattoo artists! I recommend them for your next tattoo or piercings!!
Gypsy Mountain Tattoo
Kaylee H.
Jay did my first tattoo today it is amazing. It's my first tattoo and he was very kind and comforting during the process
5280 Ink
Ella C.
Very chill atmosphere/environment, created amazing art pieces, reasonable prices, overall amazing experience !
Luen Montes Tattoo & Fine Art
Rhonda B.
very nice guy; told me everything I needed to know about caring for my tattoo over the next couple of weeks. He was pretty fast and I'm really happy with his work and the colors. I will definitely recommend him to others and when/if I want another I will go back to Zach.
Zach of All Trades
James M.
Nice private studio and welcoming. Art work is top notch. Friendly and not scared to explain the process. Highly recommend if you want a good tattoo.
Tattoo The Dead
Dave S.
Top service and best realistic art and best shop ever
3D image tattoos
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