Here at The Austin Insider, our goal is to make sure that you have access to everything you ever needed to know about visiting with us in Austin, Texas. For this particular article, we can only assume that you have the urge to get some new ink while on your trip. From custom solo pieces to matching bachelorette party tattoos, you won’t regret getting some work done while you’re in Austin.

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True Blue Tattoo & Piercing

4.7 ★
What once began as Glory Hole Body Piercing back in 1992, eventually grew into True Blue Tattoo & Piercing with two locations in the Austin Area. Whether you are on Red River Street or near Airport Blvd, True Blue Tattoo & Piercing takes pride in every piece of work they put out. Sticking true to their values of sanitation and top quality, this shop has made their way through every fad that the tattoo community can throw at them and still remains one of Austin’s top-rated shops. When you want to feel like the only person at the tattoo shop, regardless of how crowded they might be, a trip to True Blue Tattoo & Piercing will satisfy all your needs.

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All Saints Tattoo

4.5 ★
From the easily recognizable blue building on 6th street downtown to the Burnet Rd location, All Saints Tattoo is a shop for tattoo lovers of every niche, genre and style. Even cosmetic style body art is available at the Burnet road location. Known for their tattoo artists being as friendly as they are talented, All Saints has remained an essential part of the body art community since opening their first location. Stop by and walk-in, the folks at All Saints Tattoo take pride in being able to accept walk-ins more than the average shop might tolerate.

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Austin Tattoo Co.

4.7 ★
For just over 10 years now, Austin Tattoo Co. has remained open seven days a week with a specialization in traditional American tattooing. Easily accessible on North Lamar Blvd, this shop is where you want to go for “Traditional Tuesday” or the “Get What You Get” special. On Tuesdays, come in and select from hundreds of sale designs. For the “Get What You Get” special, take on the token machine and go with something totally random. Whether you come in for a deal or just know what you want and are craving some of Austin’s best artists, Austin Tattoo Co. has you covered.

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Mom’s Tattoos

4.8 ★
When you think about how tattoo shops were portrayed in the early 90’s, that grungy look with the neon signs, you might be picturing Mom’s Tattoos on South Lamar Blvd without even realizing that you are doing it. During the day, Mom’s tattoos is recognized with ease, just look out for the wonderfully tacky yellow and blue outer layers. For nighttime, the big neon heart with an arrow sign can be your beacon to follow when you want top quality tattoos. Since the year 2000, Mom’s Tattoos has taken immense pride in every altered body that leaves their studio. Hours differ on the weekends and holidays but during the week, you can usually find them open from 12-8 pm most days.

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Platinum Ink Tattoo & Body Piercing Austin Texas

Platinum Ink Tattoo

4.6 ★
Look for the red sign on Burnet road when you want to get “poked pretty” by Platinum Ink as their slogan suggests. Tattoos, piercings and cover ups can all be worn with pride when you stop into Platinum Ink Tattoo & Body Piercing. The artists who spend more time at this shop than at home are highly reputable due to their vast sense of professionalism along with top notch body modification abilities. With over 17 years of experience creating new works and adding to older ones, Platinum Ink Tattoo & Body Piercing takes every tattoo seriously and their artists can’t wait to meet you.

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Rock of Ages Tattooing

4.6 ★
Lamar Boulevard in Austin is truly a gold mine for tattoo shops and Rock of Ages Tattooing is no exception to that particular statement. Open seven days a week, you can discover your new favorite flash design or even walk in for something new at Rock of Ages Tattooing. Dedicated to the highest health standards, along with their roster of skilled and professional tattoo artists, Rock of Ages will rock any idea that you can come up with. This is a shop who is known to have tons of repeat customers and referred clients and that should tell you all you need to know about Rock of Ages Tattooing.

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Dovetail Tattoo

4.6 ★
Take your pick from either the East Side or Downtown Dovetail Tattoo locations and know that your next piece of body work won’t be taken lightly. From 2009 and still going strong, Dovetail employees and artists understand how personal a body modification experience needs to be and adheres to the needs of every client who comes in. Staying busy throughout even the lightest seasons of the year, you will want to book an appointment before making the trip to either of their two locations.

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Triple Crown Tattoo

4.9 ★
One look at the previous work done at Triple Crown Tattoo will have you wanting to hurry up and book a full color piece. Ready to have the most fun you can imagine while covering your skin in only the finest ink, Triple Crown Tattoo sits on Chicon St in Austin. Consistently open every day from 11 am – 6 pm, you can always depend on this shop to be available during the early tattoo craving hours. From simple tattoos with meaning, to elaborate cover ups, Triple Crown Tattoo has your back, front and any other part you need some work on. The people who work and get worked on at Triple Crown knows that the art speaks for itself so come in sometime and see what they have to say.

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Great Wave Tattoo

5.0 ★
World renown and recognized as one of Austin’s highest quality tattoo shops, Great Wave Tattoo has been covering all bases of the art since opening in 2009. This diverse cast and crew of unique creators will take on just about any project you can dream up. As friendly and professional as they are talented, this is another Burnet road gem here in the city. Owner and 30+ years experienced owner Jason Brooks began this shop as a solo project and has since grown to be one of the nicest shops to experience your first or thirtieth tattoo. Make huge waves with everyone you know at Great Wave Tattoo, where there are no regrets with the tattoos received.

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No Good Tattoo

5.0 ★
Housed inside the creative boundaries of Springdale General, a small community full of creative minds and available for use commercial spaces, No Good Tattoo is exactly what a tattoo shop should be while in the perfect location. Small businesses and artists meet and collide in the best possible way while in Springdale General and No Good Tattoo adds to the mix seamlessly. Promoting a safe space for bodies of all types to feel comfortable while receiving the product is what No Good Tattoo stands for. Whether you are already in the area, or haven’t heard of Springdale General and want to scratch that creative itch, this shop will make a prime addition to any day of your week.

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Little Pricks Tattoo

4.5 ★
Open later into the evening than a lot of the listed storefronts, Little Pricks tattoo remains open from noon until 9 pm every night. Bragging hard about being known as the “Best Tattoo Shop in Austin” makes you want to go test it out, right? Original in everything from atmosphere to execution, Little Pricks Tattoo can’t wait to lure you in with an entire tattoo experience. Paying attention to every detail from start to finish is what makes the staff at Little Pricks Tattoo so out of this world. Go in and see for yourself if they match up to the hype.

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Mainstay Tattoo

4.9 ★
Classic Tattoo style lovers gather round and listen to a tale about Mainstay Tattoo. This shop is one located on Woodrow Ave and is Austin’s only completely classic tattoo shop. Lining the walls are flash designs made by the available artists, all iconic in style and type. While these designs may look familiar in execution, there is nothing but individuality coming from each staff member. Though they do specialize in traditional western styles, you can ask about other design types and see what they have got to offer you. Guest artists regularly find their temporary home at Mainstay Tattoo so be sure to regularly check and see who they’ve got hanging around.

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Black Dagger Tattoo

4.9 ★
Bright, bold and cash only, Black Dagger Tattoo is a tattoo only shop so that means no piercings. Taking on a massive variety of styles, Black Dagger has the artists you will want to come back and see many times over. Appointments are preferred at this Rosewood Ave location but feel free to check and see if they have time for walk ins. Big or small, dramatic or simple, the professionals at Black Dagger Tattoo are sure to take good care of you.

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Tiny Tats ATX

4.7 ★
Female owned and operated, Tiny Tats ATX is a small shop with big dreams and even bigger talent. Find these lovely ladies on east 31st street and know that you are in a safe place with your creative expression when you get work done with them. With artists that come from all over the place, even New York, Tiny Tats is full of talent and understanding. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to get some work done with a locally owned, female run business here in Austin.

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CONCLUSION

There you have it, a list of Austin’s highest rated tattoo shops. Austin, Texas is stocked with an artistic community that is known for going above and beyond with any project. We hope you have found a spot that suits all your body modification needs, or at least have the list narrowed down. No matter which place you pick off of our list, there’s bound to be a shop that has everything you’re looking for with this process. Leave your trip from Austin with a permanent souvenir that will only fade with time if you don’t come back for a touch up. Not only does getting a tattoo in Austin result in some sick ink, you can feel good about the experience knowing that you are shopping local and supporting a huge creative community.

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