Paris, France has dealt with a lot of heartbreak throughout its history. Luckily, heartbreak leads to beautiful art, which also includes tattoos. Known for being one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris welcomes visitors from across the pond every year and has had some of the greatest impact on modern art. Whether you’ve been to Paris before, live just across the border, or plan to visit in the very near future; here are some of the best Paris tattoo shops to consider when you need your ink fix.
Tribal Act is a seemingly avant-garde tattoo studio where artists paint the skin in styles ranging from geometric and experimental, to more traditionally influenced design, to portraits, and more. Tribal Act opened its doors in 1997 and can be found on rue Amelot in the heart of Paris. Current artists operating out of the shop include the unique and never duplicated Luciano LCN, Hami, and Sofimaki.
Art Corpus is a cutting edge shop located in Paris, but unless you are fluent in French their information can be a bit hard to navigate. Regardless, resident artists such as Yannick, Aga, El Patman, DaruManu, Ludo, and Fred Menace all captivate new visitors with their exceptional and innovative techniques inspired by popular culture, science, photography, and so much more. Art Corpus is a team of predominantly men; however the shop is one of cultural dignity and pristine artistry tho be admired and copied by many.
Kustom Tattoo is a shop located on Avenue de la Republique Paris that offers traditionally influenced and custom pieces. It is owned and operated by Niko, whose inspiration comes from far and abroad including experiences in cities such as Montreal, Los Angeles, and New York. Niko is an apparent firm believer in explaining tattoo symbolism and pairings, as displayed on the shop’s official website.