Seattle may be a rainy city, but tattoo lovers have a bright future with the metropolitan’s dense selection of awesome ink and artists. Aside from coffee, seafood and technology, Seattle is an incredibly art driven community with fresh ideas and professional attitudes. Each of the following Seattle tattoo shops strive for excellent customer service on top of fantastic body art. Here are three of the top shops in Emerald City to consider for your next ink craving.
Pierced Hearts Tattoo Parlor
Pierced Hearts Tattoo Parlor is located on Roosevelt Way and hosts a largely talented roster of artists who give the shop an unmatchable authenticity with warm vibes. Tattooer Joe Who specializes in spacey sci-fi pieces ranging from Star Trek to Star Wars while Just Alan’s strengths are in portraits. Ramshackle Sean focuses on black and grey pieces, Benjamin Bowlin dabbles in unconventional yet brightly colored ink, and Charliegrrl sticks with Japanese traditional influences. All of the artists’ styles marry well to create a tattoo powerhouse.
Slave to the Needle Tattoo & Body Piercing
With two shops located near downtown Seattle, Slave to the Needle Tattoo is a top notch provider of body art in the Pacific Northwest. Located in Ballard as well as Wallingford, the shop maintains a $100 minimum for tattoos to guarantee every ounce of effort and thoughtfulness possible from the artist. The shop strives to give each customer the best experience for both first time and recurring tattoo visits. Artists at Slave to the Needle include Aaron Bell, Andrea Ottlewski, Chris Thompson, John Fitzgerald, Kiwi Matt, Josh Wright, and more. The shop has been voted “Best Tattoo & Piercing Shop” by Seattle residents and news readers for over ten years.
Owned and operated by artist Christy Brooker, Damask Tattoo is a Seattle shop that thrives on elegance and comfort. Brooker claims to aim for a spa-like style of relaxation and tattooing, which includes stunning decor and hospitality. Damask also specializes in all-vegan aftercare products for tattoos. The Queen Anne tattoo shop possesses a clean and airy aesthetic, which leaves each customer feeling refreshed and pampered, just as any spa should. Damask is revolutionizing the tattoo experience with artists including Laura Exley, Shiloah Reina, Jude Le Tronik, and more.