9 Best Tattoo Shops in Indiana

Are you looking to get a work of art tattooed on your body? Then you can’t just go to any old place. The tattoo shops across Indiana staff masterful artists equipped with the skills to bring your envisioned design to life. Whether you’re looking for a tattoo in memory of a significant event in your life or a design purely for aesthetic, these shops have you covered. Check them out. 

Left Realm Tattoo Company, Kokomo, IN

Left Realm Tattoo Company is a little different compared to your average tattoo shop. The atmosphere is quiet, calm and relaxing, allowing both you and the artist to concentrate fully on the task at hand with zero distraction. The company is a disposable only studio, meaning the equipment used is sterile, single use only and disposed after each tattoo is complete. Owner Joshua James opened Left Realm in 2014 and gives his clients unique, one of a kind, custom pieces. His other artist, Bob Pelgen, comes highly recommended!

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Firefly Tattoo Collective LLC, Indianapolis, IN

The Firefly Tattoo Collective is all about family and creating awe-inspiring, unique to you tattoos. The studio uses a democratic approach, meaning each of the artists owns a piece of the studio and takes pride in it and what they do. There are nine artists to choose from for your tattoo but if you aren’t sure which one is right for you, let them know and they’ll do your best to make a match. If you’re looking for something more along the lines of nature or geometric tattoos, be sure to browse Kimberly Cochran and Laura Black’s portfolios.

Lucky Rabbit Tattoo, Muncie, IN

The Lucky Rabbit Tattoo has been named Muncie’s Finest Tattoo Studio for the last 12 years, ever since they opened in 2006! In addition to providing their customers with incredible tattoos, they also do piercings as well in a one of a kind, state-of-the-art studio. The shop is clean, friendly, and each artist is highly skilled in what they do. Owner Daniel Stewart’s motto for the shop is simple: to provide the best experience for you and your families by listening to what you want and helping you make the wisest decision for your own body. 

The Tattoo Lady, Hammond, IN

Owner Kelly Voris opened The Tattoo Lady is 1997, with the goal of having a studio where everyone would feel comfortable, welcome, and be able to enjoy themselves while receiving a beautiful tattoo at an affordable price. In addition to providing quality ink, they also do piercings as well. If this is your first piercing or tattoo, be sure to see Will and Russo, as they come highly recommended for ‘newbies!’ 

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Salty Siren Tattoo Lounge, Greenwood, IN

The Salty Siren Tattoo Lounge in southern Greenwood, Indiana was voted ‘Best Tattoo Parlor: 2018’ by Nuvo magazine. The shop is different from others in that it is female owned and operated, and gives off that underwater sea vibe, from the decorations to the wall color and its overall calming environment. The artists are professionally trained, having graduated from some of the best art schools in Indiana and they reflect integrity and professionalism with every visit.

Tainted Skin & Who Dun It Piercing Salon, Crown Point, IN

Another great place to visit for your first tattoo or piercing is in the small town of Crown Point, Indiana. Tainted Skin & Who Dun It Piercing Salon has been in business for eight years in Crown Point, and they believe customer service, cleanliness, and solid tattoo work. In 2014 the studio moved to 100 percent disposable tattoo equipment, so everything is brand new and clean with each design. Each artist takes pride in their work and takes their time with each customer to ensure complete and total satisfaction.

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Marvel Tattoo, South Bend, IN

Located in northeastern South Bend, Indiana is Marvel Tattoo, a place where not only can you get a great, custom tattoo but you can also have microblading and cosmetic tattoos done as well thanks to artists Rebecca and Anna! Each artist comes highly recommended and ensures that their customer receives the best possible service and design, whether it’s piercings, tattoos, or permanent makeup and brows. 

45th Street Tattoos, Griffith, IN

45th Street Tattoo has been in business since 2007 and are a ‘walk-in’ style shop with a warm, welcoming, and friendly environment and clients from all walks of life. The artists combined share over 75 years of experience and have a variety of styles to choose from when it comes to designing a tattoo. The shop is open seven a days a week and they also take appointments. Come on in today!

Umbrella Ink Tattoo, Valparaiso, IN

Located in northern Indiana is the Umbrella Ink Tattoo studio, where every tattoo is just as important as those who wear it. They pride themselves on collaboration between artist and customer and value your opinion about what goes on your body and using their expertise to help it come to life. The studio is top of the line, medical grade clean and every member of the team are trained and certified through the Confirm Monitoring System recommended by the CDC. Needles are brand new, single use and even the bathrooms are ridiculously clean. As a bonus: the studio offers free touch-ups for the life of your tattoo!

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