Best Tattoo Shops in Berkeley, CA

Handpicked Top 3 Tattoo Shops in Berkeley, CA. How do we actually find the most highly rated tattoo shop? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!


1728 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703

Since 1998

Wildlife and Nature Tattoos, Colourline, Bling and Retainers, Haida & Portraits

Award winning artists

Mon - Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Such a cool shop! All the artist are extremely talented. My husband is in the process of a big upper body piece done by Joy Shannon. Definitely check out her work! She's very talented and knowledgeable about Reiki tattooing. It's definitely out of our way, but this will be our new go to shop.
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2434 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Since 1996

Full Custom Artwork, Large or Small, Traditional, American, Tribal, Japanese & Celtic

Available Locations in Berkeley & Nevada City

Price: Starts from $100

Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Fri & Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

They are professionals, think no more - it's a best place to get a tattoo/piercing done. Got mine tattoo from Edward Swanson - he's a wonderful artist and a great tattoo master. Highly recommend this place!
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2467 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Since 1983

Tribal, Japanese, Celtic, Flash or Tribal, Classic Pieces, Cover-Up, Black Steel & Portraits

Use only the highest quality non-allergenic dyes and sterile equipment

Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

They were wonderful got my first tat, and Jose was real cool. Everyone was super nice and quick service. Going to go there when I want another.
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