The Best Tattoo Shops in Washington

Handpicked Top 3 Tattoo Shops in Washington, District of Columbia. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


1333 Connecticut Ave NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20036

Since 1994

Large Black and Grey, Best Cover-Up, Black Steel, Colorline, Bling & Retainers

Specializes in high quality & custom tattooing

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

I went to get my first tattoo from Brian and the experience was amazing. Extremely clean place, and very friendly staff. They understood this was my first time and that I was nervous and all of them did everything they could to make sure I was comfortable and calm. Even the other tattoo artists made an effort to do this. Brian did my tattoo and was both very talented and professional. More importantly, he was as passionate about my piece as I was, and it showed in the overall quality. Yes, this
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3285 1/2 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Since 1996

Custom Tattoos, Flash or Custom, Large or Small, Traditional, American, Tribal, Japanese, Celtic, Haida & Portraits

Offer expert tattooing in a broad range of styles

Mon - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Eric came highly recommended from a friend of mine, and I'm very glad I went. Eric was very personable, and gave suggestions based on my ideas and his experience about what would look best in the design. During the process, which took about two hours, he was very patient and accommodating with me, and it seemed to go by a lot faster than it actually did. I would definitely recommend Jinx Proof, and Eric specifically.
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1454 Park Rd NW, Washington, DC 20010

Since 2013

Full Custom Artwork, Flash or Tribal, Classic Pieces Traditional Black & Grey Designs

Provide quality tattoo’s in a healthy & clean environment

Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

I had a fantastic first tattoo experience with Isaac. He provided amazing open communication when designing my piece and was careful and professional during the actual tattoo process. I had never walked past Laughing Hyena before-- it's a little hidden, but more of a well-kept secret feel than sketch. ;) The inside is clean and all instruments used with me were in sterile packaging. The whole crew is friendly and helped me with the flexible appointment I needed from consulting to finish. I hig
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