Austin, TX

7 of the Top Rated Tattoo Artists in Austin

1. Atomic Tattoo | Larry Edwards

Larry Edwards is the owner of Atomic Tattoo and has over 35 years of experience in the tattoo industry. He has a very versatile portfolio and enjoys doing tattoos of all styles. Larry has been featured on the cover of National Tattoo Magazine and many artists in Texas have had the pleasure of calling Larry their mentor with his many years of experience. Atomic Tattoo has 4 locations in Austin so the wait times are relatively short, many clients can be seen within a few days. Larry is available to tattoo by appointment only.

2800 IH35 South Austin, TX 78704

2. Southside Tattoos | Bart Willis

Bart Willis is the co-owner of Southside Tattoos and has nearly 30 years of experience in the industry. Bart can do a wide variety of styles but he specializes in black ink work and his own style he calls Pacific fusion. He is available by appointment only and can be seen on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Sundays. He loves to do all styles of tattoos and he does not limit himself to just black ink or Pacific fusion. Bart prides himself on doing pieces that are both well crafted and well executed.

1313 S Congress Ave Austin, TX 78704

3. Cory James Tattoo

Cory James is an expert in black and grey work, his shop is called Cory James Tattoo. Cory has been tattooing for over 10 years and specializes in realistic, surreal, geometric, dot-work, portraits, and geometric works. He prides himself on creating original pieces of art for all of his clients. He is booked by appointment only and is a highly sought after artist so you will have to book a few weeks in advance. Cory has an online consultation application you can fill out on his website.

5608 Avenue F Suite 129, Austin, TX 78751

4. Alli Baker Tattoos

Alli Baker was featured in season 2 of Oxygen’s TV show Best Ink. She owns her own shop called Alli Baker Tattoos. She has a unique style of using vibrant colors, creating watercolor style pieces of work, and balanced saturation. Alli is not limited by those techniques, she is also comfortable with greyscale pieces, so her work is very versatile. She can be contacted on her Facebook page to set up an appointment, and she is typically available to meet within a weeks time.

5. Zulu Tattoo | Roni Zulu

Roni Zulu of Zulu Tattoo is highly inspired by surrealist art and combines that style with classic art techniques. He was educated at the Ringling School of Art & Design and after that, immersed himself in the study of tribal and indigenous cultures throughout the world. He has also honed his skills with European art styles and techniques. Roni combines all these inspirations into his tattoo work which he calls comprehensive portraiture. Zulu prides himself on bringing a spiritual experience to tattooing and is selective of clients, wait times may be long to get into his chair. 

200 E Live Oak St Austin, TX 78704

6. Moon Tattoo | Tina Poe

Tina Poe is the owner of Moon Tattoo and has a very distinct art style. She specializes in greyscale and dot-work pieces and has been tattooing since 2016. Tina’s background is in fine arts and commercial illustration. She meets by appointment only and her appointment book opens on the first Friday of each month on the Moon Tattoo website. Her schedule fills up relatively quickly, so clients may have to wait weeks in order to get an appointment with her.

1736 W Anderson Ln Austin, TX, 78757

7. Gully Cat Tattoo | Mike Terrell

Mike Terrell is the owner of Gully Cat Tattoo. He has been tattooing since 1997 and opened up Gully Cat in 2003. Mike has an Americana traditional style and enjoys doing both color and grey pieces. He is also comfortable with doing surrealist art pieces and portraits. Mike has begun building his own electric tattoo machines which can be purchased on his website. Wait times for appointments vary from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.

2006 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

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