What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? Unless, of course, you’ve decided to get some ink while in town, in which case you’ll have a life-long tribute to your time in Sin City! There are plenty of fantastic tattoo shops in Las Vegas, whether you’re committing to your first design, adding to a full body of work, or just getting a little memento. The city is also home to incredible award-winning and passionate artists who will work with you to create your dream piece that you’ll wear forever with pride. While many studios do welcome walk-ins, if you’re visiting or want a particular artist, it’s best to make an appointment in advance, so you’re not let down.
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1. Hart and Huntington Tattoo Las Vegas
Carey Hart is the famous face behind Hart and Huntington Tattoo Las Vegas. The former freestyle motocross champion opened this Las Vegas tattoo studio in 2004, with his team of passionate and dedicated artists inking thousands of clients since. The team consists of six artists, who’s skills and specialties range from hyperrealism and pet portraits to boldly colored traditional styles. However, the focus is always on creating the highest quality work to capture a moment in time, pay tribute, or just add to your body of artwork. You’ll find the studio located at The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace, and it’s open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, seven days a week.
Address: 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Ste. E21, Las Vegas.
VISIT: Hart and Huntington Tattoo Las Vegas
2. Revolt Tattoos
Choose from two Las Vegas locations for Revolt Tattoos, plus a shop at Lake Taho and one in Salt Lake, if you’re not in the Vegas area. Joey Hamilton and Walter “Sausage” Frank founded the brand in 2014 after enjoying illustrious careers working in other studios. Both have also appeared on Ink Master and have won hundreds of industry awards over the years. Plus, the studio itself was named Best of Las Vegas for Tattoo shops three years in a row. The vision was to bring different artists together, allowing clients to embrace their inner rebel. There are 15 tattooists across the two Las Vegas locations, with talent covering the full spectrum of designs, from grey work and watercolor to photorealism and neo-traditional.
Address: Fashion Show Mall — 3200 S Las Vegas Blvd STE 2680, Las Vegas. Meadows Mall — 4300 Meadows Lane Suite #2310 Las Vegas.
Phone: Fashion Show Mall — 702-912-4855. Meadows Mall — 702-822 4566.
3. Broken Dagger Tattoo Parlor
Established in 2013, Broken Dagger Tattoo Parlor is a mainstay on the Las Vegas tattoo scene, just a few minutes from The Strip. It’s all about customer satisfaction, dedication, ambition, and hard work. There are eight artists on the team, including Gianni Vito Russo, Justin McCroy, Leah Westerlund, and Jessi Reyes. As such, you’ll find an array of artistic styles available, including traditional, neo-traditional, black and white, cartoon, dot work, Japanese, and grey work. Most of their sessions are done via appointment; however, walk-ins are welcome, depending on the schedule for the day.
Address: Suite 108, 5255 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas
VISIT: Broken Dagger Tattoo Parlor
4. Club Tattoo
Club Tattoo has a loyal brand following thanks to an elevated experience that brings a professional and fashion-forward approach to the tattoo and piercing lifestyle. Sean and Thora Dowdell launched the brand in 1995, with their business partner, the late, great Chester Bennington (of Linkin Park fame). Now, there are three Las Vegas locations along The Strip, plus three studios in Arizona. Part of what sets this Las Vegas tattoo shop apart is the patented Interactive Tattoo™ touch screens, letting clients design their own ink. They also have a patent in body jewelry design and use only the most advanced techniques. Celebrity fans inked or pierced here include Blake Shelton, Steve Aoki, and Tori Spelling. Finally, if you’re not quite ready for body modification, you can also check out Club Tattoo’s range of merchandise, including hats, bags, tumblers, and shirts.
Address: Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino 3663 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas. The Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas. The LINQ Hotel & Casino 3535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas.
Phone: Miracle Mile Shops — 702-363-2582. The Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes — 702-304-2582. The LINQ Hotel & Casino — 702-364-2582.
5. Iron Horse Tattoos & Piercings
Take a trip away from the chaos of The Strip to visit Iron Horse Tattoos & Piercings (IHT). Founder Tony Otto picked up his first tattoo gun in 1993, borrowing this then girlfriend’s machine to ink himself. Following that, he worked his way from a shop assistant to apprentice, and fully-fledged artist, before founding IHT in 2000, becoming the 21st licensed tattoo shop in Las Vegas. The artists at his shop include himself, Eddie Frank, who’s been there since it opened, and Chris Ciconga, who has a very modern style. Plus, there’s Yuba Ones specializing in black and grey work, Marina Dixon, who enjoys dark and macabre designs, and Allie Otto, who loves cartoon and fine line ink and is also the resident body piercer.
Address: 700 E Naples Drive Ste 106, Las Vegas
VISIT: Iron Horse Tattoos & Piercings
6. Last Chance Tattoo
If you’re looking for an American traditional tattoo design, look no further than the owner of Last Chance Tattoo, Bradley Pauley. He founded his Las Vegas tattoo shop in 2014 and prides himself on a friendly and welcoming atmosphere that sees clients leaving with beautiful works of art. The other artists on the team include Shug White, Rylee Coyote, TJ Denton, and Chris Gasca. Between them, they have the skills to make your dream ink a reality. If you’re not sure what you want or are keen to embrace the gambling spirit of Las Vegas, why not take the “Get What You Get” option. Pay $100 to turn the knob on a capsule vending machine, and get the original tattoo design inside done! Alternatively, there’s also a 100-sided dice with slightly larger designs that cost just $120.
Address: 4265 S Arville St, Las Vegas.
7. Basilica Tattoo
Relax in the unique ambiance of Basilica Tattoo, one of Las Vegas’ most opulent tattoo shops. This studio is home to a line-up of world-renowned artists, including Vic Vivid and Hiram Casas, who own the shop and have won multiple awards each. Vic is a color realism specialist with fantastic attention to detail, while Hiram’s passion lies in black and grey work, with high contrast and smooth transition. Also joining them is Jose Carlos, specializing in black and grey realism, and Dayan Rodriguez, a former professional painter whose expertise lies in color realism. Lastly, there’s also Masu, who used to be a graphic designer and brings a unique aesthetic to the team, and Jose Fernandez, with a distinctive black and grey tattooing style.
Address: 7425 S Eastern Avenue #103, Las Vegas.
8. Skin Design Tattoo
Skin Design Tattoo is rated as one of the best tattoo shops in Las Vegas, with two locations. There’s one at The Center at Spring Mountain and one in Caesars Palace. Owner Robert Pho is an award-winning artist and is regarded as one of the leading black and grey tattooists globally, with sophisticated and technical work. He’s also a long-time advocate for the tattoo industry, triumphing over setbacks and discrimination to help establish the art as a legitimate and important culture. Robert’s team is full of equally talented people specializing in a range of styles, including photorealism, portraits, Japanese, Polynesian, and color tattoos, plus cover-ups and laser removal for any regrets. Outside of Las Vegas, you can also visit Skin Design Tattoo in Honolulu, New York City, and Orange County.
Address: Las Vegas — 3963 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas. Caesars Palace — 3500 Las Vegas Boulevard South unit L13B, Las Vegas
Phone: Las Vegas — 702-297-6079. Caesars Palace — 702-297-6079
9. Revolution Tattoo Las Vegas
Choose from two locations for Revolution Tattoo Las Vegas — one a short distance off The Strip, and the other, just five miles away along W Saraha Avenue. Staff at both venues are dedicated to custom artistry and ensuring every customer who walks out is sporting the best artwork possible. The environment is open, inviting, and friendly, and walk-ins are welcome, but you can also make an appointment to secure a particular time. Enjoy a range of styles from Japanese to color realism, horror, and grey work. Manny, the owner, originally hails from Cuba and is particularly passionate about large-scale designs in full, vibrant colors.
Address: 2123 Western Ave. Las Vegas. 7365 W Sahara Ave. Las Vegas.
Phone: Western Ave — 702-202-4172. W Sahara Ave — 702-477-0306.
VISIT: Revolution Tattoo Las Vegas
10. Black Spade Tattoo
Find Black Spade Tattoo in the Downtown Container Park, one of Las Vegas’ premier shopping and entertainment districts. Like the other tenants, this tattoo shop is located in a shipping container, which is styled like a train and boasts dark back exteriors. Inside, however, you’ll find an array of artists doing both regular tattoos and cosmetic work, such as eyebrow tattooing. Leading them all is King Ruck, who appeared on season four of Ink Master. He has a mixed style of realism, color, and grey work. Also on the crew is Blaze, a photographer and graphic designer; Neri, who does excellent line and grey work; Beanz, who also does grey work and dabbles in watercolor; and finally, Neech, who is a jack of all trades. The last team member is Jen, who takes care of cosmetic brow tattooing.
Address: Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St #1140, Las Vegas.
11. Downtown Tattoo
Head down to the historic Freemont Street and visit Downtown Tattoo, with its old-timey charm. Buddy Holiday opened this Las Vegas tattoo shop in 2008 and has a passion for American traditional designs. He’s joined by Ryan Phillips, Charles Wick-Stephens, Amanda Bonhomme, Jake Wilcox, and Paul “Frog” Murphy. Together, their skills cover many tattooing styles, from traditional and neo-traditional, to black and grey, lettering, and Japanese designs. Meanwhile, the stop itself is open and bright, and the walls are lined with flash sheets for inspiration.
Address: 1106 Fremont Street, Las Vegas.
12. Rockin Ink Tattoo
Those who say “nothing good ever happens after midnight” have clearly never got a middle-of-the-night tattoo from Rockin Ink Tattoo. They’re usually open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for whenever the need for ink strikes. However, they are currently operating on reduced hours due to the pandemic but are still open until 1:30 am. The team of artists works with every client to create a one-of-a-kind design and bring your vision to life. You can choose from neo-traditional, black and grey work, mandalas, dot work, Japanese style, realism, and bright colors. You’ll find the studio in the North Tower inside the Westgate Hotel And Casino.
Address: Westgate Resort/Casino, 3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas.
13. Rockstar Tattoo
The professional team of hand-picked artists at Rockstar Tattoo will look after you regardless if you’re getting your first piece or adding to the collection. Combined, the team can create works in a range of styles, including black and grey, American traditional, color, Japanese, portrait, and realism. The brand has two locations, one Downtown, and one on The Strip, so it’s easy to get to one of the shops.
Address: Downtown — 450 Fremont St. Suite 109, Las Vegas. The Strip — 3049 Las Vegas Blvd. Suite 3N, Las Vegas.
Phone: Downtown — 702-749-9914. The Strip — 702-792-4440.
14. LV Tattoo
LV Tattoo is part of the exciting Freemont Steet Experience, one of Las Vegas’s top entertainment districts, and is the only shop under the canopy. As you get inked, enjoy views over the 1st stage and its live music, plus make eye contact with the SlotZilla Zipline riders as they fly past the second-story window. The team offers unparalleled customer service, not just in tattoos but also piercings and permanent make-up. Between the eleven tattooists in the crew, you’ll be able to get any tattoo style you like, including American traditional, neo-traditional, black and grey, watercolor, vibrant colors, portraits, and realism. Whatever takes your fancy, your artist will work with you to create the perfect artwork. Then, you can modify your body further with a piercing from head to toe and finish the look off with perfectly microbladed brows.
Address: 25 Fremont Street, Las Vegas.
15. Sessions Tattoo Club
Jesse Zarate owns Sessions Tattoo, which has two shops in Las Vegas. He considers the human body a canvas and specializes in both black/grey and color across multiple styles and genres. Also in his team is multi-award-winning OG Ruiz, who loves working with bold colors; Ruben Gonzalez, with a focus on graffiti, black and grey realism, and lettering; and Audias Hernandez, who has showcased his incredible lettering at conventions across the country. If your looking for something new but a tattoo isn’t quite right, a visit to body piercer, Nikki Kullman is just the ticket. Piercing is her passion, and she’s won multiple awards for her work.
Address: 3650 S. Decatur Suite 5, Las Vegas. 3110 Polaris Ave. Suite 26, Las Vegas.
Phone: S. Decatur — 702.544.8094. Polaris Ave — 702.544.8094.
16. Old Vegas Tattoo
Old Vegas Tattoo definitely has a retro vibe, but with all the modern equipment and sanitary techniques. Walking in, you’ll find walls lined with flash sheets, of which owner Phil Luck has produced hundreds, many of which grace the walls of other tattoo studios around the world. He has over 25 years of experience; his work has made the cover of eight different tattoo magazines and featured internally in even more. Plus, he’s also published five books on tattoo designs. With all that experience, it’s no wonder he’s proficient in a range of styles, from traditional and black and grey to tribal, Japanese, and blackout. Walk-ins are always welcome, but you’re also welcome to pop in for a consultation before making an appointment.
Address: 2605 S Decatur Blvd. #104, Las Vegas.
17. Koolsville Tattoo
You can’t miss the pink walls of Koolsville Tattoo with multiple locations along The Strip. It’s one of the oldest tattoo shops in Las Vegas, established in 1985, and now has four locations — three on The Strip and one Downtown. While it’s known for the pink, it’s also home to the $10 tattoo, offering clients the option of some cheap and cheerful ink to remember their trip (even if parts of it are hazy). Choose from over 5000 designs, or you can also get a quote for a custom piece of art. The team has more than 15 experienced and award-winning artists, plus five body piercers for $10 piercings that include jewelry.
Address: 1223 S Main St, Las Vegas. 1501 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas. 1232 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas. 806 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas.
Phone: S Main St — 702-384-3136. 1501 S Las Vegas Blvd – 702-639-1264. 1232 S Las Vegas Blvd — 702-477-0757. 806 S Las Vegas Blvd — 702-384-3800.
18. Ship & Anchor Tattoo & Piercing Shop
The Ship & Anchor Tattoo & Piercing Shop crew views every tattoo as a collaboration between client and artist, resulting in one-of-a-kind art. You can choose from four artists, including Leo “Catman” Villasen, who specializes in traditional pieces, or Diamond Davi Soprano, who spent time in Hawaii and is an expert in Polynesian tribal and script lettering. Las Vegas native Robert Bernardo loves bright colors, while Evelin Villalobos enjoys neo-traditional and black & grey. The studio is located on the retail level of The STRAT Hotel, and the front of the store acts as a Las Vegas gallery featuring original artworks by some of the best local artists.
Address: The STRAT Hotel, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas.
VISIT: Ship & Anchor Tattoo & Piercing Shop
19. Wolfpack Tattoo
Enjoy a throwback tattoo parlor experience at Wolfpack Tattoo. It’s situated on The Strip Downtown, right across the road from the Graceland Wedding Chapel. You can get hitched, then get inked to commemorate such a special occasion! While it’s on the South Las Vegas Boulevard, you don’t need to worry about paying any kind of “Strip tax” — you’ll only pay for the design and the service, not the location. Each of the artists in the team specializes in different styles, so you’ll enjoy plenty of design options. Ace Fury is all about realism and portrait tattoos; Psoe is passionate about florals, watercolor, and lettering; while Richie Gore is skilled all-around but an expert in color and American traditional. Finally, there’s Ant James, who’s been at Wolfpack since day one and specializes in American traditional, and Viktoria Vitez is talented in fine line, blackwork, and dot work designs.
Address: 666 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas.
20. Ink The Flesh Tattoo Studio
Ink The Flesh Tattoo Studio is located a few blocks back from The Strip. Francisco owns this Las Vegas tattoo shop and has over nine years of experience. He’s talented in most tattooing styles and is fluent in Spanish for those clients with Latin heritage. Also working at the shop, you’ll find Riley, who is two years into her tattoo journey and specializes in black and grey. Thomas is also one year into tattooing after making the transition from spray painting. Sessions are by appointment only, so jump online or give them a call to get started on your dream artwork.
Address: 5410 Cameron St. Suite 102, Las Vegas.
VISIT: Ink The Flesh Tattoo Studio
Where's the best tattoo shop in Las Vegas?
There are a lot of fantastic Las Vegas tattoo shops, particularly along The Strip and Downtown. Many are located in shopping malls or within the vast and sprawling resort/casino complexes.
Which Las Vegas tattoo shops are open late?
There are many Las Vegas tattoo shops that are open late because the bright lights and excitement can easily keep you up all night! Hart and Huntington Tattoo Las Vegas and Iron Horse Tattoos & Piercings are open until 10:00 pm. Meanwhile, Koolsville Tattoo is open until midnight, Ship & Anchor Tattoo & Piercing Shop stays open until 1:30 am, while LV Tattoo closes at 2:00 am. Finally, Rockin Ink Tattoo is usually open 24 hours a day; however, it is currently operating on cut-back times due to the pandemic but is still open until 1:30 am.
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