Boston is brimming with innovation, and it’s also filled with talented artists of all kinds. Whether you seek a tattoo or a new piercing, these are the best tattoo shops in Boston for all of your needs.
1. Boston Barber & Tattoo Co.
This North End tattoo shop wants you to be part of the familia! The hospitality here will have you walking out with new friends. Plus, it doubles as a coffee and barber shop! The brand also has a lodging and coffee shop out in New Hampshire called The Samuel O’Reilly House.
2. Chameleon Tattoo & Body Piercing
Established in 1995 Chameleon Tattoo & Body Piercing is the first fully licensed tattoo shop in Cambridge. They have a diverse array of artists from all over the world right in the heart of Harvard Square!
3. Lucky’s Tattoo and Piercing
Another Cambridge mainstay, this shop has three locations-including 2 in western Mass. Pretty much anything goes at this shop and they have a stunning selection of jewelry!
4. Soulstice Henna
There are dozens of henna artists in Boston without a studio. This requires booking a private appointment and usually is done for events like weddings or parties.
But if you want a temporary tattoo on a whim and find yourself in the North Shore, Soulstice offers henna art and Jagua temporary tattoos.
This Back Bay shop specializes in all things piercings, so if you were planning on going to a tattoo shop but only want a piercing, STUDS might be a more suitable choice. When you get pierced, you get to pick out from their collection of gorgeous selection of bling!