Planning to get inked? These are the best tattoo shops in Miami
According to the stats, Miami is the most tattooed city in America: 24 tattoo shops per 100,000 people. You probably remember that famous TV show Miami Ink featuring tattoo artist Ami James, that became so popular it definitely put Miami at the center of the tattoo scene.
All year long, the beautiful beaches, thriving shops, amazing condos, and bathing suit weather bring thousands of tourists to the Magic City. A meeting point for diverse cultures, the nickname comes from its rapid growth. Miami historian Dr. Paul George says: “that name is the most enduring element of the city”.
Well, it seems tattoos are now the more durable elements of the city. Unlike clothing, that changes according to trends and seasons, permanent body art is exhibited everywhere in the skin of those that choose to spend their days in Florida’s popular sands. So if you want quality, you want to know the best tattoo shops in Miami.
Planning to get an inked souvenir for your birthday or to pay homage to a loved one or just because of the art of it? Here is a guide of the best 5 tattoo shops in the Magic City. Bringing together data from listings, user reviews on the net and news stories from the most important newspapers and tourist sites of the city, we provide you with the information you need to get injected with trustworthy American ink.
- Love Hate Tattoo Studio
Yes, the one popularized by the TV show Miami Ink attracts people from all over the world to one of the most sought-after appointments in the US. “Rooted in the fundamental tradition of tattoo history we strive to stay true to our craft. Producing a classic, everlasting, well built tattoo that will stand the test of time”, states the shop’s website.
- Empire Ink Tattoo
The second best tattoo shop in Miami, with very positive reviews from 736 users on Google, this place has branches in Miami Beach, Downtown Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Boca Raton. “We strive to provide world class service & world famous tattoos for everyone, one client at a time“. Sounds nice.
- Salvation Tattoo Lounge
Yelp, Google and two local listings put this shop on the podium. Various styles, close collaboration with clients, it offers more tan just a good quality piece of body art: piercings; permanent makeup services; cover-ups of faded, dated, or unwanted tattoos; care products; t-shirts; and gift certificates to share with friends.
- Tattoo & Co Midtown Miami
- Circus Tattoo
Welcome to the circus! Enjoy the show! Located in Miami Beach, it has been around for more than 20 years and its art appears regularly in industry magazines all over the US. It also holds certifications from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Total Medical Consultants. “Our state-of-the-art sterilization is at Hospital Standards quality” assures their web site.