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6 shops to get inked up

Where you'll find Atlanta's ink masters

City Guide Joeff Davis/CL
Photo credit: Joeff Davis/CL
Memorial Tattoo Atlanta - now closed

Not every city is known for its plethora of tattoo shops, but Atlanta’s a metropolis that has plenty of options. If you’re looking to cover up your tattoo nightmare, or just want to go full-on arm sleeve, the feeling of where to go can be as overwhelming as trying to navigate the Connector on a weekday. Fortunately, there are a few shops out there that quell those common anxieties with great service and rosters full of exceptional artists, with clientele that range from your favorite rapper and indie rocker to the local chiropractor or neighborhood librarian.

Tattoo Studio

The Castleberry tattoo parlor, one of Atlanta's most high-profile shops, doubles as an art gallery and hub for Atlanta's independent hip-hop scene. The artists on staff take their custom-designed work seriously and have nurtured a cultured customer base as a result. People travel from across the cou... | more...

Tattoo Studio

The oldest tattoo studio in the metro Atlanta region. | more...

Tattoo Studio

The highly respected tattoo shop in Poncey-Highland brings its signature ink-stained coolness to Grant Park. | more...

Tattoo Studio

Tattoo artists Matt Greenhalgh, Danielle Distefano, Charles Chatov, and Jake Wilkes comprise the ink team at this shop across from Oakland Cemetery. | more...

Tattoo Studio

With more than 50 years of combined experience, Southern Star Tattoo has proved itself as one of the city's premier tattoo shops since opening in 2011. The Euclid Avenue location is the shop's latest addition. | more...

Tattoo Studio

The flagship location for Southern Star Tattoo is the classier older brother to the Euclid Avenue shop. Tiled ceilings, and a booth assigned to each artist, keeps the experience of getting inked intimate. | more...


The list above first appeared in the 2015 CL Cityguide and was updated by CL Staff recently.