Top 8 Tattoo Parlors in Pittsburgh

July 12, 2019
jason wolfe
Image courtesy of Time Out

Tattoos are definitely a thing-- and Pittsburgh is no exception to the tattoo craze.

More and more people are getting inked up each day-- because it’s a great way to show off your personality or to memorialize something that has a lot of meaning to you. No matter what type of tattoo you like-- a good quote, an intricate designed sleeve, or a simple shape-- Pittsburgh has a fantastic tattoo studio for you. While there are so many places in the ‘Burgh where you can get a tattoo-- which shows just how popular they are in this city-- we’ve put together of the top eight studios that have the best artists around. The next time you’re thinking about getting your first tattoo-- or adding to your collection-- stop by any of these places for an amazing design and experience!

If someone you know is looking to get a tattoo-- send them a GiftYa electronic gift card to any of the studios on this list. It so easy to just choose a studio, pick an amount, and send it to them via a personalized text. What a great present for their birthday-- or any day!

The Pittsburgh Tattoo Studio

These tattoo artists are at the top of their game

Pittsburgh Tattoo Studio
Image courtesy of Pittsburgh Tattoo Studio. The artists at this tattoo shop are some of the best in Pittsburgh.


2895 W. Liberty Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15216


Mon-Sat 12pm-9pm

Sun 12pm-6pm

The Pittsburgh Tattoo Studio is a great place to get your first tattoo-- or continue to grow your collection! This studio is located in the busy business district of Dormont-- and has quickly become one of Pittsburgh’s favorite tattoo parlors. It’s probably due to the friendly and welcoming atmosphere-- where everyone is made to feel at home. If you’re nervous, the artists here will set you right at ease. They’ll also work with you to design the tattoo of your dreams.

The shop is bright and clean, and as soon as you walk in the door, you’ll know you’ve made the right decision to get a tattoo here!

“The studio is immaculate and we will definitely be back! If you're in Pittsburgh looking for tattoos, this is the place to go!!” -Yelp Review

South Side Tattoo

No matter what type of tattoo you want, this studio can make it happen

South Side Tattoo
Image courtesy of South Side Tattoo. A staple among tattoo parlours in Pittsburgh, this place will give you a fantastic tattoo.

South Side

2208 E. Carson St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15203


Mon-Fri 12pm-9pm

Sat 11am-9pm

Sun 12pm-6pm

If you’re looking for experienced artists who care about making the best tattoo for you, look no further than South Side Tattoo. The owner of the shop was the first woman to open up a tattoo studio in Pittsburgh, and she has been at the top of her game ever since.

This shop is located in the South Side, and welcomes appointments as well as walk-ins-- but they tend to get pretty busy-- so booking in advance might be your best option. There are a couple of artists for you to choose from and you can view their works in the shop as well as on social media before making a decision.

“Been there twice now, both times without an appointment, and everybody treated us very nice, and the work I had done is awesome, and best of all it was a very reasonable price.” -Yelp Review

Carson Street Tattoo

Trust the tattoo artists at this studio to create an amazing tattoo!

Carson Street Tattoo
Image courtesy of Carson Street Tattoo. Another amazing tattoo studio in the South Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

South Side

1309 E. Carson St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15203


Mon-Sun 12pm-12am

Carson St. Tattoo is another tattoo studio in the South Side that’s been serving the people of Pittsburgh for years. The artists here pride themselves on their ability to work with you and together come up with an amazing design for your tattoo. They always want to make sure you’re satisfied with the design before any needle-work begins.

No matter whether you want a large, intricate tattoo-- or something smaller and more discrete-- these professionals will be able to bring your vision to life in vivid color or black and white.

“From the beginning, the owner and staff were super accommodating and professional.  No matter what... I wouldn't get a tattoo anywhere else in Pittsburgh.” -Yelp Review

Jester’s Court Tattoo

Rated one of the best tattoo studios in Pittsburgh

Jester's Court Tattoo
Image courtesy of Jester’s Court. Many Pittsburghers have gotten their tattoos at Jester’s Court over the years.

South Side

1410 E. Carson St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15203


Mon-Sat 12pm-8pm

Sun 12pm-6pm

Jester’s Court Tattoo has been one of the most frequented tattoo studios in the South Side for years-- their amazing designs and create artists keep the people of Pittsburgh coming back for more. Since 1991 this tattoo studio has been designing some of the best tattoos in Pittsburgh-- people with tattoos from Jester’s Court seem to get compliments all the time.

The artists at this place take the time to get to know the person and the story behind their tattoo-- which makes their experience even more personalized and comfortable.

“It’s been hard for me the past few years to find a permanent shop that does tattoo styles that I like and I'm so happy I finally found one. thank you guys for everything! 10/10 would recommend.” -Yelp Review

Low Card Tattoo Studio

Consider this tattoo shop for your next tattoo!

Low Card Tattoo
Image courtesy of Low Card Tattoo Studio. This tattoo shop always seems to be busy-- one look at their work and you’ll know why!


431 McNeilly Rd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15226


Tues-Sat 1pm-9pm

Low Card Tattoo Studio is located in an unassuming shopping plaza in Brookline-- but it has one of the best tattoo artists in Pittsburgh. The owner makes it a point to work with you and create a design that you will love-- and will look amazing in ink.

Whether you’re getting your first tattoo-- or this is one of many-- this studio is a great option for creating a tattoo you’re going to love years down the road. It doesn’t matter if your idea is large or small-- you’ll be pleased with the results at this studio!

“This is your go to shop. Had a very personal piece done here. Mike the owner was honored to be the artist. Took a personal approach you don’t see at all shops. Clean. Relaxed. Informative. Open minded. VERY professional.” -Google Review

Artisan Tattoo

Get a tattoo and grab a coffee while you wait!

Artisan Tattoo
Image courtesy of Artisan Tattoo. A cool tattoo studio that also serves up some amazing coffee drinks.


5001 Penn Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15224


Mon-Sat 8am-7pm

Sun 9am-4pm

Artisan Tattoo seems to have it all-- amazing tattoo artists, great coffee, and some delicious food. Although not all located on the same floor-- these three items are available in the same building in Lawrenceville. There is also an art gallery that hosts artist events each month, as well as a boutique with handmade clothes and accessories.

It’s a great place to just come by and hang out-- and perhaps get a tattoo while you’re there! The tattoo artists are top notch and are trained in many styles, sure to suit whatever you had mind!

“Can't recommend this place enough, good vibes, good coffee, good food, great tattoo artists, this is the place to be.” -Yelp Review

Rogue Tattoo

Your new favorite tattoo studio in Lawrenceville

Rogue Tattoo
Image courtesy of Rogue Tattoo. Fantastic tattoo parlour where you’re sure to feel right at home.


4319 Butler St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15210


Tues 1pm-7pm

Wed-Sat 1pm-8pm

Rogue Tattoo is another great option if you’re looking to get a tattoo in Lawrenceville. The shop has a couple of amazing artists-- all of whom utilize clean practices with their tattoos-- and are even trained in blood borne pathogens and CPR. This is good to know if you’re interested in getting your first tattoo-- and might not know what to expect.

Check out some of their artists’ amazing work either in the shop or on social media-- you’re definitely going to find something you like!

“The shop is full of original works and the movie collection is impressive. The shop is clean and you're guaranteed to have a solid experience.” -Yelp Review

Skin Deep Tattoo Gallery

Perfect place in the South Hills for your next tattoo!

Skin Deep Tattoo Gallery
Image courtesy of Skin Deep Tattoo Gallery. Check this tattoo studio out if you’re looking for some amazing designs!


4200 Brownsville Rd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15227


Mon-Thurs 1pm-8pm

Fri 12pm-8pm

Sat 11am-9pm

Consider checking out the Skin Deep Tattoo Gallery if you’re interested in getting a tattoo. This studio has a couple of artists that would love to help design your perfect tattoo. Either book an appointment to discuss the details-- or walk in and the staff would be happy to assist you.

This place also offers specials throughout the week, so be sure to follow their social media and get in on some of the savings for your next tattoo!

“Great shop. Very talented and friendly artists. Enjoy working with you to make sure you get the exact tattoo that you're looking for.” -Google Review

When you’re ready to get that tattoo you’ve always wanted, consider checking out any of these fantastic tattoo studios. The artists here will work with you to design an amazing tattoo-- and you’ll definitely be pleased with the results! What’s your favorite Pittsburgh tattoo studio? Let us know in the comments!


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