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Top 5 Places to Get a Tattoo in Dallas

Criteria and Considerations

Experience – Must be considered a master of their craft based on previous experience and training. 
Reputation – Must have a reputation for high-quality work and a history of satisfied clients.  
Products and Equipment – Must use industry-standard equipment and products to ensure positive outcomes, e.g., needles, tubes, tips, ink, and grips. 
Location – Must have an accessible studio that prioritizes the privacy and comfort of the client. 
Availability – Must be available to entertain customer questions before and after tattoo sessions. 

1. Dallas Tattoo & Arts Company

Dallas Tattoo & Arts Company Homepage

Location: 2712 Live Oak St, Dallas, TX 75204

Website: https://www.dallastattooandarts.com/ 

Contact Details: 469-334-0469 | Booking@dallastattooandarts.com 

Operating Hours: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Tuesday to Saturday); Closed (Monday and Sunday)

Google reviews score4.9/5
Yelp reviews score4.5/5
Birdeye reviews score4.8/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency4.8/5
Experience5/5
Reputation4.8/5
Products and Equipment5/5
Location4.8/5
Availability5/5

Pros

  • International tattoo artists
  • Accepts walk-ins and appointments
  • Customized designs

Cons

  • Long waiting time

Dallas Tattoo & Arts Company first opened in 2013 and makes some of the finest tattoos we’ve seen. They have artists from all around working with them and helping clients get the best quality inks in Dallas. 

The first thing to note about this studio is that all its designs are unique to the customer. You tell them what you want and they’ll customize everything to fit your specific requirements and preferences. 

It’s no wonder why they’ve received multiple awards from the Dallas Awards Program for Best Tattoo Studio in the city. 

Based on our interviews, customers love the layout and interior design of the shop. The walls are decorated with works from different tattoo artists across the world. 

The rest of the place looks like a classic Texan saloon, making it a great option for those looking for an authentic Dallas experience. 

Dallas Tattoo & Arts Company accepts walk-ins and appointments; although, we should warn you that their walk-in lists tend to get very long on most days. 

To ensure a spot at the studio, we recommend booking ahead to avoid lines and long waiting times. 

You’re required to make a $100 deposit upon booking an appointment. Don’t be late; otherwise, you will lose your deposit, as per studio policy. 

2. Gold Dust Tattoos & Fine Art

Gold Dust Tattoos & Fine Art Homepage

Location: 2406 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206 

Website: https://www.golddusttattoo.com/ 

Contact Details: 972-803-5559 | Golddusttattoos@gmail.com 

Operating Hours: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Tuesday to Friday); 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Saturday); Closed (Monday to Sunday)

Google reviews score4.8/5
Facebook reviews score4.8/5
Birdeye reviews score4.9/5
Total reviews4.8/5
Score consistency4.9/5
Experience5/5
Reputation4.8/5
Products and Equipment5/5
Location4.8/5
Availability4.8/5

Pros

  • 7+ years in business
  • Style variety
  • Fully local staff

Cons

  • Inconsistent price quotes

Another great tattoo studio you should consider is Gold Dust Tattoos & Fine Art. With almost a decade of experience in the industry, they’ve handled enough inking sessions to earn them a spot on this list of best places to get a tattoo. 

The whole team is composed of local artists with varying specialization and style preferences. So, you can choose to work with anyone you like, depending on the work you want done. 

Besides tattoos, they also have staff that takes care of piercing sessions. If you’ve been meaning to get piercings with your bestie or significant other, this is the place to go. 

Not sure who to get for your tattoo sesh? Their artists’ portfolios are available on their website, so you can review that ahead of your visit. 

We loved how they combined rustic and contemporary elements for their interior design. It felt like we were in a gallery x cafe hybrid studio. 

You can expect complete privacy during your tattoo session, as each artist has a designated tattoo parlor. So, if you don’t like people watching while you get inked, Gold Dust is perfect for you. 

Prices are relatively affordable; however, we should warn you about their inconsistent price quotes. In our experience, they give you one quote on the phone and an entirely different one after your session. 

While we understand how important it is to give artists autonomy over the way they price their services, this type of inconsistency is what discourages clients from giving you more business. 

3. Lamar Street Tattoo Club

Lamar Street Tattoo Club Homepage

Location: 1709 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215 

Website: https://lamarstreettattooclub.com/ 

Contact Details: 972-863-3518 | lamarstreettattooclub@gmail.com 

Operating Hours: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm (Tuesday to Saturday); 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Sunday); Closed (Monday)

Google reviews score4.9/5
Yelp reviews score5/5
Tattoodo reviews score5/5
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency4.9/5
Experience5/5
Reputation4.9/5
Products and Equipment5/5
Location5/5
Availability5/5

Pros

  • Laser removal
  • Best Tattoo Artists by Dallas Awards Program
  • 7+ years in business

Cons

  • Expensive

Lamar Street Tattoo Club is known for its award-winning artists who provide clients with great quality inks and designs. They’ve been in business since 2013 and are conveniently located in – yes, you guessed – Lamar Street, Dallas.

They’re a great place to get big and bold statement pieces. So, if you’ve been wanting to get a full-sleeve for some time, you should definitely visit Lamar. 

We found their reception to be friendly and attentive. They kept us entertained while we sat in the waiting room, which was designed with beautiful black and red Victorian furniture. 

You’ll find the walls covered with artwork from different artists across the world. They also have some cool graffiti sprawled on the floor. 

It totally tied together the “renegade” look they were going for.

Laser tattoo removal is also available at this shop, so is a cover-up. If you have an old tattoo that you want removed or redesigned, contact Lamar Street and set up an appointment. 

Due to their artists’ experience and expertise, prices can get steep here at Lamar Street. You may contact them via their landline to ask for a quote before getting inked.

4. Singleton Tattoo

Singleton Tattoo Homepage

Location: 437 Singleton Blvd, Dallas, TX, 75212 

Website: https://www.singletontattoo.com/ 

Contact Details: 972-685-6191

Operating Hours: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm (Monday to Thursday); 11:00 am to 10:00 pm (Friday and Saturday); 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm (Sunday)

Google reviews score4.9/5
Facebook reviews score4.8/5
Yelp reviews score4.5/5
Total reviews2/5
Score consistency4.9/5
Experience4.7/5
Reputation4.8/5
Products and Equipment5/5
Location4.8/5
Availability4.5/5

Pros

  • 5+ years in business
  • Friday the 13th sale
  • Welcoming staff
  • Budget-friendly

Cons

  • Difficult to make an appointment

Singleton Tattoo is the most wholesome tattoo studio we’ve visited so far. We would’ve mistaken their shop for a sweet little diner, had it not been for the massive bee (which is their logo) marking one of their outer walls. 

We went inside expecting to see hardcore grunge decorations. Instead, we were greeted by a lot of greenery, smooth jazz, and the cleanest white walls we’ve seen in a tattoo shop. 

There was still the usual framed artwork from different tattoo artists. But these were arranged in the most straight-cut fashion, it really strayed from the typical tattoo parlor aesthetic. 

The people there were all so nice and welcoming. All the artists do their best to interact with you and help you find a style that would suit your preferences. 

We also didn’t feel at all pressured to work with any of them. They were really just there to help us make a decision. 

Prices are relatively affordable compared to most shops. However, if you want to get more bang for your buck, you should watch out for their Friday the 13th events. 

You can get discounts during these events and save a lot more in the end. 

One thing that we should warn you about Singleton Tattoo is that booking an appointment can be tricky. Their lines always seem to be busy, so it can take a while for your call to go through. 

5. Dallas Tattoo

Dallas Tattoo Homepage

Location: Suite #112, 18110 Midway Rd, Dallas, TX 75287 

Website: https://www.dallastattoo.net/ 

Contact Details: 972-863-7000 

Operating Hours: 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Tuesday to Saturday); By Appointment (Sunday and Monday)

Google reviews score4.8/5
Yelp reviews score5/5
Total reviews1.7/5
Score consistency4.7/5
Experience5/5
Reputation4.7/5
Products and Equipment5/5
Location4.8/5
Availability4/5

Pros

  • 10+ years in business
  • Best Tattoo Shop in Dallas by Expertise.com (2022)
  • Accepts walk-ins and appointments

Cons

  • $400 deposit
  • Doesn’t reply on time

Dallas Tattoo looks like an old-school tattoo parlor from the outside. The whole building is covered with beautiful red brick. 

Inside the walls are a sleek gray decorated with dozens of framed artwork. They have leather seats in the waiting area and a fun little chess board to pass the time. 

For us, they are the very picture we see when anyone mentions “tattoo parlor” in conversations. 

They’ve been in business for more than 10 years, so we have no doubts that their artists are TOP-NOTCH. But to support the claims of so many of their previous clients, we had to check them out for ourselves. 

Here’s what we found: 

They have the biggest team of tattoo artists among the shops on this list. They’re also one of the oldest parlors we know. 

We noted how welcoming and interactive their staff was from start to finish. We didn’t feel at all intimidated being inside their establishment – which isn’t common when it comes to tattoo parlors. 

Everything inside was clean and organized. So, you don’t have to worry about safety during sessions. 

We should warn you that getting in touch with anyone on the phone can take FOREVER. So, if you want answers, it may be best to visit the shop in person. 

If you decide to get ink done, keep in mind that they require an expensive $400 deposit. This is by far the most expensive deposit fee we’ve seen out of everyone we visited. 

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