From symbolic tattoos dating back to Ancient Egypt to the ironic hipster musings of today, the art of inking has a long and storied history. Luckily for the tattoo-obsessed of the Keystone State, some of the world’s preeminent parlors can be found in Pennsylvania. Whether it’s your first ever ink, or you’re a lifelong devotee, the tattoo shops of Pennsylvania are standing by and ready to bring your dreams into reality.
As the oldest tattoo shop in Chester County, M&M Tattooing has earned both a reputation for integrity, and a devoted local fan base. Literally thousands of incredible pieces have walked out of this shop, full of imagination, detail, and nuance. Whether you’re looking for a lighthearted piece, or a somber remembrance, this Downingtown location has the artist to embrace your vision, and the ambiance to put you at ease. Family owned and operated, M&M Tattooing sets the gold standard for tattoos in Pennsylvania, and shows no signs of slowing anytime soon.
Whether your future ink is just a sketchy idea in your head, or you know exactly what and where you want it, the artists at Gypsy Tattoo Parlor have the knowhow to get you from start to finish. This Pittsburgh shop also specializes in tattooing near scars, whether you’re looking to cover it up, or turn it into an entirely unique work of art.
For the past decade, Never Say Die Tattoo has created some of the coolest pieces to walk the streets of Harrisburg. A laid back, friendly atmosphere, and some of the best artists in the business, make Never Say Die an easy add for our list. Keep them in mind when you do your holiday shopping, as gift cards over $100 are 20 percent off, November through Christmas Eve.
With dual locations in both Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, this tattoo/piercing shop meets art gallery is making quite a mark on the Pennsylvania scene. From family portraits to perky pin-ups, Electric City Tattoo runs the aesthetic gamut, all from a clean, friendly location.
If you’re looking for a quality shop in the Lehigh Valley, the Quillian Tattoo is well worth considering. This Allentown staple has been tattooing and piercing for nearly 25 years, and has amassed quite the experience during that time period. From strong, geometric work to pieces so delicate they seem like watercolors, the Quillian presents diverse artists and a professional-yet-relaxed environment.
Grace Tattoo Shop and Gallery is like a feast for the eyes, and getting inked there is just as satisfying. Whether you’re looking to simply browse local art, or become local art yourself, this downtown Phoenixville location will have you covered, literally.
Every individual detail of Revelation Studios Tattoo and Piercing was painstakingly thought out, resulting in a sterile, pleasant environment sure to put you at ease during what can be a nerve wracking undertaking. This 2,000-square-foot studio aims to be a hygienic, affordable, enjoyable experience, no matter your artistic tastes.
If you’re searching for an old school tattoo shop, Philadelphia Eddie’s is a true classic without any modern panache. Whether you’re looking to camouflage a past tattooing mistake, or create a piece entirely new and your own, Philadelphia Eddie’s is a throwback option of the utmost quality.
In just about the most adorable little yellow house there ever was lives Pocono Tattoo Studio North. Don’t let the diminutive digs fool you, as this expert location is easily among the best in state. From intricate, innovative designs to expert cover ups, this Honesdale location creates only the best of the very best.
An entirely custom experience, with some of the best artists in the business. Whether you like it bold and graphic, or artistic and airy, this Kane spot has the vision to see your desires through to the finish.