Portland is filled with amazing tattoo shops, amazing tattoo artists, and a long standing history of tattooing. For this very reason it is not an easy task labelling the 10 best tattoo artists in Portland. We’ve searched high and low, and found a grouping of amazing tattoo artists that you need to see if you’re searching for tattoos in the portland area.
If you search the internet for the best tattoo artists in the city it’s tough to find any solid listings. There’s a few search optimized results from Yelp, and CBS – but nothing that really puts the spotlight on the city like it deserves, so we decided to make a list of our own.
Like our other lists, we do understand that the word “best” is quite subjective. And that our inclusions and exclusions may raise questions and comments. Our goal with these lists is always to reflect a grouping of artists in a specific area that we are quite fond of – rather than the word of all out gospel. We encourage you to send us submissions for any tattooists we may have missed, we would be happy to grow this list.
While we do consider this list a grouping of our “best tattoo artists in Portland” we also want to acknowledge a HUGE grouping of talented tattoo artists that we could not have not made this article without: Jerry Ware, Dustin Kendig, Emily Kay, Jesse Violet, Erica Kraner, Zach Beckett, Christy Fish, Roll Hardy, and Thom Grayson.
If you’re looking for some fresh new ink, these are the best tattoo artists in Portland: