The 10 Best Tattoo Artists in Seattle

The 10 Best Tattoo Artists in Seattle

Written by: David Pitcher

Seattle, Washington has long been revered in North America as a champion of the arts. The city is both the birthplace of Grunge and the home of the architectural beauty of the Space Needle, a locale as famous for coffee as it is for its beautiful natural surroundings; Seattle’s claim on culture is irrefutable. With more than 70 listed tattoo studios this metropolitan hub is acutely equipped to deliver excellent tattoos to the Pacific Northwest. It was no easy task delivering a list of the best tattoo artists in Seattle, but we felt it deserved a shot.

Located on the eastern shore of Puget Sound, many technically gifted and artistically brilliant tattoo artists have chosen to call The Emerald City home. While a top 10 list of “best artists” is subjective, each artist named below exhibits extraordinary skill and works at a highly reputable studio. Line work, color saturation, color theory, and creativity are only a handful of the concepts considered during the compilation of this list.

Seattle’s tattoo community is densely populated with incredible artists. The following tattooers are terrific examples of the sheer talent the city has to offer, and while they are not on the top 10 list, their work speaks to the high caliber of tattooist Seattle offers the discerning client: April Cornell, Christopher Robin, Jeff Cornell, Jamie Alexander King, Joby Dorr, Bryan Kachel, Benjamin Bowlin, Eric Saner, Mike Barker, and Jude Vesvarut.

Here are our choices for the 10 best tattoo artists in Seattle: 


Trevor Taylor – Liberty Tattoo


Damon ConklinSuperGenius Tattoo


Kyler Martz – Jackson Street Tattoo Company


Atom Messmer – ArtCore Studios LLP


Levi Walker – Slave To The Needle Tattoo



Steph HanlonStudio Arcanum



Marco Sullivan – Hidden Hand Tattoo


Daniel Lovre – Cicada Tattoo



“Tumbleweed” TomasLiberty Tattoo



Electric Alivia – Artful Dodger Tattoos and Comics

We encourage you to send us submissions for any tattooists we may have missed, we would be happy to grow this list.

This article was written by @daveshawtattoo. Dave is a tattooer at Grade A Tattoos in Fort Wayne Indiana. He’s an internationally published poet, journalist, and fine artist.

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