If you have been thinking about getting a tattoo but have been hesitant about where to go, then this list is for you. Finding a tattoo artist that you can trust to bring your vision to life is extremely important, as it should be. There are so many options in the city, we’ve made this list of the best tattoo artists in Jacksonville so you can start narrowing down who will be the perfect fit for your unique needs — whether it be skin tone, design, black & white style or color.
We’ve researched and reached out to parlors around Jax to see who specializes in what designs & graphics, so you can find the right artist for you.
So, whether you are a first-timer or someone who’s looking to add to their collection, here are the best tattoo artists in and around Jacksonville.
The Best Tattoo Parlors in Jacksonville
1. Black Hive Tattoo
At this custom tattoo studio in Jacksonville, you can be sure that the talented artists will be fully devoted to your needs considering that tattoos are by appointment only. Black Hive Tattoo strives to put the time and effort into bringing your vision to life!
Black Hive is an appointment only primarily custom tattoo shop. Their artists each have their own specialty ranging from large illustrative color work, to project rooted in American traditional style projects, all the way to fine line, back and grey, pattern driven designs.
2. 9zero4 Ink
Located in the north side of Jacksonville, 9zero4 Ink offers a variety of traditional tattoos. This veteran-owned and operated tattoo shop is the perfect place to get your next tattoo with their knowledgable and professional artists.
Reach out to their artist Tatttoo Freddie (Instagram @tattoofreddie2) for work that specializes in Black and Grey style and Blackwork. He is well versed in a variety of styles and loves bringing together different designs to create custom pieces for clients.
Freddy is well educated on the anatomy of skin and color theory and works with a diverse client base. He did his apprenticeship in Misawa, Japan during his early years in the Navy and is a 24 year retired Veteran with 17 years of tattooing experience.
For piercing, Schara (@kandy.kanez) their head piercer is also a Navy Veteran that clients seek out for professional, custom work.
3. Ink Monkey Tattoo
From tattoos and coverups to permanent makeup, Ink Monkey Tattoo does it all! This tattoo shop proudly serves a number of surrounding areas including Duval County, Baker County, and Colombia County.
Ink Monkey has a solid team that each have there on specialties, so be sure to check out their page for more info.
From American traditional and neo traditional styles to portrait work, Ink Monkey Tattoo can help you get the specialized work you’re looking for. They also proudly featuring an “anti-discrimination” policy and are happy to work with people of all skin colors, religions and sexual orientations.
4. Inksmith and Rogers
With 4 locations across Jacksonville, there’s no excuse not to visit Inksmith and Rogers! Established in 1984 by Eric Inksmith and Paul Rogers, this tattoo shop is one of Jacksonville’s oldest operating shops. No matter what style tattoo you are interested in, artists at Inksmith and Rogers can accommodate you!
Monday-Sunday | 12:00pm–Close
📍 10095 Beach Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32246
📍13720 Atlantic Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32225
📍2774 Park Street Jacksonville, FL 32205
📍9766 Old St. Augustine Rd Jacksonville, FL 32257
5. Electric Mermaid Tattoo
Located in Downtown Fernandina Beach, Electric Mermaid Tattoo features internationally renowned, award-winning artists. This tattoo shop is an especially great spot for first-timers and people looking to touch up any previous tattoos. The artists at Electric Mermaid Tattoo can truly handle anything!
Electric Mermaid provides all styles of Tattooing, while also specializing in American Traditional and Black and Grey realism.
6. Black Label Tattoo & Piercing
Monday-Tuesday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Wednesday | Closed
Thursday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–6:00pm
📍 524 3rd St South U Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
7. Ms. Deborah's Fountain of Youth Tattoo & Body Piercing
Established in 1994, Ms. Deborah’s Fountain of Youth Tattoo & Body Piercing is Saint Augustine’s first and oldest tattoo studio. Therefore, you can be assured that this tattoo shop is extremely knowledgeable through all of its years of experience!
Open since 1994, Ms. Dehorah’s was the
first tattoo and piercing studio in Saint Augustine. She also was part one of the first shops in Jacksonville.
Ms. Dehorah’s Fountain of Youth has several artists that do varied styles on all types of skin tones. Potential customers are encouraged to follow them on Instagram.
8. Electric Chair Tattoo
With 3 locations across St. Augustine including a beachside one, Electric Chair Tattoo is another great tattoo shop option! Whether you are visiting St. Augustine for vacation or you are a local, you can’t go wrong with the artists at Electric Chair Tattoo.
Monday-Saturday | 12:00pm–9:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–8:00pm
📍Anastasia Shop | 1770 A1A S, St. Augustine Fl, 32080
📍Beach A Shop | 701 A1A Beach Blvd, St. Augustine Fl, 32080
📍Beach B Shop | 721 A1A Beach Blvd #8, St. Augustine Fl, 32080
9. Heart and Soul Tattoo
Heart and Soul Tattoo in Jacksonville offers a professional and friendly environment to help you feel as comfortable as possible for your next tattoo. If you’re not entirely sure how to bring your ideas to life, Ashley is an excellent tattoo artist at this shop known for her tattoo creativity and vision.
This all female/LGBTQ+ friendly shop has a “get what you get machine,” for those undecided and daring.
Heart and Soul also has a nice little storefront of merch and art for sale for those wanting to come check it out before they commit.
10. Texas Sun
If you haven’t been to Texas Sun then you are missing out! They are changing the game when it comes to tattoo and piercing studios! They offer permanent jewelry, ear styling, luxury piercings and more. Texas Sun is located in Atlantic Beach and will bring your jewelry and tattoo dreams to life! Make an appointment to get a permanent 14k gold bracelet, anklet, or your ear styled with luxury jewelry and genuine stones! Head over to Instagram to see @aftonalexandra for her piercings and @clarkseiger for his amazing tattoo work.
11. Bold City Tattoo
If you have been thinking about getting a tattoo, look no further than Bold City Tattoo! By combining music, sports, and art, Bold City Tattoo offers custom designs and one-of-a-kind pieces to make your tattoo dreams come to life!
The owner, Vinnie, opened Bold City Jax in August of 2018 and they have created so many beautiful tattoos since. One of our own members on the UNATION Jax team, Lauren, got a beautiful arm sleeve from Skyler and it turned out amazing. Make sure to make your appointment ahead of time so you can secure your spot!
Best Tattoo Artists Around Jacksonville
Now have no excuse not to get that tattoo you’ve been dreaming of! Between these 9 tattoo shops, you have plenty of reliable sources to fulfill your tattoo vision. So, stop by one of these best tattoo artists around Jacksonville!