Having a little (or a lot) of body ink increasingly tends to be the norm and transcends all personalities, social classes and styles.

Whether you are looking for American classics, minimalist designs, full body art or custom commemorative tats, the Valley is home to several outstanding tattoo parlors with skilled artists that uphold the highest quality of care and cleanliness.

From across the Valley, here are some of the top tattoo parlors to consider when getting your first ink or adding to your collection.

1. Om Ink Gallery

Tattoos are considered to be permanent works of art to many and nowhere is this more apparent than the Om Ink Gallery. Part tattoo parlor, part art gallery, Om Ink Gallery has a team artists, piercers, painters and photographers that offer custom designs to decorate your skin and to adorn your home.

Om Ink Gallery, 1805 North 91st Ave., Ste. 100, Phoenix, AZ 85037 | (623) 907-4758

2. Golden Rule Tattoo

The golden rule in life is to do unto others as you would have them do unto you, but when it comes to tattoos, the Golden Rule sets the standard in custom designs that capture the meaning and personality of each individual client. And while you are guaranteed to leave with a one-of-a-kind look, the quality and craftsmanship provided by their artists will have others wanting the same.

Roosevelt location: 120 East Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 | (602) 374-7533
Camelback location: 14 West Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013 | (602) 626-7297

3. Hotrod Tattoo + Body Piercings

Open in Chandler since 2000, Hotrod Tattoo + Body Piercings employs a team of skilled artists who work closely with their clients to design unique works of art to match their individual style. Attention to detail, vibrant colors and ability to bring personal visions to fruition make Hotrod Tattoo + Body Piercings a premiere choice for those looking for something special.

Hotrod Tattoo + Body Piercings, 801 North Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85225 | (480)-857-9558

4. Harley Davidson – Club Tattoo

Tattoos and motorcycles often go hand-in-hand, so it’s only appropriate that one of the largest tattoo businesses in the Southwest joined forces with the country’s top name in motorcycles. Located inside Harley Davidson of Scottsdale, the newest Club Tattoo is the fourth Valley location for the popular parlor chain. Other locations include Tempe, Mesa and Old Town Scottsdale, as well as two Las Vegas studios.

Harley Davidson – Club Tattoo, 15656 North Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 | (480) 398-2527

5. Divinity Tattoo

Since 2002, Divinity Tattoo has been setting the standard in Valley tattoo parlors. Divinity’s team is made up of artists from around the world who are experienced in a vast range of styles and techniques. They promise to work closely with their clients on collaborative and inspired designs. Appointments are preferred.

Divinity Tattoo, 2126 East Cactus Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85022 | (602) 923-1199

6. No Regrets Tattoo Parlor

As the name implies, No Regrets Tattoo is committed to creating tattoos their clients will love forever. From initial design to aftercare, No Regrets ensures its clients’ ink looks as good as the day they got it for decades to come. Since opening more than 15 years ago, No Regrets Tattoo Parlor has built a strong reputation and its returning client base is proof that the parlor lives up to its promise.

No Regrets Tattoo Parlor, 1006 West University Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 967-5200

7. High Noon Tattoo

The clean, creative space of this Central Phoenix tattoo parlor provides for a great tattoo experience from start to finish. The experienced staff is friendly and knowledgeable and, backed by a roster of returning satisfied customers, owner Mikey Sarratt has built a strong reputation as one of the Valley’s most skilled tattoo artists.

High Noon Tattoo, 4215 North 16th Street Suite 9, Phoenix, AZ 85016 | (602) 266-1772

8. Love & Hate Tattoo and Piercing

Located in the heart of downtown, and open since 1975, Love & Hate Tattoo and Piercing is Phoenix’s oldest parlor. From full body work, piercing and even complicated tattoo cover ups, clients of this popular parlor will leave more in love with their body art than ever!

Love & Hate Tattoo and Piercing, 322 West McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85003 | (602) 973-4093

9. 27 Tattoo Studio

One of the few Valley tattoo shops devoted entirely to ink (no piercing), 27 Tattoos upholds the highest standards for cleanliness, care, and customer satisfaction. Artists’ skill, attention to detail and quality of work are apparent in their final designs, but what you may not see behind the scenes is their commitment to safety as they use all disposable, pre-sterilized tubes that are collected by U.S. BIOCLEAN. On a budget? 27 Tattoos offers limited-time, first come, first serve $27 custom ink specials for new clients. Follow the company on social media for the next special date!

27 Tattoo Studio, 600 North 4th Street #145, Phoenix, AZ 85004 | (602) 633-2607

– Michelle Talsma Everson, Phoenix.org