Artist Referrals and Recommendations

This list of artists have personal trust and are creative and professional.  All listed are local or semi local, and well worth the drive.


Durham

Dogstar Tattoo is a trusted shop, Catherine the owner always has great tattoo artists on staff.

Megan Chuntz at their private studio

Can do it all.  Anime, Color and black and gray, versatile, illustrative, florals

Portfolio: @meganchuntz

T.J

Versatile and can handle anything.  Specializes in traditional. 

Portfolio:@theteje

Sacred Mandala Studio.  

@sacredmandalastudio

Shaine Smith

versatile, biomech, alien, coverups.

@shainesmithtattoo

Kayla Faircloth 

Versatile, illustrative, and Neo traditional. Specializing in color. 

Portfolio: @yungkaylartattoos

Etherial Tattoo Gallery

Brian Parillo

Black and gray, sparse color, realism, geometry, minimalism

Portfolio: @brianparilloart

Jessica Goldstein 

Versatile and artistic. Specializes in black and gray realism. 

@golden__mind

Yaz 

Fine line and versatile 

@yaztattz

Skip Gibbs at Black Rose Tattoo 

Versatile, Freehand, versatile, script, bright colors on dark skin, celebrity portraits

Portfolio: @thatdudeskip_tattoos

everyone at Welcome Tattoo 

@welcometattoonc

Serapy Rodriguez

Lettering, fine line, black and gray 

Portfolio: @serapy1

 

Chapel Hill 

 

Ascention tattoo has a very talented crew of all female artists. The Studio and location is exquisite. 

@ascentiontattoonc

Cary

Rich Labrosse at RTP Tattoo Lab

@RTPtattoolab

Raleigh

Rock N Roll Tattoo GLENWOOD

@rnrtattooglenwood

Triple Moon Tattoo

Everyone @triplemoontattoo

Dax

@tatsbydax

Marie Reverie Tattoo

Mandalas, henna, florals, black and gray, etching, illustrative

Portfolio: @marie_reverie

Mj at Electric Blue Tattoo

Coverups, versatile, bright colors, traditional, neo traditional, black and gray, pop culture, watercolor

Portfolio: @electric_blue_tattoo

First Class Tattoo is most trusted and welcomes walk ins.  

owner Edgar specializes in traditional.

@3dgarguardiola

@firstclasstattooraleigh

Dean Caves at Old Ghosts Tattoo 

Traditiona,l Japanese, Large Scale, Eastern and western influences merged.

Portfolio: @deancaves

Phoenix tattoo is full of talented people.  For Great black and gray, color, portraits and versatility see any artist including Lacy the owner

@phoenixtattooraleigh

Inkability Tattoo

Everyone @inkability_tattoos

Golden Coils Tattoo

Everyone @goldencoilstattoo

 

 

 

Fayetteville

Best Ink of Fayetteville has a very impressive line up of talented and versatile artists

@bestinkoffayettevillenc_

Winston-Salem

Jennifer Fowler at Larkspurtattoostudio

Versatile, realism, neo traditional, color, black and gray

Portoflio: @jen_ink

Shane Varner at Dark Roots Tattoo

Watercolor, nature, florals, versatile, black and gray, neo traditional, realism, illustrative

Portfolio; @shane_varner

Garner

InkSanity Ink 

@Inksanity_ink

Zach Rabil at Combined Mindz

New school, neo traditional, color, black and gray

Portfolio: @zachrabiltattoo

Matt Wilkins at Combined Mindz

Watercolor, versatile, color, black and gray, realism, bio mech

Portfolio: @mattwilkinstattoo

Clayton

Black Pearl Tattoo CO

Everyone @blackpearltattooco

Greensboro

Sierra Jacons Obsidian Tattoo Studio

@sierra_jacobs

All artists at Golden Spiral Studios are top notch. 

@GoldenSpiralStudios

Fuqua-Varina

All artists at 401 Tattoo and art including  owner and artist Jimmy Bissette 

@401Tattoo