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.


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


Versatile and can handle anything.  Specializes in traditional. 


Sacred Mandala Studio.  


Shaine Smith

versatile, biomech, alien, coverups.


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. 



Fine line and versatile 


Skip Gibbs at Black Rose Tattoo 

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

Portfolio: @thatdudeskip_tattoos

everyone at Welcome Tattoo 


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. 



Rich Labrosse at RTP Tattoo Lab



Rock N Roll Tattoo GLENWOOD


Triple Moon Tattoo

Everyone @triplemoontattoo



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.



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


Inkability Tattoo

Everyone @inkability_tattoos

Golden Coils Tattoo

Everyone @goldencoilstattoo





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



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


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


Black Pearl Tattoo CO

Everyone @blackpearltattooco


Sierra Jacons Obsidian Tattoo Studio


All artists at Golden Spiral Studios are top notch. 



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