What better way to remember an epic trip to Vegas than getting a tattoo?
Las Vegas is the home to some of the best ink artists in the country, along with some of them having appeared on television shows and having tattooed celebrities. Plus, many of the tattoo shops in Sin City are open late for those deciding to get one done spontaneously. When looking for the ultimate Vegas souvenir, here are the best tattoo shops on the Strip with some serious ink cred.
Get Inked At These 13 Dope Tattoo Shops On The Strip
1. Revolt Tattoos at Fashion Show Mall
Owner and tattoo artist, Joey Hamilton, founded Revolt Tattoos and won season three of Ink Master. Hamilton also appeared on episodes of Ink and Ink Redemption. He’s earned over 100 international accolades and created this award-winning tattoo shop with Walter “Sausage” Frank (second runner-up on Ink Master Season 4). Revolt Tattoo has won Best of Las Vegas for Tattoo Shop from 2016 to 2020.
Their Instagram also has received quite a buzz reaching over 72k followers.
In 2004, motocross competitor and motorcycle racer Carey Hart opened Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co., according to their blog. Hart & Huntington also have a strong social media presence with over 39k followers on their Instagram.
The website also features client stories sharing their tattoo experiences getting inked at the shop. Sarah Rodgers, one of their clients said, “It’s a really nice, clean shop. Never overcrowded or noisy. It was a great experience and I’m still really happy with that tattoo.”
3. Ship and Anchor Tattoo & Piercing Shop at The STRAT
Ship and Anchor Tattoo is a celebration of local artists under one roof with a diverse range of styles and contributions to the tattoo scene. The shop’s theme might be nautical, but the current tattoo distributors produce works of any tattooing style. The group also has a charitable side, holding events to fundraise for The location also features an on-site gallery that displays the work of various artists in the front of the shop. Friendly, clean and professional, Ship and Anchor accepts both walk-ins and reservations.
4. Club Tattoo at Planet Hollywood
Club Tattoo is another ink shop with a celebrity backer. The shop was founded in 1995 by Sean and Thora Dowdell, plus the late Chester Bennington from alternative rock group Linkin Park, according to their website. One of the most unique offerings of this shop is that they use patented Interactive Tattoo touch screens to help clients create their own tattoo designs.
The shop also owns a patent for body jewelry design in their advanced studio. With their high-tech designing tools, visitors can get a tattoo on a whole new level. Club Tattoo has three Vegas locations: Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood, Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian Resort and at the LINQ Hotel & Casino.
5. Starlight Tattoo at Mandalay Bay
Starlight Tattoo is the brainchild of Mario Barth, who has been featured in a number of popular magazines and shows including New York Times, Forbes, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, INC. Magazine and more. Barth has received more than 2 billion media impressions worldwide, according to their site.
What makes their shop stand out from the rest is that they offer 100% vegan friendly tattoos. The parlor uses a vegan friendly tattoo ink manufacturer, INTENZE Products, Inc. Additionally, the shop also has tattooed some very famous clients including Usher, Criss Angel, Ice Cube, Deadmau5 and more. It’s no secret that this shop is one of the best in Vegas.
6. Rockstar Tattoo in The Gold Key Shops
For those seeking to skip the casino scene and go to a stand-alone ink shop, Rockstar Tattoo is the one for you. This tattoo parlor has over 30 years of experience in the ink game. The tattoos they showcase by their artists on their media channels display a variety of styles ranging from realism to American Traditional.
Whether you are roaming in Downtown Fremont or on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip, they have two locations welcoming clients to come in and get a sweet tat. Visit their site to get a glimpse at their versatile artists’ portfolios.
7. Skin Design Tattoo at The Forum Shops
Looking for an upscale tattoo experience? Skin Design Tattoo is bringing its nationwide concept to the Forum Shops, born from their flagship location off of Spring Mountain. This is one of the premier tattoo shops in the country, with several mentions in national publications such as Inked and Skin & Ink Magazine, along with major news media sources. The shop keeps a rotating roster of five artists a day, with several more featured for appointments.
Not many businesses offer an opposite service, but Skin Design also has a laser tattoo removal service for old, fading or unwanted tattoos. Schedule a consultation with one of their team members regarding removal, a new tattoo or any other questions about their services.
8. Diversity Tattoo on Las Vegas Boulevard
True to the name, Diversity Tattoo is one of Las Vegas’ leading locations in the tattoo industry for ink, piercings and smoke shop finery. The “home of the $25 piercing” has seven featured artists that can create tattoos and perform piercings at either of their two locations. Have questions? The team is thorough with supplying current and future customers with tattoo FAQ information to guide them through each step of the inking and piercing princess.
The smoke shop side of the operation is affiliated with quality brands such as RAW tobacco papers and Caviar Gold cannabis products, which can be picked up in-store or from the Diversity Tattoo online shop.
9. Pair-A-Dice Tattoo
History is richly steeped in the oldest tattoo shop in Las Vegas, which opened its doors in 1996. Pair-A-Dice prides itself on the multifaceted talented tattoo artists it brings through the door, such as Jesse James Corrao. He began his legacy at the shop, learning to tattoo before he was even a teenager. This shop is just off the Strip, in a convenient spot for anyone looking for a high-quality tattoo in virtually any style.
Need to relax after getting tatted? Grab a cheap drink on the Strip to settle into a lifetime with cool ink.
10. Cleen Rock One’s Golden Skull Tattoo
Our recipe for a “golden” night in Las Vegas consists of the following: a steak at Golden Steer, a stop at the Golden Nugget casino and a tattoo at Golden Skull Tattoo.
Cleen Rock One is a legend in the tattoo community. With repeat appearances on Ink Master and a season 11 winner cinch, James Steinke has made a name for himself through his art and his business ventures, also spearheading a company that manufactures ink tattoo materials for other artists.
Golden Skull is the first parlor in his name, and currently owns a trifecta of tattoo havens in Las Vegas. The interior of the shop is reminiscent of an old-timey barbershop, with checkered flooring and red leather seating.
11. Chrome Gypsy Tattoo
Visitors to Chrome Gypsy Tattoo will get a piece of art on their body that is unique as the name of the parlor itself. This funky tattoo shop is another branch of Ink Master season 11 winner Cleen Rock One’s three locations, besides Golden Skull Tattoo and Nevada Tattoo Co. on Valley View Boulevard. While it’s possible to get tattooed by Cleen Rock himself, the spectacular customer service of the tattoo industry is widespread, with several artists at each shop.
Stop by Cleen Rock One’s online merch store to snag a Chrome Gypsy t-shirt, a unique print or a cozy tattoo hoodie.
12. Illuminati Tattoo Co.
Just a short block away from the Strip lies Illuminati Tattoo Co., a highly-rated tattoo and piercing parlor with mysterious vibes. In the past, the shop has offered events such as Friday the 13th tattoo specials, but anyone can grab a fresh tattoo starting at 11 a.m. every day of the week. The artists are versatile, but this is the parlor to visit for an all-seeing eye or some elegant body art.
Visit More Tattoo Shops on the Strip
Tattoos are both permanent and personal, and every shop on our list of tattoo shops on the Strip comes highly recommended. Check out more fun things to do on the Strip while your tattoo heals.