The Best Tattoo Parlors In Fort Worth

Body art expresses individuality, style and uniqueness, but unlike other body adornments, a tattoo’s permanence makes a lasting statement. This makes parlor picking a major life decision. Find these top five professional and pleasant tattoo parlors right nearby.

Update: We’ve created an updated list with our favorite tattoo shops in DFW. Check out our new picks here.

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Elite Tattoo Gallery

5936 Curzon Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 763-9959

Hours: Mon to Thurs – 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri and Sat – 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Sun – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and by appointment

Elite Tattoo Gallery allows customers to choose from a number of designs or have its artists draw a custom tattoo of just about anything they could imagine. This isn’t a kitten-filled sunshine parlor, it’s the rock-solid area source for beautiful, permanent art. View the shop’s portfolio online to see work from the resident artists at Elite: Roxxy, Justin Smith, Bill Barrett, Igor and Brea. While the shop does take walk-ins, it’s recommended that those looking for large tattoos call in tos schedule a consultation.

Related: Best Of The Dallas Art District

Ink Twister Tattoo

5134 Jacksboro Hwy.
Ste. A
Fort Worth, TX 76114
(682) 552-1663

Hours: By appointment only via emailing Trevor at

Ink Twister Tattoo has been around for almost two decades, keeping its customers so satisfied they even come in for the in-house personal trainer. Trevor’s brilliant use of color makes this the place to go for unique, brilliant body art. Trevor and his apprentice Clint will also ensure you know how to care for your tattoo when you leave the shop.

Psycho Clown Tattoo

1307 NW 28th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76164
(817) 626-8287

Hours: Sun to Wed – 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Thurs to Sat – 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.; and by appointment

The shop was established in 1993 and has been featured in many area publications for its amazing art. In addition, Psycho Clown Tattoo uses the latest tattoo equipment and its owner has been in the business for more than 20 years. Tattoos and piercings are priced individually via email at

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Royal 1 Tattoos and Piercings

6467 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76116
(817) 731-1700

Hours: Mon to Thurs – 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Fri and Sat – 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Sun – 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Although Royal 1 has flash sheets – tattoo designs – its artists encourage customers to bring in their own design for ultimate uniqueness. The shop also offers a full line of products for tattoo aftercare. If you’re not quite ready for ink, Royal 1 also offers body piercings.

Related: Best Art Galleries In DFW

Epic Tattoos

6627 N. Beach St.
Fort Worth, TX 76137
(817) 306-8500

Hours: Mon to Thurs – 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri and Sat – 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Sun – 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; appointments preferred

Former customers of Epic Tattoos call it wonderful, its work amazing and its tattoos worthy of recommendation. Artists here prefer customized tattoos, tons of which are featured on the shop’s Facebook page in albums by each artist. Choose accordingly.

Cindy Adams is an experienced freelance writer who has a Juris Doctor in Law. She also attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, has been schooled in the art of makeup and is a shopping and style junkie. She loves to explore the latest in fashion and share her experiences with readers to keep them informed. Her work can be found at


One Comment

  1. Elvii says:

    Igor at Ink Attic Tattoo in Fort Worth. That’s all you need to know. I can’t believe you don’t have them listed. They are hands-down the best in the entire DFW area.

  2. Eddie Loven says:

    I’m curious what makes you qualified to judge what is a good tattoo and what isn’t much less what is the “best” tattoo shop. Stop trying to pass yourselves off as experts on a subject you clearly know nothing about.

    1. DDR says:

      THANK YOU! The reviewer is clueless. Elvii is right, but Ink Attic isn’t the only real game in FW.

  3. Eddie Loven says:

    On a side note, the physical building in which a tattoo studio is located does not mean it is the “best” tattoo studio. Tattoo artists in Texas are independent contractors and the quality of their work has little bearing on the studio in which they work. Don’t get me wrong, every professional studio should be clean and well lit with a friendly knowledgeable staff. If you don’t feel comfortable in a studio then by all means don’t get work done there.
    If you are actually interested in getting a beautiful tattoo, then you need to research the ARTIST(s) and their work, not how nice the floors are at any given studio. There are plenty of great tattoo artists in the DFW area and that should be your first priority. Seek out a competent artist whose style fits what you are thinking of getting tattooed and you will have a better experience and end up with a better tattoo than you expected.
    Do your own homework, don’t take some sorry excuse for a “news” articles advice for what is best. This article for instance was written by a “writer” whos specialty is cosmetics… as in make-up, hardly qualified to judge tattoos or tattoo studios.
    Good luck.

  4. michelle says:

    Looks like a great article to me and a good starting point for researching for those who are not in the know regarding the industry. Maybe these guys are listed here because they have many people writing great reviews about them. Hard to find obscure tattoo artists with no websites and reviews, good or not.

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