Nowadays, tattoos have become as much of a fashion accessory for both men and women as a piece of jewelry or a pair of shoes. And it’s not just bikers, rockers and pop stars who are sporting them. Everyone from doctors to grandmothers and beyond are tatting it up. Whether it be a lacy floral design, an intricate full sleeve or an awesome rib piece that highlights those pecs, these tattoo studios are the best and cleanest places to get inked in DFW.

We’ve covered our favorite tattoo shops before. Find our older picks here.

Saints & Sinners (Credit, Ilene Jacobs)

Saints and Sinners
3065 N. Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX 75007
(972) 939-6034

This hidden gem tucked away in an unassuming strip mall happens to be one of the most sought-after studios in the metroplex. It is also one of the most low key, so much so that there isn’t a website, nor does it keep its Facebook page up to date. But don’t let that deter you because the studio’s top tattoo artists, Dru Bias and Will Card, are some of the best in the area with their craft. This isn’t the kind of place where you pick out a tattoo off the wall. What you will get here is a warm welcome and an incredible high-end design that will definitely leave you in awe. Saints and Sinners also has an equally awesome studio on Davis Street in Oak Cliff.

Blink Custom Art & Tattoos
1500 Jackson St., Suite 107
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 263-2682
www.blinktattoos.com

The lofty studio that houses Blink Tattoos is not your typical tattoo shop and neither is the one-of-a-kind body art that owner Viet Nguyen creates. The specialty here is black and gray ink, color, portraits and Asian-style designs. Nguyen’s incredibly intricate patterns range from whimsical flowers to full cover fantastical scenes. Don’t expect to walk in or get a speedy appointment though. Good things here come to those who wait.Related: Best Places For Ear Piercings In DFW

Heart & Soul Tattoo
3913 Telephone Road
Lake Worth, TX 76135
(817) 238-0808
www.heartansoultattoo.com

Heart & Soul’s owner and ink artist Zoey Hunter has developed quite a following for her phenomenal custom tattoos. Hunter’s colorful and extremely detailed takes on traditional imagery not only keeps her in high demand here in Lake Worth, but also at her studio’s original location in Yuba City, California. And when she’s not running back and forth between her shops, she’s busy winning awards for her dazzling masterpieces at trade shows around the country. Whether you have a sketch in mind or you want a custom design that no one else will have, Hunter is the one who can make it happen.

Stainless Studios (Credit, Ilene Jacobs)

Stainless Studios
101 S. Munger Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 515-0853
www.stainlessstudios.net

The skilled tattoo artists at Stainless Studios specialize in a variety of ink techniques, the only problem you’ll have here is deciding who to choose. Artist/owner Rob Holland’s vivid color realism tattoos are impressive, but his neo-traditional and Japanese designs are also equally spectacular. Corgill’s the man when it comes to ornate tattoos and if you like his body art, you should see his paintings. For black and grey or surreal inking, check out Rob Smith’s portfolio. And Daniel Ovalle is brilliant with his traditional and neo-traditional artistry as well. Expect to pay around $120-$150 per hour here, but you can get in on tattoo specials by following the studio’s blog posts and Twitter feeds.

All About Henna
461 Travis St.
Coppell, TX 75019
(214) 620-0758
www.allabouthenna.com

If you just want to take a test drive or be adorned for a special occasion, then Surinder Marbha can fix you up with a stunning traditional Indian-style Mehndi tattoo. Although henna body art isn’t technically tattooing, as it is applied without needles, the designs last longer than most other forms of temporary tattoos. The non-toxic dye from the henna is combined with sugar and oil to increase its longevity. The design will eventually wear off as the top layer of skin exfoliates—usually within one to three weeks. You can choose from any of the exquisite patterns in the shop’s database or have something customized to your specifications. Marbha also sells henna body art kits for those who want to create their own tattoos whenever they like.Related: Best Places For A Brazilian Blowout In DFW

Ilene Jacobs is a freelance writer living in Dallas, Texas. Ilene enjoys writing about a variety of topics, ranging from food, fitness and travel, to kids, pets and senior care. You can find some of her work at Examiner.com.

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