Best Tattoo Shops In Minnesota

October 21, 2014 7:00 AM

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Minnesota tattoo shops have turned out some of the greatest designs and artwork in the country. Many artists travel to the Midwest due to the growing popularity and appreciation for inked designs. Those who live in Minnesota are fortunate enough to have incredible talent practicing tattooing in their state. Feeling comfortable and clean are important parts to sitting through a tattoo. Aside from getting a great tattoo, these places offer the comfort and cleanliness so many clients are seeking. Travel to any of these shops if you are thinking of getting your first or fiftieth tattoo.

Find the best tattoo shops in the Twin Cities here.

Foursquare Favorite: Saint Sabrina’s
2645 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 874-7360
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Tattoo-lovers are so enamored with Saint Sabrina’s staff that they’ll wax on poetically on Foursquare. From user Amy, “Nate’s a great piercing artist. Steve is an awesome tattoo artist. Don’t mind if I do both on a walk-in Saturday night.” Head to Foursquare to sort reviews by these tastes:

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The shop, which opened in 1993, has four tattoo artists and three piercers. Check out more ideas in The 9 Best Tattoo Parlors from Foursquare.

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Ink Lab
919 W. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 823-2969
www.inklab.com

Ink Lab has been a well-respected tattoo establishment in Uptown Minneapolis for almost 20 years. The artists at Ink Lab have been in the business for awhile and are seasoned professionals in their field. Ink Lab offers artists that specialize in their own unique styles such as traditional, oriental and tribal tattoos. The shop is also well known for its strict sterile and clean conditions as well as its relaxing space to help clients feel at ease. Ink Lab understands that a tattoo is a major commitment and has the highest regard for the wishes of its clientele. It accepts walk-ins and schedules time each day for consultations.

Leviticus
4109 E. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 729-1475
www.leviticus.com

Leviticus is a favorite tattoo shop, not only for its talented artists, customer service and quality, but for the uniqueness of the shop itself. In the lobby, a Japanese koi pond provides a beautiful and relaxing area for waiting customers. The shop also contains artwork and eclectic objects from all over the world for display. The tattoos are all hand-drawn and customized to provide the exact picture of what a client may envision. Leviticus also specializes in creativity and experience to provide the perfect tattoo for the right person. Consultations and walk-ins are welcome, especially on Saturdays when there are no scheduled appointments. Laser tattoo removal is another service provided for those who wish to start over on a clean slate.

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Rose Of No Man’s Land
8470 City Center Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 340-7348
www.mnrose.com

Luckily, the only tattoo shop in Woodbury is also one of the best tattoo shops in the state. Nationally recognized artists that have been tattooing in the Twin Cities for many years have formed their own shop in a suburb of St. Paul. Rose Of No Man’s Land is a clean and sterile shop that is fully licensed and caters to a wide range of clientele. Individuals from all walks of life and demographics feel comfortable with the customer service and atmosphere of this shop. Housewives, CEOs, athletes, hipsters and many other types have gotten tattooed at this Minnesota gem. Work with the artists to find the perfect piece and enjoy the fantastic talent and customer service Rose Of No Man’s Land has to offer.

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Uptown Tattoo
614 W. 27th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 874-6400
www.uptowntattoo.com

Ask around Minneapolis where the best place is to get tattooed and chances are someone will mention Uptown Tattoo. The artists that reside at this shop have their work displayed on human canvases throughout Minnesota. The most frequented tattoo shop in the state, Uptown Tattoo has a reputation of quality and trust among its clients. The artists are professional and personable, building strong relationships with their clients before creating permanent impressions on their bodies. Much of their business comes from word of mouth, and the steady stream of clients proves that they have a lot of satisfied customers.

Broken Hearts Tattoo Club
635 Lowry Ave. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 789-5339
www.brokenheartstc.com

A quaint but fantastic shop in Northeast Minneapolis, the Broken Hearts Tattoo Club houses true artists of tattooing. Guest artists and permanent fixtures work in the shop to create a unique and quality work of art on each client. The shop itself is clean and comfortable, with an atmosphere of friendliness that puts clients at ease. At Broken Hearts, the artists take the time to sketch and deliver a piece that is desirable to both the artist and the customer. Broken Hearts also has a strong relationship with the community and has become a welcome addition to the Northeast Minneapolis neighborhood.

Related: Viewer’s Choice: Minnesota’s Best Tattoo Shop

Andrea Wodele is a freelance writer who has lived in the Twin Cities for eight years. She loves covering all things Minnesota and her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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