People of all ages have loved the art of tattooing and have practiced it as a form of self-love. While for some, it is a profession, for others, it is passion. If you are a tattoo enthusiast from in or around San Antonio, this article is for you. We have curated a list of the top 7 tattoo shops located in San Antonio. Even if you are not a fan of getting a tattoo, you might want to get one after learning about these best-rated local tattoo shops. 

1. Platinum Tattoo and Body Piercing

USP Local Tattoo Shop that Offers Exceptional Art and Legendary Services
PRODUCTS/ SERVICES Custom tattoos, Tattoo Removal, Body Piercings, Aftercare, and Supplies
OPERATIONAL HOURS Evers Location: Monday to Thursday- 12 pm to 11 pm Friday and Saturday- 12 pm to 12 am Sunday- 12 pm to 6 pm North star Location: Monday to Sunday – 11 am to 8 pm
ADDRESS Evers Location: 5545 Northwest Loop 410 103 B, San Antonio, TX 78238, United States Northstar Mall Location: 7400 San Pedro Ave Suite 029, San Antonio, TX 78216, United States
PHONE 210-682-5239
If you are looking for a quality custom tattoo and body piercing studio, Platinum Tattoo, and Body Piercing is where your search ends. It has been serving the people of San Antonio for more than 20 years now. It was established in 2000 with an aim to provide exceptional art and legendary services to its clients and has been living up to it all these years. Platinum is renowned in the industry for its precision and perfection in its services.

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Platinum hosts a team of incredible artists and piercers dedicated to their profession. The studio executes its services in a clean and hygienic environment, and its working model is 100% disposable. The shop is a walk-in tattoo shop as well. To make their service more accessible, they also have financing options available, and the details are available on their website.

“I got my cover-up done by Jordan, who did a job far better than my expectations. I wanted to get different elements inked from multiple images, and he was able to follow imagination as it is. I have been boasting about my tattoo ever since I got it done. I am thankful to Platinum tattoos for a memorable experience.” 

-Jonas Carriker

2. Twisted Tattoo

USP Premium Ink and Piercing Studio in San Antonio with Prices as Low as $30.
PRODUCTS/ SERVICES Custom Tattoos, Cover-ups, Body Piercing, and Body Jewelry
OPERATIONAL HOURS Sunday- 12 pm to 6 pm Monday to Friday- 12 pm to 8 pm Saturday- 10 am to 8 pm
ADDRESS 441 McCarty Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216, United States
PHONE 210-923-8618
Twisted Tattoo is a premium ink studio serving the people of the San Antonio district since its establishment in 2005. The place ensures professionalism along with a friendly atmosphere. Unlike other studios, they are open half the time duration. They do this is to make sure that they deliver quality service without compromising their artists’ health. The tattoo studios have various amenities for their clients like air hockey, a pool table, a designated area for children, free internet access, and big satellite television.

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They offer the best tattoo and body piercing services at the best prices that are also drug-free. Their affordable tattoo services start at as low as $50, and body piercings at $30. From black and grey tattoos to exotic piercings, their store has everything for body modification enthusiasts. They have a team of experienced and expert realism tattoo artists who serve you with the best designs. The experience that they offer is such that people keep coming back to them.
“I got my first tattoo done from the place back in January, and I have already recommended it to two of my friends. Keith was the one who gave me the tattoo. He is a brilliant artist. The details he adds to his work are beautiful. The place has a friendly atmosphere as a whole.”
-John Ray

3. FirmeCopias Tattoo Studio

USP Tattoo Shop that Offers a Unique Blend of Innovation and Customization.
PRODUCTS/ SERVICES Tattoo Art, Body Piercing, and Aftercare
OPERATIONAL HOURS Monday to Sunday- 9 am to 2 pm
ADDRESS Rayburn Rd-1132 Rayburn Dr., San Antonio, TX 78221, United States SW Loop 401-1806 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78227, United States Culebra Rd-10520 Culebra Rd, Suite 4, San Antonio, TX 78251, United States
PHONE Rayburn Rd: 210-853-5479 SW Loop 401: 210-853-5479 Culebra Rd:210-338-0797
As awarded by San Antonio express news in 2018, FirmeCopias carry the crown of “Best Tattoo Shop in San Antonio.” This tattoo and body piercing studio have been diligently working towards raising the bar of tattoo artistry and customer service in the San Antonio district.

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They encourage clients to have a design in mind before visiting and work hard to ink the client’s imagination on their skin. They offer a unique blend of innovation and customization. They are a walk-in tattoo shop and are one of the few tattoo shops that open on Sunday, thus, ensuring 100% customer satisfaction. From traditional tattoo designs to adventurous piercing options, their team of artists and piercers offers expertise in all of it. Also, they only use the best tools and quality inks to perform their services.
“I got my full forearm tattoo cover-up, and I’m in love with it. Ronnie is super talented. He is super helpful and patient. I am satisfied with the service that I got for my money. I’m going to take my husband for a tattoo soon and would recommend Ronnie to him. “
-Jessica Valdez

4. Element Tattoo

USP A Trusted Tattoo Studio with the Best Tattoo Artists in San Antonio
PRODUCTS/ SERVICES Custom tattoos, tattoo removal, and merchandise
OPERATIONAL HOURS Monday to Saturday- 11 am to 9 pm Sunday- 12 pm to 6 pm
ADDRESS 4741 Fredericksburg Rd San Antonio, TX 78229, United States
PHONE 210-979-9877
Next on our list, we have another tattoo studio voted as the best tattoo studio in San Antonio – Element Tattoo. The studio has been a favorite of tattoo enthusiasts since its establishment in 2006. The owner of the studio, Jedida Reid, comes with experience of more than 15 years in the profession of tattoo artistry.

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What started as a small tattoo shop with four tattoo artists is now attracts clients from across the country. Each artist at Element Tattoo studio is the best artist and exhibits professional skill sets. They offer expertise in everything from Japanese-style tattoos, traditional tattoos, dot work, tribal tattoos, watercolor tattoos, and all things in between. For the removal of existing tattoos, they use laser technology with its Hoya ConBioMedLite c6 machine. The tattoo lovers love this place for its quality services and helpful staff.
“Getting a tattoo from Rick felt like therapy. I loved his work but loved his sense of humor more. He is such an amazing person. I didn’t book an appointment; therefore, I had to wait a lot. So, I would suggest that you make a prior appointment because the artists are always busy. Apart from that, I appreciate the time and effort that the team at Element tattoo invest in their work.”
-Esther Walker

5. Dandyland Custom Tattoo and Professional Body Piercing

USP A Team of Award-winning Artists and Piercers Offering Quality Services
PRODUCTS/ SERVICES Custom tattoos, Body Piercings, Body Jewelry, and Virtual Consultations
OPERATIONAL HOURS Monday – 12 am to 4 pm
Tuesday to Sunday- 12 am to 7 pm
ADDRESS 1620 Fredericksburg Rd San Antonio, TX 78201, United States
PHONE 210-432-5747

If your definition of self-love is Tattoos and Body Piercing, then you are going to love this place. Since we only have the best places on our list, this place also has been voted the number one tattoo and piercing studio by the readers of San Antonio Current over 14 times. The quality tattooing and piercing shop has been adorning the people in and around San Antonio with high precision and high-quality services for more than 24 years. 

To ensure the client’s comfort, the shop is operational all seven days a week and allows walk-ins. Their primary aim is to provide their clients with the highest quality tattoos, body piercing, and body jewelry in a clean and friendly environment. They have a team of award-winning tattoo artists and piercers to serve the body modification needs of every client. Their collection of body jewelry consists of the highest quality, implant grade, internally threaded jewelry.

“This place is three hours away from my home, but I still prefer it over any other tattoo studio. This is the only place I can trust with my body tattoos and piercings. My tattoo was done by josh. I got a Japanese design tattooed on my forearm, and I am amazed by how it turned out. If you are planning to get yourself a tattoo, I would recommend this place to you.”
-Natalie Luna

6. Ink Couture

USP Where Tattooing is Art, not a Profession
PRODUCTS/ SERVICES Custom tattoos, Virtual Consultations, Tattoo Aftercare, Eyebrow Microblading, and Permanent Cosmetics
OPERATIONAL HOURS Monday: 12 pm – 6 pm 
​Tuesday to Thursday: 12 pm to 9 pm
​Friday and Saturday: 12 pm – 10 pm
​Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm​
ADDRESS North Central-15717 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, TX 78232, United States
Northwest (Alamo Ranch)- 7915 W Loop 1604 North Suite 108, San Antonio TX 78254, United States
Downtown –3020 N. St. Mary’s St, San Antonio TX 78212, United States
PHONE North Central: 210- 807-4465
Northwest (Alamo Ranch): 210-966-8288
Downtown: 210-794-8282

Ink Couture is one good tattoo place that considers tattooing a form of art, not a profession. Ink Couture is the brainchild of the internationally published tattoo model Kandy. As a tattoo enthusiast herself, she knows the importance of intricate details that goes into a tattoo and thus, has the team of best tattoo artists in San Antonio. 

This luxury tattoo studio works towards providing its client with a comfortable and friendly environment. The studio has three branches across the town, dedicated to providing high-quality services at traditional prices to the people of San Antonio. Their services are executed in a one-on-one private setting to ensure the clients’ comfort. Apart from high-end tattoo services, the studio provides permanent cosmetics and eyebrow microblading services too.

“After hearing about the place from a friend, I took my husband there for a neo-realistic bicep tattoo. We both had a great experience at the Ink Couture. What a cooperative and humble staff. They take care of their clients pretty well. They provide thorough aftercare guidance as well. I’m also going to get myself a tattoo from the place very soon.”
-Emily Ottinger

7. Boardwalk Tattoos

USP Honoring the Traditional American Art of Tattoo-making
PRODUCTS/ SERVICES Custom Tattoo, Body Piercing, and Aftercare
OPERATIONAL HOURS Monday- 12:30 pm to 6 pm
Tuesday to Friday- 12:30 pm to 10 pm
Saturday- 11 am to 10 pm
Sunday- 12 pm to 6 pm
ADDRESS 7218 Blanco Rd San Antonio, TX, 78216, United States
PHONE 210-530-8709

Whether you have an existing design or want to get your imagination inked, Broadwalk tattoo has got you covered. The studio came into being in 2015 and is one of the highest-rated tattoo parlors in the river city of San Antonio, Texas. The studio’s name is itself derived from where the tattoo tradition originated, i.e., the boardwalks.

Both the owners of the studio are tattoo experts themselves. Apart from that, it has a team of six talented and experienced artists who possess the skill to turn your vision into reality. The affordable tattoo parlor has its services starting at $50. It takes walk-ins as well. In addition to high-end tattoos, the studio also provides piercing services. Clients have always loved this space for its detailed designs, quality services, fun environment, and friendly staff.

“Bobby is one of a kind artist. I was afraid before getting the tattoo, but he made me comfortable with the process before getting started. The studio was clean, and their working conditions were extremely hygienic. I went recently and was happy to see the safety guidelines that they were following. I will 10/10 recommend the place.”
-Melina Oben