Written by Abstract Samm

When traveling through the beautiful city of Savannah, Georgia, there’s no better way to commemorate a visit than with a tattoo and we have our fair share of shops to choose from. We at Savannah Sip N’ Cycle wanted to make the search a bit easier for you. So here’s a list of every tattoo shop in Savannah, happy hunting. If we’ve left anything off the list, feel free to reach out on social media and let us know!

Tramp Art Studios

4.9 ★
If you’re looking to experience the true art of body modification and just creativity in general, look towards Tramp Art Studios. You won’t have to step inside before becoming instantly immersed in whatever happens to be put up outside that day. Owners Kirsten and Billy Cassat are constantly working with the shop’s other artists to create displays for the lobby that are original and exciting. Featuring multiple award winning artists, you’re bound to find someone who specializes in the style you crave. Don’t forget to ask them about the Tramp Art Claw Machine for an awesome deal while you’re at it! At the corner of Jefferson and Victory, next to the CBD shop, you can’t miss the giant (automated) tattoo gun hanging over their doors. Now open seven days a week!

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Red Ocean Tattoo

4.9 ★
Wander down President Street to find yourself at Red Ocean Tattoo, the self proclaimed “Full Spectrum” tattoo shop. Being a shop where you can not only achieve the tattoo of your dreams, but get natural tattoo removal sessions as well, you can see why they are a “Full Spectrum” location. During the week, Tuesday-Saturday, you’re able to chat with the artists from 12-1 pm about scheduling an appointment with any of the artists available. If you’re looking for a quality piece in a professional environment, Red Ocean Tattoo is a solid choice. Prepare to schedule an appointment any day outside of Monday.

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Black Orchid

4.7 ★
Established in 2004, Black Orchid Tattoo sits on Victory Drive and is prideful of their attention to traditional tattoo ethics in an ever changing industry. Voted Best Tattoo Shop from 2006-2015, Black Orchid is known for their use of high quality products and variety of creative styles covered throughout their portfolios. You can start by placing a non-refundable deposit for just 50$ and walk-ins are accepted at this parlor. Along with a professional experience overall, customers are able to access free wifi during the tattoo process. Open every day from 11-7 (except Sunday, when they close at 6), Black Orchid Tattoo is a trusted name in Savannah.

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Savannah Ink Tattoo

4.8 ★ Originally from Germany, artist Peter Faehnrich has been tattooing since for almost 20 years and is reputable for keeping a tattoo shop that is neat and tidy during every visit. Specializing in mostly custom pieces, the artists of Savannah Ink tattoo can make most anything you can imagine happen. Their website even has tons of gear to offer from coffee cups to shirts and hats. Those items and more can be found to order on the Shop tab of their website. Closed on Sunday and Monday, but open from 12-7 every other day, you can find Savannah Ink on Bull Street downtown. See More on Instagram 📍 Directions | 📞 Call Now

Kustom Hustle Tattoo

4.8 ★
Named as Connect Savannah’s Best Tattoo Shop of 2019, Kustom Hustle is a tattoo shop and print merchandise company that has been widely known in Savannah since June of 2014. Appealing to “tattoo collectors of all kinds” Kustom Hustle is the spot where you can get quality merch along with ink that is sure to impress. You’d have a hard time forgetting the vibes accustomed with Kustom, everything from the art to the artists has it’s own aesthetic charm. Stop by Kustom Hustle on MLK anytime before 8 pm to speak with an available artist or book a consult on their website.

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Resurrection Ink Tattoos and Body

4.5 ★
Boasting a full service piercing parlor in addition to a variety of tattooing styles throughout the artists, Resurrection Ink is on east Montgomery Crossroads. Taking care to be the type of tattoo parlor that houses artists with “chill” attitudes and no huge egos, Resurrection Ink is free of judgment and can handle every project idea, no matter how complex or simple. Voted to be one of fourteen top tattoo shops in Savannah by Expertise.com, you’re sure to feel comfortable with a visit to Resurrection Ink Tattoos and Body.

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California Tattoo Company

4.7 ★
Savannah’s oldest tattoo studio, California Tattoo Company is honored to have been providing people with creative tattoos since 1976 and has no intention of slowing down. Located on DeRenne Avenue next to Title Max and under the big globe, this studio does encourage walk-in customers. Open daily from 12 until 9 pm Monday through Thursday and until 7 on Saturday and Sunday, you can come on in or set an appointment by phone. They currently do not offer body piercings.

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The Butcher

4.8 ★
Currently operating under an “appointment only” standard, The Butcher Art Gallery and Tattoo Studio is well worth putting down a deposit beforehand, with a shop minimum of 80$. Featuring great local artists along with guests coming in regularly, The Butcher has also taken the title of “Best Tattoo Shop” in past years. You can find this hidden gem down Bay Street, not far from everything you’d want to see downtown. Just look for the sign next to Bay Street Blues’ blue awning after making an appointment online.

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Anonymous Tattoo

4.7 ★
Also located on Bay Street, Anonymous Tattoo can be found right above Tondee’s Tavern. While this shop accepts walk-ins, they do prefer that an appointment be made first. Established in 2005, their crew has over 70 years worth of collective time working within the industry. Open seven days a week, Anonymous Tattoo is always ready to help you create the tattoo of your dreams.

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White Bluff Tattoo Company

4.9 ★
Well, you guessed it. If you’re on the search for White Bluff Tattoo Company, you can find the location on White Bluff in Savannah. Open from 12-7 most days and 12-9 on Saturday and Sunday, these folk don’t seem to take a break. Known by locals and tourists alike for an attention to quality work, there’s no reason to not stop in and visit.

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Stranded Tattoo Studio

4.7 ★
Find your inspiration for your next creative bodily addition with James Lemons of Stranded Tattoo Studio. Located right in the central hub of Downtown Savannah, you’re able to find this spot on Drayton Street. Call the shop first to schedule an appointment or consultation and you won’t regret it.

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Good Fortune Tattoo Studio

4.8 ★
Not only is Good Fortune Tattoo already considered a spot with chill vibes seeping out of the walls, they just finished some remodeling that looks incredible. Artists Kim Reed and Amanda Harrison are readily available during the work week (weekends by appointment only) and are only accepting clients with appointments made due to Covid-19 restrictions. If you want to find Good Fortune, look for the green awning near Home Depot on Victory.

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Tatlyfe Studios

5.0 ★
Currently not accepting walk-ins but available online or by phone, Tatlyfe Studios can be found on West Montgomery Crossroads boasting “Custom Tattoos For Every Budget” and holding true to the statement. If you’re looking for quality artwork that is priced to help suiting the needs of your budget, look no further than Tatlyfe. Currently, they are on the prowl for a new apprentice, check out their blog for more information if you’re about “Tat Lyfe” from 12-6 pm any day of the week outside of Sunday.

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Ghost Town Tattoo

4.7 ★
When you’re considering cosmetic tattoo work in the form of permanent makeup, Ghost Town Tattoo is thrilled to be of assistance. Open all seven days a week until 8 pm (7 on Sunday night) you’re able to make an appointment on Montgomery St, between Congress and Broughton. While walk-ins are accepted when able, an appointment is preferred. Check out their Instagram feed to find out about permanent makeup like lipstick.

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Riverside Tattoo Parlor

4.9 ★
When you’re spending a weekend near Tybee but want to score some prime ink, there’s not too many locations that are so close to the ocean. Riverside Tattoo Parlor is happy to be the closest shop to Tybee Island, while still remaining only eight minutes away from Downtown Savannah. Making an appointment at Riverside is easy, just fill out the “contact us” form found on their website.

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Fifth of Ink

4.6 ★
Closed on Sundays but open from 10 am – 10 pm every other day of the week, Fifth of Ink is also on Skidaway and takes pride in hosting clients in a clean and sterile environment. Featuring the talents of various local artists that are fair priced, Fifth of Ink is a great spot for the seasoned tattoo lover and newbie alike.

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Honor and Grace

5.0 ★
“Upscale Body Art” location Honor and Grace Tattoo is an eco friendly body modification experience. Find Honor and Grace on Whitebluff any day of the week except Saturday and don’t forget to ask about their partnership with Emmaus House, and how to drop off donations to help with the cause. If you’re on the search for good vibes along with great talent, there’s no shortage of either in this parlor.

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Original Skin Tattoos & Piercings

4.6 ★
After being initially founded in 2014, Original Skin Tattoos & Piercings reopened their doors in a grand display during 2019. Currently, they are scheduled to be open for just tattoos by appointment only during the week so call or visit their website to make that happen. Otherwise, come in Friday-Sunday to see if any walk in spots are available and to get pierced! If you can come up with it, Original Skin is dedicated to making it happen for you.

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Twin Tiger Tattoo

4.5 ★
Finding a tattoo parlor that feels intimate and cozy is always a nice contrast to the hustle and bustle of larger shops with more than five artists in one spot. Twin Tiger Tattoo and Piercing at Hodgson Plaza is a small shop with two artists that are talented, attentive and inviting. Schedule an appointment by phone, online or just come in and see what’s going on that day. These two encourage walk-ins and are excited to help you figure out the perfect piece of art while making you feel right at home.

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Conclusion

Here in Savannah, we are so happy to have such great involvement by an artistic community that is continuing to grow every day. Tattoo/Piercing shops give people a place to come in and be creative, even if they aren’t necessarily artists themselves. Finding the perfect fit for a body modification takes some time and we here at CycleSavannah.com just wanted to make the process a bit easier. We wish you luck in finding your perfect shop! Don’t forget to keep watching the Savannah Sip N’ Cycle blog to stay up to date with the latest in Savannah, Georgia.