Of all the life decisions you can make, getting a tattoo is probably one of the least reversible. A key step then in planning your next tattoo is finding the perfect tattoo shop in which to get it done. Each tattoo shop will have its own idiosyncrasies, artists, and practices, so it’s good to make sure that the shop is a perfect fit for you before you take the plunge.
Thankfully, there are several excellent tattoo shops in Dublin that have delighted countless Dubliners with beautiful, distinctive, and professional tattoos.
In this post, we share the 8 best tattoo shops in Dublin.
Map of Tattoo Shops
The following map shows the location of every tattoo shop highlighted in this post:
Dublin Ink is one of the best know tattoo shops in Dublin, and for good reason. The tattoo shop has been going strong since 2009 from its location in Temple Bar, and has attracted a large and devoted customer base. Dublin Ink also has a large following on social media, which is a testament to the professional, beautiful, and vibrant designs that come from the tattoo shop.
Dublin Ink is home to several talented tattoo artists, and also welcomes guest artists from time to time. As a custom shop, Dublin Ink do not provide a range of pre-designed tattoos, so all tattoos are unique.
Appointments are recommended, although walk-ins are welcome if there is capacity.
Location: Cows Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin
The Ink Factory
Since opening its first location on Wellington Quay in 2014, The Ink Factory has become one of the most esteemed tattoo shops in Dublin. Combining slick, artistic, and professional tattooing with a welcoming and inclusive community, The Ink Factory is a true creative hub in the heart of the city.
The tattoo shop has a number of resident artists, as well as regular guest artists that can be booked when they are in Dublin.
In addition to tattoos, The Ink Factory also offer barbering and piercing services. The second location can be found on Parliament Street not far from Wellington Quay.
Location: 15 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
Reinkarnated have been plying their trade since 2011, and have amassed countless fans over the years. The tattoo shop offer a high-quality, safe tattoo service that won’t break the bank.
Reinkarnated cover a wide range of tattoo styles, including old school, new school, tribal, black and grey, and biomechanical. The tattoo shop artists are more than happy to create custom tattoos with input from customers.
The shop is home to several resident tattoo artists, who are delighted to take you through the entire process of getting the perfect tattoo, from the first idea, to the initial sketch, pricing, and finally tattooing.
Location: 5 Parliament Street, Dublin
It’s abundantly clear when you walk in the door to Skin City that they are the real deal. Situated on Ormond Quay in the city centre, they are one of the best outfitted tattoo shops in Dublin.
With a welcoming, laid back, yet professional vibe, you’re in good hands at Skin City, whether you’re looking for a custom tattoo, design help, or ideas and advice.
The resident tattoo artists at Skin City are skilled in a wide range of styles, so no matter your taste you are sure to find the perfect artist for you.
Location: 4 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin
Heartbreak Social Club
Heartbreak Social Club is a private tattoo studio whose artists have attracted a serious amount of praise in recent years. The studio is home to several tattoo artists, each with their own distinctive style and flair.
Bookings can be made online depending on the individual artist’s availability. The studio offers either flash tattoos, based on particular designs posted by the artists on their social media pages, or custom tattoos made with input from customers.
Location: 26 Drury Street, Dublin
Girls Don’t Cry
Girls Don’t Cry is a recent addition to the tattoo shops of Dublin. Run by a quartet of female tattoo artists, their private studio in Temple Bar is now the place to go for fresh, bold, and beautiful tattoos.
Each of the artists has their own unique style, but the quartet are united in their commitment to quality work that will last a lifetime.
More information on the studio can be found here.
Location: 18 Eustace Street, Dublin
True Black Tattooing
Owned by the renowned tattoo artist Wagner Basei, True Black Tattooing is a unique tattoo studio with a solid crew of talented resident artists.
The studio have expert artists in geometric and full blackout work, single needle tattoos, hand poke tattoos, and animal style designs.
Location: 13 Anglesea St, Temple Bar, Dublin
True Electric Tattoo Studio
Last but certainly not least on our list is True Electric Tattoo Studio. The tattoo shop is home to a group of excellent tattoo artists, who collectively cover a wide range of styles, from modern geometric looks to more traditional realistic works.
More information on the studio can be found here.
Location: 30 Wicklow Street, Dublin