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16 Black Owned Tattoo Studios

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For many of us, a tattoo is a way to express ourselves. It is a symbol of our love for certain symbols, people and things that we consider significant. Although there are a growing number of Black tattoo artists, there aren’t nearly as many Black owned tattoo studios.

We’ve listed a few from New York to South Africa and in between.

Black Owned Tattoo Studios

Tri Cities Tattoo (East Point, GA)

Think Before You Ink (Jamaica, NY)

City of Ink (Atlanta, GA)

Black Spade Tattoo (Las Vegas, NV)

Boneface Ink (Pensacola, FL ) 

Black Ink (Atlanta, GA)

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Ethel Tattoos (Johannesburg, SA)

Soweto Ink (Johannesburg, SA)

Aart Accent Tattoos & Body Piercing (New Orleans, LA)

Da Candy Shop (Arlington, TX )

Tapout Tattooing (Houston, TX)

Royal Flush Tattoos (Memphis, TN)

One Drop Ink Tattoo Parlour and Gallery (Nashville, TN)

Black Crystal Ink Tattoo (Johannesburg, SA)

Hummingbird SA Tattoo Studio (Gauteng, SA)

True Black Body Arts Studio (Johannesburg, SA)


Cover image credit @afrohemian


-Tony Oluwatoyin Lawson (IG @thebusyafrican)

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  1. It’s a bit curious that neither of the shops featured on Black Ink/Chicago were included on this list.

  2. Hello I live in the UK and I am very much interested in opening an account with a black owed bank. Can you point me in the right direction.

  3. looking for a tattoo artist that doesnt get emotions mixed up with their work, that knows what kind of tattoo you need as soon as you walk in -Tone Slicka

  4. Black excellence in tattooing deserves more attention. These artists come from cities around North America and their styles couldn’t be more varied. However, as black artists in an industry too often thought of as by and for white people, they share a universal experience and make a powerful statement to aspiring tattooers: follow your creative inspirations, and people will recognize your talent.

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