9 Best Tattoo Parlors in Delaware

Tattoos represent some of the earliest forms of art known to man, and the First State has no shortage of body art and tattoo parlors. From custom designs to cover-ups, touch-ups, and piercings, you find shops that do it all as well as specialists in their field. Plus, many shops feature Red Cross certified artists who are well-versed in realism, impressionism, black and white ink, traditional Japanese symbols, and tribal designs. Here are the best tattoo parlors in the state. 

Tattoo Mafia, Inc., Dover, DE

At Tattoo Mafia, all employees are Red Cross certified in blood-borne pathogens and disease transmission prevention as well as first aid response. This state-of-the-art facility meets state sanitary guidelines, and you will find both male and female artists. Offering over 40-years of combined tattooing experience, the artists at TM can design any idea that you can dream up. 

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Poppycock Tattoo, Wilmington, DE

Established in 2009, Poppycock also has over 40-years of combined employee experience in the tattooing business. Offering custom tattoos, cover-ups, and body piercings, Poppycock has both male and female artists on staff to meet your every tattoo and piercing need. Plus, they participate in events like their Annual Car Show and the Virginia Beach Tattoo Festival, so you could say they really get around.

Walls of Wonder Tattoos, Dover, DE

Founded in 2001, Walls of Wonder offers a sterile environment as well as custom tattoo options, cover-ups, piercings, and touch-up services. For over 15 years, the emphasis at this tattoo parlor has been on quality, and they use only the finest inks and the best equipment in the industry to deliver top-notch tattoos. By all accounts, the staff at Walls of Wonder are both professional and talented, and they can create any image you can imagine.  

Explosive Tattoo, New Castle, DE

This venerable tattoo parlor has been serving the historic district of New Castle and its surrounding areas since 1992. The staff is courteous, professional, and willing to walk patrons through the entire tattooing process with knowledge and caring before sitting down for ink. Plus, with a master body piercer on staff, the shop also offers a large variety of high-quality jewelry, including historic pieces and selections from cultures around the world.

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American Art Tattoo, Newark, DE

Established in 1990, this is also and ages tattoo parlor, but this one has been part of the college town of Newark for nearly three decades. Offering a simple pricing plan with no hidden fees, AAT is owned by David Scott, an art major who graduated with a degree in color theory. And Scott is also certified in Sterilization and Blood-Borne Pathogens Prevention, and his small shop exceeds the State’s sanitation requirements.

Wildcard Studios, Wilmington, DE

Owned and operated by Terry Manning, Wildcard Studios was established in 1997 with a dedication to the craft of tattooing. From the start, Manning has taken on apprentices with the idea of continuing great tattoo practices for years to come, and it continues to offer apprenticeships to this day. 

Skin Graffiti, Lewes, DE

Opened in 2012, Skin Graffiti is committed to providing excellent tattoos in a relaxed and fun environment. Whether you choose from the hundreds of tattoos that SG offers or create your own, this tattoo parlor is all about you, and they will help you to find the body art that fits your style and personality to a tee. The professional staff is, by all accounts, kind, quick-witted, and talented, and you are guaranteed to walk away happily inked.

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The G Spot Tattoos, Wilmington, DE

Founded in 2004, the G Spot Tattoos is owned and operated by lead tattoo artist George "G" Moore. Moore has over 20 years of tattooing experience and has trained many aspiring artists. At the G Spot, they strive to make everyone who walks through their doors feel like family, as well as maintain a healthy and sterile environment. 

Redemption Tattoo Parlor, Newport, DE

Established in 2015, Redemption specializes in realistic tattoos, although they can work off of your own design as well. This small shop offers the artistic works of one artist, Adam Watkins, and he is accomplished in cover-ups, touch-ups, and custom tattoos. By all accounts, Adam is extremely talented and professional, and the reviews speak for themselves.

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