Worlds Best Tattoo Artist | Top 10 List

List of Best Tattoo Artist in the World | Popular Rank

A tattoo artist (tattoo master, a collar) is a person who creates images on the human body by introducing special pigments into the skin. In ancient times, primitive tools were used for the tattooing process, such as sharpened wooden sticks and knitting needles. Currently professional tattooists work with special tattoo machines using the principle of electromagnetic induction. The tattoo artist can work on the basis of flash paper sketches or create a drawing directly on the client's skin, the so-called freehand. Tattoo masters can take part in tattoo festivals that take place in different cities around the world. As part of such events, ordinary visitors can get a tattoo from any master you like, it is especially convenient when the master comes from another city or country.

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1. Sua Sulu'ape Paulo II

Sua Sulu'ape Paulo II

Su'a Sulu'ape Paulo II was a tufuga ta tatau (tatau masters for Samoan tattoos). Since the 1970s he lived in New Zealand and was regarded as an agent for Samoan culture.

2. Corey Miller

Corey Miller

Kim Saigh (born 25 June 1973 in Westlake, Ohio) is an American tattoo artist and television person. She is best known for her American tattoo series LA Ink. Kim Saigh was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Kim remained in Chicago from 1994 to 2006 and pursued her early tattoo career. She worked in Innocent Productions from 1996 to 1999 with Aitchison. Kim opened her own tattoo shop "Cherry Bomb Tattoo" in 1999. Kim came to Los Angeles in 2006 to give a new direction to her tattoo career. In 2009, Kim opened a memorial tattoo in Los Angeles with her boyfriend, Shawn Barber.

4. Alan Dean

Alan Dean

Alan is a tattoo artist from UK. He is owner of three Tattoo UK studios in the London. Alan has been tattooing for over 25 years and his studios are one of the leading studios in the United Kingdom. His studio is one of the most famous studio internationally.

5. Ami James

Ami James

6. Greg Kulz

Greg Kulz

7. Hannah Aitchison

Hannah Aitchison

8. Yoji Harada

Yoji Harada

Yojiro Harada (Japanese: ada 洋 ada Harada Yōjirō) was born in Tokyo in Japan and is an Ami James apprentice. Together with his wife Bridgette, Harada has a daughter, Sydney, who was born in 2008.

9. Greg Irons

Greg Irons

10. Adal Hernandez

Adal Hernandez

11. Alex Binnie

Alex Binnie

12. Bob Tyrrell

Bob Tyrrell

13. Cally-Jo


14. Chris Garver

Chris Garver

Chris Garver is a tattooist from US. He is best known for having appeared on the Miami Ink television show. He is the youngest of three brothers. He started experimenting with tattoos at the age of seventeen, after selling his electric bass to buy a tattoo team. He prepared academically for a year and was apprenticed for six months, retouching old tattoos that needed to be recoloured.

15. Christian Warlich

Christian Warlich

16. Cliff Raven

Cliff Raven

17. Dan Henk

Dan Henk

18. Daniel Higgs

Daniel Higgs

19. Darren Brass

Darren Brass

20. Don Ed Hardy

Don Ed Hardy

At the New York Art Gallery, Hardy exhibited in 1995 the exhibition Pierced Hearts and True Love. Hardy was at this exhibition that a decisive step towards improving the image of tattooing was a historical overview of the past 100 years.

21. Dr Lakra

Dr Lakra

22. Eric Pele

Eric Pele

23. George Burchett

George Burchett

24. Guy Aitchison

Guy Aitchison

25. Henk Schiffmacher

Henk Schiffmacher

26. Henry Hate

Henry Hate

27. Herbert Hoffmann

Herbert Hoffmann

28. Horiyoshi III

Horiyoshi III

29. Horst Heinrich Streckenbach

Horst Heinrich Streckenbach

30. Jack Rudy

Jack Rudy

31. Jacki Randall

Jacki Randall

32. Janet 'Rusty' Skuse

Janet 'Rusty' Skuse

Janet 'Rusty' Skuse was a tattoo artist from the profession. She is also known for drivers in Women's Royal Army Corps. She has recorded her name as "the most tattooed woman" recorded in the Guinness World Record, which is for next 20 years.

33. Jason Cruz

Jason Cruz

Jason Alexander Cruz is a Canadian singer, leader of the punk rock band Strung Out. Jason was also a tattoo artist at Twizted By Dezign Studios in Los Angeles. For a short time he made several tattoos to his bandmates.

34. Jason Jones

Jason Jones

35. Joey Pang

Joey Pang

36. Katzen


37. Lee Wagstaff

Lee Wagstaff

38. Leo Zulueta

Leo Zulueta

39. Leslie Mah

Leslie Mah

40. Louis Molloy

Louis Molloy

41. Lyle Tuttle

Lyle Tuttle

42. Madison Stone

Madison Stone

43. Manfred Kohrs

Manfred Kohrs

44. Manu Farrarons

Manu Farrarons

45. Mark Bodé

Mark Bodé

46. Mark Mahoney

Mark Mahoney

47. Mary Jane Haake

Mary Jane Haake

48. Maud Wagner

Maud Wagner

Maud learned from Gus the traditional tattoo technique known as hand poked or stick and poke, and became a talented artist and the first professional tattoo woman known in the US. Both were among the few tattoo artists who worked by hand, that is, without the help of the modern tattoo machine, which already existed at that time.

49. Mister Cartoon

Mister Cartoon

50. Nikko Hurtado

Nikko Hurtado

51. Nikole Lowe

Nikole Lowe

52. Opie Ortiz

Opie Ortiz

53. Paul Booth

Paul Booth

He is known to be the tattoo artist of rock stars, such as Kerry King, even with Slayer during the tour known as Tattoo the Earth, Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down), members of the band Mudvayne, Lamb of God, Dimmu Borgir, Slipknot and WWE wrestler The Undertaker, etc. According to Paul Booth, he tattooed Ozzy Osbourne's arm at Ozzfest Music Festival in 2006.

54. Paul Timman

Paul Timman

55. Phil Andros

Phil Andros

56. Sailor Jerry

Sailor Jerry

57. Samuel O'Reilly

Samuel O'Reilly

58. Shannon Moore

Shannon Moore

59. Thomas Pendelton

Thomas Pendelton

60. Trym Torson

Trym Torson

61. Vincent Castiglia

Vincent Castiglia

62. Vyvyn Lazonga

Vyvyn Lazonga

63. Whang-od


64. Chris Núñez

Chris Núñez

65. Grace Neutral

Grace Neutral

66. Kat Von D

Kat Von D