Top Tattoo Parlours in Johannesburg

Tings Tattoos
Tings Tattoos | Courtesy of Tings Tattoos

Looking to get inked? It’s no small feat finding the perfect tattoo artist, so we’ve rounded up 10 of the best in Johannesburg who can help you turn your desires into reality.
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Classic Tattoos

Shop, Store
1933 Classis Tattoos is all about creativity .They share their studio space with the Grayscale graffiti store and gallery. Owners Rasty and Ronald cover a variety of tattoo styles; all you need to do is show up with an idea.

Fallen Heroes


Fallen Heroes specialise in custom work and boast numerous talented tattoo artists who are, between them, able to bring to life any concept in a range of styles. Co-owners Thys and Jen share a love for the art, and Thys’s formal art training means that it’s a place with an impressive level of professionalism and very high-quality work.

Black and White Tattoos

Tiplo and Dave started Black and White Tattoos after meeting while working in another studio, and have 14 years’ experience between them. They’ve tattooed a number of celebrities such as Benni McCarthy, Lloyd Cele and Tall A$ Mo, and are happy to take on any design.

Handstyle Tattoos

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Ross Hallam opened Handstyle Tattoos in 2010 and since then he’s welcomed other artists into his studio to work their magic. Ross specialises in full-colour American traditional, neo-traditional and Japanese styles, but the parlour has an impressive portfolio catering to virtually every need.

Jaded Ink

Jaded Ink was founded in 2008 after Jade McLean had gained experience as a tattooist in Europe and Africa. McLean made a name for himself thanks to his beautiful freehand style, while the other artists, including guest artists, share his passion for ink.

Ting’s Tattoos


Ting’s Tattoos, Randburg

What sets Ting’s Tattoos apart from other studios is that it’s the only female-driven tattoo parlour in Johannesburg. It’s run from a welcoming store filled with pretty trinkets and potted plants, and owner Ting is known for her soft watercolour pieces.

Zen Ink

Zen Ink offers free consultations, and the artists will spend as much time as is needed to ensure your design is exactly what you want it to be. The studio is run by Jay-Cee Rademeyer and his wife Nina Wu, a talented artist from Beijing who has won Best Female Tattoo Artist in Asia.

Rising Dragon

Forest, Shop
Rising Dragon, run by husband and wife Angelo and Jess, aims to make each client feel as comfortable as possible. Angelo is one of three tattoo artists at the studio, while Jess covers the piercings.

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