Since first putting ink to skin in 2000, Fat Buddah Tattoo & Piercing outgrew two locations before finally taking residence in a 3,900-square-foot space. There, the experienced staff adorns clients with piercings and permanent artwork ranging from custom lettering to portraits. The shop’s portfolio boasts a large selection of designs, though they welcome clients to bring in their own ideas via sketches, photos, or vivid recollections of dreams.
The epidermal embellishers at AllStar Tattoos & Body Piercing adorn bodies with eye-catching jewelry and precisely drawn tattoos in a safe, clean environment. Licensed tattoo artists emblazon customer exteriors with vivid images and text arranged into shapes such as upper-arm half sleeves, chest pieces, and lower-back trapezoids. Piercing specialist William Roldan practices his skin-puncturing craft with a portfolio of gently inserted piercings and dermals that glitter from earlobes, eyebrows, and backs. Purchasers of the first option can start a tattoo collection with a subtle star, rose, or cursive name, while those choosing the second option can finish up a full sleeve or ascend to the upper crust with a set of diamond freckles.
GOA is a company that has been in the tattoo and piercing industry for 15 years. It started in Colombia and is now also located in Miami, Florida, next to the Florida International University main campus.
Under the direction of owner Javier Acero, who has been a tattoo artist for over a decade, Tattoo and Co. provides tattooing, piercing and body art applications to a discerning crowd of hardcore Miami locals. The bright, clean shop on SW 40th Street is filled with a wild array of art pieces, paintings and design elements, from tiki-style carvings to colorful bits of art that make the white-walled space pop. Each of Tattoo and Co.’s artists operate in much the same way, with differing and unique styles offered by each individual staff member. Luckily, photo books and design samples are readily available, meaning guests can find the look that matches their personality before making an appointment with the appropriate artist. Piercings are also widely available, as are permanent makeup tattoos, with procedures being done in private rooms that run along a wide, narrow corridor.
South Seas Tattoo Company's artist and founder Rob Soli’s expertise extends from a lifetime of professionally painting, sketching, and airbrushing in his hometown of Honolulu. His tattooing philosophy reflects the Oceanic and Pacific Islander tradition, which views tattoos as a rite of passage rather than a mere accessory. With his custom pieces, he aims to commemorate significant events or honor one's heritage.
A team of artists carry out piercings and body images such as portraits, fantasy designs, and Polynesian tribal work in stainless-steel stations equipped with privacy screens. They match their pride in sterilization techniques with that of their designs by exceeding all local, state, and industry standards.