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With a decade of tattooing experience, there’s very little that the artist at Artefex Tattoo Studio can’t render in ink. Within private rooms of Artefex Tattoo Studio, they craft customized designs that range from realistic likenesses of Bob Marley to significant others’ names written in elegant script. Besides traditional tattooing, they cover tummy tuck scars with classy ink and enliven brows and lips with permanent makeup. Games of billiards and shows on flat-screen TVs entertain patrons in Artefex’s waiting room, and impatient clients can purchase their own tattoo machine and ink themselves.

527 SW 12th Ave
Miami,
FL
US

The skilled professionals at Miami Tattoo Lounge know that their art can change lives—after all, their canvases are the clients themselves. Respecting that fact, they put their customers' wants first as they decorate patrons' forms with artful piercing and custom tattoos.

The shop's resident artists draw from a wide range of training, skills, and experiences while collaborating on and creating their permanent works of art. Joseph Casal specializes in biomechanical creations, Horacio Montes nods to Mexican muralists with his surreal dreamscapes, and Rue McLean pauses a globetrotting career encompassing Amsterdam and Aruba to ink and pierce. Resident guest artist Victor Rodriguez works alongside the trio, practicing a craft that emphasizes bright, vibrant colors and realistic designs. The staff's collective portfolio showcases designs ranging from full-sleeve decorations to old-school adornments of dragons, skulls, and freshman locker combinations.

1218 Washington Ave
Miami Beach,
FL
US

Salvation Tattoo Lounge has been making its mark since 2005. At a pair of Miami Beach locations, professional ink artists transform their clients into living, breathing pieces of art. They can even recreate recognizable faces with striking precision, such as those of movie characters, pop culture stars, and beloved mailmen. When they're not peering through the crosshairs of a tattoo gun, the artists administer piercings and apply permanent makeup that is safe to wear by the pool and outdoors.

1612 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach,
FL
US

Melissa Mederos at Jagua Tattoo Art by Melissa brings her clients' personalities to life through meticulously drawn henna tattoos. Her work uses ink made from jagua fruit, with skin-safe pigments.

1521 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach,
FL
US

Established: 2013

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular service: Nails and tattoos

Brands Used: Motives cosmetics

Brands Used: Essie

Q&A with Daphnie Montoya, President & Lead Nail Stylist

What?s your favorite part about your job?

The artwork.

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

In 2005. I grew up as an artist, but wanted to express art through nails, makeup, and tattoos.

Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?

BS in hospitality management and entertainment management, and Florida nail technician and skin care specialist licenses.

1016 North Miami Beach Boulevard
North Miami Beach,
FL
US

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.

1562 West 68th Street
Hialeah,
FL
US