Whether it’s an impulse buy, or a planned artistic endeavor, getting a tattoo is a big deal, and where you go matters. Austin has no shortage of tattoo parlors, but if you’re looking for the best, go to Platinum Ink.
I first heard about Platinum Ink on the radio, but several personal recommendations gave weight to the advertisements. The studio is clean and professional, and the staff is always cheerful. It has established a stellar reputation and offers great service in both tattoos and piercings, just ask Austin 360. Platinum Ink won the A-List reader’s poll award for best tattoo parlor 2010.
Although this tattoo was not my first, it was my first large tattoo and I am happy to report that it turned out great. Chris “Chaos” is an artist with the tattoo gun, and the friendliest tattoo artist I’ve met.
If you’re not ready to commit to the ink, there are plenty of piercing options and jewelry available there as well. Piercings begin at $15 on Sundays , and tattoos at $35.
Platinum Ink opened in 2002 and has two Austin locations: North and South.