For centuries, the tattoo industry has been dominated by men – for both the pitcher and the catcher, if you will. Body art has certainly undergone a modern renaissance, and some of the best tattoo artists in the world are now women. And many a tattoo collector attest that there is nothing sexier than having an incredible female artist penetrate your skin with her ink stick.
The following 25 women, in no particular order, are some of the most sought-after tattoo artists in the world, holding it down at some of the most popular tattoo parlors across the globe. And when you see their work, you’ll want to get shaded all over again. From style to sex appeal and straight-up talent, check out the varying appeal of the 25 hottest female tattoo artists.
Jen Beirola: Jen is the owner of Grinn and Barrett Tattoo in Omaha.
Nadine Bryant: Nadine is the owner of Skinks Professional Tattoo Studio in New Zealand. www.skinks.co.nz
Julie Becker: Julie works at MacDougal Tattoo in NYC. www.juliebeckerink.com
Laura Satana: Laura is located in Paris, France, but does international tattoo work. www.laurasatana.com
Kat Von D: Kat owns High Voltage Tattoo in Los Angeles and is the star of LA Ink on TLC. www.highvoltagetattoo.com
Heather Sinn: Heather works at Avalon Tattoo in San Diego.
Michelle Myles: Michelle co-owns world famous Fun City Tattoos in NYC and Dare Devil Tattoo on the Lower East Side. http://funcitytattoo.com
Anna Paige: Anna manages No Ka Oi Tiki Tattoo in Philadelphia and Skin Deep Tattoo in Waikiki. www.bodygraphics.com
Eva Huber: Eva works at Off the Map Tattoo in Massachusetts. www.offthemaptattoo.com
Ryoki: Ryoki is a self-taught artist who owns Al-Haut tattoo studio in Osaka, Japan. www.al-haut.com
Hannah Aitchison: Hannah is mainly based in Chicago at Deluxe Tattoo, but also works for High Voltage Tattoo in LA (and LA Ink). www.hannahaitchison.com
Kim Saigh: Kim co-owns Cherry Bomb Tattoo in Chicago and also works for High Voltage Tattoo in LA (and LA Ink). www.kimsaigh.com
Miss Heidi: Heidi owns Miss Heidi’s Tattoo and Body Piercing in Orlando. http://missheidistattoo.com
Nikki Pettis: Nikki also works for Grinn and Barrett Tattoo.
Andrea Ottlewski: Born in Germany, Andrea works at Slave to the Needle in Seattle. www.slavetotheneedle.com
Liz Gruesome: Liz works for Smokin’ Guns Tattoo in North Carolina. www.sgtattoo.com
Stephanie Tamez: Stephanie owns New York Adorned tattoo parlor in Manhattan and New York Adorned 2 in Brooklyn. www.stephanietamez.com
Morag Sangster: Morag is the sole female artist at Tribe Tattoo studios in Glasgow, UK. www.tribetattoo.co.uk
Christy Brooker: Christy works at ArtCore Studios in Seattle. www.christybrooker.com
Megan Hoogland: Megan works for Cactus Tattoo in Minnesota. http://meganhoogland.com
Stacy Sharp: Stacy works at Ink Alternative in New York. www.sharptattoos.com
Briana Sargent: Briana works at Flat’s Tattooing in Connecticut. www.brianatattoos.com
Margaret Moose: Marg works for Ace Custom Tattoo in North Carolina. www.moosetattoo.net
Saira Hunjan: Saira works at The Family Business Tattoo in London, and is the personal tattoo artist for Kate Moss. www.thefamilybusinesstattoo.com
Caroline Evans: Caroline is a guest artist for Anna Paige and No Ka Oi Tiki Tattoo. www.tattoosbycaroline.com
For more modern females in the tattoo industry, check out the Top Ten Hottest Female Tattoos in Hollywood here.