5001 Penn Ave., Garfield
412-661-0503 or www.artisanpittsburgh.com
Jason Angst — who opened Artistan in 2011 with his wife, Meliora — has been drawing since birth (almost), and you've probably seen his finely rendered artwork on the bodies of your fellow Pittsburghers. Angst and the other resident tattoo artists represent a range of styles, but quality work and professionalism is the shop's hallmark.
2nd: Inka Dinka Doo, Lawrenceville
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