It’s a rarity these days to find someone with no ink on their body whatsoever, and there’s a good chance that those who have it got it done at Slave to the Needle. Open for 21 years, this shop goes above and beyond for its customers, ensuring that their facilities and tools are up to the highest hygienic standards and that their incredibly qualified artists and staff are friendly, talented, and helpful. 403 N.E. 45th St., 545-3685
First runner-up: Laughing Buddha
Second runner-up: Jackson Street Tattoo Company
Honorable mention: Hidden Hand, Under the Needle
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