These days, tattoos are as popular as they ever were, with individuality and creativity being among the top fashion trends that many young Detroiters are seeking out. In order to satiate this growing need for body ink, a number of tattoo shops have recently opened in Detroit and a number of others that have been around for some time are making a comeback in a big way. Here are some of the best tattoo parlors in Metro Detroit that employ the best artists, safest practices and most reliable service in the industry.

We’ve covered our favorite tattoo shops before. Find our older picks here.

Tattoo done at B’z Ink Tattoo Shop (Credit, Michael Ferro)

B’z Ink Tattoo Shop
6453 Rochester Road
Troy, MI 48085
(248) 828-2465

B’z Ink is more than just your average tattoo parlor, it is an all-in-one-stop shop for everything body alteration, including piercings. B’z Ink Tattoo Shop won the “Detroit A-List CityGuide” Best Overall Tattoo Shop Award for 2014, which was chosen by the consumers themselves, so you know it can make customers happy. This shop’s team of talented artists pride themselves on their clean, sanitary and friendly service. There are two locations of B’zs to choose from: Troy or Macomb, both offering the same great services.

The Ink Addiction Body Tattoos & Piercing Shop in Taylor (Credit, Michael Ferro)

Ink Addiction Body Tattoos & Piercing 
11607 Telegraph Road
Taylor, MI 48180
(734) 374-2574

Ink Addiction Body Tattoos & Piercing shop won the “Detroit A-List CityGuide” Top 5 Award for 2014 and many of its loyal fans claim that they will never enter any other shop. First opened back in 2003 in Garden City, Ink Addiction has expanded to a second location in Taylor. Owners Garnet and Kim Miller were tired of doing things the way they’d been told while working in other tattoo shops and decided to open the ultimate parlor that was up to their specifications. The result: one of Metro Detroit’s most well-loved tattoo shops!

Chroma Tattoo
33028 Northwestern Highway
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
(248) 522-6644

A relative newcomer to the Detroit tattoo scene, Chroma Tattoo has been operating for close to three years now. Operating in West Bloomfield, it’s not a stretch of the imagination to say that Chroma Tattoo is a little more upscale than many of the other Detroit tattoo shops, but you certainly get your money’s worth here. Also a “Detroit A-List CityGuide” Top 5 Award for 2014, a simple Google search of “Chroma Tattoo” will show you the results: a legion of fans who review this tattoo shop as the best in Detroit. Give it a try and see for yourself.

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Black Rabbit Tattoo Gallery
41810 Ford Road
Canton, MI 48187
(734) 404-6662

Black Rabbit Tattoo Gallery is another one of those parlors that fans and customers just can’t help but shout their love for. This shop loves to get involved in the local Detroit community, not only offering tattoo and piercing services, but also participating in community events. All requests and accommodations can be made and tailored for each individual. Call or contact the shop on Facebook for more information for your special project.

Ageless Image Tattoo
21729 John R Road
Hazel Park, MI 48030
(248) 542-3828

Ageless Image Tattoo prides itself on being one of the Motor City’s most professional tattoo parlors that you can visit. With numerous artists on hand and a willingness to customize any job brought to them, it’s no surprise that these folks have a legion of supporters from around the local area. Also offering top-notch piercing and jewelry options, Ageless Image Tattoo can help you find whatever it is you need to help give yourself that personalized look you’re going for.

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Michael Ferro is freelance writer and a graduate of Michigan State University where he majored in Creative Writing and received the Jim Cash Creative Writing Award. Born and bred in Detroit, he currently resides in Ypsilanti Township. Additional writing can be found at