Tattoo Time!
May 3, 2012 5:51 PM   Subscribe

Best place to get amazing colorful tattoo around Worcester, MA (by which I mean within an hour of driving)?

I'm sure there have to be plenty of absolutely fantastic places for me to get a tattoo somewhat nearby - with great online galleries so I can judge the artists work before ever contacting them.

In particular I am hoping to get an octopus tattoo on my foot that's all kinds of blues and greens and pinks and purples.

posted by abitha! to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It may be farther than an hour (barely?), but Off the Map in Easthampton, MA is great. Lots of guest artists, really professional.
posted by kelseyfrost at 6:48 PM on May 3, 2012 [1 favorite]

Never been there myself, but Pino Brothers in Cambridge has a good reputation.
posted by mollymayhem at 6:51 PM on May 3, 2012

There are a number of good places in Providence, RI. I was very happy with the piece I got done at McInnis. That neighborhood (Broadway/Atwells Ave) has quite a lot of tattoo places if you're in the mood for just taking a walk and talking to a few artists.
posted by sonika at 6:57 PM on May 3, 2012

I got mine done at Port of Worcester Tattoo.
posted by Seppaku at 7:14 PM on May 3, 2012

It is pushing the upper bound of an hour drive, but I know several people who had great work done at redemption in cambridge .
posted by phil at 7:57 PM on May 3, 2012

I am a big fan of Gary at Sugar Skull in Billerica; he's done two tattoos for me (a small piece and a large piece), and I've been pleased with his work and the atmosphere at his shop.
posted by shamash at 9:01 PM on May 3, 2012

I'm not totally sure this is within an hour, but I can't recommend Mike at Black Lotus in Providence, RI enough... and he actually does a lot of nautical tattoos, so he'd be a great guy for an octopus tattoo. I'd be happy to shoot you a picture of my jellyfish tattoo he did on my ribs late last year if you like - it's also on their facebook fanpage if you want to look it up there. He's done work on both my boyfriend and I and we're both planning on going back to him for more.
posted by jorlyfish at 9:43 PM on May 3, 2012

I've had both of mine done at Zaza Ink on rt. 12, just over the West Boylston line, and have no complaints at all.
posted by xbonesgt at 1:45 PM on May 4, 2012

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