There are so many incredibly talented queer tattoo artists out there, decorating other fabulous queers with their beautiful art, while providing them with a space where they know they are safe. If you are thinking about some ~new ink~ and it’s important for you to support a queer artist (it is for me!) here’s a list of 10 amazing queer tattoo artists. Happy inking!
1. Loran Iris, @loraniristattoos
Loran Iris is a blackworker at Hallowed Ground in Portland, Maine. This absolutely gorgeous sword and roses piece is making me jones for a tattoo. Look at that beautiful detail! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for booking.
2. Stephanie Tamez, @stephanietamez
Stephanie Tamez is an artist at the iconic Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn New York. She is wildly talented and has tattooed many well-known queer feminist babes You’ve definitely seen her work before– it is stunning. I am salivating over this:
3. Laura Hammel, @mathgoth
Laura Hammel is an artist at Gypsy Tattoo Parlor in Pittsburg Pennsylvania. They specialize in traditional style tattoos — check out this classic, colorful and dope sun scene! Email email@example.com to make an appointment with them.
4. Francisca Silva @framacho
Francisca Silva is a badass traveling queer artist specializing in “ignorant style tattoos.” I am personally obsessed with Francisca’s strangely poetic, simple tattoos. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for booking.
5. Mira Mariah, @girlknewyork
Mira Mariah is a fab queer “professional scribbler” working out of Fleur Noire in Brooklyn. Her work is absolutely gorgeous and I’m v tempted to make an appointment with her right this minute.
6. Steph Maree @stephmaree01
Steph Maree is a queer tattooer working in Wellington New Zealand. How f*cking badass is this Tender Queer tattoo? Fully obsessed. email@example.com for appointments and inquiries.
7. Emi, @tattoosbyemi
Emi is a queer tattoo artist/owner and drag performer. How gorgeous is this delicate little rose? V femme. For bookings email firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Charline Bataille, @charlinebataille
Charline Bataille is an “oversharing queer femme artist” located in Montreal. She does some of the most colorful, creative and interesting tattoos I’ve ever seen! charlinews@gmail for bookings.
9. Doc Azra, @doc_azra
Doc Azra is a QPOC contemporary tattooer working in Grand Junction, Colorado. This minimalistic blackwork queer tattoo might be the coolest tat I’ve ever seen. docazrapalotatattoos@gmail for appointments.
10. Lee, @rat666tat
Lee is a tattoo artist working in West Toronto. Once you see this ‘lesbian agenda’ tattoo, I’ll bet you can’t resist getting inked. Email email@example.com to make an appointment with them.
Follow @queertattooers for more amazing LGBTQ artists!