Walk-in hours are from
2 - 9pm daily.
Please email us, message us on Facebook, or go to the
Instagram links for each artist
in the artist's galleries to contact
All tattoos start at $60 and run about $150 per hour.
(prices may vary based on artist)
All of our artists accept cash, some accept credit card.
We no longer provide piercings.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
From etching and engraving, to abstract expressionism, and even fine line calligraphy, this tattoo style is extremely versatile. Many artists who work in this style will blend their own aesthetic with it to create a whole new style of their own.
Originating woodblock prints that were hugely popular among the merchant class at the time, every tattoo done in this style tells a story about Japans rich past, and beyond their dramatic smoke and wave filled appearance.
Though classic realism has been a part of the fine art since as far back as the Renaissance, it only found its way to the world of tattoos recently, cropping up around the latter half of the 20th century.
Watercolor tattoos look as if they were rendered with a brush dabbled in watery pastels. While it's easy to create this aesthetic when working with actual watercolors on paper or canvas, doing it with ink on the human body is no simple feat.
Neo traditional is an evolution of the traditional style. It features the core properties of its predecessor, like pronounced linework and extremely vibrant colors but it also has an illustrative quality to it.
This style is made of multiple styles or more so different traditions of tattooing from the globe combine. Though these styles are all unique, they are somewhat similar— almost always done in black with elaborate patterns.
The term blackwork applies to almost any body art that's created using solely black ink, but as you can imagine, a lot can be done with this versatile and striking color.
The traditional style is known for its bold lines, bright colors, and iconic designs like roses, anchors, and gorgeous lady heads.
New school tattoos feature a highly animated aesthetic that takes after popular entertainment from that period in American history. The style is cartoonish and wacky, featuring caricatures and other exaggerated figures.
Smilin’ Rick’s was established in 1994 and is dedicated to providing our clients with a safe and sterile environment. Our professional and friendly staff will answer any questions you may have and do our best to make you feel comfortable. We use autoclave sterilization, and, all needles are single-use. We have a large selection of tattoo designs to choose from, you can bring your own in, or, let us design you a one of a kind custom tattoo.
To set up an appointment, contact us via this website, our facebook page, our phone number, or directly email the artist you would like.
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Must be 18 years or older to receive a tattoo.
*Remember to always bring a valid ID.