(WXYZ) — Once thought to be the province of lawbreakers and bad boys, tattoos have grown in popularity. And now you’ll find doctors, lawyers and accountants sporting ink under those suits.
With more and more people getting tattoos, we asked our 7 Action News viewers to pick the best tattoo parlors of the bunch in our Thursday’s Top 7.
Tattoos are visual! Bold! And in Hollywood – the sign of a wild night! But body art is also highly personal!
Business owner Alyssa says her tattoo is a display of her faith. “It just reminds me of where I came from, and what I believe in and my relationship with God,” she says.
Here are the best of the best when it comes to body art.
#7 North Main Tattoo Studio (Plymouth)
Number 7 is North Main Tattoo Studio in Plymouth. Run by an international award-winning tattoo artist, North Main Tattoo is also a fine art gallery with work from Michigan and abroad.
#6 Authentic Art Tattoo Studio (Ann Arbor)
Authentic Art Tattoo Studio comes in 6th. Authentic art calls itself an open-minded tattoo studio with a unique feel. The eight artists specialize in different tattoo styles.
#5 My Little Needle Tattoos (Plymouth)
Looking for a more intimate feel. My Little Needle Tattoos is a boutique studio in Downtown Plymouth. And they take their art seriously. Owner Latricia Horstman has a bachelor's in Fine Arts from MSU!
#4 Eternal Tattoos & Piercing (Multiple Locations)
4th is Eternal Tattoos & Piercing Studio. They have locations in Livonia, Clawson, Taylor, Howell and Eastpointe. Eternal Tattoo has been an ink lover since 1980 with some of the best artists around.
#3 Lucky Monkey Tattoo Parlour (Ann Arbor)
Lucky Monkey Tattoo Parlour has been called the best tattoo shop in Washtenaw County for 10 years running by Current Magazine. The artists here are skilled at all styles of tattoos including Realism, Illustrative, Watercolor, American Traditional, Portraits and more!
#2 Vicious Ink Tattoos & Piercing (Rochester Hills, Sterling Hgts)
Our runner-up is Vicious Ink Tattoos and Piercing in Rochester Hills and Sterling Heights. Fans rave about the customer service and both locations, and of course the inkwork!
#1 Tattoo13 (Farmington Hills)
And coming in number 1 is Tattoo 13 in Farmington Hills. It’s run by brothers JJ and KJ. They say it’s hard work and teamwork that keeps satisfied customers coming back. I was too chicken to get my first tattoo at the spur of the moment. But they let me “ try on” a temporary tattoo. And I have to say. I like it!