25 Badass and Inspiring Female Tattoo Shop Owners - Tattoo Ideas, Artists and Models

Any tattoo artist will tell you that opening a tattoo shop is a big deal. It's proven to be a serious time and financial commitment and it takes both business savvy and a passion for the craft of tattooing to do it successfully. In honor of Women's History Month, we're celebrating badass female tattooers worldwide by highlighting 25 of the most notable shop owners around the globe. Take a look at these boss women in the gallery below and let us know your favorite tattoo artist on social media.

Nikki Simpson—EverBlack Tattoo Studio

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Styles: Neo-Traditional, Black-and-Grey

Badass Female Residents: Giorgia Mae

Megan Massacre—Grit N Glory

Location: New York, NY

Styles: Realism, Neo-Traditional, Black-and-Grey

Badass Female Resident Artists: Joice Wang, Alisha Gory, Janice Danger, Courtney Raimondi, Charlotte Eleanor

Kelly Doty—Helheim Gallery

Location: Salem, MA

Styles: New School, Neo-Traditional

Badass Female Resident Artists: Britt Whitman, Jess Brown

Goldy and Kate SV—Dot Creative Group

Location: New York, NY

Styles: Micro, Fine-Line, Black-and-Grey

Tatu Baby—Till the End Tattoos

Location: Miami, FL

Styles: Black-and-Grey, Realism

Angel Rose—Dark Moon LA

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Styles: Black-and-Grey, Color Realism, Neo-Traditional

Badass Female Resident Artists: Asia Rain, Huka

Katie McGowan—Love Spell Tattoo

Location: Little Rock, AR

Styles: Neo-Traditional, Lettering, Black-and-Grey

Stephanie Tamez—Saved Tattoo

Location: New York, NY

Styles: American Traditional, Black-and-Grey, Neo-Traditional

Badass Female Resident Artists: Virginia Elwood, Michelle Tarantelli, Tamara Santibanez, Sophie C'est La Vie, Doreen Garner, Jess T Fang

Anali De Laney—Black River Tattoo

Location: San Diego, CA

Styles: Realism, Neo-Traditional, Tiana Marie

Badass Female Resident Artists: Morgan Reynolds, Tiana Marie

Victoria Todd—Artistic Needle Tattoo Parlour

Location: Haarlem, NL

Styles: Black-and-Grey

Badass Female Resident Artists: Sugar Ducky, Sassy Assazina, Mim Roest, Ymkje Veenstra

Amayra Tattoo—Gotamar Tattoo

Location: Tenefife, ES

Styles: Neo-Traditional, Black-and-Grey

Badass Female Resident Artists: Ewa Sroka

Sam Barber—North of Winter Studio

Location: Manchester, UK

Styles: Color Realism, Black-and-Grey, Surrealism

Badass Female Resident Artists: Helen Warren, Karolina Czekaj

Katrina Jackson—Enigma Tattoo

Location: Beverly Hills, CA

Styles: Black-and-Grey

Badass Female Resident Artists: Nelly Artist, Lady D

Teneile Napoli—Garage Ink Manor

Location: Gold Coast, AU

Styles: Black-and-Grey, Ornamental

Badass Female Resident Artists: Karlee Sabrina, Miss Kimberley, Juannita Tahere, Sami Grace, Briar Broderson, Tayler Trotter

Eva KRBDK—Atelier Eva

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Styles: Micro

Kimberly Graziano—Black Rabbit Tattoo

Location: Richmond, VA

Styles: New School, Neo-Traditional, American Traditional

Badass Female Resident Artists: Dana, Isasha Pereira, Rosemary Shackelford, Jenna Ruth, Jelena

Grace Neutral—Femme Fatale Tattoo

Location: London, UK

Styles: Hand-Poke, American Traditional, Black-and-Grey

Badass Female Resident Artists: Courtney Lloyd, Peggy Brown, Indigo Forever, Laura May Gascoyne, Emily Malice, Heidi Furey

Pony Reinhardt—Tenderfoot Studio

Location: New York, NY

Styles: Illustrative

Badass Female Resident Artists: Adria Mercuri, Danielle, Ancient Indigo, Lucy Gombas

Katlin Malm—Studio Malm

Location: Tallinn, EE

Styles: Color Realism, Surrealism

Esme Baker—Granny's Attic Tattoo

Location: Guildford, UK

Styles: Black-and-Grey, Neo-Traditional

Badass Female Resident Artists: Alexine

Teresa Sharpe—Unkindness Art

Location: Richmond, VA

Styles: Neo-Traditional

Badass Female Resident Artists: Erin Chance, Vitriol, Lindsay Hall, Red Du Monde, Ellie Gill

Liz Cook—Rebel Muse Tattoo

Location: Dallas, TX

Styles: All Styles

Badass Female Resident Artists: Kaitlin McCanless, Edna Herrera

Liz Venom—Bombshell Tattoo

Location: Edmonton, CA

Styles: American Traditional, Color Realism, Ornamental

Badass Female Resident Artists: TL

Eddy Lou—FLT Tattoo Studio

Location: Hamilton, AU

Styles: Illustrative, Neo-Traditional

Badass Female Resident Artists: Sophie Lewis, Brooke Steele, Siarn Engels, Jade Lomax