1800 W. Broad St.
Second Place: Salvation Tattoo Gallery
Third Place: River City Tattoo
Clientele of Lucky 13 love the quality work at affordable rates, a community-friendly attitude and a diverse and large crew of artists — more than a dozen on staff — who are capable of creating a variety of styles. The Fan District shop holds special events such as Friday the 13th discount nights that serve as introductory experiences often followed up by larger requests, and its Virginia Commonwealth University shop is super convenient for tattoo newbies, too. Also in Ram territory is Salvation Tattoo Gallery, whose customers rave about the friendly and talented artists who deliver exactly what’s wanted. Opened in 2002, River City on the Boulevard was on the front end of the tattoo train leading the way and it remains a top spot for both ink and piercings. In addition to a Boulevard location, it’s at work in Chesterfield and Henrico counties.