Empire Tattoo started in Clementon, New Jersey in 2008. Soon after the company expanded, opening more locations in Somerville, Massachusetts, Quincy, Massachusetts, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We never stop growing with quality, award winning, published tattoo artists and piercers who not only love their trade but strive to achieve only the best tattoos and piercings for each individual client. Empire Tattoo studios are staffed to handle everything from daily walk in tattoos to custom artwork by appointment. We offer every style of tattooing from Portraits, American Traditional, Japanese, New School, Black and Gray, Realism, Custom Lettering and more. We have flash at the studio for you to choose from, but you are welcome to bring in any reference image you have or simply stop in for a free consultation with one of our artists and we will help you bring your tattoo idea to life. All of our artists can conquer tattoos from the size of a quarter to full sleeves and back pieces and will show you the same care and attention to detail no matter the size.

Empire Tattoo locations are open 7 days a week and are fully staffed at all times. Each tattooer does keep their own schedule, if you are seeking a specific tattooer it is always best to call the studio prior to coming in for a walk in or schedule your appointment in advance. Empire Tattoo studios in Pittsburgh, PA and Clementon, NJ offering body piercing have a body piercer available at all times.

We strive to cover all your needs, carrying clothing and aftercare products to care for your new tattoo or piercing. Our store managers are at your disposal over the phone or in person. Each manager can answer any questions or concerns you might have about pricing, finding reference, referring you to which tattooer will be best suited to your tattoo needs, even simple things such as hours of operation. Keeping our clients satisfied with all ranges of styles of tattoos we keep a constant flow of “guest artists”, whom are tattooers from all over the world who specialize in countless styles. Your welcome to inquire about all upcoming guest artists at all locations while visiting empire, on our Facebook or Instagram or simply giving us a call.

We aim for only the best in cleanliness at all Empire’s. We have an autoclave on each premises to ensure hospital grade sterilization which is spore tested monthly. Each store is cleaned daily to maintain our strict environmental health standards. Not only are our artists licensed in each state and county, they are trained in First Aid, CPR and biomedical waste disposal to insure each client’s safety and the up most in a clean environment. Our mission at Empire Tattoo is for you to leave one of our studios with a remarkable tattoo or a wonderful new body piercing knowing all your expectations from customer service, cleanliness, professionalism, aftercare and price were all wrapped up into one outstanding experience.


Getting a Tattoo: The Process

From picking a design to caring for your new tattoo
Choices, Choices.

Select an artist for your design or stop by for a free consult.

Schedule & Sketch

Leave a deposit to start the drawing process.

Time To Ink!

Once the design is agreed upon. Your artist starts the tattoo!


Your new tattoo makes you the hippest chick in town.

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Beyond Tattoos

We never stop evolving at Empire Tattoo

Here at Empire Tattoo we recognize that our industry is a constantly changing place. Our goal is to consistently provide you with the best services that our industry has to offer. Check out our services to see which ones are offered at each location.

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Hands Down Awesome Place

Great work done here. They are very professional well-mannered great atmosphere can't complain about much hands down awesome place.

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Couldn't Be More Pleased

I had my nose pierced for my 51st birthday. The guy was very professional, knowledgeable and extremely gentle with me. It's my 1st body art and I couldn't be more pleased with the end result.

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My Tattoo Is Awesome

Flawless! I walked in today and was a bit nervous since I was on vacation and didn't know this place prior. I was so relieved how chill they were my tattoo is awesome, love and so recommend! Literally will travel 6 hours for my future tattoos.

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Everyone Was Awesome

Best place in this area. So pumped to finally have a good place to get ink in this area. Everyone was awesome. If you're nervous/weary about getting one, go to this place. Great atmosphere

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Always Happy With The Work

Stopped in to get my daughter's nose pierced and decided to get a small tattoo on a whim. Always happy with the work at Empire!

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