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Best Tattoo and Piercing Shops In Tenerife

First of all, what’s the origin of tattoo and piercing?

Piercings, tattoos, and other types of body decoration have been around since ancient times. Body piercing involves making a hole in the skin so that jewelry can be inserted. Ear piercings are common, but any parts of the body can be pierced. Tattoos are made by poking needles into the skin and injecting ink under the skin, creating designs. 

Tattoos and piercings are forms of body art that have been practiced throughout history as a means for expressing independence, religious or cultural beliefs, or aesthetics. Tattoos are typically done by injecting pigment into the deeper layers of the skin through needles or air pressure. Body piercing is also considered body art, with traditions dating back to the 4000s B.C. Egyptians identified tattoos with fertility and nobility in those times. Various cultures are known for embracing body markings including tattoos and piercings. The word tattau (meaning “to mark”) was coined from Tahitian language meaning tattoos can be relatively permanent designs on the skin.

When one carefully weighs the options, tattoos may be a wonderful expression of individuality and uniqueness. We live in a time where everywhere you go, from city to city or town to town or state to state, the consumption is increasingly similar with always the same names or brands. The fact that the places we visit and consume things are becoming more similar creates a desire for individuality. Tattoos are one way to express this. Tattoos have finally been recognized as a form of self-expression. Amazing designs from American traditional tattoos to custom Japanese sleeves to full-bodied works of art, make wanting them even people who are most skeptical about tattoos.


Let’ start with our ranking, but, before going through it we must say that tattoos can be addictive so it’s important that you have a plan with your tattoo artist in advance. Otherwise, you may regret going too large or getting something that you don’t want anymore!

Our list includes Tattoo and Piercing shops specialized in different styles and all over the Island so that you can also choose by location.




Black Mamba Tattoo Studio is Tenerife’s newest tattoo shop. Their professional staff specializes in all styles of tattooing including permanent makeup and body piercing, they also carry a large selections of body jewelry and accessories. The studio is a boutique, well-kept and very clean. The staff are exceptional and really know their way around.

Location: Calle Mexico 9, 38660 Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, Spain

Go check some of their works on IG, here!




Tattoo Legend Tenerife is a tattoo studio located in heart of Los Cristianos, Tenerife. They are a custom tattoo shop and art gallery with a different approach and best tattoo artists. It is a custom and appointment based tattoo studio but walk-ins are also always welcome, depending on their studio artist availability. 

Location: Calle Amalia Alayon 7, 38650 Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Spain

See their IG reels here!


Criminal Ink Tattoo Studio & Barber is specialized in different kind of tattoo art such as realistic, black and grey, lettering, oriental, old and new school, tribals and many others. They do body piercing and they also have a barber shop.

Location: Av. de Abona, 38611 San Isidro, Tenerife, Spain

See their TikToks and reels!




Dr. Jekyll Tattoo & Piercing is a studio specialized in many kind of tattoos and piercings. The studio is well-kept, the staff works together and will take their time to listen to your needs. They are very friendly and structured and provide high quality work.

Location: Av. Marítima 29, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, 38530

Check their works here!




Then we have Euphorbia Art Tattoo Studio. This place offers a personalized and attentive service, taking care of any doubts that the client might have about the design or care of the tattoo. They are very attentive to the client’s comfort during the session, providing them with confidence and peace of mind. Airám’s work is impeccable. He has a beautiful style, and anyone who appreciates fine lines should definitely contact Euphorbia Tattoo because that studio caters to what Airam does best.

Location: Calle San Cristóbal, 9, 38006 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Check it out on Instagram!




MAD FAMILY is a tattoo business created as a family in 2010. They started in the Columbus Shopping Centre where the first shop is working and the owner is Alvaro. Now they also opened the second shop on the island in the shopping centre Esmeralda Ernesto Sarti 6 where the owner and tattoo artist is Sebastian. It is one of the most original shops and they have artists from all over Europe. The studio has verified tattoo artists with experience and it is complying with the sanitary requirements demanded by the government of the Canary Islands.

Location: Av. Antonio Domínguez C. Comercial Caribe 5, Tenerife, Spain

Discover more art works here!



Desamers Tattoo is a very professional studio in Puerto De La Cruz, where they reproduce real pictures onto your skin. People from all over Spain come to this shop to make their beloved portraits as tattoos. It is definitely the place to be if you want to tattoo something realistic.

Location: Calle Puerto Viejo, 30, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain

See some of their tattoos here!




Krises Tattoo is a tattoo and piercing studio located in Playa de la Arena, Tenerife, since 2004, founded by the Italian Christian Esposito. They specialize in realism and surrealism but they have years of experience in all styles of tattooing. In this shop you will also find many other services, as well as piercing, they also make permanent makeup and laser tattoo removal.

Location: Avenida Maritima 31, Puerto De Santiago, 38683 Tenerife, Spain

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