1128 N. Boulevard
Second Place: Salvation Tattoo Gallery
Third Place: Absolute Art Tattoo
Richmonders really like tattoos. It's a fact the rest of the world woke up to in 2010, when a USA Today report ranking cities with the most licensed tattoo shops per capita placed Richmond third, just after Las Vegas. Jessica Simmons, River City Tattoo's owner and professional piercer, stresses professionalism and cleanliness. It's a winning strategy. Since opening in 2002, Simmons' chain of tattoo and piercing houses has expanded to three locations, spanning from Virginia Center Commons in Glen Allen all the way to East Broad Street. But Richmond has no shortage of talented tattoo artists.