Reviews of Tattoo Charlie's (Tattoo Shop)

7904 Preston Hwy, Louisville, KY 40219

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REVIEWS OF Tattoo Charlie's IN Kentucky

Daniela Estrada Moreno

Such a great experience with Tattoo Charlie’s. Went in for a nose piercing and was attended super quick. The piercer was fantastic he informed me so well on everything and made sure I felt super comfortable. Honestly so worth the price, and my nose piercing is amazing.

Diana L. Slone

I had my first nose piercing at the one on Dixie Hwy. I bled like a stuck pig. Then I get a bottle of Dial soap and was told to clean it w that. A week later my piercing fell out and got infected. I swore to never get another piercing done. HOWEVER...deciding to give it another shot, I went to the one on Preston. The young lady was professional, kind and understanding. The whole process was totally different there, I didn't bleed at all, was given a 'wound solution' to clean it and not only did it heal wonderfully, but I've been able to switch out with no problems. I recommend going to the one on Preston for all piercings! ❤

Brittany Lee

I’ve been to this location now three times. I’ve gotten two tattoos and one nose piercing. I’ve brought my sister along for a piercing and tat as well, and we’ve both been happy with the service we’ve received. Joel is super nice. Like I truly appreciate his patience. He doesn’t make you feel bad about moving things around a bunch. He wanted to make sure that you’re 100% happy with what you’re getting. He even picked up on stuff I didn’t notice at first glance and it took upon himself to make adjustments before beginning the tat. This is the second tat I’ve had from him, and when/if I get another I’ll be back in to Tattoo Charlie’s.

GlitteRabbit146 No

Awesome artists definitely the best shop in Louisville

Nicky Jones

I just got a daith piercing done n it was quick n painless. The experience was great.

Holly Baumer

I purchased a gift certificate and the recipient loved it! Joel is a very talented artist.


Darlene thank you so much for taking such great care and time. You are a true artist.

Shannon Dean

The only place I have been in my 22 years of getting inked!

margaret dominguez

My son went in March 2018 to fix one he got from a friend and add to Dave was great with him. I wanted first Tattoo so on March 17 came back to Dave got my first one a matching one with my sister. Love the atmosphere and how we treated.i liked how Dave made me feel at ease. My son went back today for a new tattoo with Dave. My oldest daughter got one a few months ago also. So since March we had 5 tattoos done there and be getting more.

Valerie Hall

I have 5 tattoos from here and won't go anywhere else. Top notch service. Great artist. Clean studio. Best place out there.

Erika Russell

I've had 2 tattoos done there and my hubby has had 3 done. This is the only place we will go!!! GREAT service and care.. very professional

Neil Edbrooke

Got me in when I walked in. Not long of a wait and Ellie did a phenomenal job.

Kasey Bentley

Love love love Tattoo Charies!!!! I had my first ever tattoo there (and about to add to the collection)! I can honestly say this is one of the best shop across the country (as I have lived on every coast...) they are also great with piercings!!!!

Cathy Field

Really like this place but the wait time for a piercing was ridiculous. Waited over an hour before someone came to inform us of the long wait time. Chose not to wait another 2 hours. I don't understand if they have that much business why they don't have more than one piercer on at a time, especially on the weekends. Guess I'll just try another day later on.

Chloe Uphaus

I went here for my second and third tattoos and was extremely impressed. The shop was very clean and the staff was professional. Dave did a fantastic job and made sure I was happy with every step before he continued. This was a way better experience than the other shop I went to. I recommend it for sure.

Nikki Trupp

I have gone to Tattoo Charlie's for two tattoos and to have my ears stretched. All the staff are so professional and talented. Couldn't imagine going anywhere else!

Shane Arnett

Incredible experience. John Embry is a master and gave me a tattoo (my first) that is even better than I could have imagined. Great atmosphere, great artist. Bring him your ideas and watch him turn them into something incredible. A+

Lachanta Jackson

Piercing lady is the best. I didnt feel a thing

Jess Hasty

Super good work and pretty friendly


Today, I went in to see about getting a small tattoo done. I had my design in mind and was ready to answer any questions about it. As soon as I walked in, Moy greeted me warmly as well as working on finishing with a customer. He asked what I was there for and told him. One of the tattoo artist, cannot remember hai name for the life of me, invited me up to his space, while working on someone else, and asked me to show him my idea. The whole experience was great and I hope to come back tomorrow for a walk in tattoo. Fingers crossed that the wait isn’t long.

Serena Powell

Tattoo Charlies is the only place I will trust with tattooing/piercing me. I have always admired how transparent they are with their customers, and how much they value giving people the highest quality service that they can. Not to mention that they have an insane amount of talent working at their store. They are also one of the few places to get a tattoo that care about their vegan customers, and will make sure that they don't use any animal products when tattooing vegans. Not only does Tattoo Charlies care about their customers, they are very generous and give back to the community whenever they can.

Kimberly Ann

They have always been commendable and did a tat of mine about 10 years ago.

Charrell Horton

Moy was amazing and very informative. Best piercer I've ever been too!

Rich Wiatrowski

I had a big arm tattoo of 3 lions on a mountain done years ago. They're always clean, always friendly, and the artists are top notch!

Kenny Miller

Awesome staff, went in with my girlfriend to see if they would change out some of her jewelry for an operation. They were more then happy to help and even offered to put the other stuff back in when she was out of surgery! Always knowledgeable and cleanliness oriented! Will never go anywhere else!


Clean, professional and upfront pricing. Suggest call ahead or book online

Barry Allen

Was going to return because I've gotten good tattoos from there years ago. But had the pleasure of speaking to whomever answered the phone, needless to say..nope

Lmannperc Gaming

Joel is a fantastic artist and did wonderful with me and my wife's tattoos. Would definitely recommend!

Hannah Koloski

I just called to ask a couple questions before making the decision to come in to Tattoo Charlie's and whoever answered the phone made it seem like I was an inconvenience to them. I just asked about walk-ins and if they could accommodate me and a very small tattoo I want. I understand this is a popular and busy place but it didn't seem like they wanted to help me out. As a first-timer, it would have been nice to feel welcomed!

Tae Weaver

Clean place, wasnt able to get my piercing due to time constraints.

Aimee Shields

Walked in to get a simple tattoo and was told to come back another day, they couldn't do it

Houser Housekeeping & Bethel Baskets

Joel is AMAZING!! Truly gifted!! And noone but Moy does my piercings - he KNOWS what he's doing! The staff are THE BEST - helpful, patient, knowledgeable. Waiting area is comfortable, and there's even vending machines. Charlie's legacy lives on! Love you guys!!

Sharon Gividen

Most of the time they're very friendly

James G

Two tats from there over the years tried to make it 3 last year but they wanted to charge double what others in area are charging. Great work not so great prices especially for what i wanted done. Update glad the owner replied back with honesty. I will be back!

Blake Riley

Came in Friday for my Tat. This was my 8th one and FIRST from Charlie’s. Pike was my artist, Tat came out BETTER than the photo. Had good conversations, made sure I was comfortable. AMAZING job. I will be back. This has been the best tattoo experience I have ever had. Will be recommending to everyone who wants one done. Job well done Pike.

Cassie Smith

I love Tattoo Charlie’s they are absolutely amazing! I have multiple piercings from Jess and tattoos from Pike! I love the environment they have in their establishment and how nicely they treat you! They make sure you are doing good and don’t need to take a break during tattoos and they walk you through every step ensuring you know everything that is going to happen before you start and while they are doing it! Every time I feel the need to get a new tattoo or piercing they are the first place I think of before checking anywhere else! It’s very clean and has a nice big waiting area for you to sit while you wait for your turn! I highly highly recommend Tattoo Charlie’s to anyone looking for a new tattoo or piercing!

Sarah R

I had the best experience here, the atmosphere was so good and I had great service from everyone working. Moy did my piercing, made my whole experience amazing. He walked me through each step and was very great to talk to and made me feel so comfortable. Absolutely love my piercing and I would recommend to anyone and will definitely come back!

Stephanie Truby

Cleanest and friendliest tattoo place I've ever been in. I especially love that they have vegan ink and vegan aftercare. Can't wait to come back in for my next tattoo!

Grant Morgan

Got a tattoo done by John Embry, he was amazing! He engaged conversation the whole time and it felt like I was only there for 10 to 20 minutes when I was there for more than an hour! He's very conscious of his art and I appreciate that more than I can express!

Julee Gordon

Staff seems very knowledgable. Very clean environment. I had daith piercing and my piercing was literally painless. Only complaint i had was coming in several times and they were out of product to do the type of.piercing i was getting.

Forrest Clay

I took my daughter to get her nose pierced and let me just say that the customer service representative was amazing. She was so nice a detailed about the procedure and then the young lady who did the piercing was amazing as well. I definitely recommend this place and I will be back for sure.

Jen R

Dave did a awsome job on my tattoo very nice man keep up the good work!!

Danielle Wright

Joel does most of my work, but everyone there (tattoo wise) does phenomenal work!

Saul 8

Nice place.

Samantha Grace

Friendly staff! Clean and comfortable seating and the artists are amazing

Adrienne Dickey

I’ve been getting tattooed and pierced from Charlie’s since 2002. The staff are professional, courteous, and fun to be around! Darin did my larger leg tattoo and Eric did a few small pieces - very great job - big or small! Aniela is my absolutely favorite piercer! I recommend Tattoo Charlie’s to EVERYONE for their ratio and piercing needs!

Kelsie Hicks

My first ever tattoo was a memorial tattoo for my grandparents. Darin did a great job. The color has yet to fade it looks just as beautiful as the day I had it done. Not only that, but it is such a clean environment, they take out all equipment in front of you so you see it right of the sterilized packages. They also are great at educating you on how to care for your new tattoo to give it the best color and healing process! Wonderful people!

Tara Underwood

I've gotten a couple of tattoos by Darin, my husband has as well. He never disappoints. He stays busy but his work is worth the wait. I've always wanted a larger piece on my shoulder and he did it a couple years ago and I love it. I always get compliments on it. Darin And everyone there are class acts. I highly recommend Tattoo Charlie's on Preston

Taylor Wallace

Finally got to get my first tattoo, and I knew I wanted to get it from Charlies. As a walk-in, things were super simple and had some great conversation. Pike helped my first tattoo experience be totally not stressful. Thank you Tattoo Charlies!

shana farmer

Very welcoming of the Soccer City radio show and Louisville City FC fans

Kara Brothers

Great tattoo experience. Joel was wonderful.

Miriel Adan

Best place in town to get a tattoo.

Aaron Sturgeon

All around great experience. Friendly professional staff, clean, and talented. Their jewellery selection has something for everyone. Dave and Jinx impressed us big time. Don't have enough positive things to say. Highly recommend them to anyone.

beth myles

Went in with my wife got an amazing rose tattoo that both match. The wait was well worth it. Going back with every spare dollar!!! Love u guys!

lindsey yanke

It really is like an art exhibit. They have art for sale and it's a really cool set up. The receptionist was nice and the place was very clean. My artist, phil was quiet but took his time and did a good job. I saw the work the other artist there was doing as well and her work was amazing.

Sandra Bartley

Joel did my "Mona tattoo" in 2015. My sister was a longtime cancer survivor. She passed away in 2016. The tattoo is perfect!

Heather Vincent

I got my first tattoo here when I was 18 and they made it such a great experience. Everything was clean and neat. My fiancee just got our daughters name on his arm from here about a year ago. It turned out so beautiful. I will be coming soon to get a tattoo for my daughter as well. I was always told I could never have children so after many years of trying I was finally blessed with my little miracle. I cant wait to get a tattoo as beautiful as she is and there is no other place I would even consider to do my tattoo. Keep up the great work. ♡

Samuel Williams

I walked in this morning to be greeted by John. He asked how he could help. Mind you I've only had one tattoo in my life and it was 23 years ago. I showed him something I was interested in and he quickly sketched an idea for me.. He had an appointment that was a no show and asked what I thought. I said let's roll with it and he went right to work. He drew up What he saw in his mind . showed it to me. I agreed and he went right to work with a brilliant mind and a skill unlike any I have seen. A few smoke breaks later and I ended up with a sweet masterpiece .. This place is busy and just from my first visit I could tell everyone was quite knowledgeable and LOVE what they do. It was such an amazing experience for me to watch that stencil come to life on my arm. Truly amazing.. Will definitely be back!!

matthew holden

I recently had my first tattoo done here and it was an amazing experience. All the artist are very talented and for a first time getting a tattoo, the process could not have been better. I recommend anyone who ask or is looking for a place to get a tattoo to check here first

Tessa Tran

Got my nose pierced here and it turned out great. Everyone was very professional and clean! They have a variety of different jewelry as well. They also have great hours too.

Heather Pick

I am in town for a conference and got squeezed in as a walk in. Joel did my tattoo and I love it! He listened to exactly what I wanted and was very meticulous to get it right. . Great place!

David Wentworth

Once we picked out the tattoo it went fast didn't take no time for him to do the tattoo

Kristina Carmichael

I reciently got a tattoo from Darin at Tattoo Charlie’s, and was very pleased with his work, so much so that I drove from Lexington. The staff was very friendly and professional. I’ve recieved nothing but compliments about my new tattoo. I will definitely drive back to Louisville to get another tattoo.

Cindy Hubble

AMAZING place to go! GREAT staff! Very sanitary....

Champ G.

Not sure how their prices are compared to other shops, but they do amazing tattoo work.

Stefanie Metzroth

Fantastic! Moy did a great job with my ear piercing. Highly recommend Tattoo Charlie's!

Amanda Shelton

I have multiple tattoos and piercings from Tattoo Charlie’s, all from different artists, and each of them is perfect. The staff is incredibly friendly, the shop is clean, and the quality of their work is unmatched. I cant recommend Tattoo Charlie’s enough!

Kathy Oneill

Was a Great experience. Pike was wonderful. Actually thinking maybe another Tattoo.

Alanna Holden

I got the most beautiful watercolor tattoo from Elli! I showed her the design I wanted to base it off of, and she made adjustments for sizing and placement and added to it, so what I ended up with went far above my expectations. It was the longest session I've ever had, but she made sure I had plenty of breaks when needed and she kept up great conversation the whole. I brought my son here for his first tat when he turned 18, and everyone in the shop is always friendly and fun and outgoing. No pressure if you're unsure about something, and I trust their judgement completely.

Warren Moore

I made an appointment yesterday and was taken care of in just a short time. Joel is very professional and made the experience quite enjoyable! (Yeah, my first tattoo!)

Ashley Riddle

Great atmosphere! Makes you very comfortable

ken anderson

Prices too high and I was looking at a tattoo that an amateur could pull off. Great place though

Howl Hatler

The tattoo artist aren't at all thrilled about doing tattoos... they have no "umph" to add when it's offered to them, and frankly everyone there will tell you about how they knew Charlie himself... they're bug headed, unartisitic, non caring, employees... I've never had such a dull, non friendly, tattoo experience in my life. Not to mention they over price the hell out of tattoos and they don't even have any actually GOOD artist. Legit. It's like going to Sunday church to get a tattoo... And I mean like adult Sunday church. Like, the employees are more busy with their phones and each other's personnel lives then they are with any "art" or customer. Was truly just a weird ass experience. Tattoo shops/parlors... Just, normally being there you feel like you're around family. Legit. Or friends at the least. These... just... ugh. In case I haven't made myself clear... this was the absolute worst tattoo experience of my life.

Kayla Cooksey

Moy did an excellent job on my nose piercing... He took his time to explain every little detail to me and made sure I was comfortable before starting. Excellent service!!!!

Serena Lathan

I've had all my floral work done at Tattoo Charlie's and I wouldn't trust anyone else with my ink. They'll be seeing me again for sure!

Cash Cooper


Joe Anders

Best artist and shop around. My wife got art there and every 1 was beyond nice and helpful like she was family to them and her art came out beyond what her and me could imagine it would and a week after her tattoo was done and hilled it still looks perfect. I have tattoos from other shops that are good altho this will be my new art shop to get mine done at due to the whole atmosphere there and the artist and there work

Victor De La Cruz

Jessika is awesome. If you need a piercing or body jewelry go see her.

Aaron Shay

The fact that this is an institution in our city as well as a Tattoo enthusiast's museum does not impede on the day to day tattooing. It has earned every award the right way...good tattoos, affordable prices, and friendly staff.

Anessa Hammel

Pike and Justin (Jinx) are both phenomenal tattoo artists and they are definitely very knowledgeable when it comes to getting a tattoo. I've had work done by both and wouldn't dare go anywhere else for a tattoo and I highly recommend Tattoo Charlie's to anyone looking for a tattoo, whether it be small or large. Keep up the awesome work guys!

Will Creasman

Dave took great care of me. I went in with three different tattoo images and wanted elements from all three. Dave was able to synthesize the three ideas into a beautiful tattoo which also included a cover up of a dumb tattoo I got when I was 18. This tattoo is a memorial tattoo for a few brothers lost overseas and Dave treated the tattoo with the respect and professionalism that it called for. Tattoo Charlies was already my go to place and always will be, you guys have certainly earned this veterans respect and business.

Madeline Karaglanis

I went to Jess to get my nose pierced, and it was the BEST experience! I’m someone who just has my ears pierced, and one tiny tattoo- so I was nervous coming into the shop. However, she made me feel SO comfortable & at ease with the whole situation. I barely felt any pain and she was so knowledgeable & actually made the experience fun! I cannot recommend them more!

Maggie Fink

I love the tattoo I got. And the guy who did it for me was really nice.

Safety Salt

This place is honestly the best place to get a piercing in town, the tall tattooed man named Moy is hilarious and Jess is really awesome. This whole place is awesome.

Disney Duchess

Can't wait to get something done here. I've lived right around the corner from this studio my whole life but haven't been financially fortunate enough to get something done yet. Always heard amazing this.

liam quaas

First time getting a tattoo and everything about my experience was great. Darin was the artist that did my tattoo and I love it. Very clean and great design. Also just a cool guy!

Greg Jackson

I’ve been a loyal customer for many years. You will not and could not find a better, more professional, or cleaner tattoo shop anywhere in Kentucky. The artists are all individually excellent and collectively have decades of experience. Don’t trust your body to anywhere else!

Katrina Montgomery

Great staff. I tried to email them because I had a concern about my tatoo and haven't heard back.

Jake Berg

Got my first ever tattoo done by Darin. Very professional and efficient at getting it done. I love it, it was exactly what I wanted. The next week my wife had her first session on a sleeve with Darin and it's turning out to be one of the most impressive tattoos I've seen. Cannot recommend this shop enough.

Tiffany Cotton

Had an excellent piercing experience with Moy! He is very professional while still keeping things light and humorous.

Heather Hoffmeister

Very clean, made a picture of the tatoo I wanted and used the colors I wanted, I want to go back and have another tatoo put on my back,just wondering what the cost will be.

Michael Lawson

Excellent staff. Moy is a fantastic piercer and always has a very positive attitude. He can make you laugh and smile even if you're having a bad day. Clean and well taken care of shop

David Burns

Just got my first tattoo from Dave. He was awesome to deal with and did an amazing job! Would definitely recommend him. If I am ever back in the area he will be doing my next tattoo.

Richard Stottman

All the artists are very nice and super talented. My partner and I have both gotten some great work done by John Embry.

Leah Inlow

GREAT, clean shop with amazing artists. The biggest piece I have was done by Darin and I get tons of compliments on it.

Ellen Robak

I’ve been going to Tattoo Charlie’s for years. I started out going a couple other places because I “thought” Tattoo Charlie’s would be too expensive. But, I was wrong!! When you consider the amazing artwork, friendly customer service, clean facility (they always get 100%), it’s not a bad price at all. Most of my art is custom work. If you could see the artwork I have on my arm, you’d KNOW why I’ll NEVER go anywhere else!! I get compliments on my tattoos ALL the time.

Brooke Sigsby

I went really close to closing time asking for a personal tattoo for a family member passing away Elli gladly did the tattoo for me. SHES AWESOME. Tattoo turned out really good. She has steady hands and she’s light handed. I would recommend her to anyone. She talks with you throughout the tattoo as well to make you feel comfortable instead of just sitting there.

Tonia Jimenez

I walked in to get my first tattoo and they got me right in. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. My first tattoo was perfect and exactly what I wanted .I will be back for another one

Robert Aboud

Love what I got Eddie was my new bff I will go get Another

Alona Beasley-Jenkins

I love my tattoo! Dave Shelton did an awesome job!

Jen G

I went here for my very first tattoo. They did an amazing job with my anxiety, and my tattoo came out perfectly! Will definitely go back.

Joseph Noe

The lady at drive thru was very rude

Heather Kelly

Three piercings, two tattoos. Amazing place. Darin Ennis was great to work with for both tattoos. Great shop and great service every time.

Xjzm x3

My grandmother wanted a nose piercing and she was denied for being deaf and mute . Even with a translator , the guy had a horrible attitude, wont be returning.

denice doe

John did an amazing job! My tattoo is beautiful! I love it!


I met with an artist who was very professional and honest about my desires to getting a tattoo. I had lost weight and he congratulated me and made a suggestion for me to wait until I reach my goal. He was very AUTHENTIC. The desk workers were kind and polite and the facility was clean n smelled very clean.

alex Persful

Justin Persful great job thanks

jordan hasty

I went in to see about setting up an appointment to get a tattoo with John, when I walked in John came right over and we talk about what I wanted and I asked when he would be able to do it, he told me he could possibly do it the next day do the appointment he had did not leave a deposit and he was unsure if they would show. The next day I walk in with my girlfriend and we see John is tattooing someone so I almost 100% sure I would not be getting my tattoo, but to my surprise John ask me to give him a second and we would talk, as soon as he came to a stopping point we talked and he said that the tattoo was not going to take much longer and he would do my tattoo that day. John made my first tattoo an amazing time and not stressful at all, it felt like I knew him my whole life. Just to add even more good things my girlfriend was talking about how she was wanting to get a tattoo and John said as soon as we are done with mine he would do hers. I will definitely be coming back for more ink.

nicole bell

Big thank you ro Dave who just did tattoos for me and my husband to celebrate our 11th anniversary!! You guys are awesome we will definitely be back.

Elizabeth M

Got my daith pierced by Mo and he was awesome! The best piercing experience I’ve ever had really. I’ll definitely be back for more.

Travis Hall

Went for my first one today. I met Joel, and I was totally comfortable, and he did a better job than the pic I brought him. Every employee seemed knowledgeable. Great first experience and super quality job!

Mary Dennison

I haven’t had a personal experience YET but my hairdresser got an amazing tattoo at Tattoo Charlie’s and it looks flawless! She said they were willing to listen to her ideas of what she wanted and come up with an incredible design that is unique! She has a one of a kind tat and I’m hoping to do the same soon!

Sammie Anders

I got a tattoo by Justin persful and he did an awesome job i would recommend anyone i know to go there and get some ink from him or by anyone there

Steven Curry

Got some great ink here! Thanks.


Some of the best artists in the state for sure. I've gotten two tattoos done here, one by Eric and one by Darin. They're each three years old and haven't faded in the slightest. They ensured the best tattoo experience and tattoos possible and for a great price.

Henry Hagan

Had called them wanting to find out where I can get a printer or the ink transfer paper verse very smart alec with me didn't even ask what I wanted to use it for it isn't to do tattoos it was a transfer to Wood so I can burn it in it he was a smart aleck I don't know who he was but I would highly recommend that you get an attitude adjustment whoever was and I would not recommend anyone go to tattoo Charlie's

Kaitey Griffin

Everyone is really nice and they do really good work. Darin added my memaws signature with some watercolor background to my flower and I absolutely love it!!

Brittney Duff

I've had piercings done here. Amazing job!

Karen Scott

John Embry is awesome! I will never go anywhere else!!! Love my tattoo

Breonna Robertson

This is literally the only place I go for anything anymore! Everyone is so nice and knowledgeable, and they try to help me as best they can to make sure I'm totally satisfied. Darlene and Moy are my go-to piercers, and all of the tattoo artists are great. I recommend everyone I know to go here.

Jeffrey Richardson

Had a great experience here tonight. My tattoo artist was Justin. Justin did great work, kept me entertained and worked with me throughout the whole process in a friendly manner. All other staff were likewise friendly and fun. Highly recommend and will come back again next time I'm at Ft Knox.

Pamela Garrett

This place is amazing and I highly recommend them if you are looking for fun, sanitation, and high quality products. Thank you Moy for my piercings and being patient with my indecisiveness. I love them so much. My husband and I really enjoyed talking to you during both visits. You are awesome! :) EDIT on 11/2/18: I got my first tattoo done by Pike yesterday. He is such a cool and funny guy! The tattoo came out better than expected. I love it so much that I could cry. I will definitely be coming back for all my tattoo and piercing needs!

Miri Honeydew

Clean. The knowledgeable woman who changed my nipple rings out didnt make it awkward at all and was very polite

Tisa Whitaker

Gretchen did an awesome job as always. Thank you!

Sarah Vest

Tattoo Charlie's is hands down the best place I've ever been to! I have gotten 4 out of 6 of my tattoos from there and each one is amazing. Plus the artist there are amazing, they work with you to get you the best tattoo! My recent work was done by Pike back in March, he is wonderful like the rest of the artist there.

Allie Fitts

My Mom drew me a Phoenix for my first tattoo. I presented it to Darin who was happy to oblige and made sure it was sized and placed just as I wanted it. Love this place and all their artists are wonderful!

Nikki Parker

Look I work in customer service and have had to deal with the rude customers who over exaggerate and don't tell the full story. I'm honestly only writing this review to try and help the owner understand why my fiance and I turned right back out the door and didn't get our tattoos. I understand it's the busy season for ya'll because of taxes and what not. And walk in availability is slim. I do not know who the man was at the counter that we talked to. But he was extremely rude to both of us. I have 10 tattoos. I'm not new to getting ink. I don't claim to be as knowledgeable as any artist out there but I understand the basics. With that said he treated us like we were complete idiots about what we were asking. All I wanted was a penny and Roman numerals. All my fiance wanted was 2 words in calligraphy style on his wrist. We were told no. It's not possible. The sizing had to be huge. And it would be expensive. "it just won't be doable. Because you can't paint the Mona Lisa and size it down." now we understand about detail. And we understand it needs to be a certain size for whatever kind of detail or lack thereof you're looking for. But, good lord, this guy didn't even give us a chance to explain what we really wanted. He just said no. It wasn't possible. Honestly it's a shame because I walked through these doors when I was 18 to get a tattoo and they were rude then and I thought it might be different 9 years down the road. I didn't talk to the whole staff so I can't speak for them at all but this just sucked for us...I'm sorry. Wish you all the best in the future.

Emily Hill

I will not go anywhere else for piercings. Moy is awesome and very good at what he does. I’ve had a total of 4 piercings done by him (and plan to get more). He’s very professional and knowledgeable. Good quality jewelry with lots to choose from.

William Schutz

Got a job done here back in 01. Still looks great!!!

Andrew Wallace

Went with my mom a few months back to get her tattoo, I’ve been looking to get my first and I’m definitely going here. They were all so friendly and made you feel right at home and comfortable.

Tonya Young

Mef a great piercer named Moy.....hope I spelt it correctly.

Liz Decker

I 100% would recommend getting your tattoo done here. A couple weeks ago I called and had a few questions, the woman on the phone (sorry dont remember her name) was very helpful. Two days later I went in for a consultation and talked with Justin who was also very helpful. A couple weeks later I went in and got my ink, also by Justin. I am in love with it and it is by far the best tattoo I have ever received. I had given Justin my own drawing (sad excuse of one that is) and he turned it into something beautiful. He was professional, courteous, welcoming, and did an AMAZING job! I also want to give a thanks and kudos to Moy and Pike for creating a fun, relaxing environment while us guinea pigs get worked on. I'll be back, happily and willingly! Y'all rock.... Now I know why I've heard so many good things from everyone. :)

Rachael Holdcroft

I don’t write a lot of reviews BUT this is one review I did not want to ignore.. I had my Tragus pierced and as soon as I walked in they did nothing but make it feel like home and welcoming. Moy Pierced my Tragus and he made me so so uncomfortable that I couldn’t even tell you he pierced my ear.. we had so much conversations about anything and everything that it was perfect. He walked me through all the sanitizing process and taught me an amazing breathe in and breathe out technique not only for piercings but in a lot of other things as well (like giving blood).. I will forever go to you guys and see him for my piercings and I love my experience. If I could rate you guys and him a 10 I would!!

Joseph Lucas

Clean professional shop. Quality tattooing.

Wesley Denton

Totally comfortable piercing

April Borders

Jess was awesome. I got my nose pierced and it was the first piercing I have had besides my ears and she was so kind and helpful explaining everything and she made me feel confident that I was at the right place. The whole experience was wonderful from her being really excited when I said I was there for a piercing to her actually piercing me.

Johnnie shelton

Cant wait to get my portrait done

Kim Gillespie

Jessika pierced my daughter's ears and she was fantastic. She talked us through the process and showed us everything sterilized. It was clean and my daughter said she barely felt anything.

Faye McHone

the tattoos are clean and beautiful. the artists are friendly and more than fair on their prices. I will absolutely be back.

Amber Harris

The Piercer Jessica is so awesome! Gave me some great information about good quality jewelry ! Helped me out very fast, and was super friendly

Sarah Cannon

LOVE me some Tattoo Charlies!!! Super professional, super friendly, crazy clean! What more could you ask for? I have gotten 6 of my 8 tattoos here, and they're just as beautiful as the day I got them. Actually heading their way soon to get a memorial paw print tattoo!! See y'all soon

Walt Brotzge

Dave was the Best Talk me though the hole thing

Ernie Blanton

Always a pleasure to go here. Friendly staff and very talented. Always professional. Pike was my artist. Very talented and very maticulous. My second time here and they have earned a loyal customer.


Tattoo Charlie’s is the best place to get pierced in Louisville. After having an unpleasant piercing experience in the past, Tattoo Charlie’s has completely redeemed that for me. Their piercer Moy is fantastic at what he does and after finding this place I won’t go anywhere else for a piercing. Moy is professional every step of the way and takes his time to ensure your experience is pleasant and painless. Seriously. He also makes sure that you are fully satisfied with jewelry and placement, while working with you on what is best for the specific piercing you are receiving. The piercing room itself is very clean and sterile, as well. I have full trust with this man, he definitely knows what he is doing. I would recommend this place to anyone without a doubt. Moy is absolutely worth the wait.

Mark Hartless

Top notch artwork and the friendliest bunch of people you could ask for. Highly recommend them!

Tracy Jones

Very nice, clean, and the staff was wonderful. Highly recommend

Taylor Hinton

Heard about this place and thought we would try it out. My husband and I had our first date night in a long time and I wanted a simple nose piercing. Shop closed at 12 am and we got there 10 minutes before 11 pm. I asked the lady if I could get my nose pierced and she said she had an appointment coming in and I could come back tomorrow. I sit in the parking lot for 15 minutes trying to find another place and the whole 15 minutes she stood outside smoking. I think she could have easily done my piercing but refused. I’ve had my nose pierced before and I took less than 10 minutes. By her attitude you could tell she just clearly did not want to do it. Will not be back!

Cheyenne Kiefer

Great with walk ins, you just have to be patient. Everyone is very friendly and everything is so clean and sanitary!!! I love Moy, he did a piercing of mine. He made me feel very comfortable.

Shawanda Granison

They good.price to high for.dermal piercing

Jonathan Rodriguez

Just got my first tattoo here and had a wonderful experience! Came as a walk-in and got some simple lettering on my forearm. Joel did a fantastic job and was very apologetic about my wait (even though it wasn't that bad---as a walk-in, it's kind of what you sign up for). He went over all the little details I may want to think through regarding the placement and subsequent care of my tattoo, and I felt very comfortable the whole time. Definitely no feeling of condescension as I had feared (this being my first time and all). I loved the whole experience and will be back again whenever I think of what to get next! Thank you all so much!


Got turned away after trying to make an appointment ahead of time online and then showing up twice in one day. The artists are clearly only interested in big-ticket items and they arrogantly brush off less pricey jobs. All is well that ends well, because I received great service and a great tattoo from the other store on Dixie Highway. Do not waste your time running back and forth to Preston Highway unless you are willing to get an entire body part tattooed.

robby duran

Such an awesome place! They go out of their way to give you the best and safest tattoo possible. The artist are amazing. They will take the time to explain everything about your tattoo to put your mind at ease. Tattoo Charlie’s is my go to place.

G Simmons

There's a reason this shop is so highly recommended and world renowned. They are the best.

Melissa Raber

Professional and 3 of us in and out....satisfied with our tattoos!!! Definitely recommend to friends and family!!!

john hinton

It's Friday night 10:50 wife and I go in the empty shop and ask for a nose piercing. We were told no they open at 10. I asked when they closed and was told it's not even 11 and we were turned away. This was our first date night in forever and wanted to end the night with something fun .instead we were told no so we go to truck to find find ofher shops and they all come out to smoke. We sat there for 10-15 minutes looking for another place while we watch them jus smoke and hang out. I'm not the one who complains normally and I've worked server jobs and other jobs where if a customer comes in even one minute before close we have to serve them. Even though we may be upset about it ..we take care of the customer. I hated seeing my wife's face all disappointed ...we have two small kids and never get to go out so tonight was special for us. These guys need to remember that when people come to their shop it could be the highlight of their night but to these guys they would rather go smoke outside and chill ....horrible customer service

Andrea Burns

Tattoo Charlies has a great & welcoming environment. All of the artists (tattoo & piercers) are extremely knowledgeable and are great to work with! I have had several piercings and several tattoos done there and will definitely keep returning!

Sharese Hopkins

Horrible customer service. I would never get anything done here.

Leasia Kirk

Everyone is so awesome! Best place to get piercings and tattoos!

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