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Our address is 1801 S. 1st St.

We are located at the southeast corner of  S. 1st & Annie St.

You can find parking at the entrance on Annie St.

Need help with directions?

Call us at (512) 444-3939




Ancient Ink has been proudly tattooing the eclectic city of South Austin since 2005. We offer an array of tattooing styles such as classic traditional American electric tattooing, Traditional Japanese Tebori hand tattooing, photo realism, portraits and smooth solid color work. Ancient Ink currently houses 6 of   Austin’s prestigious tattooers that offer ANY style of tattooing you could possibly wish or ask for; we are here for you. The shop is a private and intimate, with warm and cozy quarters so you never have to feel like you are not being ignored or misunderstood.

We are predominantly appointment based but walk –ins are always welcome, there is always a spot for you to get tattooed or make an appointment to suit your needs. All the artwork is custom and original so you never have to worry about running into another person with the same tattoo, you deserve better than that. Feel free to stop by the shop to say hello and give us the opportunity to meet you, we would love to talk more of the vision you have for a beautiful piece of artwork. We are always here for consultations, feel free to call or contact one of our resident artist for scheduling, we would love to hear from you.




Do you take credit cards?
Only a select group of artist take credit cards and Paypal, it is at the discretion of the artist. All taxes is included in cash sales but credit card purchases have a nominal fee that will be included depending on the total of the purchase.

What are your hours?
We are open Sun-Thurs 12-8PM & Fri-Sat 12-10.

Do you take walk-ins?
When possible YES, we are appointment based but if someone is available to tattoo you we will definitely get you in.

How old do I need to be to be tattooed?
Texas state law requires you to be 18 with a valid state or government issued I.D. NO EXCEPTIONS OR PARENT PERMISSION.

Can I make an appointment over the phone?
Call or email to find out the best time to come in for a consultation. Appointments for the actual tattoo session must be made in person. A cash deposit that will go towards your tattoo has to be made at the time if your consultation.

What is your shop minimum?
$60 minimum, each tattooer has different hourly rates.

Can I get my tribal tattoo done tebori?
ABSOLUTELY NOT. Japanese Tebori tattooing is only for japanese tattooing.

Do you do piercings?

What if I can’t make my appointment?
We require 24 hour notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment. A deposit is required to schedule your tattoo appointment. This deposit is non-refundable and used towards your last session. Not showing up or giving less than 24hours notice will result in forfeiting your deposit.