"We have a passion for working together to find unique ways to use Art to express our Individuality and Personal Freedom, we also do Tattoos"

Defining Skin was founded in 2011 and is now rated the #1 best tattoo shop in central Ohio. We want to thank our customers for your loyalty and support. We could not have done it without you! Thank you!!

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FAQ and Tattoo Aftercare

Proper tattoo aftercare is essential to insuring a proper healing process, resulting in optimum tattoo results. Now the tattoo is in your hands, care for it properly. Our artist will bandage your tattoo, immediately after the tattooing procedure is completed. Leave the bandage on for 1-2 hours. The tattoo will bleed, and this is a completely normal part of the process. After a couple hours, remove the bandage and begin your aftercare routine. Your tattoo is an open wound and should be treated as such in order to prevent infection.

We have two methods of healing, click here to learn more.

We recommend waiting at least a month after a new tattoo before you get back in the pool or hit the beach. Chemicals, bacteria, and sand could all be a threat to your new tattoo. If you can't avoid the water, we suggest using a waterproof patch to cover your new tattoo.

Tattoo prices vary according to the size and tattoo designs. A more complex design will cost more than a simpler one and you will also need to factor in size and placement. Since there are so many factors that go into pricing a tattoo, the best thing to do is to ask. All of our artist handle their own pricing, so its best to communicate with them via email.

You must be 18 or older to get tattooed at Defining Skin.

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Downtown Columbus

Defining Skin Tattoo
575 W Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Open Everyday!
12pm - 7pm


Tattoo News!

John Stamos & Nick Jonas

John Stamos, best known for his role in Full House, and Nick Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers, have been in a back and forth prank competition for some time now. However, in the last week, John Stamos escalated the prank war by seeming to get a tattoo of Nick Jonas’s face on him. This isn’t the first prank tattoo we’ve seen, but it is one way to appear to win a prank war! Is John Stamos’s Nick Jonas tattoo real? Only time will tell…

ben afflect tattoo

Avengers: Endgame Tattoo Hints

With the last installment of the Avengers coming out, fans are paying attention to one character’s tattoos for hints about what will happen in the movie. Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner, can be seen sporting a full sleeve of tattoos in previews for the latest movie. The sleeve might have some hints about what happens in the movie and the time frame it takes place in.

dandelion tattoo

Ideas for Half Sleeve Tattoos

Have an idea for a half sleeve tattoo? Defining Skin can help you figure out how to make it happen! Spring is a popular time to invest in a half sleeve and it can be hard to decide what to include in such a big piece. Defining Skin’s artists will help you make your half sleeve perfect, including hearing your ideas while contributing our own. Let’s do it!

dandelion tattoo

This is the best shop in Ohio. Will is a true artist. Great to work with and be worked on by. Almost 9 hours and I even feel asleep because I was so comfortable. I will recommend Will Allen and this shop to everyone. Not to mention I've had so many compliments on my Darth Vader tattoo already it's amazing. - Michael Solomon

Great shop. Had a sleeve done by Parker, very happy with how it turned out and couldn't reccomend him enough. - Uiri Priest