"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!

Ben Affleck’s Back Tattoo

Earlier in 2018, Ben Affleck’s back tattoo caught some attention—mostly because it turned out the back tattoo was real, when Affleck had previously said it was fake. But after all the commotion around Ben Affleck’s back tattoo, it’s missing in the trailer for his latest movie, a Netflix film debuting in 2019. So where is Ben Affleck’s back tattoo?

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Lady Gaga Tattoos

If you tuned into the 2019 Golden Globes, you likely saw Lady Gaga—and her back tattoos were on full display. In previous years, Lady Gaga has opted to keep her tattoos covered. But for this awards ceremony, where she won one award, all of her back tattoos were out. Lady Gaga had five tattoos on display: Did you have a favorite?

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Cleveland Tattoo Convention 2019

The Cleveland Tattoo Arts Convention will be held from February 8 through February 10, 2019. Artists from Defining Skin will be participating in the Cleveland tattoo convention! If you head to the tattoo convention, you can see Mike, Natalie, Kam, and Chris from Defining Skin.

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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