Very clean and awesome place. Nick did my tattoo and he also has done 2 of my husband’s tattoos. This is our new place for future tattoos. Nick is the other owner and does a great job and also has a very light hand. My husband got his family crest on the his back shoulder and loves it. Highly recommend this place if you want a clean environment (who wouldn’t?) and an awesome tattoo.

Damaris B.

I have had multiple tattoos done here, and I love this place!! It’s more of a “high-end” tattoo shop, very clean and has great art on the walls. The employees are super friendly and the artists are beyond talented. Honestly, I don’t know how a person could contain so much talent!! Complimentary water & coffee … boom!!

Brittany B.

My husband and I have been coming here for tattoos about two years now. All of the artists are great, and very talented. Highly recommend Bethany as she has done several pieces on both of us. Shop is very clean, so the the equipment! I made the mistake of going to another place here in Jacksonville and the work was horrible compared to Elite. They work with you on designs as well as budget range. Overall, I will not go anywhere else for tattoo work.

Courtney G.

OK so to start off, this tattoo shop is just amazing!!

Atmosphere: very chill, tons of custom art on the walls to look at while you’re waiting. They have free cookies, coffee and water. Huge flat screen on the wall if you have people waiting with you while you’re getting tattooed

Artists: I’ve only been tattooed by Melissa, but she is awesome. She really takes your ideas and makes them into a wonderful piece of custom body art. I get compliments on my sugar skull for all the unique details ALL THE TIME!! The other artists have really awesome portfolios so I’m sure they are just as great. The receptionist is really cool too. He was joking with me and made me feel like i was at home. Also, they are super clean here. I would recommend this shop to ANYONE!!

Amelia J.

This is my go to tattoo shop when I’m visiting my brother. I’ve had 3 tattoos done here and they all healed really awesome. Stephen does all of my work, but I can definitely recommend the other artists as well since my brother has had work done by all of them. I really love the fact that they have custom art on the walls, it’s definitely unlike any tattoo shop from back home!!

Andrea B.

Its hard to find real artists in this area, as opposed to jerks ready to rip off Marines. I highly recommend artist elite. This is definitely my place 🙂 very professional and friendly. I came here the first time to get piercings from Greg, he did great, and he’s the apprentice! I’ve had to come back several times to adjust/change the jewelry, but that’s because my cheeks are thick and didn’t fit the standard. I also went there for more detail on a tattoo I got in 29 palms, Stew really fixed it up! 🙂 I’m so happy with the work and customer service, i don’t plan on going anywhere else in town. I can’t forget the beautiful artwork hung in the studio either, it’s definitely something to see.

Sarah B.

When I first moved here, I had no idea where i was going to start getting my work done. I am super picky, so went to basically all of the shops around Jacksonville and was not impressed. Elite is on a side road that i rarely travel, so I came across it by mistake. It’s a hidden gem!!! The staff treats you like part of the family from the moment you walk through the door. None of the artists seem sketchy like most of the other shops around here. The shop is crazy clean and has custom art on the walls. And they have free coffee… cant beat that 🙂 The work that i’ve received here is even better than work that i’ve gotten done at some pretty world renown shops. I’ll NEVER go anywhere else!!!


As I sit here getting Tattooed, by Melissa, i figured I’d write a review for anyone considering getting tattooed or pierced in the Jacksonville,NC and surrounding areas. Not only is the staff friendly and outgoing, the shop is exceptionally clean and the prices are great. As the old saying goes,”you get what you pay for”, you will definitely get more than your moneys worth here!!! I am a repeat customer and am confident that any and all artist are fully capable of nothing less than excellence, but don’t take my word for it, come in, check out any one of their many portfolios and see for yourself. Dyz, the piercer, is also top notch, as a parent of a teenager that loves piercings, i wont let anyone else pierce her,made that mistake once and Dyz had to fix it and wouldn’t feel confident or comfortable with anyone else. Loooooooove this shop and ALL the artists here and wouldn’t be writing this review if i didn’t, so come on down, check them out and become one of the family:)