by Jacki Mick
Who: Stigma Tattoo Bar
Why: The detailed work of this downtown tattoo studio will kind of blow your mind. Their shades of gray portrait work is particularly remarkable.
Why: The colors, man, the colors. The vibrant work of Mr. Williams Tattoo Co. is nothing short of amazing. Occasionally, they will share the art in addition to the final product.
Who: Rise Above Tattoo
Why: Take a look at the tattoo on the left. Then look at the original photograph on the right. Then back to the tattoo. Impressed? Yeah, me too. This is a new Instagram account, but if we treat the work displayed on it as a preview, we're in for some fantastic ink.
Who: Miss Heidi's Tattoo
Why: Check out the shadow on that dragonfly! Miss Heidi's been tattooing Orlandans for more than 20 years. In her Instagram account, she not only shows us her finished product, but a sneak peek at her art, both tattoo and non.
Why: Juan's freehand work is mind-blowing. It takes a lot of trust to let someone basically draw, permanently, on your skin, but the above pic (and the rest of his work in the gallery) should leave no doubt that you'll get top-notch ink.
Why: Looking for someone to tattoo the inside of your ear? H&H is your shop. Look at the detail on that, though! All of their work is equally impressive, particularly the all-the-rage right now watercolor tattoos. The original Hart and Huntington, located in the Las Vegas Valley, was featured on Inked on A&E.
Who: Primrose Tattoo
Why: There are two artists from this shop worth mentioning: Austin & Little Joe. Austin's Instagram is filled with flash, actual tattoos and the occasional shot of him tattooing someone. Little Joe, who is the owner, features more traditional tattoos, all with glorious color. As for the level of talent, both of them are super-high up there.