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BEST PLACE IN TOWN

TO GET POKED

Quality work × friendly people × Award winning artists

 

Ultimate Arts Tattoo is located on the beautiful East Side of Madison, WI. We pride ourselves on being the area's finest custom tattoo studio.

 

We specialize in doing as much original work as possible for our clients.  Clients are welcome to bring in ideas from any source or simply give us a description for the tattoo design.  In addition to design work, we provide top quality tattoo cover up and restoration.  Click through our site to see for yourself!

Ultimate Arts Tattoo has been poking the Madison area since 1988 and have recruited some of most talented artists around. Some clients regularly travel from other states to get work done by our artists and some from half way around the world. Sunday and weekdays we mainly work by appointments. Occasionally we have cancellations or open slots on the schedule but it is most common to be booked in advance.   Every Saturday is walk-in day.

We proudly have won Best of Madison gold award 2017 & 2018, We won Bronze and Silver in 2015 & 2016. Isthmus voted us Mad Faves Body Art Shop. We proudly display over 100 trophies in the studio for tattoos done by Ultimate Arts Tattoo.
 

 

Phone

(608) 249-7352

 

Location

3236 Commercial Ave
(Fair Oaks &Hwy 30)
Madison, WI 53714

 

Hours

M-F 11a–8p
Sa 11a–8p (Walk-Ins)
Su Noon–6p

  Stripe   Darth Stripe has held the “choke hold master” title for supreme darkness for the last 24 years straight. After his victorious battle against love, light, and everything “cute”, As a result, his daily demands as a Sith Lord have became very time consuming, (truth is, he has a bit of a Star Wars problem.)  He books far in advance and mainly working off a waiting list. He does work most Saturdays doing walk-ins if your don't want to wait.

Stripe

Darth Stripe has held the “choke hold master” title for supreme darkness for the last 24 years straight. After his victorious battle against love, light, and everything “cute”, As a result, his daily demands as a Sith Lord have became very time consuming, (truth is, he has a bit of a Star Wars problem.)

He books far in advance and mainly working off a waiting list. He does work most Saturdays doing walk-ins if your don't want to wait.

  JIM   You probably already know that I’ve been tattooing longer than most of your pets have been alive and that I have excellent grooming habits. Here are a few things that you might not know about me:  Although I do quite a bit of realistic tattoos and portraits, I’m also quite proficient in stick-man drawing and allegorical illustration – especially those with subversive underlying themes.  I was raised by river otters. My favorite color is puce. I have an irrational fear of jelly beans. The End.

JIM

You probably already know that I’ve been tattooing longer than most of your pets have been alive and that I have excellent grooming habits. Here are a few things that you might not know about me:

Although I do quite a bit of realistic tattoos and portraits, I’m also quite proficient in stick-man drawing and allegorical illustration – especially those with subversive underlying themes.

I was raised by river otters. My favorite color is puce. I have an irrational fear of jelly beans. The End.

  Sleeven Steven   Steve was brought to us late one foggy night on a yellow unicorn with only half a horn. Little is known about his past it is rumored that he can rip phone books in half and release toxic gasses on command. He is deathly afraid of aliens but only the little gray ones.

Sleeven Steven

Steve was brought to us late one foggy night on a yellow unicorn with only half a horn. Little is known about his past it is rumored that he can rip phone books in half and release toxic gasses on command. He is deathly afraid of aliens but only the little gray ones.

 
  HEIDI   (Heidi is out on maturity leave until winter 2018)  “‘Crazy’ is a term of art; ‘insane’ is a term of law. Remember that, and you will save yourself a lot of trouble.” -Hunter S. Thompson We found this crazy lady on a back alley corner in Rockford, IL, selling ranch dressing to the trees. She kept mumbling about getting out of bat country so we decided to save her. We had to ween her off the toxic Rockford rum water for several days at a local casino hotel, but once we got her to Ultimate Arts, and gave her a tattoo machine, she started inking the most insane art. .

HEIDI

(Heidi is out on maturity leave until winter 2018)

“‘Crazy’ is a term of art; ‘insane’ is a term of law. Remember that, and you will save yourself a lot of trouble.” -Hunter S. Thompson
We found this crazy lady on a back alley corner in Rockford, IL, selling ranch dressing to the trees. She kept mumbling about getting out of bat country so we decided to save her. We had to ween her off the toxic Rockford rum water for several days at a local casino hotel, but once we got her to Ultimate Arts, and gave her a tattoo machine, she started inking the most insane art. .

  MR CHUK   “There’s nothing I enjoy more than long walks on the beach. Some of my other hobbies include watching the sunset from a picturesque grassy knoll, indulging in fine wine with a scrumptious foie gras dinner, and candlelight conversations on French film. But I think you’ll agree that nothing is quite as sexy as me taking a long walk on the beach.”

MR CHUK

“There’s nothing I enjoy more than long walks on the beach. Some of my other hobbies include watching the sunset from a picturesque grassy knoll, indulging in fine wine with a scrumptious foie gras dinner, and candlelight conversations on French film. But I think you’ll agree that nothing is quite as sexy as me taking a long walk on the beach.”

  RICHY RICH   Rich comes to Ultimate Arts with many years of tattoo artistry. When he fell from heaven, he traded his wings in for precision hands. He has traveled the globe searching for the best food and art. Ultimate Arts, located in beautiful Madison, WI is where he ended up.

RICHY RICH

Rich comes to Ultimate Arts with many years of tattoo artistry. When he fell from heaven, he traded his wings in for precision hands. He has traveled the globe searching for the best food and art. Ultimate Arts, located in beautiful Madison, WI is where he ended up.

 

Ryan

Bio to come soon

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Ultimate Arts Tattoo

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The Best Place In Town To Get Poked

Schedule Your Tattoo

  • We offer free consultations.

Simply call us at 608.249.7352 or stop by to schedule an appointment with an artist of your choice. Bring in any reference images for your custom art to your consultation appointment. The artist will discuss your ideas and provide a time and price range. 

  • Schedule a Tattoo Appointment

Once the artist has met with you at your consultation appointment, the next step is to book an appointment to get your tattoo. Tattoos are mainly by appointment at Ultimate Arts, a popular exception is every Saturday, which is walk-in only day. All tattoo appointments require a deposit, which will be applied to the price of the tattoo.

  • Get your tattoo

At your appointment the artist should have art ready for you. After you have agreed to the artwork and the artist has made any last minute changes to the tattoo sketch they will create a stencil of the tattoo. They will place the stencil on the desired tattoo location to ensure the placement and size of the art is perfect before they even start poking. Stencils can be placed several times if needed to get the perfect placement. Some tattoos are drawn directly on the skin making the moving of the art more difficult. Please communicate with your artist, it is never a bother to tell us what you like and don't like. Communication during the entire process is very important.  Please don't forget to present your deposit slip when you pay for your tattoo. 

Each artist is different and books out differently. Plan ahead is always best.