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Denver Ink: Must-See Tattoo Shops In Mile High (PHOTOS)

    First Posted: 08/22/11 06:18 PM ET   Updated: 12/20/11 01:16 PM ET

Denver's got plenty of talented tattoo artists. Find them at these six tattoo parlors -- and check out our slideshow of their best work.

Mantra: Mantra stands out from the nearby tat joints with its diverse and highly experienced staff. Whether you're looking to get a portrait of your grandfather or a whimsical scene, you'll find an artist here to match that image in your mind's eye.
1695 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood; 303-239-8282

Tribe: Opened over a decade ago by John Slaughter, artist and promoter of "community, tribe and culture," this bright and inspired ink shop boasts a strong staff of imaginative artists of the body, as well as other artistic mediums.
674 Santa Fe Drive; 730-904-8904

Fallen Owl: A studio fairly new to the Denver scene, artist Adam Rose opened this Lakewood custom tattoo shop in 2010, immediately winning a slew of positive reviews. Bold, detailed, black and white, color - they have your tat needs covered. Bonus: The staff regularly works with benefits and fundraisers for local non-profits and families in need.
8789 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood; 303-232-1350

Sinfulltration: This unassuming little West Colfax shop houses a small staff with large talent, including husband-wife team Chad and Amanda Martin. Fun fact: When he's not creating epidermal art, you can catch Chad with his band Colfax Cowboys."
7004 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood; 303-232-9289

Faith: Faith refers to itself as a tattoo gallery, and its eclectic décor -- including a keyhole-shaped walkway -- and skilled artists certainly supports that claim. Located northwest of town in Golden, the immaculate shop and quality work makes it well worth the extra few minutes' drive from downtown.
809 13th St., Golden; 303-278-2296

Th'ink Tank: This vibrant South Broadway body art mecca often has upwards of nine artists and guest artists on hand. In addition to tats, Th'ink Tank hosts revolving curated shows featuring art from local tattoo artists.
172 S Broadway; 720-932-0124

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