Best Tattoo Shop - 2009
Despite the unassuming, narrow exterior of its original downtown Fort Lauderdale location, Colorfast packs a mammoth-sized artistic punch. The waiting area is bright and clean but no-nonsense. Although the staff is friendly, Colorfast is not necessarily where you come to waste time and mess around. It's where you go to get some seriously sick work done. Like any earnest tattoo shop, the place specializes in custom work (unlike more money-grubbing shops, though, they never charge to draw up a design). While someone here can deftly handle all styles, these artists truly excel at the bold and bright. See owner Vince for large-scale, flawless Asian and traditional work in prismatic colors that pop. Scott's your other go-to guy for standout neo-traditional designs as well as elegant script. Or see B.J. for more of that but with a twisted sense of humor. In a visually offensive ink world of cheesy flash, tribal and Asian eyesores, and sob stories on reality TV, these guys are fighting the good fight for the classic artistry of tattooing.