Welcome to Cicada Tattoo. We have been creating quality tattoos since 2008. Our walls are covered with over a century of history. Our artists are dedicated to their craft and will do their best to create a great tattoo for you.

At Cicada Tattoo We Work by appointment.
Give us a call or send an email to get things started.
If an artist is available, we might be able to get you in right away.
If we are all busy we will set you up with the soonest time or day available.  It is helpful if you email details of your tattoo before you call.

If you need artwork drawn or prepared, send us an email.
Seattle:  cicadatattoo@gmail.com
Tacoma:  cicadatacoma@gmail.com

The email should include as much of the following info as possible:

Your name and phone number.
Do you have any particular artist in mind?
A description of the tattoo with as much detail as possible.
Size and placement.
Color or black and grey?
Any particular style?
Are you  working around any existing tattoos, if so, send pic.
If it is going to be a cover-up?  If so send pic of old tattoo.
Send any reference photos you find that help to convey your idea and style.
What days do you generally have available?

If your tattoo is more complicated than emailing allows for, we can do an in person consultation.  Give us a call and we’ll set aside a half hour to chat about your design.

Seattle Tattoo Shop

10309 Aurora Ave N (highway 99). Seattle, Washington. 98133.
Open Fri-Wed, 12-8 pm.

Tacoma Shop

1128 S L Street.  Tacoma, WA.  98405.



We offer many styles. Whether it be a large dragon sleeve, a custom piece on the ribs; or just a small star, cross, or butterfly on a foot or wrist, we are happy to work with your ideas and realize your vision. Some of the things we enjoy doing: traditional Japanese, traditional American old school, new school, bio-mechanical, script, black and gray, realistic portraits of pets or love ones, animals, angels, creatures and monsters, flowers, abstract designs, reworking older designs to bring them to life, cover-ups (instead of removal), and larger free hand compositions that compliment the shapes and forms of the body. Many of the designs in our portfolios are one of a kind custom pieces that we have drawn for our clients.  We also have a great collection of tattoo flash available if you want to choose from already rendered pictures.  Our walls are covered with hand drawn and hand painted artwork from artists who have worked in our industry for the last one hundred years or more.

How Much?

To set up a tattoo appointment we will require a deposit.  For most tattoos we require $80, but the artist may ask more for larger or complicated pieces. This money lets us know that you are serious before we commit time to drawing. There is no drawing fee -the deposit will eventually all be applied to the final session of your tattoo.  The deposit is not refundable, if you decide not to get tattooed after all, the artist will keep the money as compensation for drawing or planning of the tattoo. If you miss your appointment without letting us know ahead of time, the deposit will be forfeited. We require at least 48 hours cancellation notice for rescheduling. Anything less than that does not give the artist time to book another client.

Our Prices start at $80 for the smallest tattoos. Almost every shop has a price minimum to make sure they are compensated for materials and preparation time.  This is a set up fee and is charged at the beginning of each session, but is gradually phased out as the tattooing time approaches two hours.  For tattoos that take more than two hours in a given session, the client pays just the hourly rate of $200 per hour.

Artists reserve the right to quote a flat price that differs from standard pricing.  Examples of this would be a tattoo that takes an unusually large amount of preparation even though the actual tattoo is quick.  Or difficult areas, like fingers, which require expertise and often require a follow up appointment.

We have a talented crew here.  Most of the artists have over ten years experience.  We have dedicated our lives to the art, and look forward to making a beautiful tattoo for you.

The following are some time-lapse videos of tattoos done at Cicada Tattoo.