715 Island Ave, McRocks, PA 15136, US

412-331-9226 tribal tattoo

Island Avenue Tattoo Co

World Famous, Pittsburgh's Original Custom Tattoo Shop! Voted #1

"Get it Done Right the First Time'          Contact us for a consultation! tattoos and piercings

About Us


Who we are!

World Famous Island Avenue Tattoo Company, is one of the oldest studios in Pittsburgh, PA! 

Pittsburgh's Original Custom Tattoo Shop.

 Since 1975 we have been serving the wonderful people of Pittsburgh and the surrounding Counties and the World!

To book an appointment call 412-331-9226

Our History


Shop history

Island Avenue Tattoo Company is one of the oldest studios in Pittsburgh, PA! A fun fact is Island Ave is one of the oldest in Pennsylvania. Island Ave Tattoo has a long story in the city of Pittsburgh and has been in business for over 44 years, here a Friendly, Clean Environment and Most of all Quality is and alway's will be the forefront of our craft. Our work has stood head and sholders abve the rest in the area. From top to bottom we approach tattoos and piercings the way it’s supposed to be done, (Done Right, The First Time!) we cut no corners, and take no shortcuts, Just ask one of your friends, neighbors, and even your mailman you will no doubt find someone we've tattooed!

Quality you can stand for

We are known throughout the area for our intricate detail, clean line work, and solid, bright color... Today, we continue the tradition alive, applying solid, bright tattoos, that make people stop and take notice.



Karen N.

Got my first tattoo here in 1993 and my second a couple weeks later. All these  Years later they still look great. Haven't faded much and haven't Had em touched up. The shop is Professional and clean, I highly  Recommend. Excellent quality work.

Rick W.

Fantastic service!  They took the time to work with me on my initial design and made it better.  They applied an artist touch.  The design was great, the ink is fantastic!

Amanda M.

Best tattoo shop I've ever been to. Jim does fantastic work. He's done two of my tattoos and I will continue going back to him for his amazing job with color. Also Coco is the best for piercings. She is so nice and extremely knowledgeable. I love this place!

Monica H.

My sister and i got our first tattoos' here about nine years ago ~ i also got my bellybutton and tounge pierced here as well ~ i have brought back my sisters and friends to get thee work done ~ they are fast accurate and very friendly ! my tip would be to go prior to and looka around ~ if you have any questions or unsure of what you want they are ready and willing to help ! if you dont see what you like or want something altered ( as a did) they are more than willing to help by drawing something or researching untill you are happy !

Meet Our Team

Jim Allchin

Jim Allchin, Tattoo Artist, Polynesian, Island Ave Tattoo

Jim's ultra-detailed Color Realism and Traditional Island-style Tribal, Japanese style, and Smooth Black and Gray work, or whatever style you are looking for, we’ve got you covered!


Coco "Piercer"


Coco lived in Hawaii and moved to Pittsburgh in 2000 and has been piercing for over 18 years. Coco is regularly called the most knowledgeable piercer in the Pittsburgh area. tattoos and piercings

Coco's Gallery



Johnny is new to our shop and is a talented seasoned artist in many styles! 

Welcome him to our family!


Contact Us

Island Avenue Tattoo Co

715 Island Ave, McRocks, PA 15136, US

(412) 331-9226



Tuesday - Saturday: 12 PM - 8 PM

Mondays By Appointment Only!!

Closed Sunday

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