For this round-up, we’ve decided to gather together a few of the best WordPress tattoo themes for tattoo studios and artists available in 2017. If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to launch a website for your tattoo & piercing parlor on the WordPress platform, one of the themes on this list ought to do the job.
But let’s get down to brass tacks: there’s not many tattoo themes for WordPress out there. This is a pretty short list, which probably won’t be surprising to our web developer and designer readers. Still, we did manage to turn up a few. The basic requirements are a portfolio page, and some way to showcase client galleries and artist bios. This is usually done using custom post types and page templates. And, obviously, the theme needs to look the part. Dark, rich color schemes are par for the course.
What we did: selected WordPress tattoo themes by hand, based primarily on the quality of their design and features. What we didn’t do: gather up every relevant theme in existence and dump them onto a meaningless list. But if you think we missed something, let us know in the comments.
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Tattoo Pro was released in June, and we don’t think there’s a better tattoo parlor theme currently available for WordPress. Although the design and overall visual impact of the theme is on point and makes an excellent first impression, the versatility of this one is where it really shines.
A variety of layouts, multiple galleries, engaging slideshows, and even video backgrounds give shop owners a lot to work with when assembling their website, providing a variety of ways to showcase their work and artists. The developers have packed in the most sought after freebies too: Revolution Slider, for animated homepage slideshows, and Visual Composer, for creating and editing infinite layouts on the front-end without having to touch a line of code. The options panel is comprehensive and useful, with tons of ways to tweak and customize the theme and apply your own touch and brand.
The Tattoo Pro theme is responsive and retina-ready, so it will provide a consistent user experience and sharp graphics across the spectrum of mobile and desktop devices — a pretty essential feature in 2017. Other popular plugins are supported: WooCommerce for building a robust online storefront (take desposits, sell jewelry) and MailChimp for mailing list management.
SEO optimized, translation-ready with WPML support, and well-documented & supported. Highly recommended.More Info/Download
Ink Tattoo Studio
Ink Tattoo Studio, as you might guess from the name, was designed and developed specifically with tattoo parlours and studios in mind. It was built on Twitter’s popular Bootstrap 3 framework, a solid HTML5 and CSS3 codebase that’s fully responsive.
The theme features two layout styles – by default, it’s single page layout, but it can easily be made to support multi-page sites. Six pre-made color styles appropriate for tattoo studios and artists are included out of the box. Studios can show case their portfolios, galleries of clients, and the artisits themselves.
Ink Tattoo Studio is very well documented, and demo content is provided for fast installation and setup.More Info/Download
Inkd is a one page WordPress tattoo (and piercing) studio theme that boasts a cutting-edge, modern design and some excellent secondary features like a drag & drop page builder and an extensive options panel. There’s even CSS3 animations and parallax scrolling, adding a touch of visual flare.
Several custom post types and a portfolio page are provided. The theme is responsive, having been built on the Bootstrap framework. Google maps is integrated, and a PSD is included should further customization is necessary.More Info/Download
Tattoo Studio, as the name would suggest, was built primarily for use by body artists, piercers and tattoo studios, but can easily be adapted for other sorts of creative professionals too.
The theme is responsive and looks great across a wide range of devices. Custom post types and a portfolio page are provided. Lots of options on the backend make this a flexible theme, giving you lots of opportunity for customization and branding. The theme is easy and fast to install, cross browser compatible and translation ready.More Info/Download
Inka is a multipurpose WordPress theme that wasn’t created exclusively for tattoo studios and artists, but lends itself well to that use. The retro design gives it its own unique look, and the theme is packed with a lot of great extras: Revolution Slider, Accordion Slider, Visual Composer and more.
The theme is fully responsive and provides users with a sortable portfolio, carousel, pricing tables, testimonial slider and Google maps integration. A working contact form is built-in. The theme is compatible with the WPML plugin as well as WooCommerce. An extensive theme options panels gives you lots of control over colors, fonts, and theme elements.More Info/Download
Tattoo Salon is a responsive WordPress tattoo theme found in the TemplateMonster marketplace. The theme is responsive, and includes necessary features like a filterable portfolio, custom page templates and an advanced theme options panel for branding and customization.
One of the benefits TemplateMonster themes is that the company provides add-on services as well – logo implementation, color scheme adjustment and even installation and hosting are all available at extra cost. This makes TemplateMonster a one stop shop, and while we wouldn’t always recommend their themes to developers, inexperienced WordPress users who’d rather let someone else deal with the nuts and bolts might want to take note.More Info/Download
NeoTattooSalon is another 100% responsive TemplateMonster theme designed exclusively tattoo and piercing studios. The theme includes a sortable portfolio, multiple color options, animated homepage sliders and more. It’s SEO ready and translation ready. Lifetime, free updates are offered.
Once again, a good choice for WordPress novices who might want to let someone else take control of the installation and hosting.More Info/Download
And that’s the end of our list of the best WordPress tattoo themes for now. Hopefully we’ll see a few more strong entries in this niche during the next few months. If you’ve got a suggestion, let us know in the comments.