Best of Boston
2008 Best Tattoo Parlor
Tattoos stopped being solely for bikers and misfits a long time ago, so it’s only right that tattoo shops have graduated from dimly lit spaces to more contemporary (and way less scary) digs. Redemption is the very model of the modern tattoo parlor: a hip, clean venue with wood floors, a classy portfolio on the walls, and talented artists. Whether you know what you want or need some collaborative input, the crew will deliver a flawlessly executed design, all while you lounge—to the extent that it’s possible while having your skin pricked over and over—in a cushy chair.
2094 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-576-0097,