Best of Boston

2014 Best Tattoo Artist

Fat Ram, Fat Ram’s Pumpkin Tattoo

This stuff is permanent, folks, so don’t mess around. While big-name tattoo-parlor options abound, this modest Hyde Square storefront harbors some of the region’s best artists. Fat Ram himself has been inking intricate Madonnas, sublime Medusas, and mesmerizing trompe l’oeil scenes for 26 years, all the while painting and sculpting in his spare time.

374 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, 617-522-6444,