Located in the heart of Boston University, our light and bright studio features a team of experienced, specialized artists dedicated to creating the best tattoo work possible. 

Due to high demand, our artists work by appointment only, through email only generally 6-8 weeks in advance. We do not hold regular shop hours or offer same-day or walk-in service.

To book with an artist, please read the booking info page and email an artist directly for all tattoo inquiries. We really appreciate your cooperation to allow us to better serve everyone.


Brilliance tattoo will be hosting an art show displaying elize nazelie's watercolor work of 2017. The show will be held Sunday, Dec 3rd from 5-8pm, you can read the details on her blog!


we are thrilled to announce our new apprentice nic tharpa, our newest artist addition to the brilliance team! nic combines traditional eastern influences and geometric and ornamental patterns. check out his portfolio on our artist page!


bright, private rooms

You're in enough pain during a tattoo. We try to make your surroundings as pleasant as possible.

Personal Attention

All appointments require an in-person consultation to get to know you and your vision. We prefer to set aside time for you without the bustle of walk-in traffic.


specialized artists

Our experienced artists are focused on producing the highest quality of illustration work possible. Check out our portfolios and see for yourself.