Summertime in Colorado means special occasions many of us may wish to remember by getting a new tattoo. Where is your favorite tattoo shop in Western Colorado, and who is a tattoo artist you think deserves a special shout-out?

We asked you to drop the name of a great tattoo shop or artist who is located somewhere in Colorado's Grand Valley. Keep scrolling to check out the most mentioned shops in Grand Junction and beyond.

At What Age Can You Get A Tattoo in Colorado?

According to Colorado Rev. Stat. § 25-4-2101 to 2103, anyone in Colorado wanting a tattoo must be at least 18 years old. Anyone under the age of 18 must present permission in writing from a parent or guardian, with most places also requiring that parent or guardian to accompany anyone under the age of 18.

What's the Average Cost of a Tattoo in Grand Junction?

Most tattoo shops in Colorado will charge $100 to $150 per hour for body art and tattoos. Smaller tattoos may cost only $50, while larger tattoos may cost $1000 or more. It all depends on size, design, and which artist is doing the work.

Western Colorado's Most-Mentioned Tattoo Shops

One shop that was mentioned more than others was Grand Junction's Elysium Tattoo shop. This shop is located at 535 North 7th Street in Grand Junction and was opened in 2017 by founder Ario DiCristina. Tap this link to find out more about Elysium Studios.

Keep scrolling to see what other artists and tattoo shops have the Grand Valley talking.

Drop The Best Places to Get a Tattoo in Colorado’s Grand Valley

Summertime is right around the corner, and you may be thinking about marking a special occasion with new ink. We asked you to tell us about a great tattoo shop or tattoo artist who works in the Grand Valley. Keep scrolling to check out the top answers:

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Ready for some new ink this year? Check out nine locations in Grand Junction you told us are some of the best places in town for a new tattoo or piercing. Scroll on to learn more about these locations and the artists behind some of the photos you sent us on our station app.

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LOOK: Grand Junction Wants These Tattoos On These Body Parts

Have you considered getting a tattoo. If so, what would you get? For that matter, where would you place it? I posted on Facebook, "I want a tattoo of a(n)_______ on my ________. Here's a look at your replies.

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