Empire Tattoo & Piercing AVL

Empire Tattoo & Piercing AVL

Empire Tattoo & Piercing AVL

About Us


We’re open 7 days a week, appointments or walk-ins welcome.

Prices- Tattoos start at $80
Piercing starts at $35

Largest selection of body jewelry in WNC!!! We search hard so you don’t have to!
Fine white, rose, and yellow gold. Organics, stone, gemstones, bronze, silver, one of a kind!

Artists are trained in all forms of tattoos. Traditional Japanese, American, Black & Grey, portraits, etc…. from armbands to body suits! You can’t go wrong!

We Accept Walk-ins & Appointments

Artists portfolios are only a small example of what we can do. Please remember that these images are custom pieces, please do not duplicate them. We will be more than happy to create a custom tattoo or artwork for you. To see everyone’s full portfolios please stop by the studio.

Hours Of Operation

Mon – Thu: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm



We will keep you posted on future events here on this page.



Disclaimer: I was a tattoo virgin when I walked into Empire, so I have no basis of comparison. But as a first-timer, I couldn’t give them a higher recommendation. They were patient with my questions, really listened to my ideas, and were very honest and thorough about what to expect and what NOT to expect. They didn’t coddle or patronize me, but they were very professional and made me feel comfortable and confident about my decision. From the moment I pussyfooted in there, nervous as a virgin bride, to the moment I sashayed out feeling like a Zen Badass, I felt like I was in good hands. My tattoo is healing well and I am absolutely thrilled with the way it looks. Randy was my artist and it’s like he read my mind. He listened attentively to my ramblings and created something that is even more beautiful and meaningful than I imagined.

If you’re feeling inspired, if it feels right, go get inked at Empire. Ask for Randy, and tell him the Girl With the Seahorse Tattoo sent you!


I’ve gotten 2 tattoos and multiple piercings done at Empire! The piercings went smoothly and I was given all of the necessary care information. The first tattoo I got done at Empire was very simple. Regardless, the artist did exactly what I wanted and the price was excellent! The second tattoo I got at Empire was much more complex and I gave the artist a lot more freedom. HE DID AN AMAZING JOB and there is no way I could be happier with it than I already am!
In short, the people are awesome, extremely talented, and they really give you what you want! Wish I could give 6 stars!


In one word—– Professional. They take the time to explain the whole process. Great experience.


Excellent work, well worth the price. This is where I go, always, and I recommend all my friends go here as well. As good or better than Saint in Knoxville, without the asshole attitude.

Contact Us

We are Empire Tattoo AVL

83 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Phone: 828- 252 8282

* Please remember we do not make appointments over the internet. We can only answer general questions through email. Often we are not in the studio when we check our mail, this makes it impossible to access our appointment book that is located at the studio.*

We will try to answer all emails, but sometimes we may be out of town etc… sorry in advance. If you do not hear from us in a reasonable amount of time please call the studio for faster service.

Thank you,

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