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Buku Tattoo
Buku Tattoo Studio

Welcome to Buku Tattoo Studio

In the heart of St Petersburg, FL, and proudly serving the Tampa Bay area since 2013, Buku Tattoo Studio has raised the bar of the tattoo experience. Buku is located right on Central Ave. in the Grand Central District area of downtown St. Pete, where Ray Prather and his dedicated team of artists’ have a wide variety of skill sets and portfolios for you to consider. Whether it’s your first tattoo or your 100th, you can expect Buku to help you feel comfortable in your decision.

"We all have our styles here at Buku. However, we understand how unique your tattoo ideas are. My team and I are more than happy to help you bring those ideas to reality...just how you imagined it."


Buku is all about abundance, and that’s exactly what you get when you visit us. The feeling of something more than just a tattoo or a studio. A symbol of your individuality and every artist at Buku has made it their passion, making YOU their canvas. We deliver original artwork to every piece that we execute. Buku Tattoo Studio embraces that abundance and individuality you’re seeking.

Clean and Professional Atmosphere

Our services


Buku has a clean and professional atmosphere, and when walking through the doors, you'll be met with the smiling face of someone excited to hear and collaborate with you about your tattoo ideas.


Want someone to punch a hole in your face instead? No problem, Buku has a fully functioning piercing room that's ready for appointments and Walk-ins.

Custom Art

Maybe you're looking for an original piece of art? Buku does that too. On the walls, you will find original pieces for sale, or you can even collab with the artist to have one made.


No matter what customization you choose, we will make sure that you have everything you need and know exactly how to care for your new tattoo or piercing.


Our artists

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Best Tattoo in St. Pete

What our clients say

Such amazing staff. Kind and honest. I would recommend this shop to anyone who is going for the first time, or already has a body of art! Props to Anya for doing fantastic work.
Got two small wrist lettering tattoos from Liv few months back. They healed perfectly and she was very sweet and made me feel at ease. 10 out of 10 Would Recommended!
Got tattooed by Ray back in April 2017 and I couldn’t be more pleased. He did an amazing job with colors, lines and shadows! He was very easy to talk to as well and I am very happy with both the tattoo and the experience itself. Would go here again without hesitation.
Got my first piercing here and I’m glad i chose this place. My piercing Lala was a flawless victory with no discomfort, exceeded my expectations. Couldn’t be happier.

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Working Hours

Call Us: (727)-273-5898

12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

12:00 pm -9:00 pm

Monday: CloseD