It all started when…

Thick as Thieves opened in 2004 with the vision of being an old school tattoo parlor that provides top quality custom tattooing. Conveniently located in the heart of Denver, Colorado, Thick as Thieves has a bright, clean, welcoming environment with the eclectic feel that you would hope for in a tattoo shop.

Our artists have traveled the world attending tattoo conventions and doing guest spots. We have won awards for our tattooing and art work.

In 2012, owner Mike Pinto landed a spot on the national TV show “TLC’s Americas Worst Tattoos” where he was given the opportunity to turn someone else's mistake into a beautiful tattoo. He has become recognized as one of the premier tattoo artists in Colorado.

Thick as Thieves has some of the finest and most experienced tattoo artists in the state, with over 50 years combined experience versed in all styles of tattooing. Each artists passion is to help our clients achieve their personal tattoo vision. 

Whether you’re a first timer or a serious collector, Thick as Thieves will deliver.


  • Best Walk-In Shop of 2018 (Westword)

  • Best Tattoo Shop Denver 2019 (Google)


“Never go to any other shop but this wonderful place.” - Zelda C. (Yelp)

“Best tattoo shop in Denver.” - Michael Y. (Yelp)

“Had a great experience with Mike. He was easy to talk to and made sure I was comfortable.” - B C. (Yelp)