Quality Tattoo

Professional Staff

  • Sean Wyett

    Sean is the owner of Black Cat and has 16 years experience tattooing. His specialty's include pin-ups, portraits and lowbrow art but is skilled in all techniques. Portfolio
  • Erin Ruiz

    Erin is unequivocally, one of Boise's premier artists. She has 6 years experience tattooing. Her expertise lies in surrealism but is proficient in all styles. Portfolio
  • Travis Campion

    Travis has been tattooing for 8 years, he is a master of American Traditional and Symbolism. Travis' tattoo style comes from a deeper level. Portfolio

Black Cat’s Mission:

It’s our goal to make sure you get not only the best possible tattoo, but have the best possible experience.   We take our time, listen, and treat you right.  We do primarily all-custom work, collaborating with you to design a piece specifically for you and the area of your body you want it on.  We also have a large selection of flash if you prefer to choose something from our collection.


My friend and I came to Sean for my second ( her first) tattoo. We told him what we wanted and showed him a picture, and made it look better than we could have imagined. He was so funny and easy going, he made the whole process fun and entertaining. Will definitely be returning here for any future tattoos I may get. My friend and I highly recommend Sean.

Emily S.

Erin is fantastic! Thank you for such a great experience. :)

Elizabeth F.

Travis has been my go to artist for years! Highly recommend him

Andy A.

I would recommend Black Cat and Travis to anyone looking to get some work done! Travis did a great job with my husband's and my tattoo! I love it! Going back next weekend to get more work done!

Brittany S.

Fantastic experience; Sean worked with me for several months perfecting the design to ensure it was exactly what I wanted, and I am totally in love with what he came up with. Super proud to have it on my arm!

Catherine M.

Sean is absolutely amazing. He will definitely be my new choice tattoo artist. I was just done by him and I'm so far in love with my new piece. His line work is so stunning words can't describe. He makes you feel so comfortable especially when an area may be more tender than others and you're flinching from pain. I will most definitely be returning.

Melanie B.

My daughter has all her gorgeous work done by Sean so,of course, he's who I saw. He was just as wonderful as she said he was. I am so picky and indecisive. Sean was patient and kind. What I liked most was his honesty!!!! If he didn't agree he'd say so and explain why. That's huge to me. Thanks for your kindness and patience. Most of all, thank you for the wonderful tattoo!!! I see why Dani values you.

Rachael S.

I love going to Black Cat. Travis does awesome work. I've referred 3 other people to him and we all agree, he's wonderful. My first tattoo by Travis was over 2 years ago and it still looks like I've had it for 6 months. He is passionate about his artwork and it shows. The quality is worth the pain, as he goes hard to make each line perfect. Very minimal to no touch-ups needed as a result. Travis is also very educated not only in the tattoo industry, but in painting and fine art as well. He comes up with the most beautiful ideas, and is willing to redo multiple sketches until it's perfect. He is very respectful and professional. Would recommend him any day.

Tricia W.

Went to Erin for my first tattoo. She was awesome to work with. From consult and design all the way through teaching this newbie how to care for it. I absolutely love the work she has done and look forward to more in the future.

Brandon F.

If you're in Boise and itching for a tattoo go see Travis at Black Cat. He's the best.

Charles O.

Awesome work. Sean is a great artist and has done work on my whole family!

Desi P.

My friend and I came to Sean for my second ( her first) tattoo. We told him what we wanted and showed him a picture, and made it look better than we could have imagined. He was so funny and easy going, he made the whole process fun and entertaining. Will definitely be returning here for any future tattoos I may get. My friend and I highly recommend Sean.

Emily S.

Sean was awesome! He had some ideas for me but totally listened to what I was more interested in and drew me a great tattoo! Such an awesome first time experience! Thanks so much Sean!

Mckenzie P.

I go to Travis Campion, his work is always so timeless. I love collaborating with him on the design, and I know I will like it 2 days from then, 2 months, 2 years, etc.

Ruby S.

Sean did an awesome job on my piece. I wanted a memorial for my grandparents and Sean created a beautiful bouquet of my grandparents' favorite flowers. It was exactly what I was hoping for and I would certainly recommend Black Cat Tattoo to anyone wanting to get some work done.

Stacy M.

The experience was fantastic. I got a tattoo done by Erin, she was fantastic. Made me feel comfortable during the whole tattoo which is big for me. Very relatable. Not to mention the art work done by them and that's in the shop is amazing! I'm going back soon to get more. I will travel to the next state to get another tattoo done by them.

Adrienne N.

Moved to Boise area 15 years ago, and I needed to find a new tattooist. Walked in and talked with Sean for a bit. Since then I've never been tattooed at any other shop. He's now the only person that tattoos myself or my wife, and I recommend the shop to anyone that asks. One thing I really appreciate is that Sean will tell you straight up if something won't be a good idea in the long run. Travis and Erin have kicked out some killer pieces while I've been in getting work done, so I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them as well.

Chris T.

Sean did an amazing job. Far more than I expected. Being my first tat.

Guy M. Sr.

Always getting great comments on my Paw prints, everyone who see's them love it. We will be back for more soonish........gotta come from Oz !

Sam T.

Erin at Black Cat Tattoo did an awesome nautical star and banner on the inside of my left bicep. Great design and color!

Keith K.

HUGE thank you to my second family:) you all are amazing, and I appreciate and absolutely love all of the work I've had done. Just so everyone knows, these guys deserve coffee during morning sessions, and food in the afternoons.

Kayla R.

Sean does the most incredible custom pieces! If you want more than a tattoo, if you want a work of art, then this is the shop!

Leigha W.

I got my first tattoo here and they did an amazing job.

Courtnee N.

If your going to get a tattoo in Boise, Sean Wyett at Black Cat Tattoo is an amazing artist...Check him out..

Scott C.

Erin definitely was an amazing person to talk to and she made my Adventure Time tattoo look amazing :) I would recommend this place.

Aspen K.

First off I want to say I really enjoy the vibe of this shop, the artists are all very professional, not intimidating. I would be what one would refer to as a tattoo novice, never had a preference on shops or artists in the past. After my experience at Black Cat, I won't be going to any other shop for future work! The place is clean, again not intimidating, and the artists are all very skilled.

Nichole K.

I have been going to Sean Wyett at Black Cat for around 5 years now and nine tattoos later I will never go to another artist. First and foremost his art is top notch and his lines are always strong. Second, no one in the shop has either the stuck up attitude or chip on their shoulder. Always a great environment and I stop by even when I'm not getting tattooed.

Django C.

Sean Wyett is one of the most professional and talented tattoo artists Boise has ever seen. I regret never being able to give him a picture of his beautiful finished project on my back, so I decided to post it on their Yelp page. My tattoo was difficult and took over 5 hours, but he was so patient and accommodating to my comfort. Thank you Sean. Next time I'm in Boise and have a hankering for a tattoo, I will call you!

Chanie M.

I went to Sean Wyett for my first tattoo. I was referred to him and I was very impressed. I have heard many different things about what to expect for a first tattoo. He was very kind and had great bedside manner as I was extremely nervous. I am very pleased with how the tattoo came out and I am even more pleased by the experience all around. If I ever get more tattoos I won't go anywhere else but to Sean at Black Cat Tattoo!

Leah G.

Sean Wyett did an amazing tattoo for me! He is very creative and he took my ideas and made them into an incredible tattoo..i am extremely happy with my experience and will definitely come back for more..

Scott C.

How Much Do You Charge?

Prices vary depending on many things – size, placement, complexity, artist, etc. Our #1 concern is quality and sometimes that costs a little bit more.  A piece you are 100% happy with is priceless.

Our shop minimum is $60.00.

What Do I Need To Do On The Day Of My Tattoo?

Drink lots of water, eat well, and get plenty of rest. Wear comfortable clothing and make sure we can easily get to the area you want tattooed.

How Do I Care For My Tattoo?

We will review aftercare information with you in depth after your tattoo. Everyone is different and aftercare varies slightly depending on your needs. If you have any questions, please call or stop by.

Do You Have Ready-Made Designs?

Yes. Primarily we do custom tattoos, collaborating with you to create a piece that is unique.  If you have something in mind, email it or bring it in to show us.  We can turn any design into a tattoo, but be aware that some designs may need alteration in size or detail in order to achieve the desired effect. Some details will not show up if the tattoo is too small.


Do You Sterilize Your Equipment?

We use steam autoclave sterilization and use freshly sterilized equipment for each tattoo. We spore-test our autoclaves monthly to ensure they are working properly.


If you want a custom tattoo, it is best to set a consultation appointment.  Bring a reference or two about what you or looking for, or look through our extensive art library.  We will draw a piece for you that is one-of-a-kind and customized to fit the location on your body where the art is going.


We do not tattoo anyone under the age of 18.  We do not tattoo people under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  PERIOD.  Please bring your ID and leave your kids at home.

Payment Methods

We accept cash and debit/credit cards (sorry, no AmEx).  We do not accept checks.

Walk Ins Welcome – Appointments Preferred

Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday  11 am – 7 pm 

Address: 3101 W. State St. Boise, Idaho 83703

Phone: (208) 368-9960 

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