San Diego, California has a rich tattoo history. Featuring shops such as Chronic Tattoo, Full Circle Tattoo, Flying Panther Tattoo, Guru Tattoo, Seth’s Chop Shop, and Avalon Tattoo, San Diego is a great destination if you’re looking for some new ink. With a population of around 1,326,000, there are lots of potential customers for the parlors in town. Yelp currently lists 202 different shops when searching for “tattoo” in San Diego. Google Places lists 247 different tattoo shops in the San Diego area, which shows how competitive the city truly is. Guru Tattoo currently boasts one of the largest selections of artists in the area, listing the following artists on their site: Aaron Della Vedova, Nate Banuelos, Adam Hathorn, Cooper, Rory Keating, Kevin Dickinson, Eno, Kyle Walker, Champ, Tom Haubrick, and Matt Robles. When doing research for your artist, we suggest not paying too much attention to price because quality is much more important when you’re going to be living with the artwork for the rest of your life.
By Josh Schonwald